Matthew 4:4

“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.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But he answered, and said, It is written, Man shall not liue by bread alone, but by euery word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But He answered and said, "It is written, 'MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.'"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But he made answer and said, It is in the Writings, Bread is not man's only need, but every word which comes out of the mouth of God.
- Basic English Bible

But he answering said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word which goes out through God's mouth.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

It is written, replied Jesus, "`It is not on bread alone that a man shall live, but on whatsoever God shall appoint.'"
- Weymouth Bible

But he answered, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.'"
- World English Bible

Which answeride, and seide to hym, It is writun, Not oonli in breed luyeth man, but in ech word that cometh of Goddis mouth.
- Wycliffe Bible

But he answering said, `It hath been written, Not upon bread alone doth man live, but upon every word coming forth from the mouth of God.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 4:4


4:4 It is written - Thus Christ answered, and thus we may answer all the suggestions of the devil. By every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God - That is, by whatever God commands to sustain him. Therefore it is not needful I should work a miracle to procure bread, without any intimation of my Father's will. #Deut 8:3|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 4:4


Mt 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written. The Lord uses the sword of the Spirit in his reply. The word quoted, found in De 8:3, should be used in its connection, in order to comprehend its force. But by every word, etc. The meaning is: If it pleases God to sustain by other means than bread, it will be done. His word can be trusted. God fed Israel with manna, sent by his word, and we can trust his promises.

Discussion for Matthew 4

  • Henry
    Mathew 4 , is one of greatest vetse in the Bible it makes me to understand how Jesus care about us , his love towards us and caring are forever and forever glorified in Jesus name amen.
  • Eric
    And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing. And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where. Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Turn again to the most High, and turn away from iniquity: for he will lead thee out of darkness into the light of health, and hate thou abomination vehemently. For the eyes of the Lord are upon them that love him, he is their mighty protection and strong stay, a defence from heat, and a cover from the sun at noon, a preservation from stumbling, and an help from falling. He raiseth up the soul, and lighteneth the eyes: he giveth health, life, and blessing.
  • Okoh terry
    thank yu very much for yu just made me understand clearly matthew 4 very well thank yu
  • Pat Gibbs
    I'm tying to find out the time frame of the parables, especially from Matthew Chapt. 4, thru Chapt. 18. How much time did Jesus spend in Galilee?
    Can you help. thanks, Pat Gibbs
  • James
    Thank you Jesus for all you have done for us and thank you GOD for having your word put down so that we may have a better understanding of what we need to do
  • Mary ann grays
    Yes it is so true for the love I have for my god