Luke 4:2

2 where for forty days he was tempteda by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.

Read Luke 4:2 Using Other Translations

Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.
for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry.
where he was tempted by the devil for forty days. Jesus ate nothing all that time and became very hungry.

What does Luke 4:2 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 4:2

Being forty days tempted of the devil
The Vulgate Latin, Syriac, Persic, and Ethiopic versions read the phrase, "forty days", in connection with the latter part of the preceding verse; according to which the sense is, that Jesus was led by the Spirit forty days in the wilderness, before he was tempted by Satan, and in order to it: but our reading is confirmed by ( Mark 1:13 ) who affirms, as here, that he was so long tempted by Satan; as he might be invisibly, and, by internal suggestions, before he appeared visibly, and attacked him openly, with the following temptations. The Ethiopic version adds, "and forty nights": and such were these days in which Christ was in the wilderness, and fasted, and was tempted there: they, were such as included nights, as well as days; see ( Matthew 4:2 )

and in those days he did eat nothing
not any sort of food whatever; he tasted of no kind of eatables or drinkables, during the whole space of forty days; nor in the nights neither, in which the Jews allowed persons to eat in times of fasting; (See Gill on Matthew 4:2). And this entire abstinence, as it shows the power of Christ in the supporting of his human nature, without food, for such a time, and the disadvantages under which, as man, combated with Satan; so, that this fast was never designed as an example to his followers, and to be imitated by them:

and when they were ended;
the forty days, and forty nights:

he afterward hungered;
which he did not before; and which shows the truth of his human nature; and is mentioned to observe the occasion of the following temptation, and the advantage on the tempter's side.

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