Matthew 4:3 Commentary - Abbott's Illustrated New TestamentVerse 3
The tempter came to him; whether in bodily form or by inward suggestions is uncertain; perhaps the latter, as we read (Hebrews 4:15) that he was tempted in all points like as we are.--If thou be the Son of God; that is, the Messiah, as had been proclaimed by the voice from heaven, (Matthew 3:17.)--Command that these stones, &c.; to satisfy his hunger.
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Abbott's Illustrated New Testament
The electronic edition of John S. C. Abbott and Jacob Abbott's The New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; Translated Out of the Original Greek, and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised; with Explanatory Notes has been produced from a copy of the printed text published by O. A. Browning and Company (Toledo, OH, 1878). The title on the spine of the book is Abbott's Illustrated New Testament, and on the half-title page, The Pictorial New Testament; with Notes; by Jacob and John S. C. Abbott.