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78 Bible Verses about Asking

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Joshua 4:20-22

And Joshua raised up in Gilgal the twelve stones, which they took out of the Jordan. And he spoke unto the sons of Israel, saying, When your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What do these stones mean unto you? Then ye shall let your children know, saying, Israel came over this Jordan on dry land.

Exodus 3:22

but every woman shall demand of her neighbour and of her that sojourns in her house, vessels of silver and vessels of gold and clothing; and ye shall put them upon your sons and upon your daughters, and ye shall spoil Egypt.

Deuteronomy 32:7

Remember the days of old; consider the years of many generations; ask thy father, and he will show thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee;

1 Samuel 12:19

And all the people said unto Samuel, Pray for thy slaves unto the LORD thy God that we not die, for we have added unto all our sins this evil, to ask for a king over us.

2 Kings 2:3

And the sons of the prophets that were at Bethel came forth to Elisha and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head today? And he said, Yes, I 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 as wine was before him, I took up the wine and gave it unto the king. And as I had not been sad before in his presence, the king said unto me, Why is thy countenance sad, seeing thou art not sick? This is nothing else but brokenness of heart. Then 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 show the king's matter; furthermore there is no king, prince, nor lord that asked such a thing of any magician or astrologer or Chaldean. Finally, the thing that the king requires is singular, and there is no one that can show it before the king except the angels of God, whose dwelling is not with flesh.

Matthew 2:1-2

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? We have seen his star in the east and are come to worship him.

Luke 2:46

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

John 4:9

Then said the Samaritan woman unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, who am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.

Romans 16:1-2

I commend unto you Phebe our sister, who is a servant of the congregation which is at Cenchrea, that ye receive her in the Lord as a worthy saint, and that ye assist her in whatever thing in which she has need of you, for she has been a helper of many and of myself also.

Galatians 2:9-10

and when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship that we should go unto the Gentiles, and they unto the circumcision. Only they asked that we should remember the poor; the same which I was also diligent to do.

Philippians 4:2-3

I beseech Euodias and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord. And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women who laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also and with my other fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.

Genesis 50:17

So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren and their sin, for they did unto thee evil; and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the slaves of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spoke unto him.

Exodus 5:15

Then the officers of the sons of Israel came and cried unto Pharaoh, saying, Why doest thou deal thus with thy slaves?

Luke 23:20

Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spoke again to them.

Acts 25:3

asking for grace against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, they placing an ambush in the way to kill him.

1 Thessalonians 4:1

It is in order then, brethren, that we beseech and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that in the manner ye were taught of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would continue to grow.

Matthew 7:7-11

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto 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, whom, if his son asks for bread, will he give him a stone?read more.
Or if he asks for fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in the heavens give good things to those that ask him?

Luke 11:9-13

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. For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened. 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?read more.
Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those that ask him?

Deuteronomy 18:16

according to all that thou didst desire of the LORD thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, lest I die.

Judges 6:39

But Gideon said unto God, Let not thine anger be hot against me if I speak again on this occasion; only let me prove again now with the fleece. I pray thee, let it be dry only upon the fleece, and upon all the ground let there be dew.

1 Samuel 1:20

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

1 Chronicles 16:4

And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD and to record and to thank and praise the LORD God of Israel:

2 Chronicles 6:32-33

And also unto the stranger, who is not of thy people Israel, but is come from a far country for thy great name's sake and thy mighty hand and thy stretched out arm, if they come and pray in this house, thou shalt hear from the heavens, from the habitation of thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calls unto thee for, that all the peoples of the earth may know thy name and fear thee, as do thy people Israel, and let them know that thy name is invoked upon this house which I have built.

Job 6:8-9

Oh, that I might have my request and that God would grant me the thing that I long for! Even that it would please God to destroy me, that he would let loose his hand and cut me off!

Proverbs 30:7-8

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

Matthew 9:37-38

Then he said unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

2 Samuel 2:1

And it came to pass after this that David enquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up into any of the cities of Judah? And the LORD said unto him, Go up. And David said, Where shall I go up? And he said, Unto Hebron.

