Matthew 4:3-7 (New International Version)

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Matthew 4:3-7

New International Version (NIV)

The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’[a]

Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:

“‘He will command his angels concerning you,
    and they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’[b]

Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’[c]

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 4:4 Deut. 8:3
  2. Matthew 4:6 Psalm 91:11,12
  3. Matthew 4:7 Deut. 6:16
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