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

  • Olanrewaju fanimo
    Our creator who is the vine supplies us with all necessary nourishment, nourishments to stay strong, firm and alive. I get grafted to Him and am well and well nourished physically, spiritually and all ramifications.
  • Blossom Wright
    No, the Lord Jesus was not referring to the fruits but the fruit bearers
  • Irene123
    V. 13 - " ... that a man (woman) lay down his life for his friends". To 'lay down' our life is to repent, be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, and receive the gift (Free) of the Holy Ghost, Acts 2:38. This is the only way our life for ourselves can be seen to be dead to our friends. Because the H. G. will effect a VISIBLE change they can see of new life.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:5 I AM THE VINE YOU ARE THE BRANCHES HE THAT ABIDETH IN ME AND I IN HIM THE SAME BRINGETH FORTH MUCH FRUIT --- FOR WITHOUT ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING
    JOHN 14:14 IF YOU SHALL ASK ANYTHING IN MY NAME I WILL DO IT 14:15 IF YOU LOVE ME KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS I JOHN 3:22 AND WHATSOEVER WE ASK WE RECEIVE OF HIM BECAUSE WE --- KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS AND DO THOSE THINGS THAT ARE PLEASEING IN HIS SIGHT
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:13 GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS --- 15:14 YOU ARE MY FRIENDS IF YOU DO WHATSOEVER I COMMAND YOU --- MARK 8:35 FOR WHOSOEVER WILL SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE AND THE GOSPELS THE SAME SHALL SAVE IT
  • Lilian
    Ye have not chosen me I have chosen you and ordained you that ye should go and bring fort fruit. This fruit should remain in you that everything you ask to my Father in my name you shall receive. Thank you Jesus for your words you are faithful to your promises thank you for the blessings you have given me praise God hallelujah

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