Matthew 4:7
New International Version
Jesus answered him, "It is also written: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'"

New Living Translation
Jesus responded, “The Scriptures also say, ‘You must not test the Lord your God.’”

English Standard Version
Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

Berean Study Bible
Jesus replied, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

Berean Literal Bible
Jesus said to him, "Again it has been written: 'You shall not test the Lord your God.'"

New American Standard Bible
Jesus said to him, "On the other hand, it is written, 'YOU SHALL NOT PUT THE LORD YOUR GOD TO THE TEST.'"

King James Bible
Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

Christian Standard Bible
Jesus told him, "It is also written: Do not test the Lord your God."

Contemporary English Version
Jesus answered, "The Scriptures also say, 'Don't try to test the Lord your God!'"

Good News Translation
Jesus answered, "But the scripture also says, 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jesus told him, "It is also written: Do not test the Lord your God."

International Standard Version
Jesus responded to him, "It is also written, 'You must not tempt the Lord your God.'"

NET Bible
Jesus said to him, "Once again it is written: 'You are not to put the Lord your God to the test.'"

New Heart English Bible
Jesus said to him, "Again, it is written, 'Do not test the Lord your God.'"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yeshua said to him, “Again it is written: 'You shall not tempt THE LORD JEHOVAH your God.' “

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus said to him, "Again, Scripture says, 'Never tempt the Lord your God.' "

New American Standard 1977
Jesus said to him, “On the other hand, it is written, ‘YOU SHALL NOT PUT THE LORD YOUR GOD TO THE TEST.’”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

King James 2000 Bible
Jesus said unto him, It is written again, You shall not test the Lord your God.

American King James Version
Jesus said to him, It is written again, You shall not tempt the Lord your God.

American Standard Version
Jesus said unto him, Again it is written, Thou shalt not make trial of the Lord thy God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jesus said to him: It is written again: Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

Darby Bible Translation
Jesus said to him, It is again written, Thou shalt not tempt [the] Lord thy God.

English Revised Version
Jesus said unto him, Again it is written, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Jesus said to him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

Weymouth New Testament
"Again it is written," replied Jesus, "'Thou shalt not put the Lord thy God to the proof.'"

World English Bible
Jesus said to him, "Again, it is written, 'You shall not test the Lord, your God.'"

Young's Literal Translation
Jesus said to him again, 'It hath been written, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.'
Study Bible
The Temptation of Jesus
6“If You are the Son of God,” he said, “throw Yourself down. For it is written: ‘He will command His angels concerning You, and they will lift You up in their hands, so that You will not strike Your foot against a stone.’” 7Jesus replied, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 8Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.…
Cross References
Exodus 17:2
So the people contended with Moses, "Give us water to drink." "Why do you contend with me?" Moses replied. "Why do you test the LORD?"

Deuteronomy 6:16
Do not test the LORD your God as you tested Him at Massah.

Luke 4:12
But Jesus declared, "It also says, 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'"

Acts 15:10
Now then, why do you test God by placing on the necks of the disciples a yoke that neither we nor our fathers have been able to bear?

Treasury of Scripture

Jesus said to him, It is written again, You shall not tempt the Lord your God.

It.

Matthew 4:4,10
But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God…

Matthew 21:16,42
And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise? …

Matthew 22:31,32
But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, …

Thou.

Exodus 17:2,7
Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the LORD? …

Numbers 14:22
Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice;

Deuteronomy 6:16
Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.







Lexicon
Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

replied,
Ἔφη (Ephē)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5346: To say, declare. Properly, the same as the base of phos and phaino; to show or make known one's thoughts, i.e. Speak or say.

“It is also written:
γέγραπται (gegraptai)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1125: A primary verb; to 'grave', especially to write; figuratively, to describe.

‘Do not put
ἐκπειράσεις (ekpeiraseis)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1598: To put to the test, make trial of, tempt, try. From ek and peirazo; to test thoroughly.

[the] Lord
Κύριον (Kyrion)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

your
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

God {to the test}.’”
Θεόν (Theon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.
(7) It is written again.--The words are, as already stated, from the chapter that contains one of the passages written on the phylacteries, that were probably used by our Lord Himself. As the words stand in Deuteronomy 6:16, their general meaning is specialised by an historical reference, "Ye shall not tempt the Lord thy God, as ye tempted Him in Massah." In the history thus referred to, the sin of the people had been that they questioned the presence of God with them until they saw a supernatural proof of it. They asked, "Is Jehovah among us, or not?" and that question sprang from unbelief. To have demanded a like proof of His Father's care now would have identified the Son of Man with a like spirit of distrust, and the history of that temptation was therefore a sufficient answer to this. Here, too, a light is thrown on the future teaching of the Christ. The lessons of the wilderness taught Him (the word may seem bold, but it is justified by Hebrews 5:8) to commit Himself absolutely to His Father's will. We find almost an echo of what is recorded here in the words which tell us that He forbore to pray for the twelve legions of angels which the Father would have sent him (Matthew 26:53).

