Matthew 4:1-11 CEB

Temptation of Jesus

1 Then the Spirit led Jesus up into the wilderness so that the devil might tempt him.

References for Matthew 4:1

      2 After Jesus had fasted for forty days and forty nights, he was starving.
      3 The tempter came to him and said, "Since you are God's Son, command these stones to become bread."
      4 Jesus replied, "It's written, People won't live only by bread, but by every word spoken by God."a

      References for Matthew 4:4

        • f 4:4 - Deut 8:3
          5 After that the devil brought him into the holy city and stood him at the highest point of the temple. He said to him,
          6 "Since you are God's Son, throw yourself down; for it is written, I will command my angels concerning you, and they will take you up in their hands so that you won't hit your foot on a stone."b

          References for Matthew 4:6

            • g 4:6 - Ps 91:11-12
              7 Jesus replied, "Again it's written, Don't test the Lord your God."c

              References for Matthew 4:7

                • h 4:7 - Deut 6:16
                  8 Then the devil brought him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.
                  9 He said, "I'll give you all these if you bow down and worship me."
                  10 Jesus responded, "Go away, Satan, because it's written, You will worship the Lord your God and serve only him."d

                  References for Matthew 4:10

                    • i 4:10 - Deut 6:13
                      11 The devil left him, and angels came and took care of him.