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1 John 1:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and these things we write, that our joy may be made full.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And these things we write to you, that your joy may be full.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And these things write we to you that your joy may be full.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, these things, are we writing, in order that, our joy, may be made full.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and these things we write to you, that your joy may be full.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And these things we write to you, that you may rejoice and your joy may be full.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And these things write we vnto you, that your ioy may be full.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And these write we unto you, that our joy which is in you may be complete.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And these things we write to you, that our joy in you may be complete.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
these things 5023
{5023} Prime
Nomitive or accusative neuter plural of G3778; these things.
write x1125
(1125) Complement
A primary verb; to 'grave', especially to write; figuratively to describe.
we y1125
[1125] Standard
A primary verb; to 'grave', especially to write; figuratively to describe.
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
unto you, 5213
{5213} Prime
Irregular dative case of G5210; to (with or by) you.
that 2443
{2443} Prime
Probably from the same as the former part of G1438 (through the demonstrative idea; compare G3588); in order that (denoting the purpose or the result).
your 5216
{5216} Prime
Genitive case of G5210; of (from or concerning) you.
joy 5479
{5479} Prime
From G5463; cheerfulness, that is, calm delight.
may be 5600
{5600} Prime

Including the oblique forms, as well as ἦς [[es]], {ace}; [[e]], {ay}, etc.; the subjunctive of G1510; (may, might, can, could, would, must, etc.; also with G1487 and its compounds, as well as with other particles) be.
<5753> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 68
full. 4137
{4137} Prime
From G4134; to make replete, that is, (literally) to cram (a net), level up (a hollow), or (figuratively) to furnish (or imbue, diffuse, influence), satisfy, execute (an office), finish (a period or task), verify (or coincide with a prediction), etc.
<5772> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 463
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 John 1:4

_ _ these things — and none other, namely, this whole Epistle.

_ _ write we unto you — Some oldest manuscripts omit “unto you,” and emphasize “we.” Thus the antithesis is between “we” (apostles and eye-witnesses) and “your.” We write thus that your joy may be full. Other oldest manuscripts and versions read “OUR joy,” namely, that our joy may be filled full by bringing you also into fellowship with the Father and Son. (Compare John 4:36, end; Philippians 2:2, “Fulfil ye my joy,” Philippians 2:16; Philippians 4:1; 2 John 1:8). It is possible that “your” may be a correction of transcribers to make this verse harmonize with John 15:11; John 16:24; however, as John often repeats favorite phrases, he may do so here, so “your” may be from himself. So 2 John 1:12, “your” in oldest manuscripts. The authority of manuscripts and versions on both sides here is almost evenly balanced. Christ Himself is the source, object, and center of His people’s joy (compare 1 John 1:3, end); it is in fellowship with Him that we have joy, the fruit of faith.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

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John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 John 1:4

That your joy may be full — So our Lord also, John 15:11; John 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh [himself] with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth [herself] with her jewels.
Habakkuk 3:17-18 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither [shall] fruit [be] in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and [there shall be] no herd in the stalls: ... Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
John 15:11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and [that] your joy might be full.
John 16:24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
2 Corinthians 1:24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.
Ephesians 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
Philippians 1:25-26 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith; ... That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.
2 John 1:12 Having many things to write unto you, I would not [write] with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.
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Is 61:10. Hab 3:17. Jn 15:11; 16:24. 2Co 1:24. Ep 3:19. Php 1:25. 2Jn 1:12.

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