|New International Version (©2011)|
The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world.
New Living Translation (©2007)
Then the devil took him up and revealed to him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
English Standard Version (©2001)
And the devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time,
New American Standard Bible (©1995)
And he led Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (©2009)
So he took Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
International Standard Version (©2012)
The devil also took him to a high place and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in an instant.
NET Bible (©2006)
Then the devil led him up to a high place and showed him in a flash all the kingdoms of the world.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English (©2010)
And Satan took him up to a high mountain, and he showed him all the Kingdoms of the earth in a short time.
GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)
The devil took him to a high place and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in an instant.
King James 2000 Bible (©2003)
And the devil, taking him up into a high mountain, showed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
American King James Version
And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, showed to him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
American Standard Version
And he led him up, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
And the devil led him into a high mountain, and shewed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time;
Darby Bible Translation
And the devil, leading him up into a high mountain, shewed him all the kingdoms of the habitable world in a moment of time.
English Revised Version
And he led him up, and shewed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
Webster's Bible Translation
And the devil taking him up upon a high mountain, showed to him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
Weymouth New Testament
The Devil next led Him up and caused Him to see at a glance all the kingdoms of the world.
World English Bible
The devil, leading him up on a high mountain, showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
Young's Literal Translation
And the Devil having brought him up to an high mountain, shewed to him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time,
|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.
Verse 5. - And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, showed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. This temptation was something more than "offering to One who had lived as a village carpenter the throne of the world." It appealed to his ambition certainly, but in Jesus' case it was a high, pure, sinless ambition. This much he certainly knew already, that he was destined to rule over men from pole to pole. It was for him a righteous longing, this desire to have the heathen for his inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth as his possession. No false ambition was this in Jesus, this desire to realize the glorious Messianic hope. Again, how typical a temptation! All ranks and orders are often soon tempted here. A noble end as they think, and in the beauty of the goal they forget that the road leading to it is paved with evil and wrong.
Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
And the devil taking him up into an high mountain,.... Somewhere near Jerusalem, but what mountain is not certain. The Evangelist Luke makes this to be the second temptation, which, with Matthew, is the third and last; and whose order seems to be more proper and natural than this, and to be the true and genuine one, which Luke neglects, though he does not contradict it: he relates matters of fact, without attending to the strict order of them; whereas Matthew strictly regards it, observing, that after the first temptation, "then the devil taketh him, &c." and that being finished, says, "again the devil taketh him, &c." and upon those words, "get thee hence", with what follows, remarks, that then the devil leaveth him: all which show, that his order is the most accurate, and to be followed. But to go on with the account; the devil having taken him from the pinnacle of the temple, and carried him to some high mountain, as Lebanon, or Pisgah, or some other near Jerusalem, showed unto him all the kingdoms of the world; not of the Roman empire only, though that consisted of many kingdoms, and is called the whole world, Luke 2:1 where the same word is used, as here; but of the whole universe, every kingdom that was under the heavens; which he represented to Christ, not in a map, since the glory of them could not be described in that way: for
he showed him all the glory of them, as Matthew adds; and for this a mountain was no more a proper place, than any other; nor was, it any real object he presented to his bodily sight, or any real prospect he gave him of the kingdoms of the world, which are not to be seen from any one place, no not one of them, not even from the highest mountain in the world, and still less to be seen together at once in a moment: but this was a mere phantasm, a deception of the sight, with which he endeavoured to impose on Christ, but could not; nor did Christ; who is the maker of the world, and the governor among the nations, need any representation of the kingdoms of the world from him; see Gill on Matthew 4:8 and this he did in a moment of time; in the twinkling of an eye, not by succession, and in process of time, as one kingdom after another, but all at once, and in an instant: what a moment of time is; see Gill on Matthew 4:8.
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