Luke 4:4
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New International Version
Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man shall not live on bread alone.'"

New Living Translation
But Jesus told him, "No! The Scriptures say, 'People do not live by bread alone.'"

English Standard Version
And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone.’”

New American Standard Bible
And Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE.'"

King James Bible
And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Jesus answered him, "It is written: Man must not live on bread alone."

International Standard Version
Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'One must not live on bread alone, but on every word of God.'"

NET Bible
Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'Man does not live by bread alone.'"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yeshua answered and said to him, “It is written: a man does not live by bread alone, but by every utterance of God.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus answered him, "Scripture says, 'A person cannot live on bread alone.' "

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

American King James Version
And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

American Standard Version
And Jesus answered unto him, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus answered him: It is written, that Man liveth not by bread alone, but by every word of God.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus answered unto him saying, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

English Revised Version
And Jesus answered unto him, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

Weymouth New Testament
"It is written," replied Jesus, "'It is not on bread alone that a man shall live.'"

World English Bible
Jesus answered him, saying, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.'"

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus answered him, saying, 'It hath been written, that, not on bread only shall man live, but on every saying of God.'
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

4:1-13 Christ's being led into the wilderness gave an advantage to the tempter; for there he was alone, none were with him by whose prayers and advice he might be helped in the hour of temptation. He who knew his own strength might give Satan advantage; but we may not, who know our own weakness. Being in all things made like unto his brethren, Jesus would, like the other children of God, live in dependence upon the Divine Providence and promise. The word of God is our sword, and faith in that word is our shield. God has many ways of providing for his people, and therefore is at all times to be depended upon in the way of duty. All Satan's promises are deceitful; and if he is permitted to have any influence in disposing of the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them, he uses them as baits to insnare men to destruction. We should reject at once and with abhorrence, every opportunity of sinful gain or advancement, as a price offered for our souls; we should seek riches, honours, and happiness in the worship and service of God only. Christ will not worship Satan; nor, when he has the kingdoms of the world delivered to him by his Father, will he suffer any remains of the worship of the devil to continue in them. Satan also tempted Jesus to be his own murderer, by unfitting confidence in his Father's protection, such as he had no warrant for. Let not any abuse of Scripture by Satan or by men abate our esteem, or cause us to abandon its use; but let us study it still, seek to know it, and seek our defence from it in all kinds of assaults. Let this word dwell richly in us, for it is our life. Our victorious Redeemer conquered, not for himself only, but for us also. The devil ended all the temptation. Christ let him try all his force, and defeated him. Satan saw it was to no purpose to attack Christ, who had nothing in him for his fiery darts to fasten upon. And if we resist the devil, he will flee from us. Yet he departed but till the season when he was again to be let loose upon Jesus, not as a tempter, to draw him to sin, and so to strike at his head, at which he now aimed and was wholly defeated in; but as a persecutor, to bring Christ to suffer, and so to bruise his heel, which it was told him, he should have to do, and would do, though it would be the breaking of his own head, Ge 3:15. Though Satan depart for a season, we shall never be out of his reach till removed from this present evil world.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Jesus answered him, saying, it is written,.... In Deuteronomy 8:3

that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God; suggesting hereby, that when it is the will of God, human nature may be maintained by the influence of divine power, without the use of ordinary means; and that bread itself, without a divine blessing, would not support life; and so not this stone, or stones, if turned into it: wherefore, it became him, as man, to depend upon God, submit to his will, and wait the issue of providence, who had brought him thither, and not take any such steps to remove his hunger; and especially at his solicitations, who had no other end, but to have him, if he could, at his beck and will. By "every word of God", is not meant all Scripture, and every part of it, which is given by inspiration of God, and may be said to proceed out of his mouth; neither the law, and the precepts of it, as the Jews interpret it, by obedience to which the Israelites lived in the land Canaan; nor the Gospel, and the truths of it, which are the wholesome words of Christ, and the words of faith and good doctrine, with which believers are nourished, and are that to the soul, as bread, or any other wholesome food, is to the body; for of spiritual living, and the means of that, the text is not to be understood; but either of the word of God's power, by which he upholds and sustains all things in being, which he has created; and with which he could, if he would, support the bodies of men without the use of any sort of food; as the bodies of Moses and Elijah, and now the body of Christ, were for many days; and as the bodies of the saints will be after the resurrection, to all eternity: or else the blessing of God, which he commands on bread, and other food, and the virtue and strength which he puts into them, and conveys by them, are meant, without which not, any sort of food is nourishing; or rather every thing which God declares and orders to be eaten, even every creature of his which is good, and not to be refused, but received, with thanksgiving, being sanctified by the word of God, and prayer, as well as bread; so manna, which is mentioned in the text in Deuteronomy; and likewise any other food, as pulse: and water, he is pleased to direct to. Some little difference there is between Matthew and Luke, in citing this passage; in the latter it is, "by every word of God"; and in the former it is nearer the Hebrew text in Deuteronomy 8:3 "by, every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God"; and so some copies read here, as do also the Arabic and Ethiopic versions: but neither of them have the words exactly as in the original text, where it is added, "doth man live"; which, doubtless, were not produced by our Lord, as being unnecessary, and therefore not mentioned by any of the evangelists.



Luke 4:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Temptation of Jesus
3And the devil said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread." 4And Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE.'" 5And he led Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 8:3
He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.

Luke 4:3
The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread."
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