Matthew 4:8
New International Version
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor.

New Living Translation
Next the devil took him to the peak of a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.

English Standard Version
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.

Berean Study Bible
Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.

Berean Literal Bible
Again the devil takes Him to a mountain exceedingly high and shows to Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.

New American Standard Bible
Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory;

King James Bible
Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

Christian Standard Bible
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor.

Contemporary English Version
Finally, the devil took Jesus up on a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms on earth and their power.

Good News Translation
Then the Devil took Jesus to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in all their greatness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Again, the Devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor.

International Standard Version
Once more the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, along with their splendor.

NET Bible
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their grandeur.

New Heart English Bible
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Again The Devil brought him to a very high mountain, and he showed him all the Kingdoms of the world and their glory.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Once more the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms in the world and their glory.

New American Standard 1977
Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Again, the devil took him up into an exceeding high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them

King James 2000 Bible
Again, the devil took him up into an exceedingly high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

American King James Version
Again, the devil takes him up into an exceeding high mountain, and shows him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

American Standard Version
Again, the devil taketh him unto an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Again the devil took him up into a very high mountain, and shewed him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them,

Darby Bible Translation
Again the devil takes him to a very high mountain, and shews him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory,

English Revised Version
Again, the devil taketh him unto an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

Webster's Bible Translation
Again, the devil taketh him up upon an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them,

Weymouth New Testament
Then the Devil took Him to the top of an exceedingly lofty mountain, from which he caused Him to see all the Kingdoms of the world and their splendour,

World English Bible
Again, the devil took him to an exceedingly high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory.

Young's Literal Translation
Again doth the Devil take him to a very high mount, and doth shew to him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them,
Study Bible
The Temptation of Jesus
7Jesus replied, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 8Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9“All this I will give You,” he said, “if You will fall down and worship me.”…
Cross References
Numbers 23:3
"Stay here by your burnt offering while I am gone," Balaam said to Balak. "Perhaps the LORD will meet with me. And whatever He reveals to me, I will tell you." So Balaam went off to a barren height,

Matthew 16:26
What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?

Luke 4:5
Then the devil led Him up to a high place and showed Him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world.

John 5:20
The Father loves the Son and shows Him all He does. And to your amazement, He will show Him even greater works than these.

1 John 2:15
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Treasury of Scripture

Again, the devil takes him up into an exceeding high mountain, and shows him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

the devil.

Matthew 4:5
Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,

Luke 4:5-7
And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time…

and sheweth.

Matthew 16:26
For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Esther 1:4
When he shewed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honour of his excellent majesty many days, even an hundred and fourscore days.

Esther 5:11
And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and all the things wherein the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the princes and servants of the king.







Lexicon
Again,
Πάλιν (Palin)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3825: Probably from the same as pale; anew, i.e. back, once more, or furthermore or on the other hand.

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

devil
διάβολος (diabolos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1228: From diaballo; a traducer; specially, Satan.

took
παραλαμβάνει (paralambanei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3880: From para and lambano; to receive near, i.e. Associate with oneself; by analogy, to assume an office; figuratively, to learn.

Him
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 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.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

a very
λίαν (lian)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3029: Very; very much, exceedingly, greatly. Of uncertain affinity; much.

high
ὑψηλὸν (hypsēlon)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5308: High, lofty. From hupsos; lofty.

mountain
ὄρος (oros)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3735: A mountain, hill. Probably from an obsolete oro; a mountain: -hill, mount(-ain).

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

showed
δείκνυσιν (deiknysin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1166: A prolonged form of an obsolete primary of the same meaning; to show.

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.

all
πάσας (pasas)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

the
τὰς (tas)
Article - Accusative Feminine 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.

kingdoms
βασιλείας (basileias)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 932: From basileus; properly, royalty, i.e. rule, or a realm.

of the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

world
κόσμου (kosmou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2889: Probably from the base of komizo; orderly arrangement, i.e. Decoration; by implication, the world (morally).

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

their
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Feminine 3rd Person Plural
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.

glory.
δόξαν (doxan)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1391: From the base of dokeo; glory, in a wide application.
(8) An exceeding high mountain.--Here, if proof were wanted, we have evidence that all that passed in the Temptation was in the region of which the spirit, and not the senses, takes cognisance. No "specular mount" (I use Milton's phrase) in the whole earth commands a survey of "all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them." St. Luke's addition "in a moment of time," in one of those flashes of intuition which concentrate into a single act of consciousness the work of years, adds, if anything could add, to the certainty of this view. Milton's well-known expansion of this part of the Temptation (Paradise Regained, Book III.), though too obviously the work of a scholar exulting in his scholarship, is yet worth studying as the first serious attempt to realise in part, at least, what must thus have been presented to our Lord's mind.

