New Living Translation
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:1 Then - After this glorious evidence of his Father's love, he was completely armed for the combat. Thus after the clearest light and the strongest consolation, let us expect the sharpest temptations. By the Spirit - Probably through a strong inward impulse. Mark 1:12; Luke 4:1.
LibraryLight for those who Sit in Darkness
From the text it appears that some are in greater darkness than others; and that, secondly, for such there is a hope of light; but that, thirdly, the light which will come to them lies all in Christ; and, fourthly (joyful news!) that light is already sprung up all around them: they have but to open their eyes to delight in it. I. SOME SOULS ARE IN GREATER DARKNESS THAN OTHERS. It appears from the text that it was so in Christ's days, and certainly it is so now. Divine sovereignty runs through all …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
How to Become Fishers of Men
Christ's First and Last Subject
Twenty-Fourth Day. Firmness in Temptation.
The Spirit then compelled Jesus to go into the wilderness,
where he was tempted by Satan for forty days. He was out among the wild animals, and angels took care of him.
Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River. He was led by the Spirit in the wilderness,
This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin.
Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away.
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