Matthew 7:8
New International Version
For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

New Living Translation
For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.

English Standard Version
For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.

Berean Study Bible
For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

Berean Literal Bible
For everyone asking receives; and the one seeking finds; and to the one knocking, it will be opened.

King James Bible
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

New King James Version
For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

New American Standard Bible
For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.

NASB 1995
“For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

NASB 1977
“For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it shall be opened.

Amplified Bible
For everyone who keeps on asking receives, and he who keeps on seeking finds, and to him who keeps on knocking, it will be opened.

Christian Standard Bible
For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For everyone who asks receives, and the one who searches finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

American Standard Version
for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it is opened.

Contemporary English Version
Everyone who asks will receive. Everyone who searches will find. And the door will be opened for everyone who knocks.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For every one that asketh, receiveth: and he that seeketh, findeth: and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened.

English Revised Version
for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Good News Translation
For everyone who asks will receive, and anyone who seeks will find, and the door will be opened to those who knock.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Everyone who asks will receive. The one who searches will find, and for the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

International Standard Version
Because everyone who keeps asking will receive, and the person who keeps searching will find, and the person who keeps knocking will have the door opened.

Literal Standard Version
for everyone who is asking receives, and he who is seeking finds, and to him who is knocking it will be opened.

NET Bible
For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

New Heart English Bible
For everyone who asks receives. He who seeks finds. To him who knocks it will be opened.

Weymouth New Testament
For it is always he who asks that receives, he who seeks that finds, and he who knocks that has the door opened to him.

World English Bible
For everyone who asks receives. He who seeks finds. To him who knocks it will be opened.

Young's Literal Translation
for every one who is asking doth receive, and he who is seeking doth find, and to him who is knocking it shall be opened.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Ask, Seek, Knock
7Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. 8For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. 9Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?…

Cross References
Psalm 37:4
Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart.

Matthew 7:7
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you.

Matthew 7:9
Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?

Luke 11:10
For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.


Treasury of Scripture

For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened.

Matthew 15:22-28
And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil…

2 Chronicles 33:1,2,19
Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem: …

Psalm 81:10,16
I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it…









Verse 8. - For every one that asketh receiveth. Every one that asketh of God receiveth, for he is not the censorious Judge that you are inclined to be in your dealings with others. Therefore ask expectantly. He "giveth to all liberally, and upbraideth not" (James 1:5).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

everyone
πᾶς (pas)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

who asks
αἰτῶν (aitōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 154: To ask, request, petition, demand. Of uncertain derivation; to ask.

receives;
λαμβάνει (lambanei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

he who
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

seeks
ζητῶν (zētōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2212: To seek, search for, desire, require, demand. Of uncertain affinity; to seek; specially, to worship, or to plot.

finds;
εὑρίσκει (heuriskei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2147: A prolonged form of a primary heuro, which heureo is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect to find.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

to him who
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

knocks,
κρούοντι (krouonti)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2925: To knock, beat a door with a stick, to gain admittance. Apparently a primary verb; to rap.

[the door] will be opened.
ἀνοιγήσεται (anoigēsetai)
Verb - Future Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 455: To open. From ana and oigo; to open up.


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