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

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

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 for verse 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 for verse 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.
  • 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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