1 John 1:4

“And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And these things write we vnto you, that your ioy may be full.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and these things we write, that our joy may be made full.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And we are writing these things to you so that our joy may be made complete.
- Basic English Bible

And these things write we to you that your joy may be full.
- Darby Bible

And these things we write to you, that your joy may be full.
- Webster's Bible

And we write these things in order that our joy may be made complete.
- Weymouth Bible

And we write these things to you, that our joy may be fulfilled.
- World English Bible

And we writen this thing to you, that ye haue ioye, and that youre ioye be ful.
- Wycliffe Bible

and these things we write to you, that your joy may be full.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 1:4


1:4 That your joy may be full - So our Lord also, #John 15:11|; #16:22|. There is a joy of hope, a joy of faith, and a joy of love. Here the joy of faith is directly intended. It is a concise expression. Your joy - That is, your faith and the joy arising from it: but it likewise implies the joy of hope and love.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 1:4


1Jo 1:4 These things write we unto you. This assurance of the divine fellowship is given in order that your joy may be full. They may rejoice with the fullness of joy in the glorious hope.

Discussion for 1 John 1

  • Isaac
    It is beautifully expressed by John how even though we are saved by accepting the Bible truths, we have a way of keeping track of our spiritual condition of heart. Even Peter admitted his sin of denial of Jesus. The blood of Jesus keeps us continually clean as far as eternal security, though we wash our feet daily as we move from glory to glory.
  • Mary
    And I will read it right now. This is very important.
  • Susan melin
    I think that every one who believes backsliders can continue in sin with no eternal punishment, should read the entire book of 1 John.
  • Danny
    I read this chapter every night before going to bed. It gives me great comfort and allows me to sleep more comfortably. I specifically like 1st John 1: 9. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. What a very comforting thought to know the God of Heaven will listen and forgive us. Praise be to God.
  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 1:9 IF WE CONFESS OUR SINS HE IS FAITHFUL AND JUST TO FORGIVE US OUR SINS AND TO CLEANSE FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS PROVERBS8:8 ALL THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH ARE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS THERE IS NOTHING FROWARD OR PERVERSE IN THEM JOHN15:3 NOW YOU ARE CLEAN THROUGH THE WORD WHICH I HAVE SPOKEN UNTO YOU EPHESIANS 5:26 THAT HE MIGHT SANCTIFY AND CLEANSE IT WITH THE WASHING OF WATER BY THE WORD
  • Sharon
    Gods word is certainly beautiful

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