Joy (Jn 15:11-15:11)

“I have spoken

These things

To you,

So that my joy

May be in you.

Then your joy

May be complete.”

Ταῦτα λελάληκα ὑμῖν ἵνα ἡ χαρὰ ἡ ἐμὴ ἐν ὑμῖν ᾖ καὶ ἡ χαρὰ ὑμῶν πληρωθῇ.

John uniquely indicated that Jesus said that he had spoken (λελάληκα) these things (Ταῦτα) to them (ὑμῖν), so that his joy might be (ἵνα ἡ χαρὰ ἡ ἐμὴ) with them (ἐν ὑμῖν ᾖ).  Then their joy (καὶ ἡ χαρὰ ὑμῶν) would be complete (πληρωθῇ).  Jesus explained why he was telling them all these things.  He wanted them to be as happy and joyful as he was.  Thus, they might have complete happiness or joy in their lives.  Does Jesus bring joy to your life?

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