Matthew 4:5

“Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then the deuill taketh him vp into the holy Citie, and setteth him on a pinacle of the Temple,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the devil *took Him into the holy city and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then the devil taketh him into the holy city; and he set him on the pinnacle of the temple,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then the Evil One took him to the holy town; and he put him on the highest point of the Temple and said to him,
- Basic English Bible

Then the devil takes him to the holy city, and sets him upon the edge of the temple,
- Darby Bible

Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
- Webster's Bible

Then the Devil took Him to the Holy City and caused Him to stand on the roof of the Temple,
- Weymouth Bible

Then the devil took him into the holy city. He set him on the pinnacle of the temple,
- World English Bible

Thanne the feend took hym in to the hooli citee, and settide hym on the pynacle of the temple,
- Wycliffe Bible

Then doth the Devil take him to the [holy] city, and doth set him on the pinnacle of the temple,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 4:5


4:5 The holy city - So Jerusalem was commonly called, being the place God had peculiarly chosen for himself. On the battlement of the temple - Probably over the king's gallery, which was of such a prodigious height, that no one could look down from the top of it without making himself giddy.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 4:5


Mt 4:5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city. What way the devil took him, whether bodily or in spirit, we are not told. On a pinnacle of the temple. The only portion of the temple that seems to answer to the context was the lofty porch overhanging the valley of Kidron. Josephus says that from the roof to the valley below at this point was 300 feet.

Discussion for Matthew 4:5

  • ANNMARIE STULTZ for verse 5
    was the Holy City consider to be that satan was offering Christ the (CHURCH)?
  • Abraham for verse 5
    The temptation by evil is not a plan of God but a plan of Evil. So it could be an attempt to physically eliminate or weaken Jesus, especially when Jesus was physically weak after 40 days of fasting, so that the plan of God Almighty about Jesus is nip in the bud itself. Knowing the plan of evil, Jesus willingly (bodily) climbed to the pinnacle of temple when asked by evil so as to win over evil.

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