Matthew 21:22
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New International Version
If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."

New Living Translation
You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it."

English Standard Version
And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”

New American Standard Bible
"And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive."

King James Bible
And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And if you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."

International Standard Version
You will receive whatever you ask for in prayer, if you believe."

NET Bible
And whatever you ask in prayer, if you believe, you will receive."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Everything that you will ask in prayer and believe, you will receive.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Have faith that you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And all things, whatever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

King James 2000 Bible
And all things, whatsoever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.

American King James Version
And all things, whatever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.

American Standard Version
And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And in all things whatsoever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.

Darby Bible Translation
And all things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

English Revised Version
And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

Webster's Bible Translation
And all things whatever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

Weymouth New Testament
and everything, whatever it be, that you ask for in your prayers, if you have faith, you shall obtain."

World English Bible
All things, whatever you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive."

Young's Literal Translation
and all -- as much as ye may ask in the prayer, believing, ye shall receive.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

21:18-22 This cursing of the barren fig-tree represents the state of hypocrites in general, and so teaches us that Christ looks for the power of religion in those who profess it, and the savour of it from those that have the show of it. His just expectations from flourishing professors are often disappointed; he comes to many, seeking fruit, and finds leaves only. A false profession commonly withers in this world, and it is the effect of Christ's curse. The fig-tree that had no fruit, soon lost its leaves. This represents the state of the nation and people of the Jews in particular. Our Lord Jesus found among them nothing but leaves. And after they rejected Christ, blindness and hardness grew upon them, till they were undone, and their place and nation rooted up. The Lord was righteous in it. Let us greatly fear the doom denounced on the barren fig-tree.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 22. - All things. The promise is extended beyond the sphere of extraordinary miracles. In prayer; ἐν τῇ προσευχῇ: in the prayer; or, in your prayer. The use of the article may point to the prayer given by our Lord to his disciples, or to some definite form used from the earliest times in public worship (comp. Acts 1:14; Romans 12:12; 1 Corinthians 7:5; Colossians 4:2). Believing, ye shall receive. The condition for the success of prayer is stringent. A man must have no latent doubt in his heart; he must not debate whether the thing desired can be done or not; he must have absolute trust in the power and good will of God; and he must believe that "what he saith cometh to pass" (Mark 11:23). The faith required is the assurance of things hoped for, such as gives substance and being to them while yet out of sight. The words had their special application to the apostles, instructing them that they were not to expect to be able, like their Master, to work the wonders needed for the confirmation of the gospel by their own power. Such effects could be achieved only by prayer and faith. (On the general promise to faithful prayer, see Matthew 7:7-11.)

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And all things whatsoever,.... Not only miracles, but any other thing which may be for the honour of God, the interest of religion, the spreading of the Gospel, the enlargement of the kingdom, of Christ, their own spiritual good, and the welfare of immortal souls,

ye shall ask in prayer, believing. Munster's Hebrew Gospel reads it, "in prayer, and in faith"; and the Arabic version renders it, "in prayer with faith"; both to the same purpose, and aptly express the sense of the words, which design the prayer of faith; or that prayer which is put up in the strength of faith; and is of great avail with God: for whatever is asked in faith, agreeable to the will of God, which is contained in his covenant, word, and promises, and makes for his glory, and the good of his people, shall be given, be it what it will; though to carnal sense and reason it may seem impracticable and impossible:

ye shall receive; of God, through Christ, freely and fully, and shall have and enjoy them, either they themselves, if asked for themselves, or others, for whom they are asked.



Matthew 21:22 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Barren Fig Tree
21And Jesus answered and said to them, "Truly I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' it will happen. 22"And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive."
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.

1 John 3:22
and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him.
Treasury of Scripture

And all things, whatever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.

Matthew 7:7,11 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, …

Matthew 18:19 Again I say to you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching …

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

Luke 11:8-10 I say to you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend…

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

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

John 16:24 Till now have you asked nothing in my name: ask, and you shall receive, …

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 5:14,15 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any …

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