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.
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