Matthew 4:4


“But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
King James Version (KJV)

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Other Translations of Matthew 4:4

But he answered, and said, It is written, Man shall not liue by bread alone, but by euery word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
- King James Version (1611) - Compare to scan of original Matthew chapter 4

- New American Standard Version (1995)

But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But he made answer and said, It is in the Writings, Bread is not man's only need, but every word which comes out of the mouth of God.
- Basic English Bible

But he answering said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word which goes out through God's mouth.
- Darby Bible

Who answered and said: It is written, Not in bread alone doth man live, but in every word that proceedeth from the mouth of God.
- Douay Rheims Bible

But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
- Webster's Bible

It is written, replied Jesus, "`It is not on bread alone that a man shall live, but on whatsoever God shall appoint.'"
- Weymouth Bible

But he answered, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.'"
- World English Bible

Which answeride, and seide to hym, It is writun, Not oonli in breed luyeth man, but in ech word that cometh of Goddis mouth.
- Wycliffe Bible

But he answering said, `It hath been written, Not upon bread alone doth man live, but upon every word coming forth from the mouth of God.'
- Youngs Literal Bible


Oladipupo jide's comment on 2014-12-13 01:39:30:

The word is a tool that produces all other things needed in life.


MockingBird's comment on 2014-12-10 06:47:37:

Jesus Christ is the word and the word was made flesh and dwelt among us and is dwelling now !!! If we eat His flesh and drink His blood we will have life. His flesh and blood is the word of life. I cannot live without Him and I cannot do without Him . He is my life giving force. I draw from Him and I will live. It is my desire to have Him first place in my life above all.


Ajibola's comment on 2014-10-12 06:28:34:

God is not bound by human thoughts and conventions. Like we see in Deut. 8 3, his dynamism and diversity is in totality. Beyond the conventional bread, he supplied manna. He is an infinite God, His children should learn to trust explictly in Him.


Jocelyn's comment on 2014-08-13 08:41:06:

We cannot just live here for material stuff being materialistic . Giving, loving, sharing and helping others and taking care of your family are the things you need in life. Sure you need a job but do you need expensive cars, bags, million dollar house, you have to be humble, down to earth and pay if forward. My family are not rich nor poor but we try as much as we can to help our family and others with nothing in return. Other sees this as opportunity to judge us but do we care, no. Life is too short for material stuff and judgment from others. Love, live and rejoice... thank you.


Joseph's comment on 2014-01-16 01:14:54:

That verse implies that patience and trust needs to be in place when it come to meeting our needs, cause God is looking to be invovled in direction all things to us. Doubt is in the heart when anxiousness is the mood. The Father wants to speak to His children but we hear Him best when we have been abiding in His fellowship. Testimony & convection is birthed from challenges, like this. We must understand to lose -control, means that we gain more of Christ, and then can serve Him with less strings attached.


Lyn's comment on 2013-12-28 05:02:43:

Some people says,how they live if they don't eat all creatures in this world like pig,they also said that they must take care of their health because their body is where God is living,and if they don't eat,they will become sick or whatever.but it is written that man shall not live by bread alone,but on every word that comes out from mouth of my understanding,the most important here is our soul not our health or we should watch the food we are eating if it is forbidden or unforbidden.


Fred's comment on 2013-12-15 16:43:16:

There is a contrast between the tempters word "command" which implies commanding and the act of a "word" proceeding from G-d's mouth. That "proceeding" comes to us by the Holy Spirit that Yeshua had just received 3:16 and acted on 4:1. Of course this is all consistent with all Scripture in many other ways as He ministered and revealed Himself as G-ds Son.


BSP's comment on 2013-12-01 09:32:38:

We must remember that we need more than physical food. In order to be successful we need to pay attention to all the words that come from God. We can do this by regularly reading His word the Bible and applying what learn.


mawuli's comment on 2013-07-19 04:50:18:

the word of God is power that has the ability to manifest itself in so many dimensions including what ever man desire of in this world because john 1:1 everything was by him n through him including the food being spoken here.


Lords body's comment on 2013-05-30 09:01:28:

He said: "It is written:" A reader should look to the Old Testament to discover what words came out of the mouth of God. God as the speaker is what is referred to.


Henry's comment on 2012-10-14 15:44:23:


margaret's comment on 2012-07-18 17:50:25:

i think it means if we plan to go to Heaven we got to do everything the bible says not just the part we agree with.


karen's comment on 2012-02-27 18:22:24:

Jesus was saying that we need to be hearers of his word and doers of his word. Jesus was telling us to follow him and do what he is saying in the word. I believe that Jesus was our example of how we must live, act, and talk. He was saying we need to live by what he says and what he did while here on earth. By example


sandy's comment on 2012-01-11 10:09:42:

In researching matt 4:4 I find myself reading and understanding this part ( EVERY word that proceeds from the mouth of God) in this way..By THE word that proceeded out of the mouth of God (refering to Jeshua (Jesus). As a reference I use in the beginning was THE Word and THE word was with God and The Word was God and through Him (Jesus)all things were made. He is the Breath of God who gives life to man. Jesus was talking about himself not the bible. correct? or not?


oluwole sunday's comment on 2011-02-07 23:15:07:

An healthy man is one that feed on the words of God every. Our live is gurantee only by the words of God. Any other bread aside from the bread of life, JESUS, put out life out of balance. Prophet Isaiah says; he that he is thirsty, come buy water without money. The gateway to power is thirst for the word of God. Jesus was hungry for the words of God and not bread and that is why he said man shall not live by bread only, but by the word that comes out of the month of God.


lemuel's comment on 2010-11-08 05:44:06:

Matthew 4:4
The first ever verse in the Bible that i memorised as a child in the primary school. I did not understand what the verse really mean. As i was growing old and older, the verse continues to have a deeper meaning to me:
The bread of life Jesus Christ, is the only meal that can supply,satisfy,and sustain man's physical and spiritual needs.Jesus was talking about himself in the verse.


Fr. Edjun's comment on 2010-08-16 17:19:10:

The man that cant see, is blind...


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