Parallel Verses

Amplified

So I say to you, Ask and keep on asking and it shall be given you; seek and keep on seeking and you shall find; knock and keep on knocking and the door shall be opened to you.

New American Standard Bible

"So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

King James Version

And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

Holman Bible

“So I say to you, 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.

International Standard Version

So I say to you: Keep asking, and it will be given you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened for you,

A Conservative Version

And I say to you, ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and ye will find. Knock, and it will be opened.

American Standard Version

And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

An Understandable Version

And I tell you, ask [God for something] and it will be given to you; look [to God for something] and you will find it; knock [on the door of opportunity] and it will be opened up to you.

Anderson New Testament

And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you.

Bible in Basic English

And I say to you, Make requests, and they will be answered; what you are searching for, you will get; when you give the sign, the door will be open to you.

Common New Testament

So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Daniel Mace New Testament

I tell you likewise, ask, and it shall be given: seek, and ye shall find: knock, and the door shall be opened.

Darby Translation

And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you.

Godbey New Testament

And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given unto you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

Goodspeed New Testament

So I tell you, ask, and what you ask will be given you. Search, and you will find what you search for. Knock, and the door will open to you.

John Wesley New Testament

because he is his friend, yet, because of his importunity, he will rise and give him as many as he needeth. And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you, seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

Julia Smith Translation

And I say ' to you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you.

King James 2000

And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And I tell you, ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened for you.

Modern King James verseion

And I say to you, Ask and it shall be given you. Seek and you shall find. Knock and it shall be opened to you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you. Seek, and ye shall find. Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

Moffatt New Testament

So I tell you, ask and the gift will be yours, seek and you will find, knock and the door will open to you;

Montgomery New Testament

"So I say to you. "Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you.

NET Bible

"So I tell you: Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.

New Heart English Bible

"I tell you, ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened to you.

Noyes New Testament

And I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and ye will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you.

Sawyer New Testament

And I tell you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you;

The Emphasized Bible

I, therefore, unto you, say - Be asking, and it shall be given to you, Be seeking, and ye shall find, - Be knocking, and it shall be opened unto you.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And so I say to you--Ask, and your prayer shall be granted: search, and you shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened to you.

Webster

And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened to you.

Weymouth New Testament

"So I say to you, 'Ask, and what you ask for shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened to you.'

Williams New Testament

So I tell you, keep on asking, and the gift will be given you; keep on seeking, and you will find; keep on knocking, and the door will open to you.

World English Bible

"I tell you, keep asking, and it will be given you. Keep seeking, and you will find. Keep knocking, and it will be opened to you.

Worrell New Testament

And I say to you, ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you:

Worsley New Testament

And so I tell you, Ask and it shall be given you, seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.

Youngs Literal Translation

and I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And I
κἀγώ κἀμοί κἀμέ 
Kago 
and I, I also, so I, I, even I, me also,
Usage: 39

say
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

Ask
αἰτέω 
Aiteo 
Usage: 43

and





and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

it shall be given
δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

you
ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

ζητέω 
Zeteo 
Usage: 79

ye shall find
εὑρίσκω 
heurisko 
find,
Usage: 130

κρούω 
Krouo 
Usage: 2

it shall be opened
ἀνοίγω 
Anoigo 
Usage: 62

Devotionals

Devotionals about Luke 11:9

References

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Images Luke 11:9

Context Readings

Ask, Seek, Knock

8 I tell you, although he will not get up and supply him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his shameless persistence and insistence he will get up and give him as much as he needs. 9 So I say to you, Ask and keep on asking and it shall be given you; seek and keep on seeking and you shall find; knock and keep on knocking and the door shall be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks and keeps on asking receives; and he who seeks and keeps on seeking finds; and to him who knocks and keeps on knocking, the door shall be opened.


Cross References

Matthew 21:22

And whatever you ask for in prayer, having faith and [really] believing, you will receive.

Psalm 118:5

Out of my distress I called upon the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free and in a large place.

Mark 11:24

For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you, and you will [get it].

John 14:13

And I will do [I Myself will grant] whatever you ask in My Name [as presenting all that I Am], so that the Father may be glorified and extolled in (through) the Son.

John 15:7

If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.

John 15:16

You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you [I have planted you], that you might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting [that it may remain, abide], so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name [as presenting all that I Am], He may give it to you.

