John 15:11

These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

These things haue I spoken vnto you, that my ioy might remaine in you, and that your ioy might be full.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and {that} your joy may be made full.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy may be in you, and `that' your joy may be made full.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have said these things to you so that I may have joy in you and so that your joy may be complete.
- Basic English Bible

I have spoken these things to you that my joy may be in you, and your joy be full.
- Darby Bible

These things have I spoken to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.
- Webster's Bible

These things I have spoken to you in order that I may have joy in you, and that your joy may become perfect.
- Weymouth Bible

I have spoken these things to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be made full.
- World English Bible

These thingis Y spak to you, that my ioye be in you, and youre ioye be fulfillid.
- Wycliffe Bible

these things I have spoken to you, that my joy in you may remain, and your joy may be full.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 15:11


15:11 That my joy might remain in you - The same joy which I feel in loving the Father, and keeping his commandments.


People's Bible Notes for John 15:11


Joh 15:11 These things have I spoken . . . that my joy may remain in you. Strange words, that one about to be crucified should speak of his joy! His joy was union with and presence of the Father. He had "anointed him with the oil of gladness above his fellows" (Ps 45:7). He desired his disciples to have that joy, the constant consolation of the sense of the presence of Christ.

Discussion for John 15

  • Obbie Beal
    verse 20 above says "Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also". WOW! Jesus lets us know what to expect / those who is 'born-again'. Wow!
  • Abide in me
    Jesus' 1 commandment is to abide in Him. Plug into God he is the source of all Life! There is no Life apart from Him. Unplugged from God we we can not help but produce Sin. Plugged into the Father through the sacrifice that cleansed our sin stained contious;(Jesus) we can Live freely righteous forever in relationship with our Father of all!
  • Irene123
    Jn. 15:13 - " ..... that a man lay down 'his' life for his friends." and take up the life of Christ.
  • Librarygal143
    Thank you Jesus, for laying your life down for us.
  • Irene123
    V.13 - I've always read this verse as literal, and it's always 'bothered' me - because I know only God could and did that. Just now as I read it the spiritual aspect dawned on me: we lay down our WORLDLY lives and turn to God in repentance so we are in a place with God to pray for or friends. Now that makes sense. "Come now, let us REASON together ..... "
  • I AM
    O full of all subtilty and all mischief, you child of the devil, YOU enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord JESUS? Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. To my little children, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence: he will come and save you. I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you: but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

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