Matthew 4:1-6 TNIV

Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness

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

1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempteda1 by the devil.2

References for Matthew 4:1

    • a 4:1 - The Greek for "tempted" can also mean "tested".
      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: 'People do not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'b "6

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      5 Then the devil took him to the holy city7 and had him stand on the highest point of the temple.

      References for Matthew 4:5

      6 "If you are the Son of God,"8 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 "9

      References for Matthew 4:6

        • c 4:6 - Psalm 91:11,12