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78 Bible Verses about Asking

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Joshua 4:20-22

Joshua set up the twelve stones that they had removed from the Jordan River at Gilgal. Then he told the Israelis, "When your descendants ask their parents in years to come, "What is the meaning of these stones?' you are to tell your descendants: "Israel crossed this Jordan River on dry ground

Exodus 3:22

Each woman is to ask her neighbor or any foreign woman in her house for articles of gold and for clothing, and use them to clothe your sons and daughters. You will plunder the Egyptians."

Deuteronomy 32:7

Remember the days of old, reflect on the years of previous generations. Ask your father, and he'll tell you; your elders will inform you.

1 Samuel 12:19

Then all the people told Samuel, "Pray to the LORD your God for your servants, so that we don't die, because we made all our sins worse by asking for a king for ourselves."

2 Kings 2:3

When the Guild of Prophets who lived in Bethel came out to greet Elisha, they asked him, "You are aware, aren't you, that later today the LORD is going to remove your master from being your mentor?" "Of course I'm aware of it," he said. "Calm down."

Nehemiah 2:1-2

It came about in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes, during the month of Nissan, the king was about to drink some wine that I was preparing for him. Now I had never looked troubled in his presence. The king asked me, "Why do you look so troubled, since you're not ill? This cannot be anything else but troubles of the heart."

Daniel 2:10-11

The Chaldeans answered the king directly, "There's not a single man on earth who can do what the king has commanded. No king, lord, or ruler has ever asked such a thing from any diviner, enchanter, or Chaldean. Furthermore, what the king is asking is so difficult that no one can reveal it except the gods and they don't live with human beings."

Matthew 2:1-2

After Jesus had been born in Bethlehem of Judea during the reign of King Herod, wise men arrived in Jerusalem from the east and asked, "Where is the one who was born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him."

Luke 2:46

Three days later, they found him in the Temple sitting among the teachers, listening to them, and posing questions to them.

John 4:9

The Samaritan woman asked him, "How can you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?" Because Jews do not have anything to do with Samaritans.

Romans 16:1-2

Now I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deaconess in the church at Cenchrea. Welcome her in the Lord as is appropriate for saints, and provide her with anything she may need from you, for she has assisted many people, including me.

Galatians 2:9-10

So when James, Cephas, and John (who were reputed to be leaders) recognized the grace that had been given me, they gave Barnabas and me the right hand of fellowship, agreeing that we should go to the gentiles and they to the circumcised. The only thing they asked us to do was to remember the destitute, the very thing I was eager to do.

Philippians 4:2-3

I urge Euodia and Syntyche to have the same attitude in the Lord. Yes, I also ask you, my true partner, to help these women. They have worked hard with me to advance the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the Book of Life.

Genesis 50:17

"Before he died, your father left some instructions. He told us, "Tell Joseph, "Please forgive your brothers' offenses. I beg you, forgive their sins, because they wronged you."' So please forgive the transgression of the servants of your father's God."

Exodus 5:15

The Israeli supervisors came and cried out to Pharaoh, "Why are you doing this to us?

Luke 23:20

But Pilate wanted to let Jesus go, so he appealed to them again,

Acts 25:3

and asking Festus to have Paul brought to Jerusalem as a favor. They were laying an ambush to kill him on the road.

1 Thessalonians 4:1

Now then, brothers, you learned from us how you ought to live and to please God, as in fact you are doing. We ask and encourage you in the Lord to 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 for you. Because everyone who keeps asking will receive, and the person who keeps searching will find, and the person who keeps knocking will have the door opened. "There isn't a person among you who would give his son a stone if he asked for bread, is there? read more.
Or if he asks for a fish, he wouldn't give him a snake, would he? 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!

Luke 11:9-13

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, because everyone who keeps asking will receive, and the person who keeps searching will find, and the person who keeps knocking will have the door opened. What father among you, if his son asks for bread, would give him a stone, or if he asks for a fish, would give him a snake instead of the fish? read more.
Or if he asks for an egg, would he give him a scorpion? So if you who are evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who keep asking him!"

