Matthew 7:11
Parallel Verses
New International Version
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!

New Living Translation
So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.

English Standard Version
If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

Berean Study Bible
So if you who are evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore, if you, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in the heavens give good things to those asking Him!

New American Standard Bible
"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!

King James Bible
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

International Standard Version
So if you who are evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who keep on asking him!

NET Bible
If you then, although 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!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If therefore you who are evil know to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in Heaven give good things to those who ask him?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Even though you're evil, you know how to give good gifts to your children. So how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him?

New American Standard 1977
“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!

Jubilee Bible 2000
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in the heavens give good things to those that ask him?

King James 2000 Bible
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

American King James Version
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

American Standard Version
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

Douay-Rheims Bible
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 good things to them that ask him?

Darby Bible Translation
If therefore ye, being wicked, know [how] to give good gifts to your children, how much rather shall your Father who is in the heavens give good things to them that ask of him?

English Revised Version
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

Webster's Bible Translation
If ye then being evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

Weymouth New Testament
If you then, imperfect as you are, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in Heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

World English Bible
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 good things to those who ask him!

Young's Literal Translation
if, therefore, ye being evil, have known good gifts to give to your children, how much more shall your Father who is in the heavens give good things to those asking him?
Study Bible
Ask, Seek, Knock
10Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11So if you who are evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! 12In everything, then, do to others as you would have them do to you. For this is the essence of the Law and the prophets.…
Word Study

Therefore,
oun (Conj)
Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

Evil, bad, wicked, malicious, slothful.

To know, remember, appreciate.

To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

A primary word; "good".

A gift, present. From the base of didomi; a present.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

A child, descendent, inhabitant. From the base of timoria; a child.

How much, how great, how many. From an absolute pos and hos; interrogative pronoun how much (plural) many).

More, rather. Neuter of the comparative of the same as malista; more) or rather.

You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a "father".

In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; "in, " at, on, by, etc.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Perhaps from the same as oros; the sky; by extension, heaven; by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel.

To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

good things
agatha (Adj-ANP)
A primary word; "good".

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

To ask, request, petition, demand. Of uncertain derivation; to ask.

He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:7-11 Prayer is the appointed means for obtaining what we need. Pray; pray often; make a business of prayer, and be serious and earnest in it. Ask, as a beggar asks alms. Ask, as a traveller asks the way. Seek, as for a thing of value that we have lost; or as the merchantman that seeks goodly pearls. Knock, as he that desires to enter into the house knocks at the door. Sin has shut and barred the door against us; by prayer we knock. Whatever you pray for, according to the promise, shall be given you, if God see it fit for you, and what would you have more? This is made to apply to all that pray aright; every one that asketh receiveth, whether Jew or Gentile, young or old, rich or poor, high or low, master or servant, learned or unlearned, all are alike welcome to the throne of grace, if they come in faith. It is explained by a comparison taken from earthly parents, and their readiness to give their children what they ask. Parents are often foolishly fond, but God is all-wise; he knows what we need, what we desire, and what is fit for us. Let us never suppose our heavenly Father would bid us pray, and then refuse to hear, or give us what would be hurtful.
Cross References
Psalm 84:11
For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

Isaiah 63:7
I shall make mention of the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, the praises of the LORD, According to all that the LORD has granted us, And the great goodness toward the house of Israel, Which He has granted them according to His compassion And according to the abundance of His lovingkindnesses.

Matthew 7:10
Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?

Matthew 23:9
And do not call anyone on earth your father, for you have one Father, who is in heaven.

Luke 11:13
So if you who are evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!"

Romans 8:32
He who did not spare His own Son but gave up Him for us all, how will He not also, along with Him, freely give us all things?

James 1:17
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, with whom there is no change or shifting shadow.
Treasury of Scripture

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

being.

Genesis 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth…

Genesis 8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet smell; and the LORD said in his heart, …

Job 15:16 How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinks iniquity like water?

Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: …

Romans 3:9,19 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before …

Galatians 3:22 But the scripture has concluded all under sin, that the promise by …

Ephesians 2:1-3 And you has he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins…

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, …

how.

Exodus 34:6,7 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The …

2 Samuel 7:19 And this was yet a small thing in your sight, O Lord GOD; but you …

Psalm 86:5,15 For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy …

Psalm 103:11-13 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy …

Isaiah 49:15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion …

Isaiah 55:8,9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, …

Hosea 11:8,9 How shall I give you up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver you, Israel? …

Micah 7:18 Who is a God like to you, that pardons iniquity, and passes by the …

Malachi 1:6 A son honors his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a …

Luke 11:11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he …

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that …

Romans 5:8-10 But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, …

Romans 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, …

Ephesians 2:4,5 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us…

1 John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we …

1 John 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and …

good.

Psalm 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and …

Psalm 85:12 Yes, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield …

Jeremiah 33:14 Behold, the days come, said the LORD…

Hosea 14:2 Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say to him, Take away …

Luke 2:10,11 And the angel said to them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good …

Luke 11:13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children…

2 Corinthians 9:8-15 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that you, always …

Titus 3:4-7 But after that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared…

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