Temptation of Jesus

Then Jesus was led into the desert by the Spirit. While He was there He didn’t eat or drink for 40 days, instead He prayed and talked to God. After 40 days He was really hungry, and was ready to eat some food, and that is when Satan tried to trick Him. “If you are God’s son, you could turn these stones into bread, and have food to eat,” Satan said. “God said, ‘Man does not live by bread alone, but on the Word of God.” Jesus answered him.

“If you are truly God’s son you could throw yourself off the temple, and God would send angels to catch you. It says so in Psalms,” Satan was sure he had Jesus now. But Jesus calmly replied, “But it also says, “Do not put the Lord Your God to the test.”

Finally Satan took Jesus up to a very tall mountain, looking down on all the world, and said, “If you bow down and worship me, I will give you all of these kingdoms.” Jesus looked at him, and said, “Be gone from me! God has commanded that only God is to be worshipped!” And with that Satan left him, and angels came and comforted Jesus.

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