Matthew 4:1-2

The Temptation of Jesus

1 1Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness 2to be tempted by the devil.
2 And after fasting 3forty days and forty nights, he 4was hungry.

Matthew 4:1-2 In-Context

1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
2 And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.
3 And the tempter came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread."
4 But he answered, "It is written, "'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"
5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple
6 and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, "'He will command his angels concerning you, 'and "'On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.'"

Cross References 4

  • 1. For ver. 1-11, see Mark 1:12, 13; Luke 4:1-13
  • 2. [Hebrews 2:18; Hebrews 4:15]
  • 3. [Deuteronomy 9:9, 18; 1 Kings 19:8]
  • 4. [John 4:6, 7]
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