The New King James Version

Matthew 4:1–10

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First Temptation

Mark 1:12, 13; Luke 4:1–4

4 Then aJesus was led up by bthe 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, cMan shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”

Second Temptation

Luke 4:9–12

Then the devil took Him up dinto 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, gYou shall not 1tempt the Lord your God.’ ”

Third Temptation

Mark 1:13; Luke 4:5–8, 13

Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and hshowed 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.”

10 Then Jesus said to him, 2“Away with you, Satan! For it is written, iYou shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ”

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