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

  • Daniel waema
    The indwelling power of God who is the holyspirit enables us to overcome the evil one. The spirit of God makes us to be conscious of sin.
  • Wayne
    We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not, but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself and that wicked one touched him not.
  • Insight777
    secular example of trinity: I am on a computer typing a message, spirit, that I exist. I am one with the computer when I type
  • Redeemed
    1 John 5:7 God is a Spirit, the Word is Spirit and the Holy Spirit is Spirit. The Word which is Spirit came forth from Spirit to be made flesh and dwell among us though he were rich he became poor for our sake to take our sins upon him and give his life for us to redeem and reconcile us back to Spirit. Now the Lord is that Spirit, now what is the Lords name, who art thou Lord I am "Jesus" one Lord
  • A disciple
    (14-16) We know from other places in the Gospels where Jesus said that whatever we desire when we pray, believe that we receive and we shall have them. But this part, I think, has to do specifically with the business of souls; and in the same area as having charge of the keys of the kingdom, to bind or loose in Jesus' name; and to pronounce forgiveness and remission, or that the sin is retained.
  • A disciple
    "..By water and blood.. and it is the Spirit that bears witness.." There can be no cleansing from filth without the water; and there must be blood to make atonement; and the Spirit confirms either good or bad according to truth. Truth witnesses the appearance of the Son of God in the flesh as complete with respect to the ruin of man by sin, by the slaughter on Golgotha; and God's mercy glorified.