1Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. 2After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3The tempter came to him and said, "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread." 4Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'" 5Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6"If you are the Son of God," he said, "throw yourself down. For it is written: " 'He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'" 7Jesus answered him, "It is also written: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'" 8Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will bow down and worship me." 10Jesus said to him, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'" 11Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
(New International Version)
See also: Mark 1:12-13; Luke 4:1-13
Subscribe to Read the Bible with Us
Enter your e-mail below to receive updates when new passages are posted to Read the Bible with Us.
About Read The Bible With Us
Do you desire to love and obey God but struggle to know how? Every weekday you can read through the life of Jesus chronologically to discover his path for your life. It is as easy as three clicks. Click 1 provides the biblical passage, click 2 offers helpful comments and click 3 is your turn to journal your thoughts to save or share with a friend. Ron Gannett has prepared these daily Bible readings to bring regularity and excitement to your walk with God. Each Jesus passage is presented to help individuals, families or small groups. Our prayer is that you will hear the call of God in fresh ways as you discover and live the Jesus Passages. It only takes three life-changing clicks! Find out more about us.