Matthew 4:11

“Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then the deuill leaueth him, and behold, Angels came and ministred vnto him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the devil *left Him; and behold, angels came and {began} to minister to Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then the devil leaveth him; and behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then the Evil One went away from him, and angels came and took care of him.
- Basic English Bible

Then the devil leaves him, and behold, angels came and ministered to him.
- Darby Bible

Then the devil leaveth him, and behold, angels came and ministered to him.
- Webster's Bible

Thereupon the Devil left Him, and angels at once came and ministered to Him.
- Weymouth Bible

Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and served him.
- World English Bible

Thanne the feend lafte hym; and lo! aungels camen nyy, and serueden to hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

Then doth the Devil leave him, and lo, messengers came and were ministering to him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 4:11


4:11 Angels came and waited upon him - Both to supply him with food, and to congratulate his victory.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 4:11


Mt 4:11 Then the devil leaveth him. Luke adds, "for a season" (Lu 4:13). When the devil is resisted he always flees. Angels came and ministered to him. I suppose this ministry was to supply him with food, but they also would afford spiritual sympathy.

Discussion for Matthew 4

  • Norita Priester
    I Matthew chapter 4 it does not state how many days Jesus was tempted by the Devil. So He could have been tempted 3 times on the same day. Just because He fasted 40 days and 40 nights does not mean He was tempted for 3 days. So to think that he was is incorrect.
  • Ben
    (4:8-9)
    Satan here says he can give Jesus all the kingdoms of the world. He does not appear to be lying—Jesus does not say that he isn't able to give these. This then implies that Satan owns all the kingdoms of the world (see also Psalm 2). Government was first founded by Nimrod as a rebellion against God (according to Josephus) and continues to be against God. This has libertarian implications.
  • Wayne
    V.17, Jesus didn't say to b baptized for salvation. He stated repent, for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand.
  • I AM
    Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be over past. Behold, God himself is the judge, fear him: leave off from your sins, and forget your iniquities, to meddle no more with them for ever: so shall God lead you forth, and JESUS, who is the CHRIST, shall deliver you from all trouble. AMEN
  • A disciple
    Matthew 4:4 "..Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God." This most important and fitting response was to the temptation to use His divine power to serve His natural human needs and the devil's thoughts, that "God helps those who help themselves." Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness for the express purpose of fasting and prayer to commence His Service to the Father and our redemption and with that, being put to the test by the devil. Having committed Himself in the Spirit, it was not for Him afterwards to "save Himself" and rescue the flesh from its inconveniences and discomforts BY HIS DIVINE AUTHORITY! We belong to God and have committed to follow Jesus Christ and be led by His Spirit: we do not afterwards worry about rescuing ourselves from what we are appointed by God to encounter, in the things He has directed for us to serve Him.
  • Geraldine cole
    The devil tried to temp Jesus but Jesus was not falling for the devil lies .its sad how some saved people don't no the difference between the devil spirit and JESUS U see Jesus knew the devil he once was in Heaven he was one of the angels in heaven he wanted to take over in heaven so The devil and all of the ones like him got thrown out of heaven by Jesus Test the Spirit is it Jesus

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