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

  • Standaman
    Verses 21-23: To truly know Jesus we have to totally depend on Him for our Salvation and not on our own good works to save us. The ones who didn't really know Jesus and were cast out into outer darkness are the ones who thought all their righteous acts and good deeds that they did are what saved them. Our own good deeds do not save us. Only Jesus saves us when we confess Him as our Lord and Savior
  • BSP
    Verse 25: We want to build a solid spiritual foundation so that when the winds of various trials blow we can remain grounded.
  • Jevon
    Judge not, that ye be not judged.
    2
    For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
  • Lilian
    Give not which is holy unto the dogs Jesus said Be ye Holy for I am Holy I am the vine and you are the fruit. We are nothing without Jesus as our vine neither a good tree can never produce a good fruit where a corrupt tree will only produce evil fruits. God has given us life to choose to follow him for he is the only rock and my salvation in him there is no darkness I will praise you Jesus forever
  • A disciple
    "Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you." This verse has long been a favorite 'go to' saying about not speaking to those who show themselves unworthy and incapable of receiving the Word, because of their brutish and or Satanic nature. This goes with how the Lord warned in another place, to "Beware of men, for they will deliver you up.." But Read the whole portion in its context, and you'll see that the warning is used, not BECAUSE they are unfit to hear, so much as it is for us not to cause ourselves unnecessary hurt and danger BY HYPOCRISY. The precious and holy things we bear in our preaching and teaching, are known and read of all men alongside our character and behavior. Although in a very grave sense they "know not what they do " God has nevertheless given it to them to see the "City Lights which He has set on a hill " and demands that our witness be true and faithful, agreeing with the Spirit's convictions He has ordained and uses through us and our words.
  • A disciple
    Ruth (cont.); Just wanted to say, that I agree with you! I don't mean to 'nit pick' (and I wasn't 'finding fault' with what you wrote at all!); but I wanted to emphasize that the idea of one having to belong to a Church and subject himself without thinking, Is this right? is misleading, and a potentially terrible dangerous snare. Birds of a feather flock together. People flock to those they like!