Matthew 4:7
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New International Version
Jesus answered him, "It is also written: 'Do 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.

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

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.'

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou shalt not tempt - To expose myself to any danger naturally destructive, with the vain presumption that God will protect and defend me from the ruinous consequences of my imprudent conduct, is to tempt God.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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 proceeds out of the mouth of God...

Matthew 21:16,42 And said to him, Hear you what these say? And Jesus said to them, Yes; have you never read...

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

Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

Thou.

Exodus 17:2,7 Why the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said to them, Why chide you with me...

Numbers 14:22 Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness...

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

Psalm 78:18,41,56 And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust...

Psalm 95:9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.

Psalm 106:14 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.

Malachi 3:15 And now we call the proud happy; yes, they that work wickedness are set up; yes, they that tempt God are even delivered.

Acts 5:9 Then Peter said to her, How is it that you have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold...

1 Corinthians 10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.

Hebrews 3:9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.

Library
Temptation
Eversley, 1872. Chester Cathedral, 1872. St Matt. iv. 3. "And when the tempter came to Him, he said, If Thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread." Let me say a few words to-day about a solemn subject, namely, Temptation. I do not mean the temptations of the flesh--the temptations which all men have to yield to the low animal nature in them, and behave like brutes. I mean those deeper and more terrible temptations, which our Lord conquered in that great struggle with
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

The Early Welcome and the First Ministers of the King
'From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 18. And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. 19. And He saith unto them, Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men. 20. And they straightway left their nets, and followed Him. 21. And going on from thence, He saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Knox -- the First Temptation of Christ
John Knox, the great Scottish reformer, was born at Giffordgate, four miles from Haddington, Scotland, in 1505. He first made his appearance as a preacher in Edinburgh, where he thundered against popery, but was imprisoned and sent to the galleys in 1546. In 1547 Edward VI secured his release and made him a royal chaplain, when he acquired the friendship of Cranmer and other reformers. On the accession of Mary (1553) he took refuge on the Continent. In 1556 he accepted the charge of a church in Geneva,
Various—The World's Great Sermons, Volume I

The Temptation in the Wilderness.
Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness, to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered. And when the tempter came to him, he said, if thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. 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. Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
George MacDonald—Unspoken Sermons

Cross References
Exodus 17:2
So they quarreled with Moses and said, "Give us water to drink." Moses replied, "Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you put the LORD to the test?"

Deuteronomy 6:16
Do not put the LORD your God to the test as you did at Massah.

Luke 4:12
Jesus answered, "It is said: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'"

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

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