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But he answered, “It is written,

‘One must not live on bread alone,
    but on every word coming
        out of the mouth of God.’”[a]

Then the Devil took him to the Holy City[b] and had him stand on the highest point of the Temple. He told Jesus,[c] “Since[d] you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, because it is written,

‘God[e] will put his angels in charge of you,’


‘With their hands they will hold you up,
    so that you will never hit your foot against a rock.’”[f]

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  1. Matthew 4:4 Deut 8:3; MT source citation reads Lord
  2. Matthew 4:5 I.e. Jerusalem
  3. Matthew 4:6 Lit. him
  4. Matthew 4:6 Or “If, as is the case,
  5. Matthew 4:6 Lit. He
  6. Matthew 4:6 Cf. Ps 91:11-12