Matthew 4:1-11

The Temptation of Jesus

1 a  Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness b  to be tempted by the devil. 2And after fasting c  forty days and forty nights, he d  was hungry. 3And e  the tempter came and said to him, “If you are f  the Son of God, command g  these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4But he answered, h  “It is written,

i  “‘Man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

5 j  Then the devil took him to k  the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple 6and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written,

l  “‘He will command his angels concerning you,’


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

7Jesus said to him, Again m  it is written n  ‘You shall not o  put the Lord your God to the test.’” 8 p  Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” 10Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone q  Satan! For r  it is written,

s  “‘You shall worship the Lord your God
and t  him only shall you serve.’”

11Then the devil left him, and behold u  angels came and were ministering to him.

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