The Temptation of Jesus
Matthew4:1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert, in order to be tempted by the devil.
Matthew4:2 And when he had fasted for forty days and forty nights, afterwards he was hungry.
Matthew4:3 And approaching, the tempter said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become
Matthew4:4 And in response he said, “It has been written: ‘Not by bread alone shall man live, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”
Matthew4:5 Then the devil took him up, into the holy city, and set him on the pinnacle of the temple,
Matthew4:6 and said to him: “If you are the Son of God, cast yourself down. For it has been written: ‘For he has given charge of you to his angels, and they shall take you into their hands, lest perhaps you may hurt your foot against a stone.’ ”
Matthew4:7 Jesus said to him, “Again, it has been written: ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’ ”
Matthew4:8 Again, the devil took him up, onto a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory,
Matthew4:9 and said to him, “All these things I will give to you, if you will fall down and adore me.”
Matthew4:10 Then Jesus said to him: “Go away, Satan. For it has been written: ‘You shall adore the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.’ ”
Matthew4:11 Then the devil left him. And behold, Angels approached and ministered to him.