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78 Bible Verses about Asking

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Joshua 4:20-22

Then Joshua set up in Gilgal the 12 stones they had taken from the Jordan, and he said to the Israelites, “In the future, when your children ask their fathers, ‘What is the meaning of these stones?’ you should tell your children, ‘Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’

Exodus 3:22

Each woman will ask her neighbor and any woman staying in her house for silver and gold jewelry, and clothing, and you will put them on your sons and daughters. So you will plunder the Egyptians.”

Deuteronomy 32:7

Remember the days of old;
consider the years long past.
Ask your father, and he will tell you,
your elders, and they will teach you.

1 Samuel 12:19

They pleaded with Samuel, “Pray to the Lord your God for your servants, so we won’t die! For we have added to all our sins the evil of requesting a king for ourselves.”

2 Kings 2:3

Then the sons of the prophets who were at Bethel came out to Elisha and said, “Do you know that the Lord will take your master away from you today?”He said, “Yes, I know. Be quiet.”

Nehemiah 2:1-2

During the month of Nisan in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was set before him, I took the wine and gave it to the king. I had never been sad in his presence, so the king said to me, “Why are you sad, when you aren’t sick? This is nothing but depression.”I was overwhelmed with fear

Daniel 2:10-11

The Chaldeans answered the king, “No one on earth can make known what the king requests. Consequently, no king, however great and powerful, has ever asked anything like this of any diviner-priest, medium, or Chaldean. What the king is asking is so difficult that no one can make it known to him except the gods, whose dwelling is not with mortals.”

Matthew 2:1-2

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of King Herod, wise men from the east arrived unexpectedly in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.”

Luke 2:46

After three days, they found Him in the temple complex sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.

John 4:9

“How is it that You, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” she asked Him. For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.

Romans 16:1-2

I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a servant of the church in Cenchreae. So you should welcome her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints and assist her in whatever matter she may require your help. For indeed she has been a benefactor of many—and of me also.

Galatians 2:9-10

When James, Cephas, and John, recognized as pillars, acknowledged the grace that had been given to me, they gave the right hand of fellowship to me and Barnabas, agreeing that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised. They asked only that we would remember the poor, which I made every effort to do.

Philippians 4:2-3

I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to agree in the Lord. Yes, I also ask you, true partner, to help these women who have contended for the gospel at my side, along with Clement and the rest of my coworkers whose names are in the book of life.

Genesis 50:17

‘Say this to Joseph: Please forgive your brothers’ transgression and their sin—the suffering they caused you.’ Therefore, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father.” Joseph wept when their message came to him.

Exodus 5:15

So the Israelite foremen went in and cried for help to Pharaoh: “Why are you treating your servants this way?

Luke 23:20

Pilate, wanting to release Jesus, addressed them again,

Acts 25:3

asking him to do them a favor against Paul, that he might summon him to Jerusalem. They were preparing an ambush along the road to kill him.

1 Thessalonians 4:1

Finally then, brothers, we ask and encourage you in the Lord Jesus, that as you have received from us how you must walk and please God—as you are doing—do so even more.

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. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who searches finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. What man among you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?read more.
Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 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!

Luke 11:9-13

“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. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who searches finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead of a fish?read more.
Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?”

Deuteronomy 18:16

This is what you requested from the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said, ‘Let us not continue to hear the voice of the Lord our God or see this great fire any longer, so that we will not die!’

Judges 6:39

Gideon then said to God, “Don’t be angry with me; let me speak one more time. Please allow me to make one more test with the fleece. Let it remain dry, and the dew be all over the ground.”

1 Samuel 1:20

After some time, Hannah conceived and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, because she said, “I requested him from the Lord.”

1 Chronicles 16:4

David appointed some of the Levites to be ministers before the ark of the Lord, to celebrate the Lord God of Israel, and to give thanks and praise to Him.

2 Chronicles 6:32-33

Even for the foreigner who is not of Your people Israel
but has come from a distant land
because of Your great name
and Your mighty hand and outstretched arm:
when he comes and prays toward this temple, may You hear in heaven in Your dwelling place,
and do all the foreigner asks You.
Then all the peoples of the earth will know Your name,
to fear You as Your people Israel do
and know that this temple I have built
is called by Your name.

Job 6:8-9

If only my request would be granted
and God would provide what I hope for: that He would decide to crush me,
to unleash His power and cut me off!

Proverbs 30:7-8

Two things I ask of You;
don’t deny them to me before I die: Keep falsehood and deceitful words far from me.
Give me neither poverty nor wealth;
feed me with the food I need.

Matthew 9:37-38

Then He said to His disciples,“The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”

2 Samuel 2:1

Some time later, David inquired of the Lord: “Should I go to one of the towns of Judah?”The Lord answered him, “Go.” Then David asked, “Where should I go?” “To Hebron,” the Lord replied.

Genesis 25:21-22

Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife because she was childless. The Lord heard his prayer, and his wife Rebekah conceived. But the children inside her struggled with each other, and she said, “Why is this happening to me?” So she went to inquire of the Lord.

Exodus 33:7

Now Moses took a tent and set it up outside the camp, far away from the camp; he called it the tent of meeting. Anyone who wanted to consult the Lord would go to the tent of meeting that was outside the camp.

