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

  • God's Handmaiden
    Many times people are born into the Kingdom of God and are asked to be witnesses and lead people to Jesus. What is to be understood is effective witnessing has to be taught. Jesus told his disciples to follow him, and that he would "make" them fishers of men.
  • 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

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