Luke 4:1-13

The Temptation of Jesus

1 a  And Jesus b  full of the Holy Spirit c  returned from the Jordan and was led d  by the Spirit in the wilderness 2for e  forty days, f  being tempted by the devil. g  And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, h  he was hungry. 3The devil said to him, “If you are i  the Son of God, command j  this stone to become bread.” 4And Jesus answered him, k  “It is written l  Man shall not live by bread alone.’” 5 m  And the devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time, 6and said to him, “To you n  I will give all this authority and their glory o  for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will. 7If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.” 8And Jesus answered him, p  “It is written,

q  “‘You shall worship the Lord your God,
and r  him only shall you serve.’”

9 s  And he took him to Jerusalem and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, “If you are t  the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, 10for it is written,

u  “‘He will command his angels concerning you,
to guard you,’


v  “‘On their hands they will bear you up,
lest you strike your foot against a stone.’”

12And Jesus answered him, “It is said w  ‘You shall not x  put the Lord your God to the test.’” 13And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from him y  until an opportune time.

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