Matthew 4:7

“Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Iesus said vnto him, It is written againe, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jesus said to him, "On the other hand, it is written, 'YOU SHALL NOT PUT THE LORD YOUR GOD TO THE TEST.'"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jesus said unto him, Again it is written, Thou shalt not make trial of the Lord thy God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Jesus said to him, Again it is in the Writings, You may not put the Lord your God to the test.
- Basic English Bible

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

Jesus said to him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
- Webster's Bible

Again it is written, replied Jesus, "`Thou shalt not put the Lord thy God to the proof.'"
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus said to him, "Again, it is written, 'You shall not test the Lord, your God.'"
- World English Bible

Eftsoone Jhesus seide to hym, It is writun, Thou shalt not tempte thi Lord God.
- Wycliffe Bible

Jesus said to him again, `It hath been written, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 4:7

4:7 Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God - By requiring farther evidence of what he hath already made sufficiently plain. #Deut 6:16|.

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 4:7

Mt 4:7 Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Again the Savior replies in the words of Scripture, this time quoting from De 6:16. There is no argument, but a simple reply that shows what is asked is forbidden.

Discussion for Matthew 4

  • Joyce Ballentine
    Satan was tempting Jesus to jump off the highest point of the temple.Satan tried the suicide tatic with Jesus ,but as we can see Jesus gave him the word of God.I don't know who this is for,but Im here to tell you Jesus has showed us a way of escape through every obstacles that comes our way.Suicide as we can see here is not of God,but of the devil.Don't allow anything that's temproal destroy what plans God has for you.In Proverbs 3:5 it tells us to trust in the Lord with all our hearts and lean not to our on understanding.See if Satan can get us focus on the problem instead of us going to the problem solver which is Jesus and then he has you.Satan tried it with Jesus but as we can see it didn't work.Jesus was tempted in every way but yet He was without sin.To whom this is for please Im begging you please give God a chance because He has something just for you.Be Blessed!!
  • George C. Coleman
    On one of the trivia questions the question is how many days was Jesus tempted in the desert?
    I answered 40. The correct answer was Jesus was tempted 3 times, but that was not the question. Jesus was there 40 days fasting and then satin came and tempted Jesus 3 times.
  • Kanakasusheela
    In this chapter Jesus tells us about the importance of God's word.If we read and follow the God's word and understand it deeply ,Then satan can not tempt us easily ,and all the satan efforts of tempting a godly man or a spiritual man are in vain. Because God's power is with that spiritual man. and if we are fasting and praying we re very close to God , and we are blessed with more spiritual power ,and scientifically fasting is good for health.
  • Patience
    they left whatever they where doing and followed him, sometime we went to set time for God when he called us to do his work, God have mercy on us
  • Rev. James
    The temptation of Jesus shows three major areas of life which the devil will tempt us in: 1 Eating too much. If we are eating all the time then we cannot hear from heaven because it dulls our spiritual senses. 2 Satan is always luring us to kill ourselves to commit suicide particularly, around the holidays when we are lonely. Satan tempts us to commit suicide, but pray for strenght and power over the loneliness because the Lord loves you. Satan tempts us to worship him and the kingdoms of this world because he is jealous over God. Read Isaiah 14: 12-15. Also, Read Ezekiel 28: 14:17. It is Satan's desire to be like God and to be worshipped as God. Remain true to the one God our Savior Jesus Christ whom the Father sent to save you, delivered you and sustain you. Be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might. Love.
  • Deborah White
    Chapter4:2 sometimes we are weak in the flesh when we are tempted.we must stand fast and immovable pray in season and out of season

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