Deuteronomy 18:16

because this is what you asked from the LORD your God at Horeb when you were assembled together: "Don't let us hear the voice of the LORD our God again, or even see this great fire otherwise, we will die.'

Judges 6:39

Then Gideon told God, "Don't let yourself be angry with me! I want to ask you once again: please let me make a test with the fleece just once more. Cause it to be dry only on the fleece, but let there be dew all around on the ground."

1 Samuel 1:20

By the time of the next year's sacrifice, Hannah had become pregnant and had borne a son. She named him Samuel because she said, "I asked the LORD for him."

1 Chronicles 16:4

In the presence of the ark of the LORD, he appointed some of the descendants of Levi to minister continually by remembering, giving thanks, and praising the LORD God of Israel.

2 Chronicles 6:32-33

"Now concerning the foreigner who is not from your people Israel, when he comes from a land far away for the sake of your great name, your mighty acts, and your obvious power, when they come and pray in the direction of this Temple, then hear from heaven where you reside, and do whatever the foreigner asks of you, so that all the people of the earth may know your name, fear you as do your people Israel, and so they may know that this Temple that I have built is called by your name.

Job 6:8-9

"Who will grant my wish? I wish God would grant what I'm hoping for: that God would just be willing to crush me; that he would let loose and eliminate me!

Proverbs 30:7-8

God, I have asked you for two things don't refuse me before I die Keep deception and lies far away from me, and give me neither poverty nor wealth. Feed me with food that I need for today,

Matthew 9:37-38

Then he told his disciples, "The harvest is vast, but the workers are few. So ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest."

2 Samuel 2:1

Some time later, David inquired of the LORD to ask, "Am I to move to any one of the cities of Judah?" The LORD told him, "Go." So David asked, "To which one?" He replied, "To Hebron."

Genesis 25:21-22

Later, Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, since she was unable to conceive children, and the LORD responded to him his wife Rebekah became pregnant. But when the infants kept on wrestling each other inside her womb, she asked herself, "Why is this happening?" So she asked the LORD for an explanation.

Exodus 33:7

Moses used to take the tent and set it up outside the camp at a distance from the camp, and he called it the Tent of Meeting. When anyone sought the LORD, he would go out to the Tent of Meeting which was outside the camp.

Joshua 9:14

So the leaders of Israel sampled their provisions, but did not ask the LORD about it.

1 Samuel 23:1-2

Someone told David, "Look, the Philistines are fighting at Keilah and are plundering the threshing floors." David inquired of the LORD: "Shall I go and strike down these Philistines?" The LORD told David, "Go strike down the Philistines and deliver Keilah."

2 Kings 8:7-8

Later on, Elisha traveled to Damascus. King Ben-hadad of Aram was ill, but someone informed him, "The man of God has come here!" So the king told Hazael, "Take a gift with you and go meet the man of God. Inquire of the LORD through him and ask, "Will I recover from this sickness?'"

1 Chronicles 21:29-30

Meanwhile, the tent of the LORD that Moses had crafted in the desert, along with the altar of burnt offerings, were being stored at the high place in Gibeon at that time, but David was not going before it to inquire of God, because he was afraid of the sword carried by the angel of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 20:3

In mounting fear, Jehoshaphat devoted himself to seek the LORD. He proclaimed a period of fasting throughout all of the territory of Judah,

Isaiah 58:2

They seek me day after day, and are eager to know my ways, as if they were a nation that practices righteousness and has not forsaken the justice of their God. "They ask me to reveal just decisions; they are eager to draw near to God.

1 John 5:14-15

And this is the confidence that we have in him: if we ask for anything according to his will, he listens to us. And if we know that he listens to our requests, we can be sure that we have what we ask him for.

Daniel 9:18

Turn your ear and listen, O God. Open your eyes and look at our desolation and at the city that is called by your name. We're not presenting our requests before you because of our righteousness, but because of your great compassion.

