John 15:11

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

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John 15:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
ESV
11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
NLT
11 I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!
MSG
11 "I've told you these things for a purpose: that my joy might be your joy, and your joy wholly mature.
CSB
11 "I have spoken these things to you so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.

John 15:11 Meaning and Commentary

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,

John 15:11 In-Context

9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.
10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love.
11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.
12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S John 3:29; John 17:13
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