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Luke 4:12

12 Jesus answered, “It is said: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’a

Read Luke 4:12 Using Other Translations

And Jesus answering said unto him,It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
And Jesus answered him, "It is said, 'You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.'"
Jesus responded, “The Scriptures also say, ‘You must not test the your God.’ ”

What does Luke 4:12 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 4:12

And Jesus answering said unto him, it is said
In ( Deuteronomy 6:16 )

Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God:
in the text in Deuteronomy the words are, "ye shall not tempt the Lord your God." The second person plural, is here changed into the second person singular, to accommodate the words to Satan; whom Christ singly addresses, and makes answer to, and who was under this same general law as other rational creatures: and Jehovah may be called the Lord his God, as he is his creator and governor; by whom he is upheld in his being, and to whom he is subject, whether he will or not; though not his covenant God: and even if our Lord Jesus Christ is intended by the Lord God, as some think; he is God over all; over all principalities and powers, good and bad, by whom all are created, and in whom all consist; and whose power and authority over Satan and his angels, have abundantly appeared, in dispossessing devils out of men, sending them where he pleased, and in spoiling the powers of darkness, and in destroying him that had the power of death, the devil; and great insolence and wickedness it must be in a creature, to tempt the Lord his God, in any way, or form whatever; (See Gill on Matthew 4:7)

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