John 15:7
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New International Version
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

New Living Translation
But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted!

English Standard Version
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

New American Standard Bible
"If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

King James Bible
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you want and it will be done for you.

International Standard Version
"If you abide in me and my words abide in you, you can ask for anything you want, and you'll receive it.

NET Bible
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you want, and it will be done for you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But if you are abiding in me and my words will abide in you, everything whatsoever you desire to ask, it shall be done for you.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If you live in me and what I say lives in you, then ask for anything you want, and it will be yours.

Jubilee Bible 2000
If ye abide in me and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

King James 2000 Bible
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you.

American King James Version
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done to you.

American Standard Version
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatsoever ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask whatever you will, and it shall be done unto you.

Darby Bible Translation
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will and it shall come to pass to you.

English Revised Version
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatsoever ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

Webster's Bible Translation
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye may ask what ye will, and it shall be done to you.

Weymouth New Testament
"If you continue in me and my sayings continue in you, ask what you will and it shall be done for you.

World English Bible
If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, you will ask whatever you desire, and it will be done for you.

Young's Literal Translation
if ye may remain in me, and my sayings in you may remain, whatever ye may wish ye shall ask, and it shall be done to you.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

15:1-8 Jesus Christ is the Vine, the true Vine. The union of the human and Divine natures, and the fulness of the Spirit that is in him, resemble the root of the vine made fruitful by the moisture from a rich soil. Believers are branches of this Vine. The root is unseen, and our life is hid with Christ; the root bears the tree, diffuses sap to it, and in Christ are all supports and supplies. The branches of the vine are many, yet, meeting in the root, are all but one vine; thus all true Christians, though in place and opinion distant from each other, meet in Christ. Believers, like the branches of the vine, are weak, and unable to stand but as they are borne up. The Father is the Husbandman. Never was any husbandman so wise, so watchful, about his vineyard, as God is about his church, which therefore must prosper. We must be fruitful. From a vine we look for grapes, and from a Christian we look for a Christian temper, disposition, and life. We must honour God, and do good; this is bearing fruit. The unfruitful are taken away. And even fruitful branches need pruning; for the best have notions, passions, and humours, that require to be taken away, which Christ has promised to forward the sanctification of believers, they will be thankful, for them. The word of Christ is spoken to all believers; and there is a cleansing virtue in that word, as it works grace, and works out corruption. And the more fruit we bring forth, the more we abound in what is good, the more our Lord is glorified. In order to fruitfulness, we must abide in Christ, must have union with him by faith. It is the great concern of all Christ's disciples, constantly to keep up dependence upon Christ, and communion with him. True Christians find by experience, that any interruption in the exercise of their faith, causes holy affections to decline, their corruptions to revive, and their comforts to droop. Those who abide not in Christ, though they may flourish for awhile in outward profession, yet come to nothing. The fire is the fittest place for withered branches; they are good for nothing else. Let us seek to live more simply on the fulness of Christ, and to grow more fruitful in every good word and work, so may our joy in Him and in his salvation be full.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 7. - In this verse he returns once more on the principle of union with himself, and of what will come out of it. The disciples may be sorely distressed at this possible doom, for whatever may be the lot of those who do not obey the gospel and are ignorant of the Law of God, the curse here uttered fails heavily upon those who have been once enlightened, etc., and have apostatized (Hebrews 6:4-6). The anxiety of the apostles ]s grievous, and they desire deliverance from this doom. And our Lord next unfolds the principle of prayer which laid such hold on the mind of the Apostle John: If ye abide in me (and then, instead of adding, "And I abide in you," he says); and my words abide in you; i.e. if my teaching so abide with you as to control your thoughts and ideas, remain in you as your guide and inspiration, then ask whatsoever ye will, and it shall be done to you. A timid interpretation of this promise limits the "whatsoever" to deeds of service in the kingdom of God, and fears, with Augustine, to trust the sanctified will of the believer. But in such harmony with Christ as these words supply, all the conditions of acceptable prayer are present. The believer in Christ, full of his words, evermore consciously realizing union with Christ, charged with the thoughts, burning with the purposes, filled with words of Jesus, will have no will that is not in harmony with the Divine will. Then faith is possible in the fulfillment of his own desire, and prayer becomes a prophecy and pledge of the answer. The apostle, after many years of pondering and of putting these principles into practice, confirms the truth of them (1 John 5:14-16). This is the true philosophy of prayer. The psalmist had gone a long way in the same direction (Psalm 37:4, "Delight thyself in the Lord; and he shall give thee thy heart's desire").

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you,.... Abiding in Christ is here explained by his words or doctrines abiding in his disciples; by which are meant his Gospel, and the truths of it. This abides when it comes in power, and becomes the engrafted word; and may be said to do so, when such, in whose hearts it has a place, and has taken deep root, continue to have a relish and savour of it, a true and hearty affection for it, esteeming it above their necessary food; when they hold fast the profession of it, stand fast in it, steadfastly abide by it, and constantly attend on it; all which is a considerable evidence that they do, yea, there is a promise that they "shall continue in the Son and in the Father", 1 John 2:24; The blessing and privilege that such shall enjoy is,

ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you; or, as some copies read it, "it shall be given you": but this must be understood not of temporal things, as riches, honours, profits, pleasures, or whatever even the carnal mind of a believer himself may sometimes desire; but of things spiritual, and with such limitations and restrictions as these; whatever is according to the will of God, for the Spirit of God himself asks for no other for the saints; whatever is for the glory of God, and for their own spiritual profit and edification; and whatever is agreeably to the words and doctrines of Christ, which abide in them. Every thing of this kind they ask in faith, and with a submission to the divine will, they may expect to receive.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

7. If ye abide in me, and my words … in you—Mark the change from the inhabitation of Himself to that of His words, paving the way for the subsequent exhortations (Joh 15:9, 10).

ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you—because this indwelling of His words in them would secure the harmony of their askings with the divine will.

John 15:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus the True Vine
6"If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned. 7"If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8"My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.…
Cross References
1 Kings 3:5
At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, "Ask for whatever you want me to give you."

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 8:31
To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.

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.
Treasury of Scripture

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done to you.

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John 8:37 I know that you are Abraham's seed; but you seek to kill me, because …

Deuteronomy 6:6 And these words, which I command you this day, shall be in your heart:

Job 23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have …

Psalm 119:11 Your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

Proverbs 4:4 He taught me also, and said to me, Let your heart retain my words: …

Jeremiah 15:16 Your words were found, and I did eat them; and your word was to me …

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching …

1 John 2:14,27 I have written to you, fathers, because you have known him that is …

2 John 1:1,2 The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the …

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John 15:16 You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, …

John 14:13 And whatever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father …

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

Job 22:26 For then shall you have your delight in the Almighty, and shall lift …

Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself also in the LORD: and he shall give you the desires …

Proverbs 10:24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come on him: but the desire of the …

Isaiah 58:8 Then shall your light break forth as the morning, and your health …

Galatians 4:2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.

Galatians 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the …

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 …

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