Matthew 7:9

9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone?

Read Matthew 7:9 Using Other Translations

Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?
“You parents—if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead?

What does Matthew 7:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Matthew 7:9

Or what man is there of you
"That is a father", as in ( Luke 11:11 ) that is, is in the relation, and has the affections of a father; and indeed is a man, and has the nature and passions of a man; unless he is become a mere brute, and devoid of all humanity,

whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
No, by no means; no man can act such a merciless, cruel part as this to a child: for though he might impose upon him by the likeness of some sort of stones with bread; yet could not hope to satisfy his hunger, or stop his mouth this way; but must expect to hear from him again with bitter complaints.

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