Luke 4:1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit,
returned from the Jordan and was led by
the Spirit in the wilderness, 2 where for
forty days he was tempted by the devil.
He ate nothing at all during those days,
and when they were over, he was famished.
3 The devil said to him, “If you
are the Son of God, command this stone
to become a loaf of bread.” 4 Jesus
answered him, “It is written, ‘One does
not live by bread alone.’”
Luke 4:5 Then the devil led him up
and showed him in an instant all the
kingdoms of the world. 6 And the devil
said to him, “To you I will give their
glory and all this authority; for it has
been given over to me, and I give it to
anyone I please. 7 If you, then, will
worship me, it will all be yours.” 8 Jesus
answered him, “It is written, ‘Worship
the Lord your God, and serve only
Luke 4:9 Then the devil took him to
Jerusalem, and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him,
“If you are the Son of God, throw yourself
down from here, 10 for it is written,
‘He will command his angels concerning
you, to protect you,’ 11 and ‘On their
hands they will bear you up, so that you
will not dash your foot against a stone.’”
12 Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘Do
not put the Lord your God to the test.’”
13 When the devil had finished every
test, he departed from him until an opportune time.
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