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

  • Norita Priester
    I Matthew chapter 4 it does not state how many days Jesus was tempted by the Devil. So He could have been tempted 3 times on the same day. Just because He fasted 40 days and 40 nights does not mean He was tempted for 3 days. So to think that he was is incorrect.
  • Ben
    (4:8-9)
    Satan here says he can give Jesus all the kingdoms of the world. He does not appear to be lying—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

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