Luke 11:9

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.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I say vnto you, Aske, and it shalbe giuen you: seeke, and ye shal find: knocke, and it shalbe opened vnto you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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 (1901)

And I say to you, Make requests, and they will be answered; what you are searching for, you will get; when you give the sign, the door will be open to you.
- Basic English Bible

And *I* say to you, Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

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.'
- Weymouth Bible

I tell you, keep asking, and it will be given you. Keep seeking, and you will find. Keep knocking, and it will be opened to you.
- World English Bible

And Y seie to you, axe ye, and it schal be youun to you; seke ye, and ye schulen fynde; knocke ye, and it schal be openyd to you.
- Wycliffe Bible

and I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 11:9


11:9 #Mt 7:7|.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 11:9


Lu 11:9-13 Ask, and it shall be given. See notes on Mt 7:7-11. These verses are a part of the Sermon on the Mount. It is probable that Luke, who does not give a chronological history, incorporates them here, though not the time when they were spoken. The same may be said of various utterances given by Luke.

Discussion for Luke 11

  • Rodrick Nyali
    Prayer is the subject matter of Luke 11:9 We need to pray always.
  • BSP
    Verse 9 encourages us to keep on asking and this shows heartfelt desire and it is a display of faith.
  • Norm
    And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing. And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where. Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Turn again to the most High, and turn away from iniquity: for he will lead thee out of darkness into the light of health, and hate thou abomination vehemently. For the eyes of the Lord are upon them that love him, he is their mighty protection and strong stay, a defence from heat, and a cover from the sun at noon, a preservation from stumbling, and an help from falling. He raiseth up the soul, and lighteneth the eyes: he giveth health, life, and blessing.
  • Norm
    He will swallow up death in victory and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it. Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth. For he created all things, that they might have their being: and the generations of the world were healthful and there is no poison of destruction in them, nor the kingdom of death upon the earth: For it was neither herb, nor mollifying plaister, that restored them to health: but thy word, O Lord, which healeth all things. For of the most High cometh healing, and he shall receive honour of the king. That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.
  • Lynn
    Luke11v5 tho he will not rise and give him because he is his friend,yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth....*persistence
  • Stan
    On verses 34-36: Here Jesus is saying you're either 100% fill of light and goodness or 100% full of evilness and darkness. There's no such thing as being partly light and partly darkness, partly good and partly evil. There's only 1 way to be 100% full of light: by recieving Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. "I am the light of the world" (Jesus) "In Him was Life; and the Life was the Light of men."