And immediately the spirit drives him into the wilderness.…
Run with the wind and you hardly know it is blowing. Run against it, and you are convinced of the existence of a resisting medium, and in direct proportion to the speed with which you run, will be your consciousness of the force by which you are opposed. Thus as long as you run with the devil and promptly do his behests, you may be inclined to deny his existence; disobey him, and you will be made painfully aware of his presence, and his endeavours to thwart all your efforts after good.
(J. C. Jones.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness.