Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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

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Context Readings

Ask, Seek, Knock

8 I tell you, although he will not rise and give it to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence, he will get up and give him as many as he needs. 9 "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. 10 For everyone who asks receives. He who seeks finds. To him who knocks it will be opened.


Cross References

Matthew 21:22

All things, whatever you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive."

Psalm 118:5

Out of my distress, I called on Yah. Yah answered me with freedom.

Mark 11:24

Therefore I tell you, all things whatever you pray and ask for, believe that you have received them, and you shall have them.

John 14:13

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

John 15:7

If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, you will ask whatever you desire, and it will be done for you.

John 15:16

You didn't choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever you will ask of the Father in my name, he may give it to you.

John 16:23-24

"In that day you will ask me no questions. Most certainly I tell you, whatever you may ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.

James 1:5

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to him.

1 John 3:22

and whatever we ask, we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do the things that are pleasing in his sight.

1 John 5:14-15

This is the boldness which we have toward him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he listens to us.

Psalm 27:4

One thing I have asked of Yahweh, that I will seek after, that I may dwell in the house of Yahweh all the days of my life, to see Yahweh's beauty, and to inquire in his temple.

Psalm 27:8

When you said, "Seek my face," my heart said to you, "I will seek your face, Yahweh."

Psalm 34:4

I sought Yahweh, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.

Psalm 34:10

The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger, but those who seek Yahweh shall not lack any good thing.

Psalm 50:15

Call on me in the day of trouble. I will deliver you, and you will honor me."

Psalm 105:3-4

Glory in his holy name. Let the heart of those who seek Yahweh rejoice.

Song of Songs 3:1-4

By night on my bed, I sought him whom my soul loves. I sought him, but I didn't find him.

Song of Songs 5:6

I opened to my beloved; but my beloved left; and had gone away. My heart went out when he spoke. I looked for him, but I didn't find him. I called him, but he didn't answer.

Isaiah 45:19

I have not spoken in secret, in a place of the land of darkness. I didn't say to the seed of Jacob, 'Seek me in vain.' I, Yahweh, speak righteousness. I declare things that are right.

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek Yahweh while he may be found; call you on him while he is near:

Jeremiah 29:12

You shall call on me, and you shall go and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

Jeremiah 33:3

Call to me, and I will answer you, and will show you great things, and difficult, which you don't know.

Daniel 9:3

I set my face to the Lord God, to seek by prayer and petitions, with fasting and sackcloth and ashes.

Amos 5:4-6

For thus says Yahweh to the house of Israel: "Seek me, and you will live;

Matthew 6:29

yet I tell you that even Solomon in all his glory was not dressed like one of these.

Matthew 7:7-11

"Ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened for you.

Matthew 21:31

Which of the two did the will of his father?" They said to him, "The first." Jesus said to them, "Most certainly I tell you that the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering into the Kingdom of God before you.

Mark 13:37

What I tell you, I tell all: Watch."

Luke 13:24-25

"Strive to enter in by the narrow door, for many, I tell you, will seek to enter in, and will not be able.

John 1:45-49

Philip found Nathanael, and said to him, "We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, wrote: Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."

John 4:10

Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, 'Give me a drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water."

Acts 10:4-6

He, fastening his eyes on him, and being frightened, said, "What is it, Lord?" He said to him, "Your prayers and your gifts to the needy have gone up for a memorial before God.

Romans 2:7

to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory, honor, and incorruptibility, eternal life;

2 Corinthians 6:2

for he says, "At an acceptable time I listened to you, in a day of salvation I helped you." Behold, now is the acceptable time. Behold, now is the day of salvation.

2 Corinthians 12:8-9

Concerning this thing, I begged the Lord three times that it might depart from me.

Hebrews 4:16

Let us therefore draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace for help in time of need.

Hebrews 11:6

Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to him, for he who comes to God must believe that he exists, and that he is a rewarder of those who seek him.

James 5:15

and the prayer of faith will heal him who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. If he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

Revelation 2:24

But to you I say, to the rest who are in Thyatira, as many as don't have this teaching, who don't know what some call 'the deep things of Satan,' to you I say, I am not putting any other burden on you.

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