Matthew 7:7-8

Ask, Seek, Knock

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.

Matthew 7:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
ESV
7 "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
NLT
7 “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.
MSG
7 "Don't bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need.
CSB
7 "Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you.

Matthew 7:7-8 In-Context

5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
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?

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Cross References 2

  • 1. 1 Kings 3:5; Matthew 18:19; Matthew 21:22; Mark 11:24; John 14:13,14; John 15:7,16; John 16:23,24; James 1:5-8; James 4:2,3; James 5:16; 1 John 3:22; 1 John 5:14,15
  • 2. Proverbs 8:17; Jeremiah 29:12,13
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