Luke 4:7

7 Therefore, if you will worship me, it will all be yours."

Luke 4:7 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 4:7

If thou therefore wilt worship me
Or "before me"; that is, fall down before him, and give him divine worship and homage. A wide difference there is between a good angel and a fallen angel; a good angel will not suffer himself to be worshipped by men, but directs to the worship of God only, ( Revelation 19:10 ) ( 22:9 ) but a fallen angel not only seeks to be worshipped by men, but by the Son of God himself, even by him whom all the holy angels worship, ( Hebrews 1:6 ) This was what Satan at first aspired after, and by which he fell: he affected deity, and sought to have divine worship given him; and in this sin he still persisted, and grew worse and worse, more daring and insolent, desiring worship of him who is God over all, blessed for ever.

All shall be thine:
he promises to give him a title to all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them, on condition of homage done him, by which he should hold the tenure of them under him; these being delivered up solely to him, by the author of them; and he having them in his power, to dispose of them at pleasure. O horrid impudence, arrogance, and insolence!

Luke 4:7 In-Context

5 Next the devil led him to a high place and showed him in a single instant all the kingdoms of the world.
6 The devil said, "I will give you this whole domain and the glory of all these kingdoms. It's been entrusted to me and I can give it to anyone I want.
7 Therefore, if you will worship me, it will all be yours."
8 Jesus answered, "It's written, You will worship the Lord your God and serve only him."
9 The devil brought him into Jerusalem and stood him at the highest point of the temple. He said to him, "Since you are God's Son, throw yourself down from here;