John 16:23-24

And when that time comes, you will ask nothing of Me [you will need to ask Me no questions]. I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that My Father will grant you whatever you ask in My Name [as presenting all that I Am].

James 1:5

If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him.

1 John 3:22

And we receive from Him whatever we ask, because we [ watchfully] obey His orders [observe His suggestions and injunctions, follow His plan for us] and [ habitually] practice what is pleasing to Him.

1 John 5:14-15

And this is the confidence (the assurance, the privilege of boldness) which we have in Him: [we are sure] that if we ask anything (make any request) according to His will (in agreement with His own plan), He listens to and hears us.

Psalm 27:4

One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to meditate, consider, and inquire in His temple.

Psalm 27:8

You have said, Seek My face [inquire for and require My presence as your vital need]. My heart says to You, Your face (Your presence), Lord, will I seek, inquire for, and require [of necessity and on the authority of Your Word].

Psalm 34:4

I sought (inquired of) the Lord and required Him [of necessity and on the authority of His Word], and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

Psalm 34:10

The young lions lack food and suffer hunger, but they who seek (inquire of and require) the Lord [by right of their need and on the authority of His Word], none of them shall lack any beneficial thing.

Psalm 50:15

And call on Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall honor and glorify Me.

Psalm 105:3-4

Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those rejoice who seek and require the Lord [as their indispensable necessity].

Song of Songs 3:1-4

In the night I dreamed that I sought the one whom I love. [She said] I looked for him but could not find him.

Song of Songs 5:6

I opened for my beloved, but my beloved had turned away and withdrawn himself, and was gone! My soul went forth [to him] when he spoke, but it failed me [and now he was gone]! I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.

Isaiah 45:19

I have not spoken in secret, in a corner of the land of darkness; I did not call the descendants of Jacob [to a fruitless service], saying, Seek Me for nothing [but I promised them a just reward]. I, the Lord, speak righteousness (the truth -- "trustworthy, straightforward correspondence between deeds and words); I declare things that are right.

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek, inquire for, and require the Lord while He may be found [claiming Him by necessity and by right]; call upon Him while He is near.

Jeremiah 29:12

Then you will call upon Me, and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear and heed you.

Jeremiah 33:3

Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand).

Daniel 9:3

And I set my face to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and supplications, with fasting and sackcloth and ashes;

Amos 5:4-6

For thus says the Lord to the house of Israel: Seek Me [inquire for and of Me and require Me as you require food] and you shall live!

Matthew 6:29

Yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his magnificence (excellence, dignity, and grace) was not arrayed like one of these.

Matthew 7:7-11

Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you.

Matthew 21:31

Which of the two did the will of the father? They replied, The first one. Jesus said to them, Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the harlots will get into the kingdom of heaven before you.

Mark 13:37

And what I say to you I say to everybody: Watch (give strict attention, be cautious, active, and alert)!

Luke 13:24-25

Strive to enter by the narrow door [force yourselves through it], for many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able.

John 1:45-49

Philip sought and found Nathanael and told him, We have found (discovered) the One Moses in the Law and also the Prophets wrote about -- "Jesus from Nazareth, the [legal] son of Joseph!

John 4:10

Jesus answered her, If you had only known and had recognized God's gift and Who this is that is saying to you, Give Me a drink, you would have asked Him [instead] and He would have given you living water.

Acts 10:4-6

And he, gazing intently at him, became frightened and said, What is it, Lord? And the angel said to him, Your prayers and your [generous] gifts to the poor have come up [as a sacrifice] to God and have been remembered by Him.

Romans 2:7

To those who by patient persistence in well-doing [ springing from piety] seek [unseen but sure] glory and honor and [ the eternal blessedness of] immortality, He will give eternal life.

2 Corinthians 6:2

For He says, In the time of favor (of an assured welcome) I have listened to and heeded your call, and I have helped you on the day of deliverance (the day of salvation). Behold, now is truly the time for a gracious welcome and acceptance [of you from God]; behold, now is the day of salvation!

2 Corinthians 12:8-9

Three times I called upon the Lord and besought [Him] about this and begged that it might depart from me;

Hebrews 4:16

Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God's unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it].

Hebrews 11:6

But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].

James 5:15

And the prayer [that is] of faith will save him who is sick, and the Lord will restore him; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

Revelation 2:24

But to the rest of you in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not explored and known the depths of Satan, as they say -- "I tell you that I do not lay upon you any other [fresh] burden:

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