Luke 4:6

6 The Devil said to Him, "I will give You their splendor and all this authority, because it has been given over to me, and I can give it to anyone I want.

Luke 4:6 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 4:6

And the devil said unto him, all this power will I give thee,
&c.]. That is, all the kingdoms of the world, and all the government and jurisdiction over them:

and the glory of them;
the riches, honours, and grandeur belonging to them:

for that is delivered unto me:
so far he spoke modestly, in that he owned an original, superior governor of them, by whom he pretended they were transferred to him; but lied, in that he suggested they were put into his hands by him, who had the supreme power over them; and that he acted by his constitution and appointment, as a deputy under him; when what power he had, as the God of the world, was by usurpation, and not by designation of God; and at most only by permission: and least of all was it true what follows;

and to whomsoever I will I give it;
or "these", as the Vulgate Latin reads; that is, these kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; when so to do is the peculiar and sole prerogative of God: nor can Satan dispose of the goods of a single man, nor of a herd of swine, nor enter into them without leave from God.

Luke 4:6 In-Context

4 But Jesus answered him, "It is written: Man must not live on bread alone. "
5 So he took Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
6 The Devil said to Him, "I will give You their splendor and all this authority, because it has been given over to me, and I can give it to anyone I want.
7 If You, then, will worship me, all will be Yours."
8 And Jesus answered him, "It is written: Worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only. "