Matthew, Chapter 3

3:1 Then Jesus was led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tried by the devil.
3:2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he afterward was hungry.
3:3 And the tempter came and said to him, If you are the Son of God, say that these stones may become bread.
3:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man will not live by bread alone.
3:5 Then the devil takes him into the holy city; and he set him on the pinnacle of the temple,
3:6 and says to him, If you are the Son of God, cast yourself down: for it is written, He will give his angels charge concerning you: and, On their hands they will bear you up, Lest perhaps you dash your foot against a stone.
3:7 Jesus said to him, Again it is written, You will not make trial of Yahweh your God.
3:8 Again, the devil takes him to an exceedingly high mountain, and shows him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
3:9 and he said to him, All these things I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.
3:10 Then Jesus says to him, Go, Satan: for it is written, You will worship Yahweh your God, and you will serve only him.
3:11 Then the devil leaves him; and look, angels came and were serving him.
3:12 Now when he heard that John was delivered up, he withdrew into Galilee.
3:13 For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife.
3:14 For John said to him, It is not lawful for you to have her.
3:15 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

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