Matthew 7:9

“Or what man is there of you, whom if his sonne aske bread, will hee giue him a stone?”

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Other Translations

Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
- King James Version

"Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Or what man is there of you, who, if his son shall ask him for a loaf, will give him a stone;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Or which of you, if his son makes a request for bread, will give him a stone?
- Basic English Bible

Or what man is there of you who, if his son shall ask of him a loaf of bread, will give him a stone;
- Darby Bible

Or what man is there of you, who, if his son shall ask bread, will give him a stone?
- Webster's Bible

What man is there among you, who if his son shall ask him for bread will offer him a stone?
- Weymouth Bible

Or who is there among you, who, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?
- World English Bible

What man of you is, that if his sone axe hym breed, whethir he wole take hym a stoon?
- Wycliffe Bible

`Or what man is of you, of whom, if his son may ask a loaf -- a stone will he present to him?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 7:9

Mt 7:9,10 If his son shall ask bread, will he give him a stone? The assurance of an answer to prayer is based on the fact that God is our Father. He treats his children as a good and wise earthly parent would. No kind parent would mock his child by answering his cry for bread with stones. Bread and fish were the chief articles of food of the Galilean peasant.

Discussion for Matthew 7

  • John Pritchard
    So perfectly true, beyond criticism.
  • Raven
    I love God and his son Jesus Christ , I love His Word ,this chapter of Matthew has alot to do with the times of today, many people claim to love God and his word but are living in sin themselves but are quick to judge others and not look at themselves ! People are quick to call out their Family ect about their daily sins when in deed WE ALL ARE Sinners, we are to show love and compassion as well
  • Mim
    lets all pray for the gift of discernment in the name of Jesus. There seems to be a whole herd of sheep in wolves clothing around these days. In the media,politically, religiously. If someone looks you in eye and says,"honest to God,Im telling you the truth", Beware.
  • Jay
    "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." Matthew 7:15 KJV for me it means a lot. why? because the scriptures says that BEWARE, we can know who are they by discerning spirit right? let's pray to avoid this kind of people. we do usually believe on miracles that was prayed by a priest or anything, i do not get the point that i am discriminating any religion, what i mean is, LUCIFER was the ANGEL of LIGHT before.. and now He is the DEMON the PRINCE of DEMON, then he can be light whenever he wants because he wants to decieve all christians who knows what is truth from bad! everyone FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH!! LET THE HOLY GHOST tells the TRUTH !! SPEAK FOR THE TRUTH!!! IN JESUS NAME !!! LET US PRAY TO AVOID THE DEVIL IN OUR LIFE!!! IN JESUS NAME!!
  • Brenda Williquette
    I am hungry for GODS words everyday !!!!
    I ask for Wisdom in his name and to walk in his ways. I wait for the day I go to Paradise to serve him. So I will do my best Oh LORD and Heavenly Father to serve you here on earth. I hope to help others with GODS help, to tell others of his LOVE. AMEN
  • Jo-An
    I have read all of Matthew once before but, I did not fully understand what the Lord was telling us but now I have a better understanding.

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