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Matthew 4 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:1 - Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[fn] by the devil.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:2 - After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:3 - The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:4 - Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:5 - Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:6 - “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.’[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:7 - Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:8 - Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:9 - “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:10 - Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:11 - Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.

Jesus Begins to Preach

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:12 - When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:13 - Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali—

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:14 - to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:15 - “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:16 - the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:17 - From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

Jesus Calls His First Disciples

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:18 - As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:19 - “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:20 - At once they left their nets and followed him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:21 - Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:22 - and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

Jesus Heals the Sick

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:23 - Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:24 - News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:25 - Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis,[fn] Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.
NIV Footnotes
The Greek for tempted can also mean tested.
Deut. 8:3
Psalm 91:11,12
Deut. 6:16
Deut. 6:13
Isaiah 9:1,2
That is, the Ten Cities
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