Lamsa(i) 8 I say to you, that if because of friendship he will not give him, yet because of his persistence, he will rise and give him as much as he wants. 9 I say to you also, Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and he who knocks, it is opened to him. 11 For who is among you, a father, if his son should ask him bread, why, would he hand him a stone? and if he should ask him a fish, why, would he hand him a snake instead of a fish? 12 And if he should ask him for an egg, why, would he hand him a scorpion? 13 So if you, who err, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father give the Holy Spirit from heaven to those who ask him?