Matthew 4:2

“And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when hee had fasted forty dayes and forty nights, hee was afterward an hungred.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he afterward hungered.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And after going without food for forty days and forty nights, he was in need of it.
- Basic English Bible

and having fasted forty days and forty nights, afterwards he hungered.
- Darby Bible

And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward hungry.
- Webster's Bible

There He fasted for forty days and nights; and after that He suffered from hunger.
- Weymouth Bible

When he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was hungry afterward.
- World English Bible

And whanne he hadde fastid fourti daies and fourti nyytis, aftirward he hungride.
- Wycliffe Bible

and having fasted forty days and forty nights, afterwards he did hunger.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 4:2

4:2 Having fasted - Whereby doubtless he received more abundant spiritual strength from God. Forty days and forty nights - As did Moses, the giver of the law, and Elijah, the great restorer of it. He was afterward hungry - And so prepared for the first temptation.

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 4:2

Mt 4:2 When he had fasted forty days and forty nights. Moses and Elijah each fasted for the same length of time. It was a period of spiritual exaltation, of meditation and prayer, of preparation for his work, and it is hardly probable that he felt the need of food. He was afterward an hungered. At the close of this period nature began to assert her demands, and hunger was keenly felt.

Discussion for Matthew 4

  • Joyce Ballentine
    Satan was tempting Jesus to jump off the highest point of the temple.Satan tried the suicide tatic with Jesus ,but as we can see Jesus gave him the word of God.I don't know who this is for,but Im here to tell you Jesus has showed us a way of escape through every obstacles that comes our way.Suicide as we can see here is not of God,but of the devil.Don't allow anything that's temproal destroy what plans God has for you.In Proverbs 3:5 it tells us to trust in the Lord with all our hearts and lean not to our on understanding.See if Satan can get us focus on the problem instead of us going to the problem solver which is Jesus and then he has you.Satan tried it with Jesus but as we can see it didn't work.Jesus was tempted in every way but yet He was without sin.To whom this is for please Im begging you please give God a chance because He has something just for you.Be Blessed!!
  • George C. Coleman
    On one of the trivia questions the question is how many days was Jesus tempted in the desert?
    I answered 40. The correct answer was Jesus was tempted 3 times, but that was not the question. Jesus was there 40 days fasting and then satin came and tempted Jesus 3 times.
  • Kanakasusheela
    In this chapter Jesus tells us about the importance of God's word.If we read and follow the God's word and understand it deeply ,Then satan can not tempt us easily ,and all the satan efforts of tempting a godly man or a spiritual man are in vain. Because God's power is with that spiritual man. and if we are fasting and praying we re very close to God , and we are blessed with more spiritual power ,and scientifically fasting is good for health.
  • Patience
    they left whatever they where doing and followed him, sometime we went to set time for God when he called us to do his work, God have mercy on us
  • Rev. James
    The temptation of Jesus shows three major areas of life which the devil will tempt us in: 1 Eating too much. If we are eating all the time then we cannot hear from heaven because it dulls our spiritual senses. 2 Satan is always luring us to kill ourselves to commit suicide particularly, around the holidays when we are lonely. Satan tempts us to commit suicide, but pray for strenght and power over the loneliness because the Lord loves you. Satan tempts us to worship him and the kingdoms of this world because he is jealous over God. Read Isaiah 14: 12-15. Also, Read Ezekiel 28: 14:17. It is Satan's desire to be like God and to be worshipped as God. Remain true to the one God our Savior Jesus Christ whom the Father sent to save you, delivered you and sustain you. Be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might. Love.
  • Deborah White
    Chapter4:2 sometimes we are weak in the flesh when we are tempted.we must stand fast and immovable pray in season and out of season

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