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

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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

  • A disciple
    Dear Vicki; I have to address part of what you wrote. You said, "..That may RESULT in changed behavior but it s not changed behavior that saves. See Ephesians 2:8-9." But you have to complete the sentence! "..For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." If we don't show a good result and proof of Grace, we perish!
  • A disciple
    Dear Vicki; There will be MANY who are left standing OUTSIDE and UNABLE TO ENTER; because THEY DID NOT DO WHAT JESUS HAS COMMANDED US! It is a false teaching that will damn the souls of those who believe it; that says, because salvation is a gift we somehow have nothing to do! EVERYTHING that Jesus taught is that we must DO whatever He says if we hope at all to be saved!Mt. 5:16; 7:13-27; 21:28-31
  • Vicki
    Son of David, would you by chance be Catholic? I know they don t believe we can know we re saved until we die and that is false and directly contradicts Scripture. See 1 John 5:13. Salvation is a gift, we do not earn it by how we live. We receive it as a gift by faith in Christ. That may RESULT in changed behavior but it s not changed behavior that saves. See Ephesians 2:8-9.
  • Navin kumar Erpulla
    My beloved, i was having a torrid time in my work place, i dont blame my boss but my heart started condemning my self or the situation is against me. I have decided i will not complain this year. This scripture has given me some light on what God thinks about me and not what my heart thinks about me. In Christ Navin
  • A disciple
    "For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things." 1 John 3:20 The Lord wants us to walk in love, with a good conscience and a pure heart and faith without hypocrisy. Sin and temptation to sin especially, is deceitful. In the innermost parts of our soul we are confronted with a dreadful crisis every time we are tempted to sin. Do what's right according to God's holy and wise commandment or, pretend like we don't hear, harden the heart, burn the conscience, and dare to do what your flesh is screaming for. You can turn a deaf ear and give Jesus the back and deceive yourself but you will never deceive God! The wicked shall fall by his own wickedness but the integrity of the upright shall preserve him. This whole chapter is about DOING and WALKING, and not just empty talking about being a Christian! When we are of the Truth we will hear Jesus' Voice and that means, as in, being watchful and attentive to obey His Voice and DO whatever He says! If anyone thinks that faith and talk alone without any obligation to DO is enough for us actually BEING saved he better look again!
  • BSP
    Our mistakes and faults can constantly condemn us but if we are truly repentant and seek God s forgiveness we can be confident in his forgiveness.

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