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

  • 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."
  • MockingBird
    We all have a copy of God's word. The religious people were saying that Mary was blessed to have the Christ. Jesus did not deny it : But said : Rather than that : we are the more Blessed to hear the word of God and keep it. To keep it is to meditate in the word by day and by night and that puts it into our heart to keep it and to draw on His word in time of need . Be a doer of God's word and not just a hearer only. Do what God says. Keep it in our heart !!!
  • Terrie
    God says that hears and does of his word, please him, because one is walking in obedience. Here is a person who loves, God, himself and his neighbor.
  • Mboki aldrin moatswi
    I have decided choose to pray and worship our might god alone since I have to answers and will be charged for my deeds on the last day of judgment
  • Tilda
    God assured us that He can give us anything,now the ball is in our hands to trust God for great things,meaning there is no need of worrying if you are struggling to get something because God will give you.