1 John 5:15

15 And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.

1 John 5:15 Meaning and Commentary

1 John 5:15

And if we know that he hear us
As it may be assured he does hear and answer all such persons that ask according to his will:

whatsoever we ask, we know,
or are assured,

that we have the petitions that we desired of him:
for as it is the nature of that holy confidence, which believers have in God, to believe whatever they ask according to his will, in general, shall be grappled, so every request in particular; yea, before the mercy desired, or the favour asked for is conferred, they are as sure of having it in God's own time and way, as if they now had it in hand and fact.

1 John 5:15 In-Context

13 I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.
14 And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him.
15 And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.
16 If you see a fellow believer sinning in a way that does not lead to death, you should pray, and God will give that person life. But there is a sin that leads to death, and I am not saying you should pray for those who commit it.
17 All wicked actions are sin, but not every sin leads to death.