11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.
11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
11 "I've told you these things for a purpose: that my joy might be your joy, and your joy wholly mature.
11 These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.
11 I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!
Matthew Henry's Commentary on John 15:11
Commentary on John 15:9-17
(Read John 15:9-17)
Those whom God loves as a Father, may despise the hatred of all the world. As the Father loved Christ, who was most worthy, so he loved his disciples, who were unworthy. All that love the Saviour should continue in their love to him, and take all occasions to show it. The joy of the hypocrite is but for a moment, but the joy of those who abide in Christ's love is a continual feast. They are to show their love to him by keeping his commandments. If the same power that first shed abroad the love of Christ's in our hearts, did not keep us in that love, we should not long abide in it. Christ's love to us should direct us to love each other. He speaks as about to give many things in charge, yet names this only; it includes many duties.