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

  • 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.
  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 5:3 FOR THIS IS THE LOVE OF GOD THAT WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS AND HIS COMMANDMENTS ARE NOT GREIVOUS JOHN 15:5 I AM THE VINE YOU ARE THE BRANCHES HE THAT ABIDETH IN ME AND I IN HIM THE SAME BRINGETH FORTH MUCH FRUIT --- FOR WITHOUT ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING ---
  • Mikey
    5:19 helps us to identify who the ruler of the world is. Who is “the wicked one”? Satan the Devil.
  • Lilian
    This is the confidence that we have in him that if we ask according to his will he heareth us Thank you Jesus i believe your words Father you have given us an explosive blessing a beautiful Son i will praise you Jesus forever and will obey your words Lord. Help us to be born again every moment of my life Amen
  • BSP
    We must have confidence or faith that when we pray to God he is going to answer our prayers as long as they are in harmony with His will.