New Living Translation
For forty days and forty nights he fasted and became very hungry.
King James Bible
And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.
Darby Bible Translation
and having fasted forty days and forty nights, afterwards he hungered.
World English Bible
When he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was hungry afterward.
Young's Literal Translation
and having fasted forty days and forty nights, afterwards he did hunger.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:2 Having fasted - Whereby doubtless he received more abundant spiritual strength from God. Forty days and forty nights - As did Moses, the giver of the law, and Elijah, the great restorer of it. He was afterward hungry - And so prepared for the first temptation.
LibraryLight for those who Sit in Darkness
From the text it appears that some are in greater darkness than others; and that, secondly, for such there is a hope of light; but that, thirdly, the light which will come to them lies all in Christ; and, fourthly (joyful news!) that light is already sprung up all around them: they have but to open their eyes to delight in it. I. SOME SOULS ARE IN GREATER DARKNESS THAN OTHERS. It appears from the text that it was so in Christ's days, and certainly it is so now. Divine sovereignty runs through all …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
How to Become Fishers of Men
Christ's First and Last Subject
Twenty-Fourth Day. Firmness in Temptation.
Moses remained there on the mountain with the LORD forty days and forty nights. In all that time he ate no bread and drank no water. And the LORD wrote the terms of the covenant--the Ten Commandments--on the stone tablets.
1 Kings 19:8
So he got up and ate and drank, and the food gave him enough strength to travel forty days and forty nights to Mount Sinai, the mountain of God.
For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home.
For I was hungry, and you didn't feed me. I was thirsty, and you didn't give me a drink.
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