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Matthew 7:9

    Matthew 7:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

    Or what man is there of you, who, if his son shall ask him for a loaf, 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?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 7:9

    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.