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Parallel Bible results for Luke 11:5-13

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Luke 11:5-13

ESV 5 And he said to them, "Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves, MSG 5 Then he said, "Imagine what would happen if you went to a friend in the middle of the night and said, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread. ESV 6 for a friend of mine has arrived on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him'; MSG 6 An old friend traveling through just showed up, and I don't have a thing on hand.' ESV 7 and he will answer from within, 'Do not bother me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I cannot get up and give you anything'? MSG 7 "The friend answers from his bed, 'Don't bother me. The door's locked; my children are all down for the night; I can't get up to give you anything.' ESV 8 I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his impudence he will rise and give him whatever he needs. MSG 8 "But let me tell you, even if he won't get up because he's a friend, if you stand your ground, knocking and waking all the neighbors, he'll finally get up and get you whatever you need. ESV 9 And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. MSG 9 "Here's what I'm saying: Ask and you'll get; Seek and you'll find; Knock and the door will open. ESV 10 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. MSG 10 "Don't bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need. This is not a cat-and-mouse, hide-and-seek game we're in. ESV 11 What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; MSG 11 If your little boy asks for a serving of fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate? ESV 12 or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? MSG 12 If your little girl asks for an egg, do you trick her with a spider? ESV 13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!" MSG 13 As bad as you are, you wouldn't think of such a thing - you're at least decent to your own children. And don't you think the Father who conceived you in love will give the Holy Spirit when you ask him?"

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