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78 Bible Verses about Asking

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Joshua 4:20-22

And those twelve stones which they had taken out of the Jordan did Joshua set up in Gilgal. And he spoke to the children of Israel, saying, When your children hereafter ask their fathers, saying, What mean these stones? then ye shall let your children know, saying, On dry land did Israel come over this Jordan;

Exodus 3:22

but every woman shall ask of her neighbour, and of her that is the inmate of her house, utensils of silver, and utensils of gold, and clothing; and ye shall put them on your sons and on your daughters, and shall spoil the Egyptians.

Deuteronomy 32:7

Remember the days of old, Consider the years of generation to generation; Ask thy father, and he will shew thee; Thine elders, and they will tell thee.

1 Samuel 12:19

And all the people said to Samuel, Pray to Jehovah thy God for thy servants, that we die not; for we have added to all our sins the wickedness to ask for ourselves a king.

2 Kings 2:3

And the sons of the prophets that were at Bethel came forth to Elisha, and said to him, Dost thou know that Jehovah will take away thy master from over thy head to-day? And he said, I also know it: be silent!

Nehemiah 2:1-2

And it came to pass in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that wine was before him, and I took up the wine and gave it to the king. Now, I had never been sad in his presence. And the king said to me, Why is thy face sad, seeing thou art not sick? this is nothing else but sadness of heart. And I was very sore afraid.

Daniel 2:10-11

The Chaldeans answered before the king and said, There is not a man upon the earth that can shew the king's matter; therefore there is no king, however great and powerful, that hath asked such a thing of any scribe, or magician, or Chaldean. For the thing that the king demandeth is extraordinary, and there is none other that can shew it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.

Matthew 2:1-2

Now Jesus having been born in Bethlehem of Judaea, in the days of Herod the king, behold magi from the east arrived at Jerusalem, saying, Where is the king of the Jews that has been born? for we have seen his star in the east, and have come to do him homage.

Luke 2:46

And it came to pass, after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers and hearing them and asking them questions.

John 4:9

The Samaritan woman therefore says to him, How dost thou, being a Jew, ask to drink of me who am a Samaritan woman? for Jews have no intercourse with Samaritans.

Romans 16:1-2

But I commend to you Phoebe, our sister, who is minister of the assembly which is in Cenchrea; that ye may receive her in the Lord worthily of saints, and that ye may assist her in whatever matter she has need of you; for she also has been a helper of many, and of myself.

Galatians 2:9-10

and recognising the grace given to me, James and Cephas and John, who were conspicuous as being pillars, gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship, that we should go to the nations, and they to the circumcision; only that we should remember the poor, which same thing also I was diligent to do.

Philippians 4:2-3

I exhort Euodia, and exhort Syntyche, to be of the same mind in the Lord; yea, I ask thee also, true yokefellow, assist them, who have contended along with me in the glad tidings, with Clement also, and my other fellow-labourers, whose names are in the book of life.

Genesis 50:17

Thus shall ye speak to Joseph: Oh forgive, I pray thee, the transgression of thy brethren, and their sin! for they did evil to thee. And now, we pray thee, forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spoke to him.

Exodus 5:15

Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried to Pharaoh, saying, Why dost thou deal thus with thy bondmen?

Luke 23:20

Pilate therefore, desirous to release Jesus, again addressed them.

Acts 25:3

asking as a grace against him that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying people in wait to kill him on the way.

1 Thessalonians 4:1

For the rest, then, brethren, we beg you and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, even as ye have received from us how ye ought to walk and please God, even as ye also do walk, that ye would abound still more.

Matthew 7:7-11

Ask, and it shall be given to you. Seek, and ye shall find. Knock, and it shall be opened to you. For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you who, if his son shall ask of him a loaf of bread, will give him a stone;read more.
and if he ask a fish, will give him a serpent? 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?

Luke 11:9-13

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. For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it will be opened. But of whom of you that is a father shall a son ask bread, and the father shall give him a stone? or also a fish, and instead of a fish shall give him a serpent?read more.
or if also he shall ask an egg, shall give him a scorpion? If therefore ye, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much rather shall the Father who is of heaven give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

Deuteronomy 18:16

according to all that thou desiredst of Jehovah thy God at Horeb on the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of Jehovah my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not.

Judges 6:39

Then Gideon said to God, "Let not thy anger burn against me, let me speak but this once; pray, let me make trial only this once with the fleece; pray, let it be dry only on the fleece, and on all the ground let there be dew."

1 Samuel 1:20

And it came to pass when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bore a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of Jehovah.

1 Chronicles 16:4

And he appointed certain of the Levites to do the service before the ark of Jehovah, and to celebrate, and to thank and praise Jehovah the God of Israel:

2 Chronicles 6:32-33

And as to the stranger also, who is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy great name's sake, and thy mighty hand and thy stretched-out arm; when they shall come and pray toward this house, then hear thou from the heavens, the settled place of thy dwelling, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for; in order that all peoples of the earth may know thy name, and may fear thee as do thy people Israel, and may know that this house which I have built is called by thy name.

Job 6:8-9

Oh that I might have my request, and that +God would grant my desire! And that it would please +God to crush me, that he would let loose his hand and cut me off!

Proverbs 30:7-8

Two things do I ask of thee; deny me them not before I die: Remove far from me vanity and lies; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the bread of my daily need:

Matthew 9:37-38

Then saith he to his disciples, The harvest is great and the workmen are few; supplicate therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send forth workmen unto his harvest.

