Matthew 7:11

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If ye then being euill, know how to giue good giftes vnto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heauen, giue good things to them that aske him?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
- American Standard Version (1901)

If you, then, being evil, are able to give good things to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who make requests to him?
- Basic English Bible

If therefore *ye*, being wicked, know [how] to give good gifts to your children, how much rather shall your Father who is in the heavens give good things to them that ask of him?
- Darby Bible

If ye then being evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
- Webster's Bible

If you then, imperfect as you are, 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!
- Weymouth Bible

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
- World English Bible

Therfor if ye, whanne ye ben yuele men, kunnen yyue good yiftis to youre sones, hou myche more youre fadir that is in heuenes schal yyue good thingis to men that axen hym?
- Wycliffe Bible

if, therefore, ye being evil, have known good gifts to give to your children, how much more shall your Father who [is] in the heavens give good things to those asking him?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 7:11


7:11 To them that ask him - But on this condition, that ye follow the example of his goodness, by doing to all as ye would they should do to you. For this is the law and the prophets - This is the sum of all, exactly answering #Mt 5:17|. The whole is comprised in one word, Imitate the God of love. Thus far proceeds the doctrinal part of the sermon. In the next verse begins the exhortation to practise it.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 7:11


Mt 7:11 If ye then, being evil. Men who have the natural affection of parents, even though sinful men, will not do such things. Whoever believes that the term "Father", as applied to God, is more than a figure of speech, must believe in prayer. Give good gifts. Lu 11:13, in the parallel passage, says, instead of "good gifts", "the Holy Spirit", as though this is heaven's greatest blessing.

Discussion for Matthew 7

  • Wayne
    And some would say Christ is not Christ.
  • Irene123
    Matt. 7:15, 10:16; Acts 20:29; Ezek. 22:27; 2 Tim. 4:3; Jude 3,4,8,10,16,18.
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 7:21---- NOT EVERYONE ---- THAT SAITH UNTO ME LORD LORD SHALL ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN BUT HE THAT DOETH THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN ---- HEBREWS 10:36 FOR YOU HAVE NEED OF PATIENCE THAT AFTER YOU --- HAVE DONE --- THE WILL OF GOD YOU MIGHT RECEIVE THE PROMISE ---- PROVERBS 11:4 RICHES PROFIT NOT IN THE DAY OF WRATH BUT RIGHTEOUSNESS DELIVERETH FROM DEATH
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 7:7 ASK AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN UNTO YOU SEEK AND YOU SHALL FIND KNOCK AND IT SHALL BE OPENED TO YOU 7:8 FOR EVERYONE THAT ASKETH RECEIVETH AND HE THAT SEEKETH FINDETH AND TO HIM THAT KNOCKETH IT SHALL BE OPENED ----- 7:11 IF YOU THEN BEING EVIL KNOW HOW TO GIVE GOOD GIFTS UNTO YOUR CHILDREN HOW MUCH MORE SHALL YOUR FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN GIVE GOOD GIFTS TO THEM THAT ASK HIM
  • Stephenderafael
    Who has ears to hear? Is it not those that enter at the strait gate, meaning difficult, not linear. These teachings are not from one who possesses an ego or has ulterior motives. No, they are the truth from God which are purified seven times as silver from dross, with fire. There is no controversy. Hear and perform these commandments or suffer the fate of a hypocrite. Be not like the phonies
  • Steve morrow
    revelation 22:4and they shall see HIS face and HIS name shall be on their foreheads 1 JOHN 3:16 HEREBY PERCEIVE WE THE LOVE OF GOD BECAUSE HE LAID DOWN HIS LIFE FOR US AND WE OUGHT TO LAY DOWN OUR LIVES FOR THE BRETHREN JOHN 15:13 GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS MARK 8:35 FOR WHOSOEVER WILL SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE AND THE GOSPELS SHALL SAVE IT 1 timothy 2:2 for kings and for all that are in authority that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty

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