Matthew 7:9

Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Or what man is there of you, whom if his sonne aske bread, will hee giue him a stone?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Or what man is there of you, who, if his son shall ask him for a loaf, will give him a stone;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Or which of you, if his son makes a request for bread, will give him a stone?
- Basic English Bible

Or what man is there of you who, if his son shall ask of him a loaf of bread, will give him a stone;
- Darby Bible

Or what man is there of you, who, if his son shall ask bread, will give him a stone?
- Webster's Bible

What man is there among you, who if his son shall ask him for bread will offer him a stone?
- Weymouth Bible

Or who is there among you, who, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?
- World English Bible

What man of you is, that if his sone axe hym breed, whethir he wole take hym a stoon?
- Wycliffe Bible

`Or what man is of you, of whom, if his son may ask a loaf -- a stone will he present to him?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 7:9


Mt 7:9,10 If his son shall ask bread, will he give him a stone? The assurance of an answer to prayer is based on the fact that God is our Father. He treats his children as a good and wise earthly parent would. No kind parent would mock his child by answering his cry for bread with stones. Bread and fish were the chief articles of food of the Galilean peasant.

Discussion for Matthew 7

  • Standaman
    Verses 21-23: To truly know Jesus we have to totally depend on Him for our Salvation and not on our own good works to save us. The ones who didn't really know Jesus and were cast out into outer darkness are the ones who thought all their righteous acts and good deeds that they did are what saved them. Our own good deeds do not save us. Only Jesus saves us when we confess Him as our Lord and Savior
  • 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.
    2
    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.
  • A disciple
    Ruth (cont.); Just wanted to say, that I agree with you! I don't mean to 'nit pick' (and I wasn't 'finding fault' with what you wrote at all!); but I wanted to emphasize that the idea of one having to belong to a Church and subject himself without thinking, Is this right? is misleading, and a potentially terrible dangerous snare. Birds of a feather flock together. People flock to those they like!

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