The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleMatthew 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.