MATTHEW 4:1

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.”

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Matthew 4:1 Translation & Meaning

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Then Τότε The when, i.e., at the time that (of the past or future, also in consecution) Then
was up ἀνήχθη To lead up; by extension to bring out; specially, to sail away up
Jesus Ἰησοῦς Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus
led ἀνήχθη To lead up; by extension to bring out; specially, to sail away led
of ὑπὸ Under, i.e., (with the genitive case) of place (beneath), or with verbs (the agency or means, through); (with the accusative case) of place (whither (underneath) or where (below) or time (when (at)) of
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
Spirit πνεύματος A current of air, i.e., breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively, a spirit, i.e., (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy Spirit Spirit
into εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases into
the τὴν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
wilderness ἔρημον Lonesome, i.e., (by implication) waste (usually as a noun, G5561 being implied) wilderness
to be tempted πειρασθῆναι To test (objectively), i.e., endeavor, scrutinize, entice, discipline tempted
of ὑπὸ Under, i.e., (with the genitive case) of place (beneath), or with verbs (the agency or means, through); (with the accusative case) of place (whither (underneath) or where (below) or time (when (at)) of
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
devil. διαβόλου A traducer; specially, Satan (compare H7854) devil

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  • 1  Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

  • 2  And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.

  • 3  And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.




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