Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
This mingling of contraries runs through all our history. The scenery of a human life, like the scenery of nature, has its fertile plains, its grim ravines, its bleak and barren hills. Now it is bathed in the sunlight of a great joy, again it is overcast and saddened by the sorrows whose memory will never fade.
(H. Shaw.)Close to those sunlit heights there yawn downwards at our feet black and awful precipices, and one false step may be fatal.
(G. S. Barrett, B. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.