370-378 : Jesus Is tempted In The Wilderness

370-378 : Jesus Is tempted In The Wilderness

JESUS, full of the Holy Spirit,
returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
 Jesus fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was hungry.

Then the devil came to him and said,
 "If you are the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread."

But Jesus answered saying:
"It is written: Man shall not live by bread alone,
 but by every word that comes out of the mouth of God."

Then the devil took him up into the holy city, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said to him,
"If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down.
 For it is written that he shall put his angels in charge of you to keep you safe,
and they shall catch you in their hands, lest you strike your foot against a stone."

Jesus said to him:"It is written also: You shall not tempt the Lord your God."

Again, the devil took him up into a very big mountain,
 and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them.
 And he said:


"All these things I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me."

Then Jesus said:

        "Away, Satan. For it is written:

You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve."

Then the devil left him and, behold,

Angels came and ministered unto him.


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