11 “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and (A)that your joy may be full.

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11 (A)These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your (B)joy may be made full.

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11 I have told you these things so that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy may be made full and complete and overflowing.

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11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.(A)

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11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

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24 Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, (A)that your joy may be (B)full.

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24 (A)Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your (B)joy may be made full.

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24 Until now you have not asked [the Father] for anything in My name; but now ask and keep on asking and you will receive, so that your joy may be full and complete.

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24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive,(A) and your joy will be complete.(B)

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24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

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13 But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves.

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The Disciples in the World

13 But now (A)I am coming to You; and (B)these things I speak in the world so that they may have My (C)joy made full in themselves.

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The Disciples in the World

13 But now I am coming to You; and I say these things [while I am still] in the world so that they may experience My joy made full and complete and perfect within them [filling their hearts with My delight].

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13 “I am coming to you now,(A) but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy(B) within them.

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13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

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20 Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep and (A)lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into (B)joy. 21 (C)A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.

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20 Truly, truly I say to you that (A)you will weep and mourn, but the world will rejoice; you will grieve, but (B)your grief will be turned into joy! 21 (C)Whenever a woman is in labor she has [a]pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a [b]child has been born into the world.

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Footnotes

  1. John 16:21 Lit grief
  2. John 16:21 Lit human being

20 I assure you and most solemnly say to you, that you will weep and grieve [in great mourning], but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy. 21 A woman, when she is in labor, has pain because her time [to give birth] has come; but when she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of her joy that a child has come into the world.

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20 Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn(A) while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.(B) 21 A woman giving birth to a child has pain(C) because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.

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20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.

21 A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.

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17 (A)for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and (B)peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

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17 for the kingdom of God (A)is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and (B)peace and (C)joy in the Holy Spirit.

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