Luke 11:5-13 CSB

Keep Asking, Searching, Knocking

5 He also said to them: "Suppose one of you a has a friend and goes to him at midnight and says to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread,

References for Luke 11:5

    • f 11:5 - Lit Who of you
      6 because a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I don't have anything to offer him.' b

      References for Luke 11:6

        • g 11:6 - Lit I have nothing to set before him
          7 Then he will answer from inside and say, 'Don't bother me! The door is already locked, and my children and I have gone to bed. I can't get up to give you anything.'
          8 I tell you, even though he won't get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence, c he will get up and give him as much as he needs.

          References for Luke 11:8

            • h 11:8 - Or annoying persistence, or shamelessness
              9 "So I say to you, keep asking, d and it will be given to you. Keep searching, e and you will find. Keep knocking, f and the door will be opened to you.

              References for Luke 11:9

                  10 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who searches finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
                  11 What father among you, if his son g asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead of a fish?

                  References for Luke 11:11

                    • l 11:11 - Other mss read son asks for bread, would give him a stone? Or if he
                      12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?
                      13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give h the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?"

                      References for Luke 11:13

                        • m 11:13 - Lit the Father from heaven will give