1Then Jesus was led by the Spirit up into the wilderness,
to be tempted by the Devil.
2And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He
was afterwards hungry.
3And when the tempter came to Him, he said,
11Then the Devil left him. And behold, angels came and
ministered to Him.
- If You are the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
4But He answered and said, It is
written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every
word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.
- 5Then the Devil took Him up into the holy city and set
Him upon a pinnacle of the Temple.
6And he said to Him, If you are the Son of God, cast
yourself down. For it is written, He shall give His
angels charge concerning You, and in their hands they shall bear You up, lest
at any time You dash Your foot against a stone.
7Jesus said to him, It is written
again, You shall not tempt the Lord your God.
- 8Again, the Devil took Him up into a very high
mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.
9And he said to Him, All these things I will give You
if You will fall down and worship me.
10Then Jesus said to him, Go, Satan!
For it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God,
and Him only you shall serve.
[After being baptize by John the Baptist].
12And immediately the Spirit drove Him into the wilderness.
13And He was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted
by Satan. And He was with the wild beasts, and the angels ministered to Him.
1And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from Jordan
and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness
2forty days, being tempted by the Devil. And in those days
He ate nothing. And they being ended, He afterward was hungry.
3And the Devil said to Him,
13And when the Devil had ended every temptation, he
departed from Him for a time.
- If you are the Son of God, speak to this stone that it might become bread.
4And Jesus answered him, saying,
It is written that man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every Word of God.
- 5And the Devil, leading Him up into a high mountain,
showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
6And the Devil said to Him, All this power I will give
you, and the glory of them; for it has been delivered to me. And I give it to
whomever I will.
7Therefore if you will worship me, all shall be yours.
8And Jesus answered and said to him,
Get behind me, Satan! For it is written, You shall
worship the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve.
- 9And he brought Him to Jerusalem and sat Him on a
pinnacle of the temple and said to Him, If you are the Son of God, cast yourself
down from here.
10For it is written, He shall
give His angels charge over You, to keep You;
11and in their hands they shall bear You up, lest at
any time You dash Your foot against a stone.
12And Jesus answering said to him,
It has been said, You shall not tempt the Lord your
- The three temptations Jesus faced can be cauterized as:
- Lust of the flesh: command this stone to become bread.
- The pride of life: throw Yourself down from here, and the angels shall
bear you up.
- Lust of the eyes: authority over all the kingdoms of the world,
and their glory I give you, if you will worship me.
- In two of the three temptations, the devil used the phase; If you are the
Son of God, trying also to plant doubt in His mind or to provoke Christ
to prove who He was.
- The devil knows the importance of worship, Whom you worship, is whom you
will serve. When the devil tempted Christ by saying, "All these things I
will give You if You will fall down and worship me". What the Devil was really
saying was: If you worship me as your master, I will let you be over and work
the kingdom of the world.