2 Samuel 2:1

And it came to pass after this that David inquired of Jehovah, saying, Shall I go up into one of the cities of Judah? And Jehovah said to him, Go up. And David said, Whither shall I go up? And he said, Unto Hebron.

Genesis 25:21-22

And Isaac entreated Jehovah for his wife, because she was barren; and Jehovah was entreated of him, and Rebecca his wife conceived. And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of Jehovah.

Exodus 33:7

And Moses took the tent, and pitched it outside the camp, far from the camp, and called it the Tent of meeting. And it came to pass that every one who sought Jehovah went out to the tent of meeting which was outside the camp.

Joshua 9:14

And the men took of their victuals, but they did not inquire at the mouth of Jehovah.

1 Samuel 23:1-2

And they told David, saying, Behold, the Philistines fight against Keilah, and they rob the threshing-floors. And David inquired of Jehovah, saying, Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And Jehovah said to David, Go and smite the Philistines, and save Keilah.

2 Kings 8:7-8

And Elisha came to Damascus; and Ben-Hadad the king of Syria was sick; and it was told him saying, The man of God is come hither. And the king said to Hazael, Take a present in thy hand, and go, meet the man of God, and inquire of Jehovah by him, saying, Shall I recover from this disease?

1 Chronicles 21:29-30

And the tabernacle of Jehovah, which Moses had made in the wilderness, and the altar of burnt-offering, were at that time in the high place at Gibeon. But David could not go before it to inquire of God; for he was afraid because of the sword of the angel of Jehovah.

2 Chronicles 20:3

And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek Jehovah, and proclaimed a fast throughout Judah.

Isaiah 58:2

Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that doeth righteousness, and hath not forsaken the ordinance of their God; they ask of me the ordinances of righteousness, they take delight in approaching to God:

1 John 5:14-15

And this is the boldness which we have towards him, that if we ask him anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions which we have asked of him.

Daniel 9:18

Incline thine ear, O my God, and hear; open thine eyes and behold our desolations, and the city that is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee because of our righteousnesses, but because of thy manifold mercies.

1 Samuel 17:29

And David said, What have I now done? Was it not laid upon me?

Exodus 12:26

And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say to you, What mean ye by this service?

Exodus 13:14

And it shall be when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What is this? that thou shalt say to him, With a powerful hand Jehovah brought us out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Deuteronomy 6:20

When thy son shall ask thee in time to come, saying, What are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which Jehovah our God hath commanded you?

Joshua 4:6

that this may be a sign in your midst. When your children ask hereafter, saying, What mean ye by these stones?

Joshua 4:21

And he spoke to the children of Israel, saying, When your children hereafter ask their fathers, saying, What mean these stones?

Job 8:8

For inquire, I pray thee, of the former generation, and attend to the researches of their fathers;

Jeremiah 38:14

And king Zedekiah sent and took the prophet Jeremiah unto him, into the third entry that is in the house of Jehovah; and the king said unto Jeremiah, I will ask thee a thing: hide nothing from me.

Genesis 24:57

And they said, Let us call the maiden and inquire at her mouth.

John 9:21

but how he now sees we do not know, or who has opened his eyes we do not know. He is of age: ask him; he will speak concerning himself.

John 9:23

On this account his parents said, He is of age: ask him.

Psalm 35:11

Unrighteous witnesses rise up; they lay to my charge things which I know not.

Luke 15:26

And having called one of the servants, he inquired what these things might be.

Luke 18:36

And when he heard the crowd passing, he inquired what this might be.

1 Kings 10:1

And the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon in connection with the name of Jehovah, and came to prove him with enigmas.

Genesis 32:17

And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother meets thee, and asks thee, saying, Whose art thou, and where goest thou, and whose are these before thee?

Haggai 2:11

Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying,

Matthew 7:6

Give not that which is holy to the dogs, nor cast your pearls before the swine, lest they trample them with their feet, and turning round rend you.

From Thematic Bible


Alms » Asking

John 9:8

The neighbours therefore, and those who used to see him before, that he was a beggar, said, Is not this he that was sitting and begging?

Acts 3:2

and a certain man who was lame from his mother's womb was being carried, whom they placed every day at the gate of the temple called Beautiful, to ask alms of those who were going into the temple;

Glory of Christ » Asking

Isaiah 6:1-5

In the year of the death of king Uzziah, I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and his train filled the temple. Seraphim were standing above him: each had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he flew. And one called to the other and said, Holy, holy, holy is Jehovah of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory! read more.
And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. And I said, Woe unto me! for I am undone; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, Jehovah of hosts.

Topics on Asking

Asking For Discernment

19;119;66

Teach me good discernment and knowledge; for I have believed in thy commandments.

Asking for forgiveness

62;1;9

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Asking For Help

40;7;7

Ask, and it shall be given to you. Seek, and ye shall find. Knock, and it shall be opened to you.

Asking For Money

40;5;42

To him that asks of thee give, and from him that desires to borrow of thee turn not away.

Asking In Jesus Name

43;14;13-14

And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, this will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

Asking Particular Questions

1;40;7

And he asked Pharaoh's chamberlains that were with him in custody in his lord's house, saying, Why are your faces so sad to-day?

Asking Permission

18;1;9-11

And Satan answered Jehovah and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?

Not Asking Others

7;13;6

Then the woman came and told her husband, "A man of God came to me, and his countenance was like the countenance of the angel of God, very terrible; I did not ask him whence he was, and he did not tell me his name;

Prayer, As Asking God

50;4;6

Be careful about nothing; but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;