John 16:23
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English Standard Version
In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.

King James Bible
And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.

American Standard Version
And in that day ye shall ask me no question. Verily, verily, I say unto you, if ye shall ask anything of the Father, he will give it you in my name.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And in that day you shall not ask me any thing. Amen, amen I say to you: if you ask the Father any thing in my name, he will give it you.

English Revised Version
And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, If ye shall ask anything of the Father, he will give it you in my name.

Webster's Bible Translation
And in that day ye will ask me nothing: Verily, verily, I say to you, Whatever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.

Weymouth New Testament
You will put no questions to me then. "In most solemn truth I tell you that whatever you ask the Father for in my name He will give you.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Ye shall ask (ἐρωτήσετε)

Or, as Rev., in margin, ask - question. To question is the primary meaning of the verb, from which it runs into the more general sense of request, beseech. So Mark 7:26; Luke 4:38; John 17:15, etc. Here the meaning is, ye shall ask me no question (compare John 16:19, where the same verb is used). Compare Matthew 16:13; Matthew 21:24; John 1:19. Ask, absolutely, Luke 22:68. Note, moreover, the selection of the word here as marking the asking on familiar terms. See on John 11:22. Another verb for ask occurs in the following sentence: "If ye shall ask (αἰτήστητε) anything," etc. Here the sense is, if ye shall make any request. Compare Matthew 5:42; Matthew 7:7, Matthew 7:9, Matthew 7:10, etc. Note, also, that this word for asking the Father marks the asking of an inferior from a superior, and is the word which Christ never uses of His own requests to the Father. Compare 1 John 3:22.

Verily, verily

See on John 1:51; see on John 10:1.

Whatsoever ye shall ask - in my name - give

The best texts change ὅσα ἂν, whatsoever, to ἄντ, if (ye shall ask) anything; and place in my name after give it you. So Rev. If ye shall ask anything of the Father, He will give it you in my name. Not only is the prayer offered, but the answer is given in Christ's name.

John 16:23 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

ask.

John 16:19 Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said to them, Do you inquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while...

John 13:36,37 Simon Peter said to him, Lord, where go you? Jesus answered him, Where I go, you can not follow me now...

John 14:5,22 Thomas said to him, Lord, we know not where you go; and how can we know the way...

John 15:15 From now on I call you not servants; for the servant knows not what his lord does: but I have called you friends...

John 21:20,21 Then Peter, turning about, sees the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord...

Whatsoever.

John 14:13,14 And whatever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son...

John 15:7,16 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done to you...

Isaiah 65:24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you:

Matthew 21:22 And all things, whatever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.

Ephesians 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

Ephesians 3:14-20 For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ...

1 Timothy 2:5,6 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus...

Hebrews 4:14-16 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession...

Hebrews 7:25,26 Why he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come to God by him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them...

Hebrews 10:19-23 Having therefore, brothers, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus...

1 John 2:1 My little children, these things write I to you, that you sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father...

1 John 5:14-16 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he hears us...

Cross References
Matthew 7:7
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

John 14:14
If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.

John 14:20
In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.

John 15:16
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.

John 16:19
Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him, so he said to them, "Is this what you are asking yourselves, what I meant by saying, 'A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me'?

John 16:26
In that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf;

John 16:30
Now we know that you know all things and do not need anyone to question you; this is why we believe that you came from God."

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