Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!

King James Version

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

Holman Bible

If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

International Standard Version

So if you who are evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who keep on asking him!

A Conservative Version

If ye therefore, being evil, know to give good gifts to your children, how much more your Father in the heavens will give good things to those who ask him?

American Standard Version

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

Amplified

If you then, evil (sinful by nature) as you are, know how to give good and advantageous gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven [perfect as He is] give what is good and advantageous to those who keep on asking Him.

An Understandable Version

If then you know how to give good gifts to your children, even though you are sinful [human beings], how much more [likely] is it that your Father in heaven will give good things to those who ask Him?

Anderson New Testament

If then you, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him?

Bible in Basic English

If you, then, being evil, are able to give good things to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who make requests to him?

Common New Testament

If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

Daniel Mace New Testament

if ye then, as wicked as ye are, know how to bestow proper gifts upon your children; how much more shall your heavenly father give good things to them that ask him?

Darby Translation

If therefore ye, being wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much rather shall your Father who is in the heavens give good things to them that ask of him?

Godbey New Testament

Therefore if you, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father who is in the heavens give good things to them that ask Him?

Goodspeed New Testament

So if you, bad as you are, know enough to give your children what is good, how much more surely will your Father in heaven give what is good to those who ask him for it!

John Wesley New Testament

If ye then being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven, give good things to them that ask him?

Julia Smith Translation

If ye, therefore, being evil, know to give good gifts to your children how much more will your Father which is in the heavens give good things to those asking him?

King James 2000

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore if you, [although you] are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him?

Modern King James verseion

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father in Heaven give good things to those who ask Him?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If ye then, which are evil, can give to your children good gifts, how much more shall your father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask of him?

Moffatt New Testament

Well, if for all your evil you know to give your children what is good, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him?

Montgomery New Testament

"If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him?

NET Bible

If you then, although you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

New Heart English Bible

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him.

Noyes New Testament

If ye then, though evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him!

Sawyer New Testament

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to them that ask him.

The Emphasized Bible

If then, ye, being, evil, know how, good gifts, to be giving unto your children, how much more, will, your Father who is in the heavens, give good things to them that ask, him?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

If ye then, evil as ye are, know how to bestow good gifts on your children; how much more will your Father who is in heaven, bestow good things on those who ask him?

Twentieth Century New Testament

If you, then, wicked though you are, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in Heaven give what is good to those that ask him!

Webster

If ye then being evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

Weymouth New Testament

If you then, imperfect as you are, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in Heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

Williams New Testament

So if you, in spite of your being bad, know how to give your children what is good, how much more surely will your heavenly Father give what is good to those who keep on asking Him?

World English Bible

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

Worrell New Testament

If, therefore, ye, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father Who is in Heaven give good things to those asking Him?

Worsley New Testament

If ye then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good things to them that ask Him?

Youngs Literal Translation

if, therefore, ye being evil, have known good gifts to give to your children, how much more shall your Father who is in the heavens give good things to those asking him?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If
εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

ye
ὑμείς 
Humeis 
ye, ye yourselves, you, not tr
Usage: 120

οὖν 
Oun 
therefore, then, so, and, now, wherefore, but, not tr,
Usage: 417

ὤν οὖσα ὄν 
On 
being, when ... was, which is, that is, not tr,
Usage: 128

πονηρός 
Poneros 
Usage: 36

εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

to give
δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

G18
ἀγαθός 
Agathos 
Usage: 70

δόμα 
Doma 
Usage: 2

τέκνον 
Teknon 
Usage: 69

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371
Usage: 371

τέκνον 
Teknon 
Usage: 69

πόσος 
Posos 
Usage: 9

μᾶλλον 
Mallon 
more, rather, the more, better ,
Usage: 66

δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

which is

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

οὐρανός 
Ouranos 
Usage: 156

δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

G18
ἀγαθός 
Agathos 
Usage: 70

to them that

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

ask
αἰτέω 
Aiteo 
Usage: 43

Devotionals

Devotionals about Matthew 7:11

References

American

Easton

Images Matthew 7:11

Prayers for Matthew 7:11

Context Readings

The Sermon On The Mount: Ask, Seek, Knock

10 Or if he asks for fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him! 12 Therefore, all things whatsoever ye desire that men should do unto you, so also shall ye do unto them, for this is the law and the prophets.


Cross References

Genesis 6:5

And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Genesis 8:21

And the LORD smelled a savour of rest, and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake, for the intent of man's heart is evil from his childhood; neither will I again smite any more every living thing as I have done.

Psalm 84:11

For the LORD God is a sun and shield unto us; the LORD will give grace and glory; he will not withhold good from those that walk uprightly.

Romans 8:32

He that did not spare his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not also give us all things with him?

1 John 3:1

Behold, what charity the Father has given us, that we should be called the sons of God; therefore the world does not know us, because it does not know him.

1 John 4:10

In this does the charity consist, not because we had loved God, but because he loved us and has sent his Son to be the reconciliation for our sins.

Exodus 34:6-7

And as the LORD passed by before him, he proclaimed, I AM, I AM strong, merciful, and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in mercy and truth,

2 Samuel 7:19

And this was yet a small thing in thy sight, O Lord GOD; but thou hast spoken also of thy slave's house for a great while to come and that this shall be the condition of a man, O Lord GOD.

Job 15:16

How much less the man who is abominable and filthy, who drinks iniquity like water?

Psalm 85:12

The LORD shall give that which is good, and our land shall bring forth her fruit.

Psalm 86:5

For thou, Lord, art good and ready to forgive and plenteous in mercy unto all those that call upon thee.

Psalm 86:15

But thou, O Lord, art a merciful and gracious God, longsuffering and plenteous in mercy and truth.

Psalm 103:11-13

For as the heavens are high above the earth so does he increase his mercy over those that fear him.

Isaiah 49:15

Can a woman forget her sucking child that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Even though they may forget, I will not forget thee.

Isaiah 55:8-9

For my thoughts are not as your thoughts, neither are your ways as my ways, saith the LORD.

Jeremiah 17:9

The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked; who shall know it?

Jeremiah 33:14

Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will confirm the good Word which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.

Hosea 11:8-9

How must I leave thee, Ephraim? how shall I give thee up, Israel? how could I make thee as Admah? nor set thee as Zeboim? my heart churns within me; all my compassion is inflamed.

Hosea 14:2

Take with you words, and be converted unto the LORD; say unto him, Take away all iniquity and receive us graciously, so will we render the calves of our lips.

Micah 7:18

Who is a God like unto thee that pardons iniquity, and passes over the rebellion with the remnant of his heritage? He did not retain his anger for ever because he delights in mercy.

Malachi 1:6

The son honours his father and the slave his master; if then I am a father, where is my honour? and if I am a master, where is my fear? said the LORD of the hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, In what have we despised thy name?

Luke 2:10-11

But the angel said unto them, Fear not; for, behold, I bring you a gospel of great joy, which shall be to all the people.

Luke 11:11-13

If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Romans 3:9

What then? Are we better than they? No, in no wise; for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles that they are all under sin;

Romans 3:19

Now we know that all that the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may submit themselves unto God.

Romans 5:8-10

But God increased the price of his charity toward us in that while we were yet sinners the Christ died for us.

2 Corinthians 9:8-15

And God is able to make all grace abound in you that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

Galatians 3:22

But the scripture has concluded all under sin that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to the believers.

Ephesians 2:1-5

And he has made you alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins,

Titus 3:3-7

For we ourselves also were foolish in another time, rebellious, deceived, serving diverse lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

James 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness neither shadow of turning.

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