"Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead?
"Now suppose one of you fathers is asked by his son for a fish; he will not give him a snake instead of a fish, will he?
"You fathers––if your children ask for a fish, do you give them a snake instead?
If your little boy asks for a serving of fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate?
And which of you, being a father, will give a stone to his son, who makes request for bread? or for a fish, will give him a snake?
Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish?
"If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish?
of any of you
if [he ask] a fish
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1 tn Grk “the”; in context the article is used as a possessive pronoun (ExSyn 215).
2 tc Most
3 sn The snake probably refers to a water snake.