j If any of you lacks wisdom, k let him ask God, l who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
But m let him ask in faith, n with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like o a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;
p he is a double-minded man, q unstable in all his ways.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
1 Kings 3:9 - 12
Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?
Proverbs 2:3 - 6
Yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding.
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it completely.
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
And Jesus answered them, "Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, 'Be taken up and thrown into the sea,' it will happen.
But the wicked are like the tossing sea; for it cannot be quiet, and its waters toss up mire and dirt.
So that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
2 Peter 2:14
They have eyes full of adultery, insatiable for sin. They entice unsteady souls. They have hearts trained in greed. Accursed children!
2 Peter 3:16
As he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.