Matthew 7:7-12 NIV

Ask, Seek, Knock

7:7-11pp -- Lk 11:9-13

7 "Ask and it will be given to you;1 seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

References for Matthew 7:7

8 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds;2 and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

References for Matthew 7:8

9 "Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?
10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?
11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts3 to those who ask him!

References for Matthew 7:11

12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you,4 for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.5

References for Matthew 7:12