1 John 5:15

“And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And if we know that he heare vs, whatsoeuer wee aske, wee know that we haue the petitions that wee desired of him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And if we know that He hears us {in} whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and if we know that he heareth us whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions which we have asked of him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if we are certain that he gives ear to all our requests, we are equally certain that we will get our requests.
- Basic English Bible

And if we know that he hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions which we have asked of him.
- Darby Bible

And if we know that he heareth us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired from him.
- Webster's Bible

And since we know that He listens to us, then whatever we ask, we know that we have the things which we have asked from Him.
- Weymouth Bible

And if we know that he listens to us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions which we have asked of him.
- World English Bible

And we witen, that he herith vs, what euer thing we axen; we witen, that we han the axyngis, which we axen of hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if we have known that He doth hear us, whatever we may ask, we have known that we have the requests that we have requested from Him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 5:15


5:15 We have - Faith anticipates the blessings. The petitions which we asked of him - Even before the event. And when the event comes, we know it comes in answer to our prayer.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 5:15


1Jo 5:15 If we know that he heareth us. Hear us with open ears. Then we may know that we have what we ask. It will be granted.

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.

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