New Living Translation
And we will receive from him whatever we ask because we obey him and do the things that please 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.
Darby Bible Translation
and whatsoever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments, and practise 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,
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Commentary1 John 3:22 Parallel Commentaries
Little children, let no man deceive you; he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous.'--1 John iii. 7. The popular idea of the Apostle John is strangely unlike the real man. He is supposed to be the gentle Apostle of Love, the mystic amongst the Twelve. He is that, but he was the 'son of thunder' before he was the Apostle of Love, and he did not drop the first character when he attained the second. No doubt his central thought was, 'God is Love'; no doubt that thought had …
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Vanity of Human Glory.
"Then you will take delight in the Almighty and look up to God.
"Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.
You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it."
And the one who sent me is with me--he has not deserted me. For I always do what pleases him."
We know that God doesn't listen to sinners, but he is ready to hear those who worship him and do his will.
may he equip you with all you need for doing his will. May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him. All glory to him forever and ever! Amen.
And even when you ask, you don't get it because your motives are all wrong--you want only what will give you pleasure.
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