Matthew 4:1-11 NIV

Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness

1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempteda by the devil.

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    • o 4:1 - The Greek for "tempted" can also mean "tested" .
      2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.

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      3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”

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      4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’b

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      5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple.

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      6 “If you are the Son of God,” 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.’c

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        • q 4:6 - Psalm 91:11,12
          7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’d

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            • r 4:7 - Deut. 6:16
              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! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’e

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              11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.

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