The Temptation of Jesus
Then a Jesus was led up by b the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry.
Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, "If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread."
But He answered and said, "It is written, c 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.' "
Then the devil took Him up d into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple,
and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written:
e 'He shall give His angels charge over you,'
f 'In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.' "
Jesus said to him, "It is written again, g 'You shall not tempt the LORD your God.' "
Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and h showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.
And he said to Him, "All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me."
Then Jesus said to him, "Away with you, Satan! For it is written, i 'You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.' "
Then the devil j left Him, and behold, k angels came and ministered to Him.
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Matthew 4:1 - 11
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
Immediately the Spirit drove Him into the wilderness.
Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness.
So the Spirit lifted me up and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the LORD was strong upon me.
Now when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, so that the eunuch saw him no more; and he went on his way rejoicing.
So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD.
Now the leaders of the people dwelt at Jerusalem; the rest of the people cast lots to bring one out of ten to dwell in Jerusalem, the holy city, and nine-tenths were to dwell in other cities.
All the Levites in the holy city were two hundred and eighty-four.
Seventy weeks are determined For your people and for your holy city, To finish the transgression, To make an end of sins, To make reconciliation for iniquity, To bring in everlasting righteousness, To seal up vision and prophecy, And to anoint the Most Holy.
And coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.
For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.
In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
You shall not tempt the LORD your God as you tempted Him in Massah.
For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
1 John 2:15 - 17
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
You shall fear the LORD your God and serve Him, and shall take oaths in His name.
You shall fear the LORD your God; you shall serve Him, and to Him you shall hold fast, and take oaths in His name.
Now therefore, fear the LORD, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the LORD!
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels?
Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him.
Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?