1 John 5:14
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New Living Translation
And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him.

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:

Darby Bible Translation
And this is the boldness which we have towards him, that if we ask him anything according to his will he hears 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,

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

5:14 And we - Who believe. Have this farther confidence in him, that he heareth - That is, favourably regards, whatever prayer we offer in faith, according to his revealed will.

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The victory of Faith.
Preached May 5, 1850. THE VICTORY OF FAITH. "For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?"--1 John v. 4-5. There are two words in the system of Christianity which have received a meaning so new, and so emphatic, as to be in a way peculiar to it, and to distinguish it from all other systems of morality and religion; these two words are--the
Frederick W. Robertson—Sermons Preached at Brighton

The victory of Faith
As God shall help me, I shall speak to you of three things to be found in the text. First, the text speaks of a great victory: it says, "This is the victory." Secondly, it mentions a great birth: "Whatsoever is born of God." And, thirdly, it extols a great grace, whereby we overcome the world, "even our faith." I. First, the text speaks of a GREAT VICTORY--the victory of victories--the greatest of all. We know there have been great battles where nations have met in strife, and one has overcome the
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855

Alive or Dead --Which?
We have in the text mention made of certain men who are living, and of others who are dead; and, as the two are put together in the text, we shall close by some observations upon the conduct of those who have life towards those who are destitute of it. I. First, then, CONCERNING THE LIVING. Our text testifies that "He that hath the Son hath life." Of course, by "life" here is meant not mere existence, or natural life; for we all have that whether we have the Son of God or no--in the image of the
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 13: 1867

Faith and Regeneration
It may not be easy to keep these two things in there proper position, but we must aim at it if we would be wise builders. John did so in his teaching. If you turn to the third chapter of his gospel it is very significant that while he records at length our Saviour's exposition of the new birth to Nicodemus, yet in that very same chapter he gives us what is perhaps the plainest piece of gospel in all the Scriptures: "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

Cross References
1 Kings 3:12
I will give you what you asked for! I will give you a wise and understanding heart such as no one else has had or ever will have!

Psalm 145:19
He grants the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cries for help and rescues them.

Proverbs 10:24
The fears of the wicked will be fulfilled; the hopes of the godly will be granted.

Matthew 7:7
"Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.

John 14:13
You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father.

James 4:3
And even when you ask, you don't get it because your motives are all wrong--you want only what will give you pleasure.

1 John 2:28
And now, dear children, remain in fellowship with Christ so that when he returns, you will be full of courage and not shrink back from him in shame.

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