Luke 4:2
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English Standard Version
for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry.

King James Bible
Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.

American Standard Version
during forty days, being tempted of the devil. And he did eat nothing in those days: and when they were completed, he hungered.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the space of forty days; and was tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing in those days; and when they were ended, he was hungry.

English Revised Version
during forty days, being tempted of the devil. And he did eat nothing in those days: and when they were completed, he hungered.

Webster's Bible Translation
Being forty days tempted by the devil. And in those days he ate nothing; and when they were ended, he was afterward hungry.

Weymouth New Testament
tempted all the while by the Devil. During those days He ate nothing, and at the close of them He suffered from hunger.

Luke 4:2 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Forty days

This should be joined with the preceding words, indicating the duration of his stay in the wilderness, not of his temptation, as A. V., being forty days tempted. Read as Rev., in the wilderness during forty days.

The devil

See on Matthew 4:1.

He did eat nothing

Mark does not mention the fast. Matthew uses the word νηστεύσας, having fasted, which, throughout the New Testament, is used of abstinence for religious purposes; a ritual act accompanying seasons of prayer.

Luke 4:2 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

forty.

Exodus 24:18 And Moses went into the middle of the cloud, and got him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.

Exodus 34:28 And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water...

Deuteronomy 9:9,18,25 When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant which the LORD made with you...

1 Kings 19:8 And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights to Horeb the mount of God.

Matthew 4:2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered.

tempted.

Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; it shall bruise your head...

1 Samuel 17:16 And the Philistine drew near morning and evening, and presented himself forty days.

Hebrews 2:18 For in that he himself has suffered being tempted, he is able to succor them that are tempted.

he did.

Esther 4:16 Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast you for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day...

Jonah 3:7 And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying...

he afterward.

Matthew 21:18 Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungry.

John 4:6 Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.

Hebrews 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are...

Cross References
Exodus 34:28
So he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights. He neither ate bread nor drank water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.

1 Kings 19:8
And he arose and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb, the mount of God.

Matthew 4:2
And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.

Luke 4:3
The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread."

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