Chapter 16: Temptation by the devil

1 And Jesus conquering the sickness returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,

2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward strengthened.

3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Leader of the Living, command this stone that it be made bread.

4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, I came not with a piece of bread, but with a sword.

5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, 6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Leader of the Living, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

7 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Lead me not into temptation.

8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt let the risen walk therein.

10 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt not suffer the buried to live.

11 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.