1 John 5:14

“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And this is the confidence that we haue in him, that if wee aske any thing according to his will, hee heareth vs.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And this is the boldness which we have toward him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And we are certain that if we make any request to him which is right in his eyes, he will give ear to us:
- Basic English Bible

And this is the boldness which we have towards him, that if we ask him anything according to his will he hears us.
- Darby Bible

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
- Webster's Bible

And we have an assured confidence that whenever we ask anything in accordance with His will, He listens to us.
- Weymouth Bible

This is the boldness which we have toward him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he listens to us.
- World English Bible

And this is the trist which we han to God, that what euer thing we axen aftir his wille, he schal here vs.
- Wycliffe Bible

And this is the boldness that we have toward Him, that if anything we may ask according to his will, He doth hear us,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 5:14


5:14 And we - Who believe. Have this farther confidence in him, that he heareth - That is, favourably regards, whatever prayer we offer in faith, according to his revealed will.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 5:14


1Jo 5:14 And this is the confidence that . . . if we ask anything. We may be assured our prayers will be granted, if we ask according to his will. There is this condition.

Discussion for 1 John 5

  • Wayne
    It is written. Luke 12:6. Read and believe!
  • Sam
    Why do you use a question mark at the end of the verse?
  • Eric
    Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation? O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever. And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation. These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me for they are thine. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition that the scripture might be fulfilled. And all flesh shall see the salvation of God. And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
  • Luca
    I am blessed it reminds us about the hope we have in Christ our Lord that we must hold on even though its hard to keep focus.thank you
  • Victor
    God has shown himself to me in my life events more than once. Many many times I can look back and know for sure it was him helping me. I also know that everything we get is through our LORD JESUS his beloved son who die for us and was risen on the third day by God our father. Glory to God ,the Lord JEsus and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever. AMEN God bless you all, and yes we have eternal life in Jesus our saviuor
  • Esther
    Had to read the whole text. The quote is rather puzzling, having the question mark in the middle of it. John didn't doubt his words and, gladly, neither do I.