Story of Jesus’ Temptation



Luke 4:1-13

After Jesus was baptized by John in the Jordan River, the Holy Spirit guided Him into the desert to fast for forty days and forty nights.

At the end of the forty days, Jesus felt very hungry. The devil saw that this is an opportunity to tempt Jesus so he said, “If you are the Son of God, then tell these stones to change into bread.”

But Jesus replied, “God says that we shall not only live by bread but also by the word that comes from the mouth of God.”

Then the devil brought Jesus to the top of the temple in Jerusalem and told Him to look down from there.

The devil said to Jesus, “If you are the Son of God, jump down because God will tell his angels to lift you up and make sure your foot will not crush against the stone beneath.”

Jesus said to the devil, “It is written in the word of God ‘Do not tempt the Lord, your God.’”

Finally, the devil took Jesus to an extremely high place where Jesus can see all the kingdoms and their riches.

The devil said to Jesus, “Bow down and worship me and all these kingdoms and riches will be yours.”

Jesus said to him, “Go away, Satan! It is written in the Scripture,’ Worship and serve the Lord, your God only.’”

The devil saw that he could not deceive Jesus and so he left him alone. Then angels came to be with Jesus.

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