John 15:11

11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.

Read John 15:11 Using Other Translations

These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!

What does John 15:11 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
John 15:11

These things have I spoken unto you
Concerning the vine and branches, his abiding in them, and they in him, their fruitfulness from him, and perseverance in him, his love to them, and theirs to him:

that my joy might remain in you;
meaning either that joy with which he joyed in and over them, as united to him, and which is of the same nature as the joy of the bridegroom over the bride, and which will always remain and continue the same; or rather that joy which he is the author, object, ground, and matter of, for there is always reason to rejoice in him, even in the most afflictive circumstances of life:

and that your joy might be full;
that grace of joy which is implanted in the soul, by the Spirit of God in regeneration, and arises from, and is increased by discoveries of the person, grace, blood, righteousness, and sacrifice of Christ; and is "full of glory", ( 1 Peter 1:8 ) ; upon a clear sight of him in this life, and will be entirely full, completely perfected in the other world, when he will be seen as he is,

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