Matthew 7:9

“Or what man is there of you, whom if his sonne aske bread, will hee giue him a stone?”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
- King James Version

"Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Or what man is there of you, who, if his son shall ask him for a loaf, will give him a stone;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Or which of you, if his son makes a request for bread, will give him a stone?
- Basic English Bible

Or what man is there of you who, if his son shall ask of him a loaf of bread, will give him a stone;
- Darby Bible

Or what man is there of you, who, if his son shall ask bread, will give him a stone?
- Webster's Bible

What man is there among you, who if his son shall ask him for bread will offer him a stone?
- Weymouth Bible

Or who is there among you, who, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?
- World English Bible

What man of you is, that if his sone axe hym breed, whethir he wole take hym a stoon?
- Wycliffe Bible

`Or what man is of you, of whom, if his son may ask a loaf -- a stone will he present to him?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 7:9


Mt 7:9,10 If his son shall ask bread, will he give him a stone? The assurance of an answer to prayer is based on the fact that God is our Father. He treats his children as a good and wise earthly parent would. No kind parent would mock his child by answering his cry for bread with stones. Bread and fish were the chief articles of food of the Galilean peasant.

Discussion for Matthew 7

  • Irene123
    V. 6 - " ..... cast not your pearls before swine ..... "; when one once witnesses to someone who rejects and/or scoffs - do not waste God's word on them again, BUT - pray, pray for them that their hearts will be touched and their eyes opened.
  • Brianna
    Vs. 12 The Golden rule. The Mosaic Law was full of hundred of commandments. Yet, this one sentence spoken by Jesus sums up about half of them. Jesus was truly The Great Teacher. He taught with simplicity, yet it was powerful. Let us imitate his example.
  • Irene123
    You are quite the 'naysayer'. Being a Christian we are to lift each other up. Jesus' church of Acts ch. 2 - is still here. You just told people there is no hope by saying there are no churches that preach truth anymore. I've got a feeling you've been in 'contact' with His church ....... ? The one that preaches Acts 2:38 for salvation.
  • Daniel
    Mt 7:21ff teaches about being careful thinking that we can perform miracles yet neglect the main purpose which is to exposit God's word with full respect and truth. Many of us are driven by miracle performers who don't even dare to prepare or study God's word. Good preaching does not exist anymore in churches. Lets go back to basics.
  • Bud
    Peggy: I do not know what bible you read from but the KJV Matthew 7 : 1 reads (Judge not that ye be not judged) Go to the KJV original bible of 1611 it also reads the same. Good study. Have a good day.
  • Peggy
    Matthew 7:1- This verse used to read- Judge not, lest ye be judged. But now it reads Judge not,
    that ye be not judged. This verse has been changed. In our church Christmas play (2016), this verse was said how it used to read with the word lest.

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