“Would any of you, if his son should ask for bread, give him a stone? If he should desire a fish, would you give him a serpent? If he should want an egg, would you give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children…”The parallel in Mt also does not have “father,” but does have the ‘bread … stone’ clause, making it very close to the first part of the quote from Adamantius:
Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? [Mt 7:9] Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? [Mt 7:10]Epiphanius’ quote from Lk is very close to what both Mt and Adamantius would have had if the ‘bread … stone’ clause was not present, e.g:
… what man is there of you, whom if his son ask … a fish, will he give him a serpent?