New International Version
"Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone?
King James Bible
Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
Darby Bible Translation
Or what man is there of you who, if his son shall ask of him a loaf of bread, will give him a stone;
World English Bible
Or who is there among you, who, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?
Young's Literal Translation
'Or what man is of you, of whom, if his son may ask a loaf -- a stone will he present to him?
Matthew 7:9 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Or what man is there - whom if his son - Men are exhorted to come unto God, with the persuasion that he is a most gracious and compassionate Parent, who possesses all heavenly and earthly good, knows what is necessary for each of his creatures, and is infinitely ready to communicate that which they need most.
Will he give him a stone? - Will he not readily give him bread if he have it? This was a proverb in other countries; a benefit grudgingly given by an avaricious man is called by Seneca, panem lapidosum, stony bread. Hence that saying in Plautus: Altera manu, fert lapidem, panem ostentat altera. - In one hand he brings a stone, and stretches out bread in the other.
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LibraryNovember 22. "Cast the Beam Out of Thine Own Eye" (Matt. vii. 5).
"Cast the beam out of thine own eye" (Matt. vii. 5). Greater than the fault you condemn and criticise is the sin of criticism and condemnation. There is no place we need such grace as in dealing with an erring one. A lady once called on us on her way to give an erring sister a piece of her mind. We advised her to wait until she could love her a little more. Only He who loved sinners well enough to die for them can deal with the erring. We never see all the heart. He does, and He can convict without …
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For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?
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