Luke 11:9
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English Standard Version
And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened to you.

Weymouth New Testament
"So I say to you, 'Ask, and what you ask for shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened to you.'

Luke 11:9 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Ask (αἰτεῖτε)

The word for the asking of an inferior (Acts 12:20; Acts 3:2); and hence of man from God (Matthew 7:7; James 1:5). Christ never uses the word of his own asking from the Father, but always ἐρωτῶ, as asking on equal terms. Martha shows her low conception of his person when she uses the term of his asking God (John 11:22).

Ask, seek, knock

"The three repetitions of the command are more than mere repetitions; since to seek is more than to ask, and to knock than to seek" (Trench, "Parables").

Luke 11:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I say.

Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

Matthew 6:29 And yet I say to you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Matthew 21:31 Whether of them two did the will of his father? They say to him, The first. Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you...

Mark 13:37 And what I say to you I say to all, Watch.

Revelation 2:24 But to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan...

Ask.

Psalm 50:15 And call on me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.

Psalm 118:5 I called on the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.

Jeremiah 33:3 Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not.

Matthew 7:7,8 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you...

Matthew 21:22 And all things, whatever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.

Mark 11:24 Therefore I say to you, What things soever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them.

John 4:10 Jesus answered and said to her, If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that said to you, Give me to drink...

John 14:13 And whatever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

John 15:7,16 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done to you...

John 16:23,24 And in that day you shall ask me nothing. Truly, truly, I say to you, Whatever you shall ask the Father in my name...

2 Corinthians 12:8,9 For this thing I sought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me...

Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraides not; and it shall be given him.

James 5:15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins...

1 John 3:22 And whatever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

1 John 5:14,15 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he hears us...

seek.

Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

Psalm 27:4,8 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life...

Psalm 34:4,10 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears...

Psalm 105:3,4 Glory you in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD...

Songs 3:1-4 By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loves: I sought him, but I found him not...

Songs 5:6 I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spoke: I sought him...

Isaiah 45:19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not to the seed of Jacob, Seek you me in vain...

Isaiah 55:6,7 Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near...

Jeremiah 29:12 Then shall you call on me, and you shall go and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

Daniel 9:3 And I set my face to the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:

Amos 5:4-6 For thus said the LORD to the house of Israel, Seek you me, and you shall live...

John 1:45-49 Philip finds Nathanael, and said to him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth...

Acts 10:4-6 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said to him...

Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life:

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that he is...

knock.

Luke 13:25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and has shut to the door, and you begin to stand without, and to knock at the door...

2 Corinthians 6:2 (For he said, I have heard you in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succored you: behold, now is the accepted time...

Cross References
Matthew 7:7
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Luke 11:10
For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.

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