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

  • Mary ann grays
    Yes it is so true for the love I have for my god
  • James moore
    Our body needs bread, earthly food. Our spirits need HEAVENLY FOOD, "GOD'ST WORD". HALELUJAH, JESUS IS "THE BREAD OF LIFE".
  • Twyla Vargas
    My thoughts on Mathew 4 is that we must believe in Jesus Christ the son of God. I believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God and I believe that he healed people then and I also believe that through the Spirit he heals today. We just have to believe in what we cannot see and according to his word expect his healing.
  • 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.

Bible Options