Matthew 4:7

“Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Iesus said vnto him, It is written againe, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jesus said to him, "On the other hand, it is written, 'YOU SHALL NOT PUT THE LORD YOUR GOD TO THE TEST.'"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jesus said unto him, Again it is written, Thou shalt not make trial of the Lord thy God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Jesus said to him, Again it is in the Writings, You may not put the Lord your God to the test.
- Basic English Bible

Jesus said to him, It is again written, Thou shalt not tempt [the] Lord thy God.
- Darby Bible

Jesus said to him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
- Webster's Bible

Again it is written, replied Jesus, "`Thou shalt not put the Lord thy God to the proof.'"
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus said to him, "Again, it is written, 'You shall not test the Lord, your God.'"
- World English Bible

Eftsoone Jhesus seide to hym, It is writun, Thou shalt not tempte thi Lord God.
- Wycliffe Bible

Jesus said to him again, `It hath been written, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 4:7


4:7 Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God - By requiring farther evidence of what he hath already made sufficiently plain. #Deut 6:16|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 4:7


Mt 4:7 Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Again the Savior replies in the words of Scripture, this time quoting from De 6:16. There is no argument, but a simple reply that shows what is asked is forbidden.

Discussion for Matthew 4

  • Ben
    (4:8-9)
    Satan here says he can give Jesus all the kingdoms of the world. He does not appear to be lyingโ€”Jesus does not say that he isn't able to give these. This then implies that Satan owns all the kingdoms of the world (see also Psalm 2). Government was first founded by Nimrod as a rebellion against God (according to Josephus) and continues to be against God. This has libertarian implications.
  • Wayne
    V.17, Jesus didn't say to b baptized for salvation. He stated repent, for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand.
  • I AM
    Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be over past. Behold, God himself is the judge, fear him: leave off from your sins, and forget your iniquities, to meddle no more with them for ever: so shall God lead you forth, and JESUS, who is the CHRIST, shall deliver you from all trouble. AMEN
  • A disciple
    Matthew 4:4 "..Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God." This most important and fitting response was to the temptation to use His divine power to serve His natural human needs and the devil's thoughts, that "God helps those who help themselves." Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness for the express purpose of fasting and prayer to commence His Service to the Father and our redemption and with that, being put to the test by the devil. Having committed Himself in the Spirit, it was not for Him afterwards to "save Himself" and rescue the flesh from its inconveniences and discomforts BY HIS DIVINE AUTHORITY! We belong to God and have committed to follow Jesus Christ and be led by His Spirit: we do not afterwards worry about rescuing ourselves from what we are appointed by God to encounter, in the things He has directed for us to serve Him.
  • Geraldine cole
    The devil tried to temp Jesus but Jesus was not falling for the devil lies .its sad how some saved people don't no the difference between the devil spirit and JESUS U see Jesus knew the devil he once was in Heaven he was one of the angels in heaven he wanted to take over in heaven so The devil and all of the ones like him got thrown out of heaven by Jesus Test the Spirit is it Jesus
  • Ellie
    Love Him Jesus Christ ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ™

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