Matthew 7:10

Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Or if he aske a fish, will hee giue him a serpent?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

or if he shall ask for a fish, will give him a serpent?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Or if he makes a request for a fish, will give him a snake?
- Basic English Bible

and if he ask a fish, will give him a serpent?
- Darby Bible

Or if he shall ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
- Webster's Bible

Or if the son shall ask him for a fish will offer him a snake?
- Weymouth Bible

Or if he asks for a fish, who will give him a serpent?
- World English Bible

Or if he axe fische, whether he wole take hym an edder?
- Wycliffe Bible

and if a fish he may ask -- a serpent will he present to him?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Matthew 7

  • A disciple
    servant; "Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock..and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock." The ROCK is Jesus, in whom we confess with our mouth and believe in our heart that God has raised Him from the dead and in whose grace and Spirit we walk in love out of a pure heart and a good conscience.
  • Timothy Robert Benton
    I think it's the only way to eternal life. Amen
  • BSP
    Verse 25: We want to build a solid spiritual foundation so that when the winds of various trials blow we can remain grounded.
  • Jevon
    Judge not, that ye be not judged.
    For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
  • Lilian
    Give not which is holy unto the dogs Jesus said Be ye Holy for I am Holy I am the vine and you are the fruit. We are nothing without Jesus as our vine neither a good tree can never produce a good fruit where a corrupt tree will only produce evil fruits. God has given us life to choose to follow him for he is the only rock and my salvation in him there is no darkness I will praise you Jesus forever
  • A disciple
    "Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you." This verse has long been a favorite 'go to' saying about not speaking to those who show themselves unworthy and incapable of receiving the Word, because of their brutish and or Satanic nature. This goes with how the Lord warned in another place, to "Beware of men, for they will deliver you up.." But Read the whole portion in its context, and you'll see that the warning is used, not BECAUSE they are unfit to hear, so much as it is for us not to cause ourselves unnecessary hurt and danger BY HYPOCRISY. The precious and holy things we bear in our preaching and teaching, are known and read of all men alongside our character and behavior. Although in a very grave sense they "know not what they do " God has nevertheless given it to them to see the "City Lights which He has set on a hill " and demands that our witness be true and faithful, agreeing with the Spirit's convictions He has ordained and uses through us and our words.

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