Mark 1:13
New International Version
and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.

New Living Translation
where he was tempted by Satan for forty days. He was out among the wild animals, and angels took care of him.

English Standard Version
And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him.

Berean Study Bible
and He was there for forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and the angels ministered to Him.

Berean Literal Bible
And He was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And He was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to Him.

New American Standard Bible
And He was in the wilderness forty days being tempted by Satan; and He was with the wild beasts, and the angels were ministering to Him.

King James Bible
And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.

Christian Standard Bible
He was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and the angels were serving him.

Contemporary English Version
He stayed there for 40 days while Satan tested him. Jesus was with the wild animals, but angels took care of him.

Good News Translation
where he stayed forty days, being tempted by Satan. Wild animals were there also, but angels came and helped him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He was in the wilderness 40 days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and the angels began to serve Him.

International Standard Version
He was in the wilderness for 40 days being tempted by Satan. He was among wild animals, and angels were ministering to him.

NET Bible
He was in the wilderness forty days, enduring temptations from Satan. He was with wild animals, and angels were ministering to his needs.

New Heart English Bible
He was in the wilderness forty days tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals; and the angels were serving him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he had been there in the wilderness forty days when he was tempted by Satan. And he was with the animals, and Angels were ministering to him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
where he was tempted by Satan for 40 days. He was there with the wild animals, and the angels took care of him.

New American Standard 1977
And He was in the wilderness forty days being tempted by Satan; and He was with the wild beasts, and the angels were ministering to Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he was there in the wilderness forty days and forty nights and was tempted of Satan and was with the wild beasts, and the angels ministered unto him.

King James 2000 Bible
And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.

American King James Version
And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to him.

American Standard Version
And he was in the wilderness forty days tempted of Satan; And he was with the wild beasts; And the angels ministered unto him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he was in the desert forty days and forty nights, and was tempted by Satan; and he was with beasts, and the angels ministered to him.

Darby Bible Translation
And he was in the wilderness forty days tempted by Satan, and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to him.

English Revised Version
And he was in the wilderness forty days tempted of Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he was there in the wilderness forty days tempted by Satan: and was with the wild beasts, and the angels ministered to him.

Weymouth New Testament
where He remained for forty days, tempted by Satan; and He was among the wild beasts, but the angels waited upon Him.

World English Bible
He was there in the wilderness forty days tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals; and the angels were serving him.

Young's Literal Translation
and he was there in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by the Adversary, and he was with the beasts, and the messengers were ministering to him.
Study Bible
The Temptation of Jesus
12At once the Spirit drove Jesus into the wilderness, 13and He was there for forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and the angels ministered to Him. 14After the arrest of John, Jesus went into Galilee and proclaimed the gospel of God.…
Cross References
Matthew 4:1
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

Matthew 4:10
"Away from me, Satan!" Jesus declared. "For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.'"

Matthew 4:11
Then the devil left Him, and angels came and ministered to Him.

Luke 4:1
Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,

Treasury of Scripture

And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to him.

forty.

Exodus 24:18
And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.

Exodus 34:28
And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.

Deuteronomy 9:11,18,25
And it came to pass at the end of forty days and forty nights, that the LORD gave me the two tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant…

tempted.

Hebrews 2:17,18
Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people…

Hebrews 4:15
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

and the.

1 Kings 19:5-7
And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat…

Matthew 4:11
Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

Matthew 26:53
Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?







Lexicon
and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

He was
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

[there]
ἐρήμῳ (erēmō)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2048: Lonesome, i.e. waste.

for forty
τεσσεράκοντα (tesserakonta)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 5062: Forty. The decade of tessares; forty.

days,
ἡμέρας (hēmeras)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

being tempted
πειραζόμενος (peirazomenos)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3985: To try, tempt, test. From peira; to test, i.e. Endeavor, scrutinize, entice, discipline.

by
ὑπὸ (hypo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 5259: A primary preposition; under, i.e. of place, or with verbs; of place (underneath) or where (below) or time (when).

Satan.
Σατανᾶ (Satana)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4567: An adversary, Satan. Of Chaldee origin corresponding to ma'bad; the accuser, i.e. The devil.

He was
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

with
μετὰ (meta)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

wild animals,
θηρίων (thēriōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2342: Properly: a wild beast, hence: any animal; met: a brute. Diminutive from the same as thera; a dangerous animal.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

angels
ἄγγελοι (angeloi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 32: From aggello; a messenger; especially an 'angel'; by implication, a pastor.

ministered
διηκόνουν (diēkonoun)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1247: From diakonos; to be an attendant, i.e. Wait upon (figuratively) teacher; technically, to act as a Christian deacon.

to Him.
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
(13) And he was there in the wilderness.--See Notes on Matthew 4:2-11. St. Mark compresses the history by omitting the several forms of the Temptation. Peculiar to him are (1) the use of "Satan" instead of "the devil;" (2) the statement that Jesus was "with the wild beasts." In our Lord's time these might include the panther, the bear, the wolf, the hyena, possibly the lion. The implied thought is partly that their presence added to the terrors of the Temptation, partly that in His being protected from them there was the fulfilment of the promise in the very Psalm which furnished the Tempter with his chief weapon, that the true child of God should trample under foot "the lion and the adder," the "young lion and the dragon" (Psalm 91:13).

Verse 13. - Forty days tempted of Satan. St. Mark gathers up the whole temptation into this one sentence; and the passage would seem to imply that the three temptations recorded by St. Matthew and St. Luke were not the only trials through which our Lord passed during those forty days, although they were no doubt the prominent and the most powerful assaults upon our Redeemer. And he was with the wild beasts (μετὰ τῶν θηρίων). This shows the extreme solitude of the place. It shows also the innocence of our Lord, that there, in that wild and desolate district, amongst lions, and wolves, and leopards, and serpents, he neither feared them nor was injured by them. He dwelt amongst them as Adam lived with them in his state of innocence in Paradise. These wild beasts recognized and revered their Creater and their Lord. And the angels ministered unto him. This, as we learn from St. Matthew (Matthew 4:11), was after his temptation and victory. Some have thought that Jesus became known to the devil as the Son of God, by the reverence and adoration of the angels. Thus Jesus showed in his own person, when alone he had striven with Satan and, had overcome him, that heavenly comfort and the ministry of angels are provided by God for those who overcome temptation. 1:9-13 Christ's baptism was his first public appearance, after he had long lived unknown. How much hidden worth is there, which in this world is not known! But sooner or later it shall be known, as Christ was. He took upon himself the likeness of sinful flesh; and thus, for our sakes, he sanctified himself, that we also might be sanctified, and be baptized with him, Joh 17:19. See how honourably God owned him, when he submitted to John's baptism. He saw the Spirit descending upon him like a dove. We may see heaven opened to us, when we perceive the Spirit descending and working upon us. God's good work in us, is sure evidence of his good will towards us, and preparations for us. As to Christ's temptation, Mark notices his being in the wilderness and that he was with the wild beasts. It was an instance of his Father's care of him, which encouraged him the more that his Father would provide for him. Special protections are earnests of seasonable supplies. The serpent tempted the first Adam in the garden, the Second Adam in the wilderness; with different success indeed; and ever since he still tempts the children of both, in all places and conditions. Company and conversation have their temptations; and being alone, even in a wilderness, has its own also. No place or state exempts, no business, not lawful labouring, eating, or drinking, not even fasting and praying; often in these duties there are the most assaults, but in them is the sweetest victory. The ministration of the good angels is matter of great comfort in reference to the malignant designs of the evil angels; but much more does it comfort us, to have the indwelling of God the Holy Spirit in our hearts.
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