Genesis 25:21-22

And Isaac prayed unto the LORD for his wife because she was barren; and the LORD accepted him, and Rebekah his wife conceived. And the sons struggled together within her; and she said, If this is so, why should I live? And she went to enquire of the LORD.

Exodus 33:7

And Moses took the tabernacle and pitched it outside the camp, afar off from the camp, and called it the tabernacle of the testimony. And it came to pass that every one who sought the LORD went out unto the tabernacle of the testimony, which was outside the camp.

Joshua 9:14

And the men of Israel took of their provision and did not ask counsel at the mouth of the LORD.

1 Samuel 23:1-2

Then they told David, saying, Behold, the Philistines fight against Keilah, and they rob the threshingfloors. Therefore David enquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And the LORD said unto David, Go and smite the Philistines and save Keilah.

2 Kings 8:7-8

Elisha went to Damascus; and Benhadad, the king of Syria, was sick; and it was told him, saying, The man of God is come here. And the king said unto Hazael, Take a present in thy hand, and go, meet the man of God and enquire of the LORD by him, saying, Shall I recover of this disease?

1 Chronicles 21:29-30

For the tabernacle of the LORD, which Moses made in the wilderness, and the altar of the burnt offering were at that season in the high place at Gibeon, but David could not go before it to enquire of God, for he was afraid because of the sword of the angel of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 20:3

Then Jehoshaphat feared and set himself to seek the LORD and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.

Isaiah 58:2

That they seek me daily and want to know my ways, as people that do righteousness and have not forsaken the rights of their God: they ask me of the rights of righteousness and desire to approach God.

1 John 5:14-15

And this is the confidence that we have in God, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he hears us: And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we also know that we have the petitions that we asked of him.

Daniel 9:18

O my God, incline thine ear and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee confiding in our righteousnesses, but in thy many mercies.

1 Samuel 17:29

And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

Exodus 12:26

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

Exodus 13:14

And it shall be when thy son asks thee in time to come, saying, What is this? Thou shalt say unto him, With a strong hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, from the house of slavery;

Deuteronomy 6:20

And when tomorrow thy son asks thee, saying, What are the testimonies and the statutes and the rights, which the LORD our God has commanded you?

Joshua 4:6

that this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What do these stones mean unto you?

Joshua 4:21

And he spoke unto the sons of Israel, saying, When your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What do these stones mean unto you?

Job 8:8

Ask, I pray thee, of the former age, and be willing to enquire of thy fathers regarding them;

Jeremiah 38:14

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

Genesis 24:57

Then they said, We will call the damsel and enquire at her mouth.

John 9:21

but by what means he now sees, we know not; or who has opened his eyes, we know not; he is of age, ask him; he shall speak for himself.

John 9:23

Therefore his parents said, He is of age, ask him.

Luke 15:26

And he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant.

Luke 18:36

and hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what this might be.

1 Corinthians 14:35

And if they desire to learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home, for it is a dishonest thing for women to speak in the congregation .

1 Kings 10:1

And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she 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 for whom are these before thee?

Haggai 2:11

Thus hath the LORD of the hosts said; Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying,

Matthew 7:6

Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet and turn again and rend you.

From Thematic Bible


Alms » Asking

John 9:8

The neighbours, therefore, and those who before had seen him that he was blind said, Is not this he that sat and begged?

Acts 3:2

And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of those that entered into the temple,

Glory of Christ » Asking

Isaiah 6:1-5

In the year that king Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims; each one had six wings; with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried out unto another and said, Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of the hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory. read more.
And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried out, and the house was filled with smoke. Then I said, Woe is me! for I am dead because 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, the LORD of the hosts.

Topics on Asking

Asking In Jesus Name

John 14:13-14

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

Asking Particular Questions

Genesis 40:7

And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the prison of his lord's house, saying, Why look ye so sad today?

Asking Permission

Job 1:9-11

Then Satan answered the LORD and said, Does Job fear God for nothing?

Not Asking Others

Judges 13:6

Then the woman came and told her husband, saying, A man of God came unto me, and his countenance was like the countenance of an angel of God, very terrible; but I did not ask him where he was from, neither did he tell me his name;