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

  • A disciple
    Hi Vanessa; Yes, it is a mystery how God could love us, beyond is hatred of what we have become because of sins and the spiritual darkness keeping the world in bondage to the heathen and Satan! Whenever the Lord taught about seeking that which was lost; (a coin, a sheep, a son); that's what so touches me and makes me wonder at Him! Sadly, but a few will find that kind of touch and be saved!
  • Vanessa
    to truly understand why Christ came and to die for us sinners, once we except him faithfully and then we shall sin no more as he told the woman to go and sin no more , I love the Lord Jesus, and as in psalms 103 remember his covenant, and for us that remember his commandments. Pray for all so that their eyes be opened, so they may live a blessed life filled with grace Amen
  • Wayne
    Christians aren't prone to sinning. That's why the begotten Son of God died on the cross. He cancelled sin in spirit and the flesh. Christians are to purify themselves as in 1 John 3: 1-3. 1 John 3: 6 states He that abideth in Him sinneth not, he that sinneth hath not seen Him neither known Him.
  • Willa
    If we walk in the in the light of his word others see it and we are good steward. We must be humble and realize we need to go directly to the source, our Savior and His word and not relie on others who may or may mot have learned faults teaching.
  • Camelia
    Thank you Jesus for your sacrifice on the cross.I want to know you more and have a closer walk with you. I redeticated my life to you this day. I repent of my sins and ask you to teach me your ways so that my family and others can see you in me.
  • Word
    CDS I found that If you read the scriptures read them in the simplicity that Christ teaches. Don't listen to preachers and if someone tells you he is ordained or says he is a minister, walk away because they preach what they are told and then they begin to believe what they get fed from their main office thats putting out. Listen to Christ get an old 1972 or before Exhaustive Strong's Concordance.

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