New International Version
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
King James Bible
Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
Darby Bible Translation
Then Jesus was carried up into the wilderness by the Spirit to be tempted of the devil:
World English Bible
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
Young's Literal Translation
Then Jesus was led up to the wilderness by the Spirit, to be tempted by the Devil,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit - This transaction appears to have taken place immediately after Christ's baptism; and this bringing up of Christ was through the influence of the Spirit of God; that Spirit which had rested upon him in his baptism.
To be tempted - The first act of the ministry of Jesus Christ was a combat with Satan. Does not this receive light from Genesis 3:17. I will put enmity between the woman's seed and thy seed: it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
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Eversley, 1872. Chester Cathedral, 1872. St Matt. iv. 3. "And when the tempter came to Him, he said, If Thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread." Let me say a few words to-day about a solemn subject, namely, Temptation. I do not mean the temptations of the flesh--the temptations which all men have to yield to the low animal nature in them, and behave like brutes. I mean those deeper and more terrible temptations, which our Lord conquered in that great struggle with …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
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The Temptation in the Wilderness.
At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness,
and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are--yet he did not sin.
but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed.
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