Psalm 35 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Prayer for Deliverance from Enemies
1 Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me;
4 Let them be put to shame and dishonor
7 For without cause they hid their net[a] for me;
9 Then my soul shall rejoice in the Lord,
11 Malicious witnesses rise up;
15 But at my stumbling they gathered in glee,
17 How long, O Lord, will you look on?
19 Do not let my treacherous enemies rejoice over me,
22 You have seen, O Lord; do not be silent!
26 Let all those who rejoice at my calamity
27 Let those who desire my vindication
Matthew 4:1-11 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
The Temptation of Jesus
4 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. 3 The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4 But he answered, “It is written,
‘One does not live by bread alone,
5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 saying to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written,
‘He will command his angels concerning you,’
7 Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”
8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor; 9 and he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” 10 Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! for it is written,
‘Worship the Lord your God,
11 Then the devil left him, and suddenly angels came and waited on him.