Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
But ask in faith, not doubting anything. For he that doubts is like the wave of the sea which is driven of the wind and is tossed from one side to another.
For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has stolen much, when God takes away his soul?
There they shall cry, but he shall give no answer because of the pride of those that are evil.
They cried out, but there was no one to save them: even unto the LORD, but he did not answer them.
If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:
Then they shall call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
Whosoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself but shall not be heard.
And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; likewise, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear; your hands are full of blood.
Therefore thus hath the LORD said, Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them.
When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them; but I will consume them by sword and by famine and by pestilence.
Then they shall cry unto the LORD, but he will not respond to them: he will even hide his face from them at that time because of their evil doings.
Therefore it is come to pass that as he cried and they would not hear, so they cried, and I would not hear, saith the LORD of the hosts:
But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.
Then Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask; can ye drink the cup that I drink? Or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?
1 John 3:22
and whatsoever we ask, we receive of him because we keep his commandments and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
1 John 5:14
And this is the confidence that we have in God, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he hears us:
And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together and took his journey into a far country and there wasted his estate with riotous living.
And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.
Where do the wars and disputes come from among you? From here that is to say, of your lusts which fight in your members?
For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened.
But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye are not consumed one of another.
For let not such a man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord.