Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness

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

References for Matthew 4:1

    • 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

      References for Matthew 4:6

        • q 4:6 - Psalm 91:11,12