Matthew 7:9
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New International Version
"Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone?

New Living Translation
"You parents--if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead?

English Standard Version
Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?

Berean Study Bible
Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?

Berean Literal Bible
Or which man is among you who, if his son will ask for bread, will give him a stone?

New American Standard Bible
"Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone?

King James Bible
Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What man among you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?

International Standard Version
"There isn't a person among you who would give his son a stone if he asked for bread, is there?

NET Bible
Is there anyone among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And who is the man among you whose son will ask him for bread and will hand him a stone?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"If your child asks you for bread, would any of you give him a stone?

New American Standard 1977
“Or what man is there among you, when his son shall ask him for a loaf, will give him a stone?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Or what man is there of you, whom, if his son asks for bread, will he give him a stone?

King James 2000 Bible
Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

American King James Version
Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

American Standard Version
Or what man is there of you, who, if his son shall ask him for a loaf, will give him a stone;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Or what man is there among you, of whom if his son shall ask bread, will he reach him a stone?

Darby Bible Translation
Or what man is there of you who, if his son shall ask of him a loaf of bread, will give him a stone;

English Revised Version
Or what man is there of you, who, if his son shall ask him for a loaf, will give him a stone;

Webster's Bible Translation
Or what man is there of you, who, if his son shall ask bread, will give him a stone?

Weymouth New Testament
What man is there among you, who if his son shall ask him for bread will offer him a stone?

World English Bible
Or who is there among you, who, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?

Young's Literal Translation
'Or what man is of you, of whom, if his son may ask a loaf -- a stone will he present to him?
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.
Study Bible
Ask, Seek, Knock
8For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. 9Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?…
Cross References
Matthew 7:8
For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

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

Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

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