“If the child asks
For an egg,
Will the father
ἢ καὶ αἰτήσει ᾠόν, ἐπιδώσει αὐτῷ σκορπίον;
Luke indicated that Jesus said that if the son or the child asked for an egg (ἢ καὶ αἰτήσει ᾠόν), would the father give him a scorpion (ἐπιδώσει αὐτῷ σκορπίον)? Of course not. Matthew, chapter 7:10, was not quite the same. There Jesus wanted to know if any man among them (ἢ τίς ἐστιν ἐξ ὑμῶν ἄνθρωπος) would be foolish enough to give a round stone (μὴ λίθον ἐπιδώσει αὐτῷ) instead of a loaf of bread (ἄρτον) to his son who was asking for bread (ὃν αἰτήσει ὁ υἱὸς αὐτοῦ). Luke did not have the son ask for bread and get a stone, but he asked for an egg but got a scorpion. In either case, it would not happen. So too, the same can be said about the heavenly Father. Have you ever asked for an egg?