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

  • 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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