And when the tempter came to him, he said, If you be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
The struggle, as far as possible, was the same as in us. The lifeboat must brave the same storm, and plough through the same foaming billows, which threaten to engulph her, as the wrecked vessel to which she bears relief; and though so constructed as to be able to bear up against the fury of the waves, she needs the careful steerage, persevering efforts, ay, and courage, of those who venture forth to save the sinking ship.
(W. H. Hutchings, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.