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John 16:24

24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.

Read John 16:24 Using Other Translations

Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
You haven’t done this before. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy.

What does John 16:24 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
John 16:24

Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name
Not that they had never prayed as yet; for they had desired him to teach them to pray, which he did: they had prayed to him particularly for an increase of faith, and for many other things; but either they had only asked him, he being present with them, and not the Father; or if they had asked the Father anything, yet not in the name of Christ: they had made no mention of his blood, righteousness, and sacrifice, nor any use of his mediation; things they had not as yet such clear knowledge of; or they had not asked as yet any extraordinary thing, as they afterwards did; see ( Acts 4:29 Acts 4:30 ) ;

ask, and ye shall receive;
that is, in my name, and whatever ye ask for, ye shall have it, to fit you for your work, to carry you through it, and to give you success in it: see ( Matthew 7:7 ) ;

that your joy may be full;
go cheerfully through your work, find much pleasure in it, and with great satisfaction see the Gospel spread, souls converted, Satan's kingdom weakened, and the interest of your Redeemer thrive and flourish; than which nothing can more contribute to complete the joy of the ministers of Christ.

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