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John 15:7

    John 15:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatsoever ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If you are in me at all times, and my words are in you, then anything for which you make a request will be done for you.

    Webster's Revision

    If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatsoever ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

    World English Bible

    If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, you will ask whatever you desire, and it will be done for you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatsoever ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 15:7

    If ye abide in me, etc. - "Those," says Creeshna, "whose understandings are in him, (God), whose souls are in him, whose confidence is in him, whose asylum is in him, are by the inspired wisdom purified from all their offenses, and go from whence they shall never return." Geeta, p. 59.

    Observe, in order to have influence with God, we must -

    1. Be united to Christ - if ye abide in me.

    2. That in order to be preserved in this union, we must have our lives regulated by the doctrine of Christ - and my words abide in you.

    3. That to profit by this union and doctrine, we must pray - ye shall ask.

    4. That every heavenly blessing shall be given to those who continue in this union, with a loving, obedient, praying spirit: - ye shall ask what ye will, etc.

    Barnes' Notes on John 15:7

    My words - My doctrine; my commandments.

    Abide in you - Not only are remembered, but are suffered to remain in you as a living principle, to regulate your affections and life.

    Ye shall ask ... - See John 14:13. This promise had particular reference to the apostles. It is applicable to other Christians only so far as they are in circumstances similar to the apostles, and only so far as they possess their spirit. We learn from it that it is only when we keep the commandments of Christ - only when we live by faith in him, and his words are suffered to control our conduct and affections, that our prayers will be heard. Were we perfect in all things, he would always hear us, and we should be kept from making an improper petition; but just so far as men regard iniquity in their heart, the Lord will not hear them, Psalm 66:18.

    Wesley's Notes on John 15:7

    15:7 If ye abide in me, ye shall ask - Prayers themselves are a fruit of faith, and they produce more fruit.