Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit,1 returned from the Jordan2 and was led by the Spirit3 in the desert,
where for forty days4 he was tempted by the devil.5 He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.
The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God,6 tell this stone to become bread."
Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone.' "7
The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world.8
And he said to him, "I will give you all their authority and splendor, for it has been given to me,9 and I can give it to anyone I want to.
So if you worship me, it will all be yours."
Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.' "10
The devil led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. "If you are the Son of God," he said, "throw yourself down from here.
For it is written: " 'He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully;
they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.' "11
Jesus answered, "It says: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.' "12
When the devil had finished all this tempting,13 he left him14 until an opportune time.
Jesus returned to Galilee15 in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside.16
He taught in their synagogues,17 and everyone praised him.