Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, even though he won’t get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his friend’s persistence, he will get up and give him as much as he needs. 9 “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. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who searches finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.


Cross References

Matthew 21:22

And if you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

Psalm 118:5

I called to the Lord in distress;
the Lord answered me
and put me in a spacious place.

Mark 11:24

Therefore I tell you, all the things you pray and ask for—believe that you have receivedthem, and you will have them.

John 14:13

Whatever you ask in My name, I will do it so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

John 15:7

If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you want and it will be done for you.

John 15:16

You did not choose Me, but I chose you. I appointed you that you should go out and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.

John 16:23-24

In that day you will not ask Me anything.“I assure you: Anything you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.

James 1:5

Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him.

1 John 3:22

and can receive whatever we ask from Him because we keep His commands and do what is pleasing in His sight.

1 John 5:14-15

Now this is the confidence we have before Him: Whenever we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

Psalm 27:4

I have asked one thing from the Lord;
it is what I desire:
to dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
gazing on the beauty of the Lord
and seeking Him in His temple.

Psalm 27:8

My heart says this about You,
“You are to seek My face.”
Lord, I will seek Your face.

Psalm 34:4

I sought the Lord, and He answered me
and delivered me from all my fears.

Psalm 34:10

Young lions lack food and go hungry,
but those who seek the Lord
will not lack any good thing.

Psalm 50:15

Call on Me in a day of trouble;
I will rescue you, and you will honor Me.”

Psalm 105:3-4

Honor His holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek Yahweh rejoice.

Song of Songs 3:1-4

In my bed at night
I sought the one I love;
I sought him, but did not find him.

Song of Songs 5:6

I opened to my love,
but my love had turned and gone away.
I was crushed that he had left.
I sought him, but did not find him.
I called him, but he did not answer.

Isaiah 45:19

I have not spoken in secret,
somewhere in a land of darkness.
I did not say to the descendants of Jacob:
Seek Me in a wasteland.
I, Yahweh, speak truthfully;
I say what is right.

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek the Lord while He may be found;
call to Him while He is near.

Jeremiah 29:12

You will call to Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.

Jeremiah 33:3

Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and incomprehensible things you do not know.

Daniel 9:3

So I turned my attention to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and petitions, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes.

Amos 5:4-6

For the Lord says to the house of Israel:Seek Me and live!

Matthew 6:29

Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was adorned like one of these!

Matthew 7:7-11

“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 21:31

“Which of the two did his father’s will?”“The first,” they said. Jesus said to them, “I assure you: Tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God before you!

Mark 13:37

And what I say to you, I say to everyone: Be alert!”

Luke 13:24-25

“Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because I tell you, many will try to enter and won’t be able

John 1:45-49

Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the One Moses wrote about in the Law (and so did the prophets): Jesus the son of Joseph, from Nazareth!”

John 4:10

Jesus answered, “If you knew the gift of God, and who is saying to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would ask Him, and He would give you living water.”

Acts 10:4-6

Looking intently at him, he became afraid and said, “What is it, lord?”The angel told him, “Your prayers and your acts of charity have come up as a memorial offering before God.

Romans 2:7

eternal life to those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor, and immortality;

2 Corinthians 6:2

For He says:I heard you in an acceptable time,
and I helped you in the day of salvation.Look, now is the acceptable time; now is the day of salvation.

2 Corinthians 12:8-9

Concerning this, I pleaded with the Lord three times to take it away from me.

Hebrews 4:16

Therefore let us approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us at the proper time.

Hebrews 11:6

Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for the one who draws near to Him must believe that He exists and rewards those who seek Him.

James 5:15

The prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will restore him to health; if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

Revelation 2:24

I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who haven’t known the deep things of Satan—as they say—I do not put any other burden on you.

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