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Matthew 4:1-14 (New International Version)

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The Temptation of Jesus

4:1-11pp -- Mk 1:12,13; Lk 4:1-13

1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted1 by the devil.2 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights,3 he was hungry. 3 The tempter4 came to him and said, "If you are the Son of God,5 tell these stones to become bread." 4 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'a "6 5 Then the devil took him to the holy city7 and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 "If you are the Son of God,"8 he said, "throw yourself down. For it is written: " 'He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'b "9 7 Jesus answered him, "It is also written: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'c "10 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 "All this I will give you," he said, "if you will bow down and worship me." 10 Jesus said to him, "Away from me, Satan!11 For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'d "12 11 Then the devil left him,13 and angels came and attended him.14

Jesus Begins to Preach

12 When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison,15 he returned to Galilee.16 13 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum,17 which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali-- 14 to fulfill18 what was said through the prophet Isaiah:
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