And he said to them, “Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves, for a friend of mine has arrived on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; and he will answer from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I cannot get up and give you anything’? I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything (A)because he is his friend, yet because of his impudence[a] he will rise and give him whatever he needs. And I tell you, (B)ask, and (C)it will be given to you; (D)seek, and you will find; (E)knock, and it will be opened to you.

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 11:8 Or persistence

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