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

  • 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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