Matthew 7:7

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

Aske, and it shalbe giuen you: seeke, and ye shall finde: knocke, and it shalbe opened vnto you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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)

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Make a request, and it will be answered; what you are searching for you will get; give the sign, and the door will be open to you:
- Basic English Bible

Ask, and it shall be given to you. Seek, and ye shall find. Knock, and it shall be opened to you.
- Darby Bible

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened to you:
- Webster's Bible

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you.
- Weymouth Bible

Ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened for you.
- World English Bible

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

`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 Matthew 7:7


7:7 But ask - Pray for them, as well as for yourselves: in this there can be no such danger. Seek - Add your own diligent endeavours to your asking: and knock - Persevere importunately in that diligence. #Luke 11:9|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 7:7


Mt 7:7 Ask, . . . seek, . . . knock. The terms are here used with reference to prayer, and these constitute a climax. "Ask" implies a simple petition. "Seek" indicates an earnest search. "Knock" shows perseverance in spite of hindrances. The three represent earnest prayer.

Discussion for Matthew 7

  • Fran
    you must read the next line to get the whole idea. This is taking about if you have a mote in your eye and you are trying to pull out of someone else's. 1st Corinthians 6 chapter say's we shall judge angels so we can judge small things. There are different forms of judging . If this is the case then we should not judge someone if they sleep with your wife or if someone in one's family is murdered
  • BSP
    God has not given us the authority to judge so we should not judge if we don't want to be judged adversely.
  • Eton Arit
    It verse 9 tells us how to be good and to give good things to every one
  • Allan
    God, and indeed the Bible admonishes everyone to love, and love is the summary of God's twelve commandments. Genuine agape love for our neighbours and for God is what God require from us. Therefore if we expect other to love us, we must love them also, love is the fulfilment of the law .
  • GAALIK SANJA ISAIAH
    THESE TELL US THAT YOU RAP WHAT YOU SOW.THIS DAYS MAN IS VERY SELF CENTERED,SELFISHNESS,CORRUPTED,VERY WICK,LOVE OF THE THINGS IN THIS WORLD THAN GOD.
  • Lilian
    God is always reminding us to have obedience on his words and accept God as our Savior, our Lord and the Lover of our Soul. Jesus himself is the word of God and he came down and shed his blood to us so that all of us will have life in abundance. We must keep thanking Jesus and praised him for everything he have done into our lives. We are saved by his Grace and he is faithful to his promises. Amen