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The Temptation of Jesus(A)

12 The Spirit immediately drove Him into the wilderness. 13 And He was there in the wilderness for forty days, tempted by Satan, and was with the wild beasts. And the angels ministered to Him.

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The Temptation of Jesus(A)

Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, being tempted by the devil for forty days. During those days He ate nothing. And when they were ended, He was hungry.

The devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.”

Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’[a]

The devil, taking Him up onto a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said to Him, “I will give You all this power and their glory, for it has been delivered to me. And I give it to whomever I will. If You, then, will worship me, all will be Yours.”

And Jesus answered him, “Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve.’[b]

He brought Him to Jerusalem, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here. 10 For it is written:

‘He shall give His angels charge concerning you,
    to preserve you,’

11 and

‘In their hands they shall hold you up,
    lest you strike your foot against a stone.’[c]

12 Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’[d]

13 When the devil had ended all the temptations, he departed from Him until another time.

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