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Matthew 7:7-12Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

Ask God for What You Need

“Continue to ask, and God will give to you. Continue to search, and you will find. Continue to knock, and the door will open for you. Yes, whoever continues to ask will receive. Whoever continues to look will find. And whoever continues to knock will have the door opened for them.

“Do any of you have a son? If he asked for bread, would you give him a rock? 10 Or if he asked for a fish, would you give him a snake? Of course not! 11 You people are so bad, but you still know how to give good things to your children. So surely your heavenly Father will give good things to those who ask him.

A Very Important Rule

12 “Do for others what you would want them to do for you. This is the meaning of the Law of Moses and the teaching of the prophets.

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Luke 11:9-13Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

So I tell you, continue to ask, and God will give to you. Continue to search, and you will find. Continue to knock, and the door will open for you. 10 Yes, whoever continues to ask will receive. Whoever continues to look will find. And whoever continues to knock will have the door opened for them. 11 Do any of you have a son? What would you do if your son asked you for a fish? Would any father give him a snake? 12 Or, if he asked for an egg, would you give him a scorpion? Of course not! 13 Even you who are bad know how to give good things to your children. So surely your heavenly Father knows how to give the Holy Spirit to the people who ask him.”

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Psalm 37:1-9Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

[a] A song of David.

37 Don’t get upset about evil people.
    Don’t be jealous of those who do wrong.
They are like grass and other green plants
    that dry up quickly and then die.
So trust in the Lord and do good.
    Live on your land and be dependable.[b]
Enjoy serving the Lord,
    and he will give you whatever you ask for.
Depend on the Lord.
    Trust in him, and he will help you.
He will make it as clear as day that you are right.
    Everyone will see that you are being fair.
Trust in the Lord and wait quietly for his help.
    Don’t be angry when people make evil plans and succeed.
Don’t become so angry and upset that you, too, want to do evil.
The wicked will be destroyed,
    but those who call to the Lord for help will get the land he promised.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 37:1 Psalm 37 In Hebrew, about every other verse in this psalm begins with the next letter of the alphabet.
  2. Psalm 37:3 be dependable Literally, “shepherd faithfulness.”
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Matthew 21:18-22Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

Jesus Shows the Power of Faith

18 Early the next morning, Jesus was going back to the city. He was very hungry. 19 He saw a fig tree beside the road and went to get a fig from it. But there were no figs on the tree. There were only leaves. So Jesus said to the tree, “You will never again produce fruit!” The tree immediately dried up and died.

20 When the followers saw this, they were very surprised. They asked, “How did the fig tree dry up and die so quickly?”

21 Jesus answered, “The truth is, if you have faith and no doubts, you will be able to do the same as I did to this tree. And you will be able to do more. You will be able to say to this mountain, ‘Go, mountain, fall into the sea.’ And if you have faith, it will happen. 22 If you believe, you will get anything you ask for in prayer.”

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Mark 11:20-26Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

Jesus Shows the Power of Faith

20 The next morning Jesus was walking with his followers. They saw the fig tree that he spoke to the day before. The tree was dry and dead, even the roots. 21 Peter remembered the tree and said to Jesus, “Teacher, look! Yesterday, you told that fig tree to die. Now it is dry and dead!”

22 Jesus answered, “Have faith in God. 23 The truth is, you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, mountain, fall into the sea.’ And if you have no doubts in your mind and believe that what you say will happen, then God will do it for you. 24 So I tell you to ask for what you want in prayer. And if you believe that you have received those things, then they will be yours. 25 When you are praying and you remember that you are angry with another person about something, forgive that person. Forgive them so that your Father in heaven will also forgive your sins.” 26 [a]

Footnotes:

  1. Mark 11:26 Some early Greek copies add verse 26: “But if you don’t forgive others, then your Father in heaven will not forgive your sins.”
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John 14:12-14Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

12 “I can assure you that whoever believes in me will do the same things I have done. And they will do even greater things than I have done, because I am going to the Father. 13 And if you ask for anything in my name, I will do it for you. Then the Father’s glory will be shown through the Son. 14 If you ask me for anything in my name, I will do it.

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