First sunday of advent: Mt 4:1-11

1 Then the Spirit led Jesus into the desert to be tempted by the Devil.

2 After spending 40 days and nights without food, Jesus was hungry.

3 Then the Devil came to him and said,

“If you are God’s Son, order these stones to turn into bread.”

4 But Jesus answered, “The Scripture says, ‘Human beings cannot live on bread alone, but need every word that God speaks.’ ”

5 Then the Devil took Jesus to Jerusalem, the Holy City, set him on the highest point of the Temple,

6 and said to him, “If you are God’s Son, throw yourself down, for the Scripture says: ‘God will give orders to his angels about you; they will hold you up with their hands, so that not even your feet will be hurt on the stones.’ ”

7 Jesus answered, “But the Scripture also says, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’ ”

8 Then the Devil took Jesus to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in all their greatness.

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