New Living Translation
During that time the devil came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, tell 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.
Darby Bible Translation
And the tempter coming up to him said, If thou be Son of God, speak, that these stones may become loaves of bread.
World English Bible
The tempter came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread."
Young's Literal Translation
And the Tempter having come to him said, 'If Son thou art of God -- speak that these stones may become loaves.'
Matthew 4:3 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:3 Coming to him - In a visible form; probably in a human shape, as one that desired to inquire farther into the evidences of his being the Messiah.
LibraryLight for those who Sit in Darkness
From the text it appears that some are in greater darkness than others; and that, secondly, for such there is a hope of light; but that, thirdly, the light which will come to them lies all in Christ; and, fourthly (joyful news!) that light is already sprung up all around them: they have but to open their eyes to delight in it. I. SOME SOULS ARE IN GREATER DARKNESS THAN OTHERS. It appears from the text that it was so in Christ's days, and certainly it is so now. Divine sovereignty runs through all …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
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Twenty-Fourth Day. Firmness in Temptation.
Then the disciples worshiped him. "You really are the Son of God!" they exclaimed.
Simon Peter answered, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God."
But Jesus remained silent. Then the high priest said to him, "I demand in the name of the living God--tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God."
This is the Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God. It began
And whenever those possessed by evil spirits caught sight of him, the spirits would throw them to the ground in front of him shrieking, "You are the Son of God!"
With a shriek, he screamed, "Why are you interfering with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In the name of God, I beg you, don't torture me!"
The angel replied, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God.
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