1 John 5:14
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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.

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:

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:

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:

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

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

1 John 5:14 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Confidence (παῤῥησία)

Rev., boldness. See on 1 John 2:28; see on John 7:13. On have boldness, see on John 16:22.

We ask (αἰτώμεθα)

With a possible reference in the middle voice to asking for ourselves.

According to His will (κατὰ τὸ θέλημα αὐτοῦ)

For the phrase compare 1 Peter 4:19; Galatians 1:4; Ephesians 1:5, Ephesians 1:11.

He heareth us (ἀκούει ἡμῶν)

Compare John 9:31; John 11:41, John 11:42. Hear is used in this sense by John only.

1 John 5:14 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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...

Hebrews 10:35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which has great recompense of reward.

in him. or, concerning him. if. See on ch.

1 John 3:22 And whatever 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 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 7:7-11 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.

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 16:24 Till now have you asked nothing in my name: ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.

James 1:5,6 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 4:3 You ask, and receive not, because you ask amiss, that you may consume it on your lusts.

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

he.

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

Psalm 31:22 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before your eyes: nevertheless you heard the voice of my supplications when I cried to you.

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

Psalm 69:33 For the LORD hears the poor, and despises not his prisoners.

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

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 11:42 And I knew that you hear me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that you have sent me.

Cross References
1 Kings 3:12
behold, I now do according to your word. Behold, I give you a wise and discerning mind, so that none like you has been before you and none like you shall arise after you.

Psalm 145:19
He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them.

Proverbs 10:24
What the wicked dreads will come upon 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 it will be opened to you.

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

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

1 John 2:28
And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming.

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