Joshua 9:14

Then the men of Israel took some of their provisions, but did not seek the Lord’s counsel.

1 Samuel 23:1-2

It was reported to David: “Look, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah and raiding the threshing floors.” So David inquired of the Lord: “Should I launch an attack against these Philistines?”The Lord answered David, “Launch an attack against the Philistines and rescue Keilah.”

2 Kings 8:7-8

Elisha came to Damascus while Ben-hadad king of Aram was sick, and the king was told, “The man of God has come here.” So the king said to Hazael, “Take a gift with you and go meet the man of God. Inquire of the Lord through him, ‘Will I recover from this sickness?’”

1 Chronicles 21:29-30

The tabernacle of the Lord, which Moses made in the desert, and the altar of burnt offering were at the high place in Gibeon, but David could not go before it to inquire of God, because he was terrified of the sword of the Lord’s angel.

2 Chronicles 20:3

Jehoshaphat was afraid, and he resolved to seek the Lord. Then he proclaimed a fast for all Judah,

Isaiah 58:2

They seek Me day after day
and delight to know My ways,
like a nation that does what is right
and does not abandon the justice of their God.
They ask Me for righteous judgments;
they delight in the nearness of God.”

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. And if we know that He hears whatever we ask, we know that we have what we have asked Him for.

Daniel 9:18

Listen, my God, and hear. Open Your eyes and see our desolations and the city called by Your name. For we are not presenting our petitions before You based on our righteous acts, but based on Your abundant compassion.

1 Samuel 17:29

“What have I done now?” protested David. “It was just a question.”

Exodus 12:26

When your children ask you, ‘What does this ritual mean to you?’

Exodus 13:14

“In the future, when your son asks you, ‘What does this mean?’ say to him, ‘By the strength of His hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt, out of the place of slavery.

Deuteronomy 6:20

“When your son asks you in the future, ‘What is the meaning of the decrees, statutes, and ordinances, which the Lord our God has commanded you?’

Joshua 4:6

so that this will be a sign among you. In the future, when your children ask you, ‘What do these stones mean to you?’

Joshua 4:21

and he said to the Israelites, “In the future, when your children ask their fathers, ‘What is the meaning of these stones?’

Job 8:8

For ask the previous generation,
and pay attention to what their fathers discovered,

Jeremiah 38:14

King Zedekiah sent for Jeremiah the prophet and received him at the third entrance of the Lord’s temple. The king said to Jeremiah, “I am going to ask you something; don’t hide anything from me.”

Genesis 24:57

So they said, “Let’s call the girl and ask her opinion.”

John 9:21

“But we don’t know how he now sees, and we don’t know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he’s of age. He will speak for himself.”

John 9:23

This is why his parents said, “He’s of age; ask him.”

Psalm 35:11

Malicious witnesses come forward;
they question me about things I do not know.

Luke 15:26

So he summoned one of the servants and asked what these things meant.

Luke 18:36

Hearing a crowd passing by, he inquired what this meant.

1 Corinthians 14:35

And if they want to learn something, they should ask their own husbands at home, for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church meeting.

1 Kings 10:1

The queen of Sheba heard about Solomon’s fame connected with the name of Yahweh and came to test him with difficult questions.

Genesis 32:17

And he told the first one: “When my brother Esau meets you and asks, ‘Who do you belong to? Where are you going? And whose animals are these ahead of you?’

Haggai 2:11

“This is what the Lord of Hosts says: Ask the priests for a ruling.

Matthew 7:6

Don’t give what is holy to dogs or toss your pearls before pigs, or they will trample them with their feet, turn, and tear you to pieces.

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Alms » Asking

John 9:8

His neighbors and those who formerly had seen him as a beggar said, “Isn’t this the man who sat begging?”

Acts 3:2

And a man who was lame from birth was carried there and placed every day at the temple gate called Beautiful, so he could beg from those entering the temple complex.

Glory of Christ » Asking

Isaiah 6:1-5

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne, and His robe filled the temple. Seraphim were standing above Him; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts; His glory fills the whole earth. read more.
The foundations of the doorways shook at the sound of their voices, and the temple was filled with smoke. Then I said: Woe is me, for I am ruined, because I am a man of unclean lips and live among a people of unclean lips, [and] because my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of Hosts.

Topics on Asking

Asking For Discernment

19;119;66

Teach me good judgment and discernment,
for I rely on Your commands.

Asking for forgiveness

62;1;9

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

Asking For Help

40;7;7

“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.

Asking For Money

40;5;42

Give to the one who asks you, and don’t turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

Asking In Jesus Name

43;14;13-14

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

Asking Particular Questions

1;40;7

So he asked Pharaoh’s officers who were in custody with him in his master’s house, “Why do you look so sad today?”

Asking Permission

18;1;9-11

Satan answered the Lord, “Does Job fear God for nothing?

Not Asking Others

7;13;6

Then the woman went and told her husband, “A man of God came to me. He looked like the awe-inspiring Angel of God. I didn’t ask Him where He came from, and He didn’t tell me His name.

Prayer, As Asking God

50;4;6

Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

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