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1 John 1:4

    1 John 1:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And these things write we to you, that your joy may be full.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and these things we write, that our joy may be made full.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And we are writing these things to you so that our joy may be made complete.

    Webster's Revision

    and these things we write, that our joy may be made full.

    World English Bible

    And we write these things to you, that our joy may be fulfilled.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and these things we write, that our joy may be fulfilled.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 John 1:4

    That your joy may be full - Ye have already tasted that the Lord is good; but I am now going to show you the height of your Christian calling, that your happiness may be complete, being thoroughly cleansed from all sin, and filled with the fullness of God.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 John 1:4

    And these things write we unto you - These things respecting him who was manifested in the flesh, and respecting the results which flow from that.

    That your joy may be full - This is almost the same language which the Saviour used when addressing his disciples as he was about to leave them, John 15:11; and there can be little doubt that John had that declaration in remembrance when he uttered this remark. See the notes at that passage. The sense here is, that full and clear views of the Lord Jesus, and the fellowship with him and with each other, which would follow from that, would be a source of happiness. Their joy would be complete if they had that; for their real happiness was to be found in their Saviour. The best editions of the Greek Testament now read "your joy," instead of the common reading "our joy."

    Wesley's Notes on 1 John 1:4

    1:4 That your joy may be full - So our Lord also, John 15:11; 16:22. There is a joy of hope, a joy of faith, and a joy of love. Here the joy of faith is directly intended. It is a concise expression. Your joy - That is, your faith and the joy arising from it: but it likewise implies the joy of hope and love.