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Matthew 4:3

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4:3 The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become bread.” 1 

Matthew 4:6

Context
4:6 and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down. For it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you 2  and ‘with their hands they will lift you up, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’” 3 

Matthew 4:9

Context
4:9 And he said to him, “I will give you all these things if you throw yourself to the ground and worship 4  me.”

1 tn Grk “say that these stones should become bread.”

2 sn A quotation from Ps 91:11. This was not so much an incorrect citation as a use in a wrong context (a misapplication of the passage).

3 sn A quotation from Ps 91:12.

4 tn Grk “if, falling down, you will worship.” BDAG 815 s.v. πίπτω 1.b.α.ב has “fall down, throw oneself to the ground as a sign of devotion, before high-ranking persons or divine beings.”



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