The devil led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down from here. 10 For it is written:

“‘He will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you carefully;
11 they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’[a](A)

12 Jesus answered, “It is said: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’[b](B)

13 When the devil had finished all this tempting,(C) he left him(D) until an opportune time.

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 4:11 Psalm 91:11,12
  2. Luke 4:12 Deut. 6:16

And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:

10 For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:

11 And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.

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Then the devil took him to Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple, and said, “If you are the Son of God, jump off! 10 For the Scriptures say,

‘He will order his angels to protect and guard you.
11 And they will hold you up with their hands
    so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.’[a]

12 Jesus responded, “The Scriptures also say, ‘You must not test the Lord your God.’[b]

13 When the devil had finished tempting Jesus, he left him until the next opportunity came.

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