3.3 Jesus was Tempted by the Devil
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Jan 24 3.4 Immediately Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was Spirit-led into the desert among wild beasts’. There he fasted and was tempted by Satan for forty days and nights, after which he was hungry. Satan said, “If you are God’s Son, tell this stone to become bread.”
Jesus replied, “It is written, ‘Man doesn’t live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from God’s mouth.’”
Jan 25 Then lifting him to a high mountain, Satan showed him, in an instant, all the world’s kingdoms and told him, “I will give you all this authority1 and their glory, for they are mine to give to whomever I please.
Worship me and they will be yours.”
Jesus answered, “It is written, Worship the Lord your God and serve only Him.”
Then Satan led him to the temple’s gable in Jerusalem and said, “If you are God’s Son, throw yourself down, for it is written, ‘He will command his angels to protect and carry you lest your foot hits a stone’.”
Jan 26 His temptations ended, Satan departed for a time, and angels came and served Jesus.