New Living Translation
"You parents--if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead?
King James Bible
Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
Darby Bible Translation
Or what man is there of you who, if his son shall ask of him a loaf of bread, will give him a stone;
World English Bible
Or who is there among you, who, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?
Young's Literal Translation
'Or what man is of you, of whom, if his son may ask a loaf -- a stone will he present to him?
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LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. vii. 7, "Ask, and it Shall be Given You;" Etc. An Exhortation to Alms-Deeds.
1. In the lesson of the Holy Gospel the Lord hath exhorted us to prayer. "Ask," saith He, "and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth, and he that seeketh findeth, and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?  Or if he ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?  If ye then," …
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament
Known by their Fruits.
For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not!
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