New International Version
And if we know that he hears us--whatever we ask--we know that we have what we asked of him.
King James Bible
And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
Darby Bible Translation
And if we know that he hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions which we have asked of him.
World English Bible
And if we know that he listens to us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions which we have asked of him.
Young's Literal Translation
and if we have known that He doth hear us, whatever we may ask, we have known that we have the requests that we have requested from Him.
1 John 5:15 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And if we know that he hear us - Seeing we are satisfied that he hears the prayer of faith, requesting the things which himself has promised; we know, consequently, that we have the petitions - the answer to the petitions, that we desired of him; for he cannot deny himself; and we may consider them as sure as if we had them; and we shall have them as soon as we plead for and need them. We are not to ask to-day for mercy that we now need, and not receive it till to-morrow, or some future time. God gives it to him who prays, when it is needful.
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1 John 5:4-5. victory
1 Kings 3:12
I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be.
What the wicked dread will overtake them; what the righteous desire will be granted.
1 John 5:18
We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them.
1 John 5:19
We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.
1 John 5:20
We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
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