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

  • BSP
    God has not given us the authority to judge so we should not judge if we don't want to be judged adversely.
  • O'Shen Robinson-Barefield
    This entire chapter the Lord is drawing a line of separation between good and evil. At the end the people were astonished because he taught with authority, meaning power, and certainty.
  • Eton Arit
    It verse 9 tells us how to be good and to give good things to every one
  • MockingBird
    I am to treat others as I want to be treated : I love me and want the best for me and so should I do to those around me : Not expecting anything in return from them : God will recompence what I do. This is also to the ones I do not like to be around : If they need a thing and I have it I am to do the best I can for all when it is in the power of my hand to do it. I can only do with what I have and not what I have not. With my Lord God help I will walk pleasing to my Lord. Give as unto the Lord !!!
  • Allan
    God, and indeed the Bible admonishes everyone to love, and love is the summary of God's twelve commandments. Genuine agape love for our neighbours and for God is what God require from us. Therefore if we expect other to love us, we must love them also, love is the fulfilment of the law .
  • GAALIK SANJA ISAIAH
    THESE TELL US THAT YOU RAP WHAT YOU SOW.THIS DAYS MAN IS VERY SELF CENTERED,SELFISHNESS,CORRUPTED,VERY WICK,LOVE OF THE THINGS IN THIS WORLD THAN GOD.

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