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

New Living Translation
You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father.

English Standard Version
Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

New American Standard Bible
"Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

King James Bible
And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Whatever you ask in My name, I will do it so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

International Standard Version
I'll do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

NET Bible
And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And anything that you will ask in my name I shall do for you, that The Father may be glorified in his Son.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will do anything you ask [the Father] in my name so that the Father will be given glory because of the Son.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

King James 2000 Bible
And whatsoever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

American King James Version
And whatever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

American Standard Version
And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because I go to the Father: and whatsoever you shall ask the Father in my name, that will I do: that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

Darby Bible Translation
And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, this will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

English Revised Version
And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

Webster's Bible Translation
And whatever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

Weymouth New Testament
And whatever any of you ask in my name, I will do, in order that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

World English Bible
Whatever you will ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

Young's Literal Translation
and whatever ye may ask in my name, I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

14:12-17 Whatever we ask in Christ's name, that shall be for our good, and suitable to our state, he shall give it to us. To ask in Christ's name, is to plead his merit and intercession, and to depend upon that plea. The gift of the Spirit is a fruit of Christ's mediation, bought by his merit, and received by his intercession. The word used here, signifies an advocate, counsellor, monitor, and comforter. He would abide with the disciples to the end of time; his gifts and graces would encourage their hearts. The expressions used here and elsewhere, plainly denote a person, and the office itself includes all the Divine perfections. The gift of the Holy Ghost is bestowed upon the disciples of Christ, and not on the world. This is the favour God bears to his chosen. As the source of holiness and happiness, the Holy Spirit will abide with every believer for ever.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 13. - The great word that follows may hang closely on the "because" of Ver. 12. Whether that be so or not, the power of their hands to perform these greater works is in answer to prayer presented to himself, and their success is nothing less than his own activity. And whatsoever ye ask in my Name, that will I do (see Luther). Here for the first time our Lord uses these words. Frequently (John 5:43; John 10:25) he had spoken of the Father's Name, and in Matthew 18:20 εἰς τὸ ἐμὸν ὄνομα occurs; but now he suggests a new and vitalizing condition of prayer. Luthardt has suggested that the believer, being "in Christ," prays to the Father, who is also in Christ. But the ἐν is used here in two entirely distinct senses. Others have said, taking "Name" as the compendium of all his perfections, that asking "in his Name" meant in full recognition of his Person and his relation to them and to the Father. The Name of the Son reveals the Father, and by assuming this most excellent Name, and having its fullness of meaning avouched by the Resurrection and Ascension, the Father was truly manifested. Others, again, urge that Christ's "Name" is equivalent to "himself;" and "in my Name" means "in the full consciousness that he is the element in which prayerful activity lives and moves" (Meyer). Surely this passage is the true justification of prayer to Christ himself, as identically one with the Father (see Revelation 7:17). "This thing I will do" is strongly in favor of this interpretation. That the Father may be glorified in the Son. The end of this prayer-offering and the Lord's response is that the Father may be glorified; the Father who has such a Son is thereby glorified in the grateful love of his children, and in the Son himself, who is seen thus to be the link between him and his other children.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name,.... Whether it be for assistance in preaching of the Gospel; or for the performance of miraculous operations in confirmation of it; or for success to attend it; or for any blessings whatsoever, whether for themselves or others:

that will I do; he does not say, that he would be a Mediator between God, and them, an advocate with the Father for them, and would intercede, and use his interest with him that it might be done, which would have been saying much, and all which he does; but he declares he will do it himself, which is a proof of his deity, and an instance of his omnipotence:

that the Father may be glorified in the Son. This may be referred either to the petition, which must be made with this view, that the Father may be glorified by, or in the Son, in whose name it is put up, and for whose sake it is made; or to Christ's promise to do it; who in doing it, seeks not his own glory, at least not singly; but as the good of his people, so the glory of his heavenly Father.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

13, 14. whatsoever ye … ask in my name—as Mediator.

that will I do—as Head and Lord of the kingdom of God. This comprehensive promise is emphatically repeated in Joh 14:14.

John 14:13 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Way, the Truth, and the Life
12"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father. 13"Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14"If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.
Cross References
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.

John 13:31
When he was gone, Jesus said, "Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in him.

John 15:16
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit--fruit that will last--and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.

1 John 5:14
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
Treasury of Scripture

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

whatsoever.

John 15:7,16 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what …

John 16:23,26 And in that day you shall ask me nothing. Truly, truly, I say to …

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

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

Mark 11:24 Therefore I say to you, What things soever you desire, when you pray, …

Luke 11:9 And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall …

Ephesians 3:20 Now to him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that …

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all …

James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that …

1 John 3:22 And whatever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, …

1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any …

in my.

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man …

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

Ephesians 3:12,14,21 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him…

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord …

Hebrews 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling …

Hebrews 7:25 Why he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come to God …

Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, …

1 Peter 2:5 You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy …

will.

John 14:14 If you shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

John 4:10,14 Jesus answered and said to her, If you knew the gift of God, and …

John 5:19 Then answered Jesus and said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, …

John 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, …

John 10:30 I and my Father are one.

John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I …

2 Corinthians 12:8-10 For this thing I sought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me…

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

that.

John 12:44 Jesus cried and said, He that believes on me, believes not on me, …

John 13:31 Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man …

John 17:4,5 I have glorified you on the earth: I have finished the work which …

Philippians 2:9-11 Why God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is …

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