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

New Living Translation
Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not!

English Standard Version
Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent?

Berean Study Bible
Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?

Berean Literal Bible
Or also, if he will ask for a fish, will give him a serpent?

New American Standard Bible
"Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he?

King James Bible
Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

Christian Standard Bible
Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?

Contemporary English Version
Would you give your child a snake if the child asked for a fish?

Good News Translation
Or would you give him a snake when he asks for a fish?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?

International Standard Version
Or if he asks for a fish, he wouldn't give him a snake, would he?

NET Bible
Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?

New Heart English Bible
Or if he will ask for a fish, who will give him a serpent?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if he will ask him for a fish, will he hand him a snake?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Or if your child asks for a fish, would you give him a snake?

New American Standard 1977
“Or if he shall ask for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Or if he asks for fish, will he give him a serpent?

King James 2000 Bible
Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

American King James Version
Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

American Standard Version
or if he shall ask for a fish, will give him a serpent?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Or if he shall ask him a fish, will he reach him a serpent?

Darby Bible Translation
and if he ask a fish, will give him a serpent?

English Revised Version
or if he shall ask for a fish, will give him a serpent?

Webster's Bible Translation
Or if he shall ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

Weymouth New Testament
Or if the son shall ask him for a fish will offer him a snake?

World English Bible
Or if he asks for a fish, who will give him a serpent?

Young's Literal Translation
and if a fish he may ask -- a serpent will he present to him?
Study Bible
Ask, Seek, Knock
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? 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!…
Cross References
Matthew 7:9
Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?

Matthew 7:11
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!

John 3:14
Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,

2 Corinthians 11:3
I am afraid, however, that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning, your minds may be led astray from your simple and pure devotion to Christ.

Treasury of Scripture

Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?







Lexicon
Or
(ē)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2228: Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

[if]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

he asks for
αἰτήσει (aitēsei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 154: To ask, request, petition, demand. Of uncertain derivation; to ask.

a fish,
ἰχθὺν (ichthyn)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2486: A fish. Of uncertain affinity; a fish.

will give
ἐπιδώσει (epidōsei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1929: (a) trans: I hand in, give up, (b) intrans: I give way (to the wind). From epi and didomi; to give over.

him
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

a snake?
ὄφιν (ophin)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3789: Probably from optanomai; a snake, figuratively, an artful malicious person, especially Satan.
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.
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