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

  • Elizabeth Ryder
    The chapter in context -key: in me(Jesus) - deals with (believers, The Saved) Love, Abide and Fruit Bearing, vs 6. fruit(work) shall burn if we don't abide it becomes wood, hay, and stubble(1 Cor 3:11-15)..Fruit (Gal 5:22-23) Love then encompasses all Joy and Peace in us, (next three) with our brethren, (last three) with God. God's work thru us.. Faith in Jesus Christ and love for the brethren.
  • A disciple
    "..but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you." Do you ever think about why God had His Prophets write the Bible so large? We have to understand that God DOES INDEED intend us to know all things, but He waits for us to be able to bear it. There is no need, and absolutely no allowance for guessing, if we are true and sincere His friends!
  • Elizabeth Ryder
    In Ref to John 15: Abide, Love,
  • Mary Brown
    I'm a work in progress. I ask God to continue to mold me in his image. Today God has given me clarity. Amen
  • Steve morrow
    irene 123 ray 321 psalm 66:18 IF I REGARD INIQUITY IN MY HEART THE LORD WILL NOT HEAR ME PROVERBS 28:9 HE THAT TURNETH AWAY HIS EAR FROM HEARING THE LAW EVEN HIS PRAYER SHALL BE AN ABOMINATION 29:10 WHOSO CAUSETH THE RIGHTEOUS TO GO ASTRAY IN AN EVIL WAY HE SHALL FALL HIMSELF INTO HIS OWN PIT ---- BUT THE UPRIGHT SHALL HAVE GOOD THINGS IN POSSESSION PSALM 7:11 GOD JUDGETH THE RIGHTEOUS AND GOD IS ANGRY WITH THE WICKED EVERY DAY 1 CORINTHIANS 14:33 FOR GOD IS NOT THE AUTHOR OF CONFUSION BUT OF PEACE AS IN ALL THE CHURCHES OF THE SAINTS 14:34 LET YOR WOMEN KEEP SILENCE IN THE CHURCHES --- FOR IT IS NOT PERMITTED --- UNTO THEM TO SPEAK BUT THEY ARE COMMANDED TO BE UNDER OBEDIENCE AS ALSO SAITH THE LAW 14:37 IF ANY MAN THINK HIMSELF TO BE A PROFIT OR SPIRITUAL LET HIM ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE THINGS I WRITE UNTO YOU ARE THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD JOHN 14:21 HE THAT HATH MY COMMANDMENTS AND KEEPETH THEM HE IT IS THAT LOVETH ME AND HE THAT LOVETH ME SHALL BE LOVED OF MY FATHER AND I WILL LOVE HIM AND WILL MANIFEST MYSELF TO HIM 1 CORIN 16:22 IF ANY MAN LOVE NOT THE LORD JESUS CHRIST LET HIM ANATHEMA MARANATHA ACCURSED O LORD COME 2 THESSALONIANS 1:7 AND TO YOU WHO ARE TROUBLED REST WITH US WHEN THE LORD JESUS SHALL BE REVEALED FROM HEAVEN WITH HIS MIGHTY ANGELS 1:8 IN FLAMING FIRE TAKING VENGEANCE ON THEM THAT KNOW NOT GOD AND THAT OBEY NOT THE --- GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST ------- LOVING THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
  • Lilian
    Remember the word that I said to you that the Servants is not greater than his Lord. If they have persecuted me they will persecute you also If you keep my words they will keep your words also.Thank you Lord for your words I believe you Jesus that if we follow and live like you we have to humbly carry our own crows but obedience to your words are more important than sacrifice I will praise you Amn

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