Matthew 7:8

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

Matthew 7:8 in Other Translations

KJV
8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
ESV
8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.
NLT
8 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
MSG
8 This isn't a cat-and-mouse, hide-and-seek game we're in.
CSB
8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who searches finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Matthew 7:8 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 7:8

For everyone that asketh receiveth
For God is no respecter of persons; whoever makes application, be he a Jew, or a Gentile, rich or poor, bond or free, a man of great gifts, or mean parts, provided he asks aright, from right principles, and with right views, shall not lose his labour; but shall receive all such good things at the hand of God, as are suitable and convenient for him.

And he that seeketh findeth;
he that seeks for God in Christ, the grace and mercy of God, the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; that seeks after the true riches, both of grace and glory, shall be sure to find them; see ( Proverbs 21:21 ) .

And to him that knocketh it shall be opened:
that is, to him that is constant at the throne of grace, who continues knocking at the door of mercy, and will have no denial, it shall be opened to him; and he shall have entrance into the holiest of all by the blood of Jesus.

Matthew 7:8 In-Context

6 “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone?
10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?

Cross References 1

  • 1. Proverbs 8:17; Jeremiah 29:12,13