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

  • Jeffery diviney
    Its a very revealing chapter. Its very interesting how even Satan quoted the word off god.verse 6 corresponds with psalms 91:12..... So let all gods people stay on guard.for evil ones are very clever and cunning. God bless....
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Matthew 26:41 "Watch ye and pray lest ye enter into temptation: For truly the spirit is ready, but the flesh is weak."
  • Dennis
    Christ teaches us that we resist temptation by knowing the Word of God.
  • Terri
    Jesus resist the devil temptations we need to also resist and flee from temptations and sin
  • Irene123
    Matt. 4 is telling us that god calls us; we don't decide one day we are going to follow him; there are many MANY people out there who have decided to follow him, but - Jesus didn't call them. These are the ones who are truly called are to - watch out for, 1 Jn. 4:1; 2 Jn. 1:7
  • Charlie
    When the diciples followed Christ, their fisher nets were always full. Without Christ leading our lives we cannot operate in the fullness thereof. We are reminded in this passage that we can do all things through Christ Jesus therefore, all we need do is cast the net, and he will fill it!

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