Parallel Strong'sHolman Christian Standard BibleYou ask and don’t receive because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your evil desires.
New American Standard BibleYou ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend [it] on your pleasures.
King James BibleYe ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume [it] upon your lusts.
Parallel VersesInternational Standard Version
You ask for something but do not get it because you ask for it for the wrong reason—for your own pleasure.
American Standard Version
Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may spend it in your pleasures.
Young's Literal Translation
ye ask, and ye receive not, because evilly ye ask, that in your pleasures ye may spend it.
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