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

  • God's Handmaiden
    Many times people are born into the Kingdom of God and are asked to be witnesses and lead people to Jesus. What is to be understood is effective witnessing has to be taught. Jesus told his disciples to follow him, and that he would "make" them fishers of men.
  • Henry
    Mathew 4 , is one of greatest vetse in the Bible it makes me to understand how Jesus care about us , his love towards us and caring are forever and forever glorified in Jesus name amen.
  • Eric
    And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing. And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where. Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Turn again to the most High, and turn away from iniquity: for he will lead thee out of darkness into the light of health, and hate thou abomination vehemently. For the eyes of the Lord are upon them that love him, he is their mighty protection and strong stay, a defence from heat, and a cover from the sun at noon, a preservation from stumbling, and an help from falling. He raiseth up the soul, and lighteneth the eyes: he giveth health, life, and blessing.
  • Okoh terry
    thank yu very much for yu just made me understand clearly matthew 4 very well thank yu
  • Pat Gibbs
    I'm tying to find out the time frame of the parables, especially from Matthew Chapt. 4, thru Chapt. 18. How much time did Jesus spend in Galilee?
    Can you help. thanks, Pat Gibbs
  • James
    Thank you Jesus for all you have done for us and thank you GOD for having your word put down so that we may have a better understanding of what we need to do

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