The Temptation Of Jesus

Matthew 4:1-11

1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil. 2 After He had fasted 40 days and 40 nights, He was hungry. 3 Then the tempter approached Him and said, “If You are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”

4 But He answered, “It is written:Man must not live on bread alone
but on every word that comes
from the mouth of God.

5 Then the Devil took Him to the holy city, had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written:He will give His angelsorders concerning you,
and they will support you with their hands
so that you will not strike
your foot against a stone.

7 Jesus told him, “It is also written: Do not test the Lord your God.

8 Again, the Devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 And he said to Him, “I will give You all these things if You will fall down and worship me.”

10 Then Jesus told him, “Go away, Satan! For it is written:Worship the Lord your God,
and serve only Him.

11 Then the Devil left Him, and immediately angels came and began to serve Him.

Mark 1:12-13

12 Immediately the Spirit drove Him into the wilderness. 13 He was in the wilderness 40 days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and the angels began to serve Him.

Luke 4:1-13

1 Then Jesus returned from the Jordan, full of the Holy Spirit, and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness 2 for 40 days to be tempted by the Devil. He ate nothing during those days, and when they were over, He was hungry. 3 The Devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.”

4 But Jesus answered him, “It is written: Man must not live on bread alone.

5 So he took Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6 The Devil said to Him, “I will give You their splendor and all this authority, because it has been given over to me, and I can give it to anyone I want. 7 If You, then, will worship me, all will be Yours.”

8 And Jesus answered him,“It is written:Worship the Lord your God,
and serveHim only.

9 So he took Him to Jerusalem, had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here. 10 For it is written:He will give His angels orders concerning you,
to protect you,
11 11 and
they will support you with their hands,
so that you will not strike
your foot against a stone.

12 And Jesus answered him, “It is said: Do not test the Lord your God.

13 After the Devil had finished every temptation, he departed from Him for a time.


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