Luke 4:12
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New International Version
Jesus answered, "It is said: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'"

New Living Translation
Jesus responded, "The Scriptures also say, 'You must not test the LORD your God.'"

English Standard Version
And Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

New American Standard Bible
And Jesus answered and said to him, "It is said, 'YOU SHALL NOT PUT THE LORD YOUR GOD TO THE TEST.'"

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And Jesus answered him, "It is said: Do not test the Lord your God."

International Standard Version
Jesus answered him, "It has been said, 'You must not tempt the Lord your God.'"

NET Bible
Jesus answered him, "It is said, 'You are not to put the Lord your God to the test.'"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Yeshua answered and he said to him, “It has been said, 'You shall not tempt THE LORD JEHOVAH your God.' “

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus answered him, "It has been said, 'Never tempt the Lord your God.' "

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, You shall not test the Lord your God.

American King James Version
And Jesus answering said to him, It is said, You shall not tempt the Lord your God.

American Standard Version
And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not make trial of the Lord thy God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus answering, said to him: It is said: Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus answering said to him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt [the] Lord thy God.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jesus answering, said to him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

Weymouth New Testament
The reply of Jesus was, "It is said, 'Thou shalt not put the Lord they God to the proof.'"

World English Bible
Jesus answering, said to him, "It has been said, 'You shall not tempt the Lord your God.'"

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus answering said to him -- 'It hath been said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

4:1-13 Christ's being led into the wilderness gave an advantage to the tempter; for there he was alone, none were with him by whose prayers and advice he might be helped in the hour of temptation. He who knew his own strength might give Satan advantage; but we may not, who know our own weakness. Being in all things made like unto his brethren, Jesus would, like the other children of God, live in dependence upon the Divine Providence and promise. The word of God is our sword, and faith in that word is our shield. God has many ways of providing for his people, and therefore is at all times to be depended upon in the way of duty. All Satan's promises are deceitful; and if he is permitted to have any influence in disposing of the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them, he uses them as baits to insnare men to destruction. We should reject at once and with abhorrence, every opportunity of sinful gain or advancement, as a price offered for our souls; we should seek riches, honours, and happiness in the worship and service of God only. Christ will not worship Satan; nor, when he has the kingdoms of the world delivered to him by his Father, will he suffer any remains of the worship of the devil to continue in them. Satan also tempted Jesus to be his own murderer, by unfitting confidence in his Father's protection, such as he had no warrant for. Let not any abuse of Scripture by Satan or by men abate our esteem, or cause us to abandon its use; but let us study it still, seek to know it, and seek our defence from it in all kinds of assaults. Let this word dwell richly in us, for it is our life. Our victorious Redeemer conquered, not for himself only, but for us also. The devil ended all the temptation. Christ let him try all his force, and defeated him. Satan saw it was to no purpose to attack Christ, who had nothing in him for his fiery darts to fasten upon. And if we resist the devil, he will flee from us. Yet he departed but till the season when he was again to be let loose upon Jesus, not as a tempter, to draw him to sin, and so to strike at his head, at which he now aimed and was wholly defeated in; but as a persecutor, to bring Christ to suffer, and so to bruise his heel, which it was told him, he should have to do, and would do, though it would be the breaking of his own head, Ge 3:15. Though Satan depart for a season, we shall never be out of his reach till removed from this present evil world.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 12. - And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. It is remarkable that in these crowning instances of temptation, which no doubt were originally recounted by the Lord himself to the inner circle of the disciples, and from them passed into the regular course of instruction adopted by the Christian teachers of the first days, the Redeemer, in each of his three answers to the devil, uses words taken from two chapters (the sixth and eighth) of Deuteronomy. It has been suggested that the thoughts and expressions of this book were fresh in the mind of the tempted Christ, as he had probably, specially during his sojourn in the wilderness, used for his own study and meditation a book which told the story of Israel's wanderings in the desert for forty years. It seems, however, more likely that the Lord simply chose to frame his answers from a book with which every Israelite from his earliest yearn had been acquainted. The maxims and precepts of Deuteronomy were used in the education of every Hebrew child. Its devout and beautiful maxims were written on the phylacteries or frontiers which so many pious Jews were in the habit of wearing.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Jesus answering said unto him, it is said,.... In Deuteronomy 6:16

Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God: in the text in Deuteronomy the words are, "ye shall not tempt the Lord your God." The second person plural, is here changed into the second person singular, to accommodate the words to Satan; whom Christ singly addresses, and makes answer to, and who was under this same general law as other rational creatures: and Jehovah may be called the Lord his God, as he is his creator and governor; by whom he is upheld in his being, and to whom he is subject, whether he will or not; though not his covenant God: and even if our Lord Jesus Christ is intended by the Lord God, as some think; he is God over all; over all principalities and powers, good and bad, by whom all are created, and in whom all consist; and whose power and authority over Satan and his angels, have abundantly appeared, in dispossessing devils out of men, sending them where he pleased, and in spoiling the powers of darkness, and in destroying him that had the power of death, the devil; and great insolence and wickedness it must be in a creature, to tempt the Lord his God, in any way, or form whatever; See Gill on Matthew 4:7



Luke 4:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Temptation of Jesus
11and, 'ON their HANDS THEY WILL BEAR YOU UP, SO THAT YOU WILL NOT STRIKE YOUR FOOT AGAINST A STONE.'" 12And Jesus answered and said to him, "It is said, 'YOU SHALL NOT PUT THE LORD YOUR GOD TO THE TEST.'" 13When the devil had finished every temptation, he left Him until an opportune time.
Cross References
Deuteronomy 6:16
Do not put the LORD your God to the test as you did at Massah.

Matthew 4:7
Jesus answered him, "It is also written: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'"

Luke 4:13
When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.
Treasury of Scripture

And Jesus answering said to him, It is said, You shall not tempt the Lord your God.

Thou.

Deuteronomy 6:16 You shall not tempt the LORD your God, as you tempted him in Massah.

Psalm 95:9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.

Psalm 106:14 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.

Malachi 3:15 And now we call the proud happy; yes, they that work wickedness are …

Matthew 4:7 Jesus said to him, It is written again, You shall not tempt the Lord your God.

1 Corinthians 10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were …

Hebrews 3:8,9 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation …

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