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

  • 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
  • Ellie
    Love Him Jesus Christ 😘🙏

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