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John 16:24

    John 16:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Till now have you asked nothing in my name: ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Up to now you have made no request in my name: do so, and it will be answered, so that your hearts may be full of joy.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    Until now, you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be made full.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on John 16:24

    Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name - Ye have not as yet considered me the great Mediator between God and man; but this is one of the truths which shall be more fully revealed to you by the Holy Spirit.

    Ask - In my name; and ye shall receive - all the salvation ye thus request; the consequence of which shall be that your joy shall be full - ye shall be thoroughly happy in being made completely holy.

    Barnes' Notes on John 16:24

    Hitherto - During his ministry, and while he was with them.

    Have ye asked ... - From the evangelists, as well as from this declaration, it seems that they had presented their requests for instruction and aid to Jesus himself. If they had prayed to God, it is probable that they had not done it in his name This great truth that we must approach God in the name of the Mediator was reserved for the last that the Saviour was to communicate to them. It was to be presented at the close of his ministry. Then they were prepared in some degree to understand it; and then, amid trials, and wants, and a sense of their weakness and unworthiness, they would see its preciousness, and rejoice in the privilege of being thus permitted to draw near to God. Though he would be bodily absent, yet their blessings would still be given through the same unchanging Friend.

    Ask ... - Now they had the assurance that they might approach God in his name; and, amid all their trials, they, as well as all Christians since, might draw near to God, knowing that he would hear and answer their prayers.

    That your joy ... - See John 15:11.

    Wesley's Notes on John 16:24

    16:24 Hitherto ye have asked nothing in my name - For they had asked him directly for all they wanted.