Luke 4:1-13

The Temptation of Jesus

1 1And Jesus, 2full of the Holy Spirit, 3returned from the Jordan and was led 4by the Spirit in the wilderness
2 for 5forty days, 6being tempted by the devil. 7And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, 8he was hungry.
3 The devil said to him, "If you are 9the Son of God, command 10this stone to become bread."
4 And Jesus answered him, 11"It is written, 12'Man shall not live by bread alone.'"
5 13And the devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time,
6 and said to him, "To you 14I will give all this authority and their glory, 15for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will.
7 If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours."
8 And Jesus answered him, 16"It is written, 17"'You shall worship the Lord your God, and 18him only shall you serve.'"
9 19And he took him to Jerusalem and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, "If you are 20the Son of God, throw yourself down from here,
10 for it is written, 21"'He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you,'
11 and 22"'On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.'"
12 And Jesus answered him, "It is said, 23'You shall not 24put the Lord your God to the test.'"
13 And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from him 25until an opportune time.

Luke 4:1-13 In-Context

1 And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness
2 for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry.
3 The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread."
4 And Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone.'"
5 And the devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time,
6 and said to him, "To you I will give all this authority and their glory, for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will.
7 If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours."
8 And Jesus answered him, "It is written, "'You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.'"
9 And he took him to Jerusalem and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here,
10 for it is written, "'He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you,'
11 and "'On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.'"
12 And Jesus answered him, "It is said, 'You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.'"
13 And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from him until an opportune time.
14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and a report about him went out through all the surrounding country.
15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.
16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read.
17 And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,

Cross References 25

  • 1. For ver. 1-13, see Matthew 4:1-11; Mark 1:12, 13
  • 2. ver. 18; Luke 3:22; John 1:33; John 3:34; Acts 10:38; [Luke 1:15; Acts 6:5]
  • 3. Luke 3:3, 21
  • 4. ver. 14
  • 5. [Deuteronomy 9:9, 18; 1 Kings 19:8]
  • 6. [Hebrews 2:18; Hebrews 4:15]
  • 7. [Deuteronomy 9:9, 18; 1 Kings 19:8]
  • 8. [John 4:6, 7]
  • 9. See Matthew 14:33
  • 10. [Luke 3:8]
  • 11. ver. 8, 10; Ephesians 6:17
  • 12. Cited from Deuteronomy 8:3; [John 4:34]
  • 13. Matthew 4:8
  • 14. Revelation 13:2
  • 15. Revelation 13:2
  • 16. ver. 4; [ver. 12]
  • 17. Cited from Deuteronomy 6:13
  • 18. 1 Samuel 7:3
  • 19. Matthew 4:5
  • 20. ver. 3
  • 21. Cited from Psalms 91:11, 12
  • 22. [See ver. 10 above]
  • 23. Cited from Deuteronomy 6:16
  • 24. [Isaiah 7:12]
  • 25. [Luke 22:53; John 14:30]
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