Jesus returned from the Jordan River full of the Holy Spirit, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness.
There he was tempted for forty days by the devil. He ate nothing during those days and afterward Jesus was starving.
The devil said to him, "Since you are God's Son, command this stone to become a loaf of bread."
Jesus replied, "It's written, People won't live only by bread."
Next the devil led him to a high place and showed him in a single instant all the kingdoms of the world.
The devil said, "I will give you this whole domain and the glory of all these kingdoms. It's been entrusted to me and I can give it to anyone I want.
Therefore, if you will worship me, it will all be yours."
Jesus answered, "It's written, You will worship the Lord your God and serve only him."
The devil brought him into Jerusalem and stood him at the highest point of the temple. He said to him, "Since you are God's Son, throw yourself down from here;
for it's written: He will command his angels concerning you, to protect you
and they will take you up in their hands so that you won't hit your foot on a stone."
Jesus answered, "It's been said, Don't test the Lord your God."
After finishing every temptation, the devil departed from him until the next opportunity.
Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news about him spread throughout the whole countryside.
He taught in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.
Jesus went to Nazareth, where he had been raised. On the Sabbath he went to the synagogue as he normally did and stood up to read.
The synagogue assistant gave him the scroll from the prophet Isaiah. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written: