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

  • BSP
    Verse 20: Jesus warned his disciples that if he had to face persecution then they could also expect to face persecution.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:14 YOU ARE MY FRIENDS --IF YOU DO--WHATSOEVER I COMMAND YOU
    GENESIS 26:4 AND I WILL MAKE THY SEED TO MULTIPLY AS THE STARS IN HEAVEN AND WILL GIVE UNTO THY SEED ALL THESE COUNTRIES AND IN THY SEED SHALL ALL NATIONS OF THE EARTH BE BLESSED --26:5--BECAUSE THAT ABRAHAM --- OBEYED MY VOICE --- AND KEPT MY CHARGE --- MY COMMANDMENTS ---MY STATUTES --- AND MY LAWS
  • Librarygal143
    Thank you God, Amen.
  • V N Ndlela
    Our Lord Jesus Christ demonstrated His unconditional love for humanity by death on the cross in order for us to be reconciled to the Almighty. What remains is for us to emulate His good example and we can fulfill our side of the bargain by loving God back through showing love one to another. Loving one another should not be a once off arrangement but rather a continued way of life. As children of God, the world will get to know who we exactly are if we love and continue in love.
  • Steve morrow
    TITUS 2:11 FOR THE GRACE OF GOD THAT BRINGETH SALVATION HATH APPEARED TO ALL MEN --2:12--TEACHING US THAT DENYING UNGODLINESS AND WORLDLY LUSTS WE SHOULD LIVE SOBERLY RIGHTEOUSLY AND GODLY IN THIS --- PRESENT WORLD ---
  • A disciple
    John 15:9 "As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love." Does the Father love the Lord Jesus Christ more than anyone else or any thing? So does the Lord Jesus love us who believe in Him. "AS the Father loves Jesus" according as He finds in Him all that is good and truly the perfect reflection of Himself: in like manner does the the Lord Jesus think about us. Father God sees in Jesus His Son and Jesus sees in us His little children with all the capacity and hope of growing up into a man after God's own heart, and everything a friend, a brother, or sister, should be. Someone who thinks about the other with reciprocal love and the same mind, and the same likes and dislikes one who has the same family traits. This love is what moves Him to release us of our debts, and never mention them again to us, when we're really sorry, and change for the better. This is the love that stays true and faithful when others raise a slander against you, and seek to humiliate and destroy you Jesus stays a true and faithful friend, and sticks up for you. If the Lord thinks likes this about us who believe in Him, and want with all our hearts to be pleasing and useful to Him how much should we also consider one another in the same way that we want Him to think about us! "Love wasn't put in your heart to stay love isn't love until you give it away!"

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