Matthew 4:8

“Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Againe the Deuill taketh him vp into an exceeding high mountaine, and sheweth him all the kingdomes of the world, and the glory of them:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Again, the devil *took Him to a very high mountain and *showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Again, the devil taketh him unto an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Again, the Evil One took him up to a very high mountain, and let him see all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them;
- Basic English Bible

Again the devil takes him to a very high mountain, and shews him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory,
- Darby Bible

Again, the devil taketh him up upon an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them,
- Webster's Bible

Then the Devil took Him to the top of an exceedingly lofty mountain, from which he caused Him to see all the Kingdoms of the world and their splendour,
- Weymouth Bible

Again, the devil took him to an exceedingly high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory.
- World English Bible

Eftsoone the feend took hym in to a ful hiy hil, and schewide to hym alle the rewmes of the world, and the ioye of hem;
- Wycliffe Bible

Again doth the Devil take him to a very high mount, and doth shew to him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 4:8


4:8 Showeth him all the kingdoms of the world - In a kind of visionary representation.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 4:8


Mt 4:8 Taketh him up upon into an exceeding high mountain. From some lofty center he spreads before Jesus a panorama of the kingdoms of this world with all their glory. We are not to suppose that all the kingdoms were literally visible, but they are portrayed in such a way as to be present to the mental eyes.

Discussion for Matthew 4

  • Lilian
    Follow me and i will make you a fisher of man. Thank you Jesus for taking me and lifting me up when i am down help me Lord to be born again in Spirit every moment of my life. I will praise and worship you only for you are worthy amen
  • Wayne
    Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. V. 17
  • BSP
    I'm verses 8 through 10 we see that Jesus did not let his eyes dominate him. He immediately rejected Satan.
  • Kenzie
    That is. Beautiful prayer James
  • God's Handmaiden
    Many times people are born into the Kingdom of God and are asked to be witnesses and lead people to Jesus. What is to be understood is effective witnessing has to be taught. Jesus told his disciples to follow him, and that he would "make" them fishers of men.
  • Henry
    Mathew 4 , is one of greatest vetse in the Bible it makes me to understand how Jesus care about us , his love towards us and caring are forever and forever glorified in Jesus name amen.

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