Matthew 4:3
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English Standard Version
And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.”

King James Bible
And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.

American Standard Version
And the tempter came and said unto him, If thou art the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the tempter coming said to him: If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.

English Revised Version
And the tempter came and said unto him, If thou art the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou art the son of God, command that these stones be made bread.

Weymouth New Testament
So the Tempter came and said, "If you are the Son of God, command these stones to turn into loaves."

Matthew 4:3 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The Son of God

By its position in the sentence Son is emphatic. "If thou standest to God in the relation of Son."

Bread (ἄπτοι)

Lit., loaves or cakes. So Wyc., loaves. These stones were perhaps those "silicious accretions," which assume the exact shape of little loaves of bread, and which were represented in legend as the petrified fruits of the cities of the plain. By a similar fancy certain crystallizations on Mount Carmel and near Bethlehem are called "Elijah's melons," and the "Virgin Mary's peas;" and the black and white stones found along the shores of the Lake of Galilee have been transformed into traces of the tears of Jacob in search of Joseph. The very appearance of these stones, like the bread for which the faint body hungered, may have added force to the temptation. This resemblance may have been present to Christ's mind in his words at Matthew 7:9.

Matthew 4:3 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the tempter.

Job 1:9-12 Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Does Job fear God for nothing...

Job 2:4-7 And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yes, all that a man has will he give for his life...

Luke 22:31,32 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat...

1 Thessalonians 3:5 For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you...

Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried...

Revelation 12:9-11 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world...

if.

Matthew 3:17 And see a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Luke 4:3,9 And the devil said to him, If you be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread...

command.

Genesis 3:1-5 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, Yes, has God said...

Genesis 25:29-34 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint...

Exodus 16:3 And the children of Israel said to them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt...

Numbers 11:4-6 And the mixed multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said...

Psalm 78:17-20 And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the most High in the wilderness...

Hebrews 12:16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.

Cross References
Matthew 14:33
And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God."

Matthew 16:16
Simon Peter replied, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."

Matthew 26:63
But Jesus remained silent. And the high priest said to him, "I adjure you by the living God, tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God."

Mark 1:1
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

Mark 3:11
And whenever the unclean spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, "You are the Son of God."

Mark 5:7
And crying out with a loud voice, he said, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me."

Luke 1:35
And the angel answered her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy--the Son of God.

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