English Standard Version
and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases 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.
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.
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.
Webster's Bible Translation
And whatever we ask, we receive from him, because we keep his commandments, and do those 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.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
We ask (αἰτῶμεν)
See on Luke 11:9.
We receive of Him (λαμβάνομεν ἀπ' αὐτοῦ)
We keep (τηροῦμεν)
See on 1 Peter 1:5. Note the combination of keep and do. Watchful discernment and habitual practice. Compare Psalm 123:2. The same combination occurs 1 John 5:2, 1 John 5:3, where instead of the first τηρῶμεν keep, read ποιῶμεν do.
See John 8:29.
In His sight (ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ)
Compare ἕμπροσθεν αὐτοῦ before Him, or in His presence (1 John 3:19). In His sight "accentuates the thought of the divine regard. Compare John 7:37 and John 20:30" (Westcott).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For then you will delight yourself in the Almighty and lift up your face to God.
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith."
And he who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to him."
We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.
equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.
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