Lent 1 Bible Reading 

 

Matthew 4:1-11


Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness
 
1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
 
2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.
 
3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
 
4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘People do not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ”
 
5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple.
 
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.’ ”
 
 
7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written:
‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’ ”
 
8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of
the world and their splendour.
 
9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”
 
10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan!  For it is written:
‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’ ”
 
11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.