New International Version
I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.
King James Bible
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
Darby Bible Translation
I have spoken these things to you that my joy may be in you, and your joy be full.
World English Bible
I have spoken these things to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be made full.
Young's Literal Translation
these things I have spoken to you, that my joy in you may remain, and your joy may be full.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That my joy may remain in you - That the joy which I now feel, on account of your steady, affectionate attachment to me, may be lasting, I give you both warnings and directions, that ye may abide in the faith.
That your joy might be full - Or, complete - πληρωθη, filled up: a metaphor taken from a vessel, into which water or any other thing is poured, till it is full to the brim. The religion of Christ expels all misery from the hearts of those who receive it in its fullness. It was to drive wretchedness out of the world that Jesus came into it.
Bishop Pearce, by joining εν εμοι to χαρα, and not to μεινῃ, translates the verse thus: These things have I spoken, that my joy in you may remain - which is according to the meaning given to the first clause.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Eversley. Sunday after Ascension Day. 1868. St John xv. 26. "When the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me." Some writers, especially when they are writing hymns, have fallen now-a- days into a habit of writing of the Holy Spirit of God, in a tone of which I dare not say that it is wrong or untrue; but of which I must say, that it is one-sided. And if there are two sides to a matter, …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
December 16 Evening
May 13. "Abide in Me" (John xv. 4).
February 25. "I am the vine, Ye are the Branches" (John xv. 5).
The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom's voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete.
Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
"I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them.
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