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Matthew 7:7-12 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Prayer and the Golden Rule

[a]Ask, and it will be given to you; [b]seek, and you will find; [c]knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you [d]who, when his son asks for a loaf, [e]will give him a stone? 10 Or [f]if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he? 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!

12 “In everything, therefore, [g]treat people the same way you want [h]them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 7:7 Or Keep asking
  2. Matthew 7:7 Or keep seeking
  3. Matthew 7:7 Or keep knocking
  4. Matthew 7:9 Lit whom his son will ask
  5. Matthew 7:9 Lit he will not give him a stone, will he?
  6. Matthew 7:10 Lit also will ask
  7. Matthew 7:12 Lit you, too, do so for them
  8. Matthew 7:12 Lit people; Gr anthropoi
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Matthew 7:7-12 New International Version (NIV)

Ask, Seek, Knock

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

New International Version (NIV)

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