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

New Living Translation
And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him.

English Standard Version
And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.

Berean Study Bible
And this is the confidence that we have before Him: If we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

Berean Literal Bible
And this is the confidence that we have toward Him, that if we might ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

King James Bible
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

New King James Version
Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

New American Standard Bible
This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

NASB 1995
This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

NASB 1977
And this is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

Amplified Bible
This is the [remarkable degree of] confidence which we [as believers are entitled to] have before Him: that if we ask anything according to His will, [that is, consistent with His plan and purpose] He hears us.

Christian Standard Bible
This is the confidence we have before him: If we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now this is the confidence we have before Him: Whenever we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

American Standard Version
And this is the boldness which we have toward him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And this is the confidence which we have toward him: Everything that we ask him according to his will, he hears for us.

Contemporary English Version
We are certain God will hear our prayers when we ask for what pleases him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And this is the confidence which we have towards him: That, whatsoever we shall ask according to his will, he heareth us.

English Revised Version
And this is the boldness which we have toward him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us:

Good News Translation
We have courage in God's presence, because we are sure that he hears us if we ask him for anything that is according to his will.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We are confident that God listens to us if we ask for anything that has his approval.

International Standard Version
And this is the confidence that we have in him: if we ask for anything according to his will, he listens to us.

Literal Standard Version
And this is the boldness that we have toward Him, that if we may ask anything according to His will, He hears us,

NET Bible
And this is the confidence that we have before him: that whenever we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

New Heart English Bible
This is the boldness which we have toward him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he listens to us.

Weymouth New Testament
And we have an assured confidence that whenever we ask anything in accordance with His will, He listens to us.

World English Bible
This is the boldness which we have toward him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he listens to us.

Young's Literal Translation
And this is the boldness that we have toward Him, that if anything we may ask according to his will, He doth hear us,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Effective Prayer
13I have written these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life. 14And this is the confidence that we have before Him: If we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we already possess what we have asked of Him.…

Cross References
1 Kings 3:12
behold, I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there has never been nor will ever be another like you.

Psalm 145:19
He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him; He hears their cry and saves them.

Proverbs 10:24
What the wicked man dreads will overtake him, but the desire of the righteous will be granted.

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

James 4:3
And when you do ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may squander it on your pleasures.

1 John 2:28
And now, little children, remain in Christ, so that when He appears, we may be confident and unashamed before Him at His coming.

1 John 3:21
Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God,

1 John 3:22
and we will receive from Him whatever we ask, because we keep His commandments and do what is pleasing in His sight.


Treasury of Scripture

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he hears us:

this.

1 John 3:21
Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.

Ephesians 3:12
In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

Hebrews 3:6,14
But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end…

in him.

1 John 3:22
And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

Jeremiah 29:12,13
Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you…

Jeremiah 33:3
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

he.

Job 34:28
So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted.

Psalm 31:22
For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.

Psalm 34:17
The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.









Verse 14. - And the confidence that we have towards him consists in this. The thought of knowing that we have eternal life (verse 13) leads back to the thought of confidence before God in relation to prayer (1 John 3:21, 22). This idea is now further developed with special reference to intercession for others; a particular form of prayer which is in close connexion with another main idea in the Epistle - love of the brethren.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
And
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

this
αὕτη (hautē)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

is
ἐστὶν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

the
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

confidence
παρρησία (parrēsia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3954: From pas and a derivative of rheo; all out-spokenness, i.e. Frankness, bluntness, publicity; by implication, assurance.

that
ἣν (hēn)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

we have
ἔχομεν (echomen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

before
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

Him:
αὐτόν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

If
ἐάν (ean)
Conjunction
Strong's 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

we ask
αἰτώμεθα (aitōmetha)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Middle - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 154: To ask, request, petition, demand. Of uncertain derivation; to ask.

anything
τι (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

according to
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

will,
θέλημα (thelēma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 2307: An act of will, will; plur: wishes, desires. From the prolonged form of ethelo; a determination, i.e. choice or inclination.

He hears
ἀκούει (akouei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

us.
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.


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