New Living Translation
Then the devil took him to the holy city, Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple,
King James Bible
Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
Darby Bible Translation
Then the devil takes him to the holy city, and sets him upon the edge of the temple,
World English Bible
Then the devil took him into the holy city. He set him on the pinnacle of the temple,
Young's Literal Translation
Then doth the Devil take him to the holy city, and doth set him on the pinnacle of the temple,
Matthew 4:5 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:5 The holy city - So Jerusalem was commonly called, being the place God had peculiarly chosen for himself. On the battlement of the temple - Probably over the king's gallery, which was of such a prodigious height, that no one could look down from the top of it without making himself giddy.
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.
The leaders of the people were living in Jerusalem, the holy city. A tenth of the people from the other towns of Judah and Benjamin were chosen by sacred lots to live there, too, while the rest stayed where they were.
In all, there were 284 Levites in the holy city.
Wake up, wake up, O Zion! Clothe yourself with strength. Put on your beautiful clothes, O holy city of Jerusalem, for unclean and godless people will enter your gates no longer.
"A period of seventy sets of seven has been decreed for your people and your holy city to finish their rebellion, to put an end to their sin, to atone for their guilt, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to confirm the prophetic vision, and to anoint the Most Holy Place.
They left the cemetery after Jesus' resurrection, went into the holy city of Jerusalem, and appeared to many people.
Then the devil took him to Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple, and said, "If you are the Son of God, jump off!
But do not measure the outer courtyard, for it has been turned over to the nations. They will trample the holy city for 42 months.
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