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Luke: 4
1 Full of the Holy Spirit, Jesus returned from the Jordan, 2 and for forty days was led by the Spirit up and down the wilderness and tempted by the devil. All that time he had nothing to eat, and at the end of it he was famished. 3 The devil said to him, 'If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.' 4 Jesus answered, 'Scripture says, "Man cannot live on bread alone."'
5 Next the devil led him up and showed him in a flash all the kingdoms of the world. 6 'All this dominion will I give to you,' he said, 'and the glory that goes with it; for it has been put in my hands and I can give it to anyone I choose. 7 You have only to do homage to me and it shall all be yours.' 8 Jesus answered him, 'Scripture says, "You shall do homage to the Lord your God and worship him alone."'
9 The devil took him to Jerusalem and set him on the parapet of the temple. 'If you are the Son of God,' he said, 'throw yourself down; 10 for Scripture says, "He will give his angels orders to take care of you", 11 and again, "They will support you in their arms for fear you should strike your foot against a stone."' 12 Jesus answered him, 'It has been said, "You are not to test the Lord your God."'
13 So, having come to the end of all his temptations, the devil departed, biding his time.
Matthew: 4
1 JESUS WAS THEN led away by the Spirit into the wilderness, to be tempted by the devil. 2 For forty days and nights he fasted, and at the end of them he was famished. 3 The tempter approached him and said, 'If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.' 4 Jesus answered, 'Scripture says,
"Man cannot live on bread alone;
he lives on every word that God utters." ' 5 The devil then took him to the Holy City and set him on the parapet of the temple. 6 'If you are the Son of God,' he said, 'throw yourself down; for Scripture says,
"He will put his angels in charge of you
and they will support you in their arms,
for fear you should strike your foot against a stone." ' 7 Jesus answered him, 'Scripture says again you are not to put the Lord your God to the test." '
8 Once again, the devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in their glory. 9 'All these', he said, 'I will give you, if you will only fall down and do me homage.' 10 But Jesus said, 'Begone, Satan; Scripture says,
"You shall do homage to the Lord your God and worship him alone." ' 11 Then the devil left him, and angels appeared and waited on him.
Mark: 1
12 Thereupon the Spirit sent him away into the wilderness, 13 and there he remained for forty days tempted by Satan. He was among the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.

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