Matthew 4:1-4 New International Version

The Temptation of Jesus

4 1  Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[1] by the devil. 2  After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3  The tempter came to him and said, "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread." 4  Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'[2]"


[1] 4:1 The Greek for "tempted" can also mean "tested" .

[2] 4:4 Deut. 8:3

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