Matthew 4:1-4 NIV

The Temptation of Jesus

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

1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted1 by the devil.2

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2 After fasting forty days and forty nights,3 he was hungry.

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3 The tempter4 came to him and said, "If you are the Son of God,5 tell these stones to become bread."

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4 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'a "6

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