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

  • Ivy
    What matters to God is that we do His will (Matthew 7:21).
    Matthew 7:23 also reveals that God hates sin; let us strive to do away with sin and be perfect as God is perfect (Matthew 5:48).
    Yes, we can be perfect for we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
    God supplies the strength for every command.
  • Irene123
    V. 6 - " ..... cast not your pearls before swine ..... "; when one once witnesses to someone who rejects and/or scoffs - do not waste God's word on them again, BUT - pray, pray for them that their hearts will be touched and their eyes opened.
  • Brianna
    Vs. 12 The Golden rule. The Mosaic Law was full of hundred of commandments. Yet, this one sentence spoken by Jesus sums up about half of them. Jesus was truly The Great Teacher. He taught with simplicity, yet it was powerful. Let us imitate his example.
  • Angela
    You don't judge others by their sin you judge them by their fruit . does what they say line up with God's word. Know your word so you will not be deceived . Don't judge others by their dress if some one in church. Offends you don't judge look at your self first . You don't know what people go through in their lives. They might just be having a bad day. Smile give hugs and Love
  • Irene123
    You are quite the 'naysayer'. Being a Christian we are to lift each other up. Jesus' church of Acts ch. 2 - is still here. You just told people there is no hope by saying there are no churches that preach truth anymore. I've got a feeling you've been in 'contact' with His church ....... ? The one that preaches Acts 2:38 for salvation.
  • Daniel
    Mt 7:21ff teaches about being careful thinking that we can perform miracles yet neglect the main purpose which is to exposit God's word with full respect and truth. Many of us are driven by miracle performers who don't even dare to prepare or study God's word. Good preaching does not exist anymore in churches. Lets go back to basics.