14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

Other Translations of John 14:14

King James Version

14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

English Standard Version

14  If you ask meSome manuscripts omit me anything in my name, I will do it.

The Message

14 Whatever you request in this way, I'll do.

New King James Version

14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.

New Living Translation

14 Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!

Matthew Henry's Commentary on John 14:14

Commentary on John 14:12-17

(Read John 14:12-17)

Whatever we ask in Christ's name, that shall be for our good, and suitable to our state, he shall give it to us. To ask in Christ's name, is to plead his merit and intercession, and to depend upon that plea. The gift of the Spirit is a fruit of Christ's mediation, bought by his merit, and received by his intercession. The word used here, signifies an advocate, counsellor, monitor, and comforter. He would abide with the disciples to the end of time; his gifts and graces would encourage their hearts. The expressions used here and elsewhere, plainly denote a person, and the office itself includes all the Divine perfections. The gift of the Holy Ghost is bestowed upon the disciples of Christ, and not on the world. This is the favour God bears to his chosen. As the source of holiness and happiness, the Holy Spirit will abide with every believer for ever.