1 Samuel 17:29

"What have I done now?" David asked. "It was just a question, wasn't it?"

Exodus 12:26

And when your children say to you, "What does this ritual mean?'

Exodus 13:14

Then when your child asks you in the future, "What is this?', you are to say to him, "The LORD brought us out of Egypt, from the house of bondage with a strong show of force.

Deuteronomy 6:20

"When your son asks you in the future, "What is the meaning of the instructions, decrees, and ordinances that the LORD our God commanded you?'

Joshua 4:6

Let this serve as a sign among you, so that when your children ask in times to come, "What do these stones mean to you,'

Joshua 4:21

Then he told the Israelis, "When your descendants ask their parents in years to come, "What is the meaning of these stones?'

Job 8:8

"Inquire of the previous generation, won't you please? Consider what their forefathers searched out.

Jeremiah 38:14

King Zedekiah sent for Jeremiah the prophet and had him brought to him at the third entrance to the LORD's Temple. The king told Jeremiah, "I'm going to ask you something, and don't hide anything from me."

Genesis 24:57

But they said, "We'll call the young lady and see what she has to say about this."

John 9:21

But we don't know how it is that he now sees, and we don't know who opened his eyes. Ask him. He is of age and can speak for himself."

John 9:23

That's why his parents said, "He is of age. Ask him."

Psalm 35:11

False witnesses stepped forward and questioned me concerning things about which I knew nothing.

Luke 15:26

So he called to one of the servants and asked what was happening.

Luke 18:36

When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening.

1 Kings 10:1

When the queen of Sheba heard about Solomon's reputation with the LORD, she came to test him with difficult questions.

Genesis 32:17

To the first group he said, "When you meet my brother Esau, if he asks, "To whom do you belong? Where are you going? And to whom do these herds belong?'

Haggai 2:11

"This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "Ask the priests about what the Law says:

Matthew 7:6

"Never give what is holy to dogs or throw your pearls before pigs. Otherwise, they will trample them with their feet and then turn around and attack you."

From Thematic Bible


Alms » Asking

John 9:8

Then the neighbors and those who had previously seen him as a beggar said, "This is the man who used to sit and beg, isn't it?"

Acts 3:2

Now a man who had been crippled from birth was being carried in. Every day people would lay him at what was called the Beautiful Gate so that he could beg from those who were going into the Temple.

Glory of Christ » Asking

Isaiah 6:1-5

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting upon his throne, high and exalted. The train of his robe filled the Temple. The seraphim stood above him. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he was flying. They kept on calling to each other: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of the Heavenly Armies! The whole earth is full of his glory!" read more.
The foundations of the thresholds quaked at the sound of those who kept calling out, and the Temple was filled with smoke. "How terrible it will be for me!" I cried, "because I am ruined! I'm a man with unclean lips, and I live among a people with unclean lips! And my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of the Heavenly Armies!"

Topics on Asking

Asking For Discernment

19;119;66

Teach me both knowledge and appropriate discretion, because I believe in your commands.

Asking for forgiveness

62;1;9

If we make it our habit to confess our sins, in his faithful righteousness he forgives us for those sins and cleanses 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 for you.

Asking For Money

40;5;42

Give to the person who asks you for something, and do not turn away from the person who wants to borrow something from you."

Asking In Jesus Name

43;14;13-14

I'll do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

Asking Particular Questions

1;40;7

So he asked Pharaoh's officers, who were with him in prison in his master's house, "Why are you so sad today?"

Asking Permission

18;1;9-11

But in response, Satan asked the LORD, "Does Job fear God for nothing?

Not Asking Others

7;13;6

Then the woman went to tell her husband. She said, "A man of God appeared to me. He looked like what an angel of God would look like very frightening. I didn't ask him where he had come from and he didn't tell me his name.

Prayer, As Asking God

50;4;6

Never worry about anything. Instead, in every situation let your petitions be made known to God through prayers and requests, with thanksgiving.

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