(4:1) "Then was Jesus led up of
the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil." Jesus is led by the Spirit of God to be tempted by the devil.
Which, at least according to James 1:13 ("God cannot be tempted with evil."), means that Jesus is not
God. Can God be tempted?
4:1Then was Jesus led up of
the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.
And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God,
command that these stones be made bread.
But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread
alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a
pinnacle of the temple,
And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, 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.
(4:5-6) "The devil ... saith unto him ...
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." (Accurate quote of Psalm 91:11-12)
(4:8) "The devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain,
and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world." The devil kidnaps Jesus and takes him up to
the top of the temple, and then to the top of "an exceeding high
mountain," high enough to see "all the kingdoms of the world." I
guess the earth was flat in those days.
(4:12) "When Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into
(4:18-19) "And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called
Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea ... And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."
Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
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;
And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall
down and worship me.
Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy
God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto
Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into
And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the
sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,
The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea,
beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;
The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in
the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom
of heaven is at hand.
4:18And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called
Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were
4:19And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.
And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of
Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending
their nets; and he called them.
And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.
And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and
preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and
all manner of disease among the people.
And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick
people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which
were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that
had the palsy; and he healed them.
And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from
Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.