Mark 1:9-13 Reading the Passage

The Challenge – Mark 1:9-13; Matthew 3:13-4:11

Mark 1:9-13

1 (9) In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. (10) Immediately after coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens being torn open, and the Holy Spirit descending upon him in the form of a dove. (11) A voice was heard out of heaven, You are my beloved Son, with you I am well pleased. (12) Then the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. (13) For forty days he was in the wilderness being tempted by Satan. He was among the wild beasts, but the angels ministered to him.

Matthew 3:13-4:11

3 (13) Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. (14) But John would have prevented him, saying, I have need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me? (15) But Jesus said to him, Permit it now: for it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he permitted him. (16) After Jesus was baptized, he immediately came up out of the water; and the heavens were opened to him. He saw the Spirit of God descending in the form of a dove and coming upon him. (17) There came a voice out of heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.

4 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit out into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. (2) After he had fasted for forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. (3) Then the tempter came and said to him, Since you are the Son of God, command these stones to become bread. (4) But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. (5) Then the devil took him into the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple. (6) He said to him, Since you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here; for it is written, He shall put his angels in charge of watching over you; and, They shall hold you up with their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. (7) Jesus said to him, Again it is written, You shall not put the Lord your God to the test. (8) Again, the devil took him to an exceedingly high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory. (9) He said to him, I will give you all these things, if you will bow down and worship me. (10) Then Jesus said to him, Go away, Satan: for it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve. (11) Then the devil left him; and angels came and ministered to him.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.