New Living Translation
Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not!
King James Bible
Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
Darby Bible Translation
and if he ask a fish, will give him a serpent?
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?
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LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. vii. 7, "Ask, and it Shall be Given You;" Etc. An Exhortation to Alms-Deeds.
1. In the lesson of the Holy Gospel the Lord hath exhorted us to prayer. "Ask," saith He, "and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth, and he that seeketh findeth, and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?  Or if he ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?  If ye then," …
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament
Known by their Fruits.
"You parents--if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead?
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.
And as Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,
2 Corinthians 11:3
But I fear that somehow your pure and undivided devotion to Christ will be corrupted, just as Eve was deceived by the cunning ways of the serpent.
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