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Matthew 4:1-11 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Next Jesus was taken into the wild by the Spirit for the Test. The Devil was ready to give it. 1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.
2 Jesus prepared for the Test by fasting forty days and forty nights. That left him, of course, in a state of extreme hunger, 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.
3 which the Devil took advantage of in the first test: "Since you are God's Son, speak the word that will turn these stones into loaves of bread." 3 The tempter came to him and said, "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread."
4 Jesus answered by quoting Deuteronomy: "It takes more than bread to stay alive. It takes a steady stream of words from God's mouth." 4 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.' "
5 For the second test the Devil took him to the Holy City. He sat him on top of the Temple and said, 5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple.
6 "Since you are God's Son, jump." The Devil goaded him by quoting Psalm 91: "He has placed you in the care of angels. They will catch you so that you won't so much as stub your toe on a stone." 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.' "
7 Jesus countered with another citation from Deuteronomy: "Don't you dare test the Lord your God." 7 Jesus answered him, "It is also written: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.' "
8 For the third test, the Devil took him on the peak of a huge mountain. He gestured expansively, pointing out all the earth's kingdoms, how glorious they all were. 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor.
9 Then he said, "They're yours - lock, stock, and barrel. Just go down on your knees and worship me, and they're yours." 9 "All this I will give you," he said, "if you will bow down and worship me."
10 Jesus' refusal was curt: "Beat it, Satan!" He backed his rebuke with a third quotation from Deuteronomy: "Worship the Lord your God, and only him. Serve him with absolute single-heartedness." 10 Jesus said to him, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.' "
11 The Test was over. The Devil left. And in his place, angels! Angels came and took care of Jesus' needs. Teaching and Healing 11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.