Luke 4:1-4

Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness

1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
2 where for forty days he was tempted[a] by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.
3 The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.”
4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone.’[b]

Luke 4:1-4 In-Context

1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.
3 The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.”
4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone.’”
5 The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world.
6 And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to.
7 If you worship me, it will all be yours.”
8 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’”

Cross References 7

  • 1. ver 14,18; S Luke 1:15,35; Luke 3:16,22; Luke 10:21
  • 2. Luke 3:3,21
  • 3. Ezekiel 37:1; Luke 2:27
  • 4. Exodus 34:28; 1 Kings 19:8
  • 5. Hebrews 4:15
  • 6. S Matthew 4:3
  • 7. Deuteronomy 8:3

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. The Greek for "tempted" can also mean "tested" .
  • [b]. Deut. 8:3