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

New Living Translation
Then the devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become a loaf of bread.”

English Standard Version
The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.”

Berean Study Bible
The devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.”

Berean Literal Bible
And the devil said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, speak to this stone, that it should become bread."

King James Bible
And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.

New King James Version
And the devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.”

New American Standard Bible
And the devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.”

NASB 1995
And the devil said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread."

NASB 1977
And the devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.”

Amplified Bible
Then the devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command this stone to turn into bread.”

Christian Standard Bible
The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Devil said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread."

American Standard Version
And the devil said unto him, if thou art the Son of God, command this stone that it become bread.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And The Devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.”

Contemporary English Version
The devil said to Jesus, "If you are God's Son, tell this stone to turn into bread."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the devil said to him: If thou be the Son of God, say to this stone that it be made bread.

English Revised Version
And the devil said unto him, If thou art the Son of God, command this stone that it become bread.

Good News Translation
The Devil said to him, "If you are God's Son, order this stone to turn into bread."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become a loaf of bread."

International Standard Version
The devil told him, "Since you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become a loaf of bread."

Literal Standard Version
and the Devil said to Him, “If You are [the] Son of God, speak to this stone that it may become bread.”

NET Bible
The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread."

New Heart English Bible
The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread."

Weymouth New Testament
Then the Devil said to Him, "If you are God's Son, tell this stone to become bread."

World English Bible
The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread."

Young's Literal Translation
and the Devil said to him, 'If Son thou art of God, speak to this stone that it may become bread.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Temptation of Jesus
2where for forty days He was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and when they had ended, He was hungry. 3 The devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.” 4But Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone.’ ”…

Cross References
Luke 4:2
where for forty days He was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and when they had ended, He was hungry.

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


Treasury of Scripture

And the devil said to him, If you be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.

Luke 3:22
And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.

Matthew 4:3
And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.









(3) Command this stone.--The singular form is somewhat more vivid than the plural, "these stones," in St. Matthew.

Verse 3. - And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. It has been quaintly said of the tempter "that he had sped so successfully to his own mind by a temptation about a matter of eating with the first Adam, that he practiced the old manner of his trading with the second." These diabolical promptings have been spoken of already in this Commentary as "typical." They represent, indeed, some of the principal temptations to which different classes of men and women in all ages are subject; the hard task of bread-winning, after all, suggests very many of the evil thoughts and imaginings to which men are subject, though, perhaps, they suspect it not. Weakened and exhausted by long abstinence from food, the temptation to supply his wants by this easy means at once was great. Still, had he consented to the tempter's suggestion, Jesus was aware that he would have broken the conditions of that human existence to which, in his deep love for us fallen beings, he had voluntarily consented and submitted himself. Should he, then, use his miraculous power for his own advantage? Then, re-membering his own late experience, the long fast from all human food, and yet life enduring through it all; calling to mind the miraculous supply of manna in the old desert days, the preservation of Elijah's life through a similar fast, - Jesus, all faint and weary, exclaims in reply, "Man shall not live by bread alone."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
The
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

devil
διάβολος (diabolos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1228: From diaballo; a traducer; specially, Satan.

said
Εἶπεν (Eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

to Him,
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

“If
Εἰ (Ei)
Conjunction
Strong's 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

You are
εἶ (ei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

[the] Son
Υἱὸς (Huios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

of God,
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

tell
εἰπὲ (eipe)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

this
τούτῳ (toutō)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

stone
λίθῳ (lithō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3037: A stone; met: of Jesus as the chief stone in a building. Apparently a primary word; a stone.

to
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

become
γένηται (genētai)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

bread.”
ἄρτος (artos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 740: Bread, a loaf, food. From airo; bread or a loaf.


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