Matthew 4:9

“And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And saith vnto him, All these things will I giue thee, if thou wilt fall downe and worship me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and he said to Him, "All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and he said unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to him, All these things will I give you, if you will go down on your face and give me worship.
- Basic English Bible

and says to him, All these things will I give thee if, falling down, thou wilt do me homage.
- Darby Bible

And saith to him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
- Webster's Bible

and said to Him, "All this I will give you, if you will kneel down and do me homage."
- Weymouth Bible

He said to him, "I will give you all of these things, if you will fall down and worship me."
- World English Bible

and seide to hym, Alle these `Y schal yyue to thee, if thou falle doun and worschipe me.
- Wycliffe Bible

and saith to him, `All these to thee I will give, if falling down thou mayest bow to me.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 4:9


4:9 If thou wilt fall down and worship me - Here Satan clearly shows who he was. Accordingly Christ answering this suggestion, calls him by his own name, which he had not done before.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 4:9


Mt 4:9 All these things will I give thee. All disguise is laid aside. Satan claims to be the Prince of the world and the disposer of human kingdoms. Jesus came to be a King, but the pathway to the crown is weary, painful, beset with thorns and blood. Satan proposes an easier way. He will rally the Jewish nation around him, set him on the throne of David, make him the Messiah King of the world, if he will only consent to give up his idea of a spiritual kingdom, "not of this world" (Joh 18:36), and worship the god of this world by conforming his kingdom to the worldly ideas of Israel. The temptation is to turn away from the path of self-denial, the cross and the tomb, and to establish an outward, worldly domain.

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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