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

  • Brother Daniel FC
    It is not meant to be an insult: it just states a fact. To a Disciple. When I ask someone: how much is 1 1 1? and tells me he doesn t know, I say he she is ignorant or uneducated. Then, if I tell him that 1 1 1 3 and he says: I don t believe it, I say he is an non-believer. But: if he tries to explain to me that 1 1 1 1 I say he she has a mental challenge.
  • A disciple
    "And this is the confidence that we have in him that if we ask any thing according to his will he hears us: and if we know that he hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him." And then John goes on to talk about recovering one that sinned. Jesus has given us the keys of the kingdom of heaven in our confession and faith, for binding and loosing on earth.
  • A disciple
    Brother Daniel F; what do you mean by, "I think some people have mental problems not spiritual..." ?
  • Brother Daniel F
    Jhn 20:17 Jesus replied, "Do not touch me, for I have not yet ascended to my Father. Go to my brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'" I think some people have mental problems not spiritual...
  • BSP
    Verse 3: If we truly love God, we will obey his commandments.
  • Franklin E. Tompkins Sr.
    This verse is not found in most other Bibles.