Matthew 4:4

“But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 4:4

But he answered, and said, It is written, Man shall not liue by bread alone, but by euery word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

- New American Standard Version (1995)

But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But he made answer and said, It is in the Writings, Bread is not man's only need, but every word which comes out of the mouth of God.
- Basic English Bible

But he answering said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word which goes out through God's mouth.
- Darby Bible

But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
- Webster's Bible

It is written, replied Jesus, "`It is not on bread alone that a man shall live, but on whatsoever God shall appoint.'"
- Weymouth Bible

But he answered, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.'"
- World English Bible

Which answeride, and seide to hym, It is writun, Not oonli in breed luyeth man, but in ech word that cometh of Goddis mouth.
- Wycliffe Bible

But he answering said, `It hath been written, Not upon bread alone doth man live, but upon every word coming forth from the mouth of God.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 4:4

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 4:4

4:4 It is written - Thus Christ answered, and thus we may answer all the suggestions of the devil. By every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God - That is, by whatever God commands to sustain him. Therefore it is not needful I should work a miracle to procure bread, without any intimation of my Father's will. #Deut 8:3|.

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 4:4

Mt 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written. The Lord uses the sword of the Spirit in his reply. The word quoted, found in De 8:3, should be used in its connection, in order to comprehend its force. But by every word, etc. The meaning is: If it pleases God to sustain by other means than bread, it will be done. His word can be trusted. God fed Israel with manna, sent by his word, and we can trust his promises.

Discussion for Matthew 4:4

  • Elvamae Greene on Matthew 4:4
    Jehova said to my Lord, should we not forget that GOD is GOD all by Himself, not by them self but rather Himself- meaning one GOD. HE is always One, however He is the Mysterious ONE. who choose to Present or Manifest Himself as Father Son and Holy Spirit. but is still the One LORD, who said to my LORD.

    the way and the ways of God is not our way and ways. and the way and the ways of man kind is not the Lord way.

    so we should come to the knowledge that many recorded information in the scripture are not for your comprehension

    yours is just to believe.

    Elvamae Greene
  • A Sister in Christ on Matthew 4:4
    What is considered as works? In James 2:14-26 it says that faith without works is dead. What can I do that's counted as works? If this is already told in the Bible, then please tell me the verses. I have not read the entire Bible yet.
  • Stanjett on Matthew 4:4
    The arch angel sounded the arrival of Jesus. Jesus didn't blow no horn. Jesus is no angel.
  • Stanjett on Matthew 4:4
    The arch angel sounded the arrival of Jesus. Jesus didn't blow no horn. Jesus is no angel.
  • Stephen on Matthew 4:4
    James 5:14, 15 MERLENE this comment is for you. REFERENCE kjv study bible. James 5:14 at the bottom of the study bible in the explanation there are a few references. One of the old testament names of GOD is yahweh-rapha meaning "The Lord That Heals You; ex.15:26 God heals by preserving health Deut8:4 , Advising good nutritional habits and a good lifestyle(ex: 15:26, Leviticus 11,12-14. Through the application of medical treatment Leviticus 5:14. Forgiveness of disease causing sin(num:12:13). and the prayer of faith 5:15(numbers) Some diseases experienced by christians today could be prevented by trusting GOD as Yahweh-Rapha, and allowing him to deal with those things in their lives causing stress anger and worry. (first reference: ex 15:26, James 5:14-16, Math 19:14) There is a reference in one of the old testament passages to a certain type of oil, one of the passages i listed. ... however i recently came upon this information looking for healing myself. i can tell you its very detailed in the kjv study bible in the descriptions at the bottom and it has helped me to find more information. The study bible and the description at the bottom has helped me to learn way more. I hope this helps. also id like you to know that some of what you see in the old testament scriptures i quoted dosnt or wont neccessarily apply to you as the situation is different from me to your ordeal i believe. however the information is there and was helpful to me. Most people think the OLD testament is NO MORE since Christ died on the cross. They are mistaken. God didnt come to abolish the laws of moses. only the partition between the jews and gentiles. Hope this helps.
  • Andy G van den Berg on Matthew 4:4
    On JOB 42:6

    The Word of God is God (John 1:1) and is not of any private interpretation (2 Peter 1:20).

    The word 'Repent' in different forms (repent, repentance, repented, repentest, repenteth, repenting, repentings) is mentioned 110 times in the KJV, and means a lot more than what people by nature have been conditioned to believe. The word 'repent' used in the New Testament was translated from the Greek word "metanoeo", and means to change, transform, to think differently or reconsider.

    It is the key principle of all the teachings of Jesus Christ and the axiom (basis) of the Word of God and a prerequisite and primary requirement for the salvation of mankind. It actually means the changing of spirits - to turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God (Acts 26:18).

    For a better understanding and the 'spiritual truth' of what it means to repent, and learn how and by whom mankind has been deceived (Rev. 12:9) and what people must do to be reunited with the true and living God, we invite you to seek Him according to the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive (Matthew 7:7; John 14:17).

    You need not that any man teach you (Isaiah 54:13; 6:45; 1 John 2:27), as mankind follows after an image of a false god and a false Christ (Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22; Gal. 4:8; 2 Cor. 11:13-15; Rev. 12:9).

    It is only by revelation of God that people will come to know the true Christ (Daniel 12:4,9; Amos 3:7; Matthew 16:17; Luke 2:26; Romans 16:25; 1 Cor. 2:10; Gal. 1:16; Eph. 3:3,5; Rev. 1:1), and only then will you be able to overcome the spirit of this world (1 John 5:4; Rev. 3:21) and learn what 'True Repentance' means, and how this whole world has been deceived (Rev. 12:9). It should also be remembered that it is a narrow way that leadeth unto 'Life', and few there be that find it (Matthew 7:14).

  • Bendito Palavra - in Reply on Matthew 4:4
    We are not yet in the great tribulation, but look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. (Luke 21:28)

    "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth." (2 Timothy 3:1-7)

    Remember Jesus' words: "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)
  • Toni - in Reply on Matthew 4:4
    No we are not in the tribulation, but the rapture could take place any second! There are no other significant events in the bible required to occur before for rapture of the true church, the bride of Christ. The bible gives clear examples of God's people being taken out before great destruction takes place (ex. Sodom and Gomorrah & The Great Flood of Noah, and uses these as a comparison to our current situation).
  • Sunday Levinus Alaka on Matthew 4:4
    This verse is seen to demonstrate that Jesus does not make the same mistake they did and accepts that God will ensure his safety. The phrase "man shall not live by bread alone" is today a common expression meaning that people need more than material things to truly live.
  • Joseph on Matthew 4:4
    That verse implies that patience and trust needs to be in place when it come to meeting our needs, cause God is looking to be invovled in direction all things to us. Doubt is in the heart when anxiousness is the mood. The Father wants to speak to His children but we hear Him best when we have been abiding in His fellowship. Testimony & convection is birthed from challenges, like this. We must understand to lose -control, means that we gain more of Christ, and then can serve Him with less strings attached.


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