Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted1 by the devil.22
After fasting forty days and forty nights,3 he was hungry.
The tempter4 came to him and said, "If you are the Son of God,5 tell these stones to become bread."
Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'a "65
Then the devil took him to the holy city7 and had him stand on the highest point of the temple.
"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 "97
Jesus answered him, "It is also written: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'c "108
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor.
"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will bow down and worship me."