Verse 7. - It is written again; i.e. in addition, not to our Lord's previous quotation (ver. 4), in which case we should expect to lind πάλιν in ver. 10, but to the devil's appeal to Scripture. Bengel, "Scriptura per Scripturam interpretanda et concilianda" (cf. Art. XX., "Neither may it [the Church] so expound one place of Scripture that it be repugnant to another"). Thou shalt not tempt (Deuteronomy 6:16, verbally from the LXX., and equivalent to the Hebrew, except that the Hebrew verb is in the plural). In Deuteronomy the sentence continues, "as ye tempted him in Massah;" i.e. ye shall not test the reality of his presence and the greatness of his power as ye did (Exodus 17:1-7) at Rephidim. The act proposed to our Lord would have been precisely parallel to that sin of old (cf. Judith's words to the people of Bethulia that, by fixing a limit of days for God to deliver them, they in reality tempted God [ἐπειράσατε τὸν Θεόν] Judith 8:12: cf. also Psalm 78:41). "In this refusal of Christ's are implicitly condemned all who run before they are sent, who thrust themselves into perils to which they are not called; all who would fain be reformers, but whom God has not raised up and equipped for the work of reformation; and who therefore for the most part bring themselves and their cause together to shame, dishonour, and defeat; with all those who presumptuously draw drafts on the faithfulness of God, which they have no scriptural warrant to justify them in believing that He will honour" (Trench, 'Studies,' p. 43). 4:1-11 Concerning Christ's temptation, observe, that directly after he was declared to be the Son of God, and the Saviour of the world, he was tempted; great privileges, and special tokens of Divine favour, will not secure any from being tempted. But if the Holy Spirit witness to our being adopted as children of God, that will answer all the suggestions of the evil spirit. Christ was directed to the combat. If we presume upon our own strength, and tempt the devil to tempt us, we provoke God to leave us to ourselves. Others are tempted, when drawn aside of their own lust, and enticed, Jas 1:14; but our Lord Jesus had no corrupt nature, therefore he was tempted only by the devil. In the temptation of Christ it appears that our enemy is subtle, spiteful, and very daring; but he can be resisted. It is a comfort to us that Christ suffered, being tempted; for thus it appears that our temptations, if not yielded to, are not sins, they are afflictions only. Satan aimed in all his temptations, to bring Christ to sin against God. 1. He tempted him to despair of his Father's goodness, and to distrust his Father's care concerning him. It is one of the wiles of Satan to take advantage of our outward condition; and those who are brought into straits have need to double their guard. Christ answered all the temptations of Satan with It is written; to set us an example, he appealed to what was written in the Scriptures. This method we must take, when at any time we are tempted to sin. Let us learn not to take any wrong courses for our supply, when our wants are ever so pressing: in some way or other the Lord will provide. 2. Satan tempted Christ to presume upon his Father's power and protection, in a point of safety. Nor are any extremes more dangerous than despair and presumption, especially in the affairs of our souls. Satan has no objection to holy places as the scene of his assaults. Let us not, in any place, be off our watch. The holy city is the place, where he does, with the greatest advantage, tempt men to pride and presumption. All high places are slippery places; advancements in the world makes a man a mark for Satan to shoot his fiery darts at. Is Satan so well versed in Scripture as to be able to quote it readily? He is so. It is possible for a man to have his head full of Scripture notions, and his mouth full of Scripture expressions, while his heart is full of bitter enmity to God and to all goodness. Satan misquoted the words. If we go out of our way, out of the way of our duty, we forfeit the promise, and put ourselves out of God's protection. This passage, De 8:3, made against the tempter, therefore he left out part. This promise is firm and stands good. But shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? No. 3. Satan tempted Christ to idolatry with the offer of the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them. The glory of the world is the most charming temptation to the unthinking and unwary; by that men are most easily imposed upon. Christ was tempted to worship Satan. He rejected the proposal with abhorrence. Get thee hence, Satan! Some temptations are openly wicked; and they are not merely to be opposed, but rejected at once. It is good to be quick and firm in resisting temptation. If we resist the devil he will flee from us. But the soul that deliberates is almost overcome. We find but few who can decidedly reject such baits as Satan offers; yet what is a man profited if he gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Christ was succoured after the temptation, for his encouragement to go on in his undertaking, and for our encouragement to trust in him; for as he knew, by experience, what it was to suffer, being tempted, so he knew what it was to be succoured, being tempted; therefore we may expect, not only that he will feel for his tempted people, but that he will come to them with seasonable relief.
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