And the devil said to him, If you be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.
— By extortion and usury we may make stones into bread, that is the devil's alchemistry: or haply we may make bread of nothing, when a man gets a thing by another's oversight (Genesis 43:12). Or else, what and if we can overreach our brother in subtilty, and go beyond him with a trick of wit or cunning t "Let no man defraud or oppress his brother in any matter: for the Lord is avenged of all such" (1 Thessalonians 4:6). The one is called" the bread of violence and oppression" (Proverbs 4:17); the other, "the bread of deceit."
Parallel VersesKJV: And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.