New International Version
Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
King James Bible
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
Darby Bible Translation
Hitherto ye have asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
World English Bible
Until now, you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be made full.
Young's Literal Translation
till now ye did ask nothing in my name; ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name - Ye have not as yet considered me the great Mediator between God and man; but this is one of the truths which shall be more fully revealed to you by the Holy Spirit.
Ask - In my name; and ye shall receive - all the salvation ye thus request; the consequence of which shall be that your joy shall be full - ye shall be thoroughly happy in being made completely holy.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryPresence in Absence
Eversley, third Sunday after Easter. 1862. St John xvi. 16. "A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father." Divines differ, and, perhaps, have always differed, about the meaning of these words. Some think that our Lord speaks in them of His death and resurrection. Others that He speaks of His ascension and coming again in glory. I cannot decide which is right. I dare not decide. It is a very solemn thing--too solemn …
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Peace and victory
Why Christ Speaks
The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom's voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete.
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.
You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.
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