Matthew 7:8-11

8 "For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
9 "Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone?
10 "Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he?
11 "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, 1how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!

Cross References 1

  • 1. Psalms 84:11; Isaiah 63:7; Romans 8:32; James 1:17

Footnotes 3

  • [a]. Lit "whom his son will ask"
  • [b]. Lit "he will not give him a stone, will he?"
  • [c]. Lit "also will ask"
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