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 for Matthew 4:7

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 for Matthew 4:7

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 4:7

  • John L QUESTION ON 10 COMMANDMENTS on Matthew 4:7
    There are two sets of Ten Commandments. Exodus 20:1-17 and Exodus 34:10-28.

    TWICE Moses went upon the mountain and did not eat or drink for 40 days!

    The 10 Commandments of Exodus 34:10-28 are specifically referred to as "the ten commandments" (Exodus 34:28, Deuteronomy 4:13, 10:4)

    There are differences in the two sets of Commandments. Which set are we to follow? Are we to combine them?
  • Mishael - in Reply on Matthew 4:7
    Google the Ten Commandments: obey those.
  • ANTHONY WILSON on Matthew 4:7
    Question came up yesterday in sunday school and was asked about the bible saying thou shalt not kill. How does that go with a person defending their family and have to kill someone to protect them and also going to defend our country in war?
  • Jesse - in Reply on Matthew 4:7

    This would be committing murder with the intent to do so. The word kill in thou shalt not kill is the word murder. There is a difference. If someone breaks into your home in the middle of the night, you have the right to defend yourself and your family. God forbid that ever happen, but in that case, your motive would not be to commit murder but to defend your family. It is the same for those who fight in a war. A person should never enlist in the military if their motive is to go out and kill people. That is what I told my son right before he went into the Marine Corp. I myself am also a 22-year military veteran. If that is their motive, then in their heart that would be considered murder. We see many places in the Old Testament where God sent armies of one nation to go in and wipe out another. God would not say thou shalt not kill and then turn around and command people to kill. You see, it's the motive of the heart. We are not to commit murder out from an evil heart and intent to do so. I hope this makes some sense.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Matthew 4:7
    Anthony, Good question. We are not to murder, we are allowed to protect our family. I mean really when someone breaks into the house to rape your daughter and murder the family are going to say GOD BLESS YOU?

    Exodus 22:2 If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him.

    If a thief (you do not know why he is there, maybe to kill) is struck and killed you are guiltless.

    Jesus in Luke 22:36 Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

    Why did Jesus tell his disciples to buy a sword? Not to murder, rather to protect themselves and family.

    1 Timothy 5:8 But if any PROVIDE provide NOT not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. (provide what? Food, shelter, clothing and PROTECTION)
  • Phillip Broomfield on Matthew 4:7
    The most High God...we give respect and Honor to today


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