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

  • George Melden Mangeni
    As Christian we must master the words of Christ in order to challenge the the devil.
  • Mary ann grays
    Yes it is so true for the love I have for my god
  • James moore
    Our body needs bread, earthly food. Our spirits need HEAVENLY FOOD, "GOD'ST WORD". HALELUJAH, JESUS IS "THE BREAD OF LIFE".
  • Twyla Vargas
    My thoughts on Mathew 4 is that we must believe in Jesus Christ the son of God. I believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God and I believe that he healed people then and I also believe that through the Spirit he heals today. We just have to believe in what we cannot see and according to his word expect his healing.
  • Jeffery diviney
    Its a very revealing chapter. Its very interesting how even Satan quoted the word off god.verse 6 corresponds with psalms 91:12..... So let all gods people stay on guard.for evil ones are very clever and cunning. God bless....
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Matthew 26:41 "Watch ye and pray lest ye enter into temptation: For truly the spirit is ready, but the flesh is weak."

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