Matthew 4:1-2

Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness

1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[a] by the devil.
2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.

Matthew 4:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
ESV
1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
NLT
1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil.
MSG
1 Next Jesus was taken into the wild by the Spirit for the Test. The Devil was ready to give it.
CSB
1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil.

Matthew 4:1-2 In-Context

1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.
3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple.
6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: “ ‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’ ”

Cross References 3

  • 1. Hebrews 4:15
  • 2. Genesis 3:1-7
  • 3. Exodus 34:28; 1 Kings 19:8

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. The Greek for "tempted" can also mean "tested" .
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