1 John 3:22
New International Version
and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him.

New Living Translation
And we will receive from him whatever we ask because we obey him and do the things that please him.

English Standard Version
and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.

Berean Study Bible
and we will receive from Him whatever we ask, because we keep His commandments and do what is pleasing in His sight.

Berean Literal Bible
and whatever we might ask, we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and we do the things pleasing before Him.

King James Bible
And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

New King James Version
And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.

New American Standard Bible
and whatever we ask, we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.

NASB 1995
and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.

NASB 1977
and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.

Amplified Bible
and we receive from Him whatever we ask because we [carefully and consistently] keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight [habitually seeking to follow His plan for us].

Christian Standard Bible
and receive whatever we ask from him because we keep his commands and do what is pleasing in his sight.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and can receive whatever we ask from Him because we keep His commands and do what is pleasing in His sight.

American Standard Version
and whatsoever we ask we receive of him, because we keep his commandments and do the things that are pleasing in his sight.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And we shall receive all the things that we ask from him, because we keep his commandments and we do good before him.

Contemporary English Version
He will give us whatever we ask, because we obey him and do what pleases him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And whatsoever we shall ask, we shall receive of him: because we keep his commandments, and do those things which are pleasing in his sight.

English Revised Version
and whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do the things that are pleasing in his sight.

Good News Translation
We receive from him whatever we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and receive from him anything we ask. We receive it because we obey his commandments and do what pleases him.

International Standard Version
Whatever we request we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.

Literal Standard Version
and whatever we may ask, we receive from Him, because we keep His commands, and we do the things pleasing before Him,

NET Bible
and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do the things that are pleasing to him.

New Heart English Bible
and whatever we ask, we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do the things that are pleasing in his sight.

Weymouth New Testament
and whatever we ask for we obtain from Him, because we obey His commands and do the things which are pleasing in His sight.

World English Bible
and whatever we ask, we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do the things that are pleasing in his sight.

Young's Literal Translation
and whatever we may ask, we receive from Him, because His commands we keep, and the things pleasing before Him we do,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Love One Another
21Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God, 22and we will receive from Him whatever we ask, because we keep His commandments and do what is pleasing in His sight. 23And this is His commandment: that we should believe in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, and we should love one another just as He commanded us.…

Cross References
Job 22:26
Surely then you will delight in the Almighty and lift up your face to God.

Matthew 7:7
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you.

Matthew 21:22
If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."

John 8:29
He who sent Me is with Me. He has not left Me alone, because I always do what pleases Him."

John 9:31
We know that God does not listen to sinners, but He does listen to the one who worships Him and does His will.

Hebrews 13:21
equip you with every good thing to do His will. And may He accomplish in us what is pleasing in His sight through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

James 4:3
And when you do ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may squander it on your pleasures.

1 John 2:3
By this we can be sure that we have come to know Him: if we keep His commandments.

1 John 5:14
And this is the confidence that we have before Him: If we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.


Treasury of Scripture

And whatever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

whatsoever.

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:

Psalm 10:17
LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

Psalm 34:4,15-17
I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears…

because.

1 John 3:23,24
And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment…

Matthew 7:24,25
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: …

Matthew 17:5
While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

do.

John 6:29
Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

John 8:29
And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.

John 9:31
Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.









Verse 22. - And (as a guarantee that this confidence is not baseless or misdirected) whatsoever we ask, we receive from him. Note the present tense: λαμβάνομεν, not ληψόμεθα. Whatever the child of God asks as such, he ipso facto obtains (John 15:7). This is the ideal condition of things; for the child of God cannot ask what displeases his Father. And we are his children "because we keep his commandments." The ὅτι must not be connected too closely with λαμβάνομεν, as if our obedience were the cause of God's hearing our prayers. Our obedience shows that we are such as can pray efficaciously. (For the parallelism, comp. Exodus 15:26; Isaiah 38:3.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

we will receive
λαμβάνομεν (lambanomen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

from
ἀπ’ (ap’)
Preposition
Strong's 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

Him
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

whatever
(ho)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

we ask,
αἰτῶμεν (aitōmen)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 154: To ask, request, petition, demand. Of uncertain derivation; to ask.

because
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

we keep
τηροῦμεν (tēroumen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 5083: From teros; to guard, i.e. To note; by implication, to detain; by extension, to withhold; by extension, to withhold.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

commandments
ἐντολὰς (entolas)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 1785: An ordinance, injunction, command, law. From entellomai; injunction, i.e. An authoritative prescription.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

do
ποιοῦμεν (poioumen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

what
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

is pleasing
ἀρεστὰ (aresta)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 701: Pleasing, satisfactory, acceptable. From aresko; agreeable; by implication, fit.

in His sight.
ἐνώπιον (enōpion)
Preposition
Strong's 1799: Neuter of a compound of en and a derivative of optanomai; in the face of.


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