MATTHEW 7:7

Ask, and it shall be given

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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In this encouraging scripture Jesus tells us if we actively pursue something, it will happen.

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Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

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Matthew 7:7 Translation & Meaning

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Ask, Αἰτεῖτε To ask (in genitive case) Ask
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
it shall be given δοθήσεται To give (used in a very wide application, properly, or by implication, literally or figuratively; greatly modified by the connection) given
you; ὑμῖν To (with or by) you you
seek, ζητεῖτε To seek (literally or figuratively); specially, (by Hebraism) to worship (God), or (in a bad sense) to plot (against life) seek
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
ye shall find; εὑρήσετε To find (literally or figuratively) find
knock, κρούετε To rap knock
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
it shall be opened ἀνοιγήσεται To open up (literally or figuratively, in various applications) opened
unto you: ὑμῖν· To (with or by) you unto you

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  • 5  Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

  • 6  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.

  • 7  Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

  • 8  For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

  • 9  Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?




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