Luke 4:1-30 NIV

The Temptation of Jesus

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

1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit,1 returned from the Jordan2 and was led by the Spirit3 in the desert,

References for Luke 4:1

2 where for forty days4 he was tempted by the devil.5 He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.

References for Luke 4:2

3 The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God,6 tell this stone to become bread."

References for Luke 4:3

4 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone.'a "7

References for Luke 4:4

5 The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world.8

References for Luke 4:5

6 And he said to him, "I will give you all their authority and splendor, for it has been given to me,9 and I can give it to anyone I want to.

References for Luke 4:6

7 So if you worship me, it will all be yours."
8 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.'b "10

References for Luke 4:8

    • b 4:8 - Deut. 6:13
      9 The devil led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. "If you are the Son of God," he said, "throw yourself down from here.
      10 For it is written: " 'He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully;
      11 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'c "11

      References for Luke 4:11

        • c 4:11 - Psalm 91:11,12
          12 Jesus answered, "It says: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'d "12

          References for Luke 4:12

          13 When the devil had finished all this tempting,13 he left him14 until an opportune time.

          References for Luke 4:13

          Jesus Rejected at Nazareth

          14 Jesus returned to Galilee15 in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside.16

          References for Luke 4:14

          15 He taught in their synagogues,17 and everyone praised him.

          References for Luke 4:15

          16 He went to Nazareth,18 where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue,19 as was his custom. And he stood up to read.20

          References for Luke 4:16

          17 The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:
          18 "The Spirit of the Lord is on me,21 because he has anointed me to preach good news22 to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed,

          References for Luke 4:18

          19 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."e23

          References for Luke 4:19

          20 Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down.24 The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him,

          References for Luke 4:20

              21 and he began by saying to them, "Today this scripture is fulfilled25 in your hearing."

              References for Luke 4:21

              22 All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his lips. "Isn't this Joseph's son?" they asked.26

              References for Luke 4:22

              23 Jesus said to them, "Surely you will quote this proverb to me: 'Physician, heal yourself ! Do here in your hometown27 what we have heard that you did in Capernaum.' "28

              References for Luke 4:23

              24 "I tell you the truth," he continued, "no prophet is accepted in his hometown.29

              References for Luke 4:24

              25 I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah's time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout the land.30

              References for Luke 4:25

              26 Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon.31

              References for Luke 4:26

              27 And there were many in Israel with leprosyf in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed--only Naaman the Syrian."32

              References for Luke 4:27

                • f 4:27 - The Greek word was used for various diseases affecting the skin--not necessarily leprosy.
                  28 All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this.
                  29 They got up, drove him out of the town,33 and took him to the brow of the hill on which the town was built, in order to throw him down the cliff.

                  References for Luke 4:29

                  30 But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way.34

                  References for Luke 4:30