1 John 3:22
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English Standard Version
and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases 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.

American Standard Version
and whatsoever we ask we receive of him, because we keep his commandments and do the things that are pleasing in his sight.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And whatsoever we shall ask, we shall receive of him: because we keep his commandments, and do those things which are pleasing in his sight.

English Revised Version
and whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do the things that are pleasing in his sight.

Webster's Bible Translation
And whatever we ask, we receive from him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

Weymouth New Testament
and whatever we ask for we obtain from Him, because we obey His commands and do the things which are pleasing in His sight.

1 John 3:22 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

We ask (αἰτῶμεν)

See on Luke 11:9.

We receive of Him (λαμβάνομεν ἀπ' αὐτοῦ)

On the form of expression, see on 1 John 1:5. For the thought, compare John 15:7.

We keep (τηροῦμεν)

See on 1 Peter 1:5. Note the combination of keep and do. Watchful discernment and habitual practice. Compare Psalm 123:2. The same combination occurs 1 John 5:2, 1 John 5:3, where instead of the first τηρῶμεν keep, read ποιῶμεν do.

Pleasing (ἀρεστά)

See John 8:29.

In His sight (ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ)

Compare ἕμπροσθεν αὐτοῦ before Him, or in His presence (1 John 3:19). In His sight "accentuates the thought of the divine regard. Compare John 7:37 and John 20:30" (Westcott).

1 John 3:22 Parallel Commentaries

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whatsoever.

1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he hears us:

Psalm 10:17 LORD, you have heard the desire of the humble: you will prepare their heart, you will cause your ear to hear:

Psalm 34:4,15-17 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears...

Psalm 50:15 And call on me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.

Psalm 66:18,19 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me...

Psalm 145:18,19 The LORD is near to all them that call on him, to all that call on him in truth...

Proverbs 15:29 The LORD is far from the wicked: but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

Proverbs 28:9 He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

Isaiah 1:15 And when you spread forth your hands, I will hide my eyes from you: yes, when you make many prayers, I will not hear...

Isaiah 55:6,7 Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near...

Jeremiah 29:12,13 Then shall you call on me, and you shall go and pray to me, and I will listen to you...

Jeremiah 33:3 Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not.

Matthew 7:7,8 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you...

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, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them.

Luke 11:9-13 And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you...

John 9:31 Now we know that God hears not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and does his will, him he hears.

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

John 15:7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done to you.

John 16:23,24 And in that day you shall ask me nothing. Truly, truly, I say to you, Whatever you shall ask the Father in my name...

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraides not; and it shall be given him.

James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed...

because.

1 John 3:23,24 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another...

Matthew 7:24,25 Therefore whoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, which built his house on a rock...

Matthew 17:5 While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son...

John 15:10 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all men every where to repent:

Acts 20:21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

do.

John 6:29 Jesus answered and said to them, This is the work of God, that you believe on him whom he has sent.

John 8:29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father has not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.

John 9:31 Now we know that God hears not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and does his will, him he hears.

Philippians 4:18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odor of a sweet smell...

Colossians 1:10 That you might walk worthy of the Lord to all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

Hebrews 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ...

Cross References
Job 22:26
For then you will delight yourself in the Almighty and lift up your face to God.

Matthew 7:7
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Matthew 21:22
And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith."

John 8:29
And he who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to him."

John 9:31
We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.

Hebrews 13:21
equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

James 4:3
You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.

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