Then the devil took him to the holy city(A) and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,”(B) 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.’[a](C)

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

Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor.

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Footnotes

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

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