Bible: Luke 4:1-13

The Temptation of Jesus

4:1 Then 1  Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River 2  and was led by the Spirit 3  in 4  the wilderness, 5  4:2 where for forty days he endured temptations 6  from the devil. He 7  ate nothing 8  during those days, and when they were completed, 9  he was famished. 4:3 The devil said to him, “If 10  you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.” 11  4:4 Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man 12  does not live by bread alone.’ 13 

4:5 Then 14  the devil 15  led him up 16  to a high place 17  and showed him in a flash all the kingdoms of the world. 4:6 And he 18  said to him, “To you 19  I will grant this whole realm 20 and the glory that goes along with it, 21  for it has been relinquished 22  to me, and I can give it to anyone I wish. 4:7 So then, if 23  you will worship 24  me, all this will be 25  yours.” 4:8 Jesus 26  answered him, 27 It is written, ‘You are to worship 28  the Lord 29  your God and serve only him.’” 30 

4:9 Then 31  the devil 32  brought him to Jerusalem, 33  had him stand 34  on the highest point of the temple, 35  and said to him, “If 36  you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, 4:10 for it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you, to protect you,’ 37  4:11 andwith their hands they will lift you up, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’ 38  4:12 Jesus 39  answered him, 40 It is said, ‘You are not to put the Lord your God to the test.’ 41  4:13 So 42  when the devil 43  had completed every temptation, he departed from him until a more opportune time. 44 

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