1 John 3:22

“And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 John 3:22

And whatsoeuer we aske, wee receiue of him, because we keepe his commandement, and doe those things that are pleasing in his sight.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and whatsoever we ask we receive of him, because we keep his commandments and do the things that are pleasing in his sight.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he gives us all our requests, because we keep his laws and do the things which are pleasing in his eyes.
- Basic English Bible

and whatsoever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments, and practise the things which are pleasing in his sight.
- Darby Bible

And whatever we ask, we receive from him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
- Webster's Bible

and whatever we ask for we obtain from Him, because we obey His commands and do the things which are pleasing in His sight.
- Weymouth Bible

and whatever we ask, we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do the things that are pleasing in his sight.
- World English Bible

and what euer we schulen axe, we schulen resseyue of hym, for we kepen hise comaundementis, and we don tho thingis that ben plesaunt bifor hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and whatever we may ask, we receive from Him, because His commands we keep, and the things pleasing before Him we do,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 John 3:22

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 3:22


3:20 For if we have not this testimony, if in anything our heart, our own conscience, condemn us, much more does God, who is greater than our heart - An infinitely holier and a more impartial Judge. And knoweth all things - So that there is no hope of hiding it from him.

3:21 If our heart condemn us not - If our conscience, duly enlightened by the word and Spirit of God, and comparing all our thoughts, words, and works with that word, pronounce that they agree therewith. Then have we confidence toward God - Not only our consciousness of his favour continues and increases, but we have a full persuasion, that whatsoever we ask we shall receive of him.

3:23 And this is his commandment - All his commandments in one word. That we should believe and love - in the manner and degree which he hath taught. This is the greatest and most important command that ever issued from the throne of glory. If this be neglected, no other can be kept: if this be observed, all others are easy.

3:24 And he that keepeth his commandments - That thus believes and loves. Abideth in him, and God in him: and hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us - Which witnesses with our spirits that we are his children, and brings forth his fruits of peace, love, holiness. This is the transition to the treating of the Holy Spirit which immediately follows.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 3:22


1Jo 3:22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him. We can then believe that he will hear our prayers because we are keeping his commandments.

Discussion for 1 John 3:22

  • Brianna on 1 John 3:22
    I definitely agree with Shanna. How can you act wickedly, and expect a blessing from Jehovah God? IT MAKES NO SENSE! Can you rob and steal, and expect a citizen of the year award? NO! I think this is a good self examining scripture to review when you think God is not answering your prayers. What are you doing to receive an answer?
  • Portia Jones on 1 John 3:22
    I believe that there truly is only one power and one God that created, maintains and sustains this awesome universe. That power is God which is love and as we try to live our lives according to God's holy commandments, as we believe , and ask God of any good then whatever we ask of God believing that all things are possible through God - then we shall receive - but faith is the key.
  • Shanna on 1 John 3:22
    if we want Jehovah God to hear our prayers, a basic requirement is that we do his will, that we obey his laws. Otherwise God will not listen to us


 

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