Prayer and the Golden Rule

[a](A)Ask, and (B)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 the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or what person is there among you [d]who, when his son asks for a loaf of bread, [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 So if you, despite being [g]evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, (C)how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

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

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  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 7:11 I.e., as sinful mankind
  8. Matthew 7:12 Lit you, too, do so for them
  9. Matthew 7:12 Lit people

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