1 John 3:22
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New International Version
and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands 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.

Darby Bible Translation
and whatsoever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments, and practise the things which are pleasing in his sight.

World English Bible
and whatever we ask, we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do the things that are pleasing in his sight.

Young's Literal Translation
and whatever we may ask, we receive from Him, because His commands we keep, and the things pleasing before Him we do,

1 John 3:22 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Whatsoever we ask - In such a spirit, we receive of him, for he delights to bless the humble, upright, and sincere soul.

Because we keep his commandments - Viz., by loving him and loving our neighbor. These are the great commandments both of the old covenant and the new. And whoever is filled with this love to God and man will do those things which are pleasing to him; for love is the very soul and principle of obedience.

The word heart is used in the preceding verses for conscience; and so the Greek fathers interpret it, particularly Origen, Nicephorus, and Ecumenius; but this is not an unfrequent meaning of the word in the sacred writings.

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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...

Library
The Purifying Hope
Eversley, 1869. Windsor Castle, 1869. 1 John iii. 2. "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure." Let us consider this noble text, and see something, at least, of what it has to tell us. It is, like all God's messages, all God's laws, ay, like God's world in which we live and breathe,
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

The Love that Calls us Sons
'Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God....'--1 John iii. 1. One or two points of an expository character will serve to introduce what else I have to say on these words. The text is, I suppose, generally understood as if it pointed to the fact that we are called the sons of God as the great exemplification of the wonderfulness of His love. That is a perfectly possible view of the connection and meaning of the text. But if we are to
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John

The End of Christ's Coming
"For this purpose was the Son of God manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil." 1 John 3:8. 1. Many eminent writers, heathen as well as Christian, both in earlier and later ages, have employed their utmost labour and art in painting the beauty of virtue. And the same pains they have taken to describe, in the liveliest colours, the deformity of vice; both of vice in general, and of those particular vices which were most prevalent in their respective ages and countries. With equal care
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

The Great Privilege of those that are Born of God
"Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin." 1 John 3:9. 1. It has been frequently supposed, that the being born of God was all one with the being justified; that the new birth and justification were only different expressions, denoting the same thing: It being certain, on the one hand, that whoever is justified is also born of God; and, on the other, that whoever is born of God is also justified; yea, that both these gifts of God are given to every believer in one and the same moment. In one
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

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

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.

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

John 8:29
The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him."

John 9:31
We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly person who does his will.

Hebrews 13:21
equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

James 4:3
When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.

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