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Matthew 4:1–10

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The Temptation of Jesus

sThen Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness tto be tempted by the devil. And after fasting uforty days and forty nights, he vwas hungry. And wthe tempter came and said to him, “If you are xthe Son of God, command ythese stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, z“It is written,

a“ ‘Man shall not live by bread alone,

but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ”

bThen the devil took him to cthe holy city and 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,

d“ ‘He will command his angels concerning you,’


“ ‘On their hands they will bear you up,

lest you strike your foot against a stone.’ ”

Jesus said to him, “Again eit is written, f‘You shall not gput the Lord your God to the test.’ ” hAgain, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” 10 Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, iSatan! For jit is written,

k“ ‘You shall worship the Lord your God

and lhim only shall you serve.’ ”

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