Jesus was then led away by the Spirit2) into the wilderness, to be tempted3) by the devil.
For forty days and nights he fasted4), and at the end he was quite hungry. The tempter saw this, came to him and said, "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread." Jesus answered, "Scripture5) says, 'Man cannot live on bread alone; he lives on every word that God utters.'"
The devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in their glory. "All these," he said, "I will give you, if you will only fall down and do me homage6)." But Jesus said, "Begone7), Satan! Scripture says, 'You shall do homage to the Lord your God and worship him alone.'"
The devil then took him to the Holy City and set him on a pinnacle8) of the temple. "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.'"
Jesus answered him, "Scripture says again, 'You are not to put the Lord your God to the test.'"
And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.
Having stood the temptation of Satan, Jesus began to preach, saying, "Repent9), for the kingdom of heaven is at hand10)." And he went about, preaching the gospel11) of the kingdom and healing every disease and every infirmity12) among the people. So his fame spread throughout all Syria.