Jesus Tempted by the Devil
Interwoven Gospels

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan. And immediately the Spirit driveth Him forth into the wilderness, to be tempted by the devil. And He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and He was with the wild beasts. Moreover in those days He ate nothing. And having fasted forty days and forty nights, He was afterwards, when they were ended, very hungry. And the devil, coming near, said to Him, "If Thou art the Son of God, speak, that these stones may become loaves." But Jesus, answering, said to him, "It is written, 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."'

Then the devil taketh Him into the holy city, Jerusalem; and he placed Him upon the pinnacle of the temple and said to Him, "If Thou art the Son of God, cast Thyself down from hence; for it is written, 'He shall command His angels concerning Thee, to protect Thee, And upon their hands they shall bear Thee, Lest perhaps Thou dash Thy foot against a stone."" And Jesus answering said to him, "Again it is written, 'Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God."

Again the devil taketh Him into an exceedingly high mountain, and showeth Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory, in a moment of time. And the devil said to Him, "To Thee will I give all this authority and their glory; because to me it hath been delivered, and to whomsoever I will I give it. If Thou, therefore, wilt fall down and worship before me, all shall be Thine."

Then saith Jesus to him, "Begone, Satan! For it is written, 'Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him alone shalt thou serve."

And having finished every temptation, the devil departed from Him until another opportune time; and behold, the angels came and ministered to Him.

Adapted from The Interwoven Gospels © Books for Living, Inc. Digital Edition by V. Gilbert Beers, © 2009 Bible Studio, LLC. Used by Permission.

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