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Luke: 4
1Full of the Holy Spirit, Jesus returned from the Jordan, 2and for forty days was led by the Spirit up and down the wilderness and tempted by the devil.

All that time he had nothing to eat, and at the end of it he was famished. 3The devil said to him, 'If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.' 4Jesus answered, 'Scripture says, "Man cannot live on bread alone." ' 5Next the devil led him up and showed him in a flash all the kingdoms of the world. 6'All this dominion will I give to you,' he said, 'and the glory that goes with it; for it has been put in my hands and I can give it to anyone I choose. 7You have only to do homage to me and it shall all be yours.' 8Jesus answered him, 'Scripture says, "You shall do homage to the Lord your God and worship him alone." '
9The devil took him to Jerusalem and set him on the parapet of the temple. 'If you are the Son of God,' he said, 'throw yourself down; 10for Scripture says, "He will give his angels orders to take care of you", 11and again, "They will support you in their arms for fear you should strike your foot against a stone." ' 12Jesus answered him, 'It has been said, "You are not to put the Lord your God to the test." '
13So, having come to the end of all his temptations, the devil departed, biding his time.


Matthew: 4
1JESUS WAS THEN led away by the Spirit into the wilderness, to be tempted by the devil. 2For forty days and nights he fasted, and at the end of them he was famished. 3The tempter approached him and said, 'If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.' 4Jesus answered, 'Scripture says, "Man cannot live on bread alone; he lives on every word that God utters." ' 5The devil then took him to the Holy City and set him on the parapet of the temple. 6'If you are the Son of God,' he said, 'throw yourself down; for Scripture says, "He will put his angels in charge of you and they will support you in their arms, for fear you should strike your foot against a stone." ' 7Jesus answered him, 'Scripture says again you are not to put the Lord your God to the test." '
8Once again, the devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in their glory. 9'All these', he said, 'I will give you, if you will only fall down and do me homage.' 10But Jesus said, 'Begone, Satan! Scripture says, "You shall do homage to the Lord your God and worship him alone." ' 11Then the devil left him, and angels appeared and waited on him.

Mark: 1
12Thereupon the Spirit sent him away into the wilderness, 13and there he remained for forty days tempted by Satan. He was among the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.

Notes: The most generally known harmonies of the Gospels are based upon the Huck-Lietzmann Synopsis (1936) of the three gospels and Sparks' Synopsis (1964) of four gospels. Many of the passages in these harmonies are too short to display in a useful manner on a web-page.
The katapi New Study Bible Synopsis of the Gospels is based upon the headings displayed in the New Study Bible reference table which in turn follows the headings printed in the United Bible Societies' New Testament in Greek. These sections are more useful for bible study. Columns are arranged so that the first column is your chosen heading from the bible passage list (highlighted). The harmonies that follow across the web-page are then in the normally accepted order.
For Old Testament references quoted by New Testament authors, you should either go back to the passage listing web-page and select the link on the 'version' column; or click on the column heading and search through the chapter for the relevant passage; than select the OT passage from the reference column.

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