RKJNT(i) 8 I say to you, Though he will not rise and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rise and give him as much as he needs. 9 And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. 10 For every one who asks receives; and he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks it shall be opened. 11 Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will offer him a scorpion? 13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?