Verse 8. - Into an exceeding high mountain (εἰς ὄρος ὑψηλὸν λίαν; cf. Ezekiel 40:2; Revelation 21:10). Not in Luke. While no material mountain would have enabled our Lord to see all the kingdoms, etc., with his bodily eyes, it is probable that the physical elevation and distance of landscape would psychologically help such a vision. The Quarantana, which "commands a noble prospect" (Soein's ' Baedeker,' p. 263), may have been the spot. In the case of Ezekiel it is expressly said that his being "brought into the land of Israel, and set upon a very high mountain," was only "in the visions of God." All the kingdoms of the world (τοῦ κόσμου; but Luke, τῆς ρἰκουμένης, i.e. of the whole world as occupied by man, cf. Bishop Westcott on Hebrews 2:5). Cyrus says (Ezra 1:2), "All the kingdoms of the earth hath the Lord, the God of heaven, given me." And the glory of them'; "i.e. their resources, wealth, the magnificence and greatness of their cities, their fertile lands, their thronging population" (Thayer); cf. Matthew 6:29; Revelation 21:24, 26. The kingdoms themselves and their outward show. Contrast the words of the seraphim, "The whole earth is full of his glory" (Isaiah 6:3). In Luke this expression does not occur at this point, but in the tempter's words. As it there comes more abruptly, that is perhaps the more original position. St. Luke adds, "In a moment of time." 4:1-11 Concerning Christ's temptation, observe, that directly after he was declared to be the Son of God, and the Saviour of the world, he was tempted; great privileges, and special tokens of Divine favour, will not secure any from being tempted. But if the Holy Spirit witness to our being adopted as children of God, that will answer all the suggestions of the evil spirit. Christ was directed to the combat. If we presume upon our own strength, and tempt the devil to tempt us, we provoke God to leave us to ourselves. Others are tempted, when drawn aside of their own lust, and enticed, Jas 1:14; but our Lord Jesus had no corrupt nature, therefore he was tempted only by the devil. In the temptation of Christ it appears that our enemy is subtle, spiteful, and very daring; but he can be resisted. It is a comfort to us that Christ suffered, being tempted; for thus it appears that our temptations, if not yielded to, are not sins, they are afflictions only. Satan aimed in all his temptations, to bring Christ to sin against God. 1. He tempted him to despair of his Father's goodness, and to distrust his Father's care concerning him. It is one of the wiles of Satan to take advantage of our outward condition; and those who are brought into straits have need to double their guard. Christ answered all the temptations of Satan with It is written; to set us an example, he appealed to what was written in the Scriptures. This method we must take, when at any time we are tempted to sin. Let us learn not to take any wrong courses for our supply, when our wants are ever so pressing: in some way or other the Lord will provide. 2. Satan tempted Christ to presume upon his Father's power and protection, in a point of safety. Nor are any extremes more dangerous than despair and presumption, especially in the affairs of our souls. Satan has no objection to holy places as the scene of his assaults. Let us not, in any place, be off our watch. The holy city is the place, where he does, with the greatest advantage, tempt men to pride and presumption. All high places are slippery places; advancements in the world makes a man a mark for Satan to shoot his fiery darts at. Is Satan so well versed in Scripture as to be able to quote it readily? He is so. It is possible for a man to have his head full of Scripture notions, and his mouth full of Scripture expressions, while his heart is full of bitter enmity to God and to all goodness. Satan misquoted the words. If we go out of our way, out of the way of our duty, we forfeit the promise, and put ourselves out of God's protection. This passage, De 8:3, made against the tempter, therefore he left out part. This promise is firm and stands good. But shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? No. 3. Satan tempted Christ to idolatry with the offer of the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them. The glory of the world is the most charming temptation to the unthinking and unwary; by that men are most easily imposed upon. Christ was tempted to worship Satan. He rejected the proposal with abhorrence. Get thee hence, Satan! Some temptations are openly wicked; and they are not merely to be opposed, but rejected at once. It is good to be quick and firm in resisting temptation. If we resist the devil he will flee from us. But the soul that deliberates is almost overcome. We find but few who can decidedly reject such baits as Satan offers; yet what is a man profited if he gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Christ was succoured after the temptation, for his encouragement to go on in his undertaking, and for our encouragement to trust in him; for as he knew, by experience, what it was to suffer, being tempted, so he knew what it was to be succoured, being tempted; therefore we may expect, not only that he will feel for his tempted people, but that he will come to them with seasonable relief.
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