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Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Luke 4:1-13

17. Temptation of Jesus (Matthew 4:1-11; Mark 1:12-13; Luke 4:1-13)Immediately after being appointed to his messianic ministry, Jesus was tempted by Satan to use his messianic powers in the wrong way. (For the identification of the devil with Satan see Revelation 20:2.) Satan’s aim was to make Jesus act according to his own will instead of in obedience to his Father.Jesus had gone many weeks without eating and was obviously very hungry. Satan therefore used Jesus’ natural desire for food to... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Luke 4:9

brought = led. Greek. ago, not paralambano, as in Matthew 4:5 (on a subsequent occasion). See App-116 . to = unto. Greek eis. App-104 . on . Greek. epi App-104 . pinnacle. See note on Matthew 4:5 . temple . Greek. hieron. See note on Matthew 23:16 from hence = hence. In the subsequent temptation (Matthew 4:6 ) = " down". read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Luke 4:9

And he led him to Jerusalem, and set him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou art the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence: For it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee, to guard thee: And on their hands they shall bear thee up, Lest haply thou dash thy foot against a stone.The pinnacle ... It is not known exactly what part of the temple was meant by this, but it was evidently a very high portion of it. The essence of the temptation was the... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Luke 4:1-13

D. The temptation of Jesus 4:1-13 (cf. Matthew 4:1-11; Mark 1:12-13)Luke stressed how the Spirit who had come upon Jesus at His baptism guided and empowered Him in His temptation and how Jesus, God’s approved Son, pleased His Father by His obedience. Jesus overcame the devil, who opposed God’s plans. This story is also edifying because it helps believers understand how to recognize and overcome Satan’s attacks. We do so as Jesus did by obeying God’s will as revealed in Scripture. Jesus drew His... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Luke 4:9-12

Next Satan tempted Jesus to glorify Himself. Jesus refused to repeat Israel’s sin in the wilderness of putting God to the test by forcing His hand. The Israelites had wondered if God was still with them (Exodus 17:7). Instead Jesus committed Himself to simply following God’s will in God’s time. Satan quoted Psalms 91:11-12 and Jesus responded with Deuteronomy 6:16. The Deuteronomy passage applied to Satan as well as to Jesus."Satan questioned the Father’s love when he tempted Jesus to turn... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Luke 4:1-44

The Temptation. Nazareth. Capernaum1-13. The Temptation (Matthew 4:1; Mark 1:12). See on Mt.5. Lk inverts 2nd and 3rd Temptations.13. For a season] ’These words signify “until a favourable time.” The conflict foretold so precisely, can be none other than that of Gethsemane. “This is your hour and the power of darkness,” said Jesus at this very time (Luke 22:53), and a few moments before He had said, “The prince of this world cometh” (John 14:30)’ (Godet).14, 15. Return to Galilee. Beginning of... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Luke 4:1-13

IV.(1-13) Being full of the Holy Ghost.—See Notes on Matthew 4:1-11. The words used by St. Luke describe the same fact as those used by St. Matthew and St. Mark, and agree with the Spirit given “not by measure” of John 3:34 read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Luke 4:1-44

Luke 4:4 The Greeks... knew that man does not live by bread alone, that livelihood is not life, that mere wealth is not well-being. The satisfaction of material wants is not the end of human endeavour. The wealth of nations, like the happiness of individuals, has its source deeper than in the accumulation of riches or the expansion of commerce. The true value of the goods of life is determined by the sense of life as a whole, and by their relation to the higher and distinctively human ends of... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Luke 4:1-13

Chapter 7THE TEMPTATION.THE waters of the Jordan do not more effectually divide the Holy Land than they bisect the Holy Life. The thirty years of Nazareth were quiet enough, amid the seclusions of nature and the attractions of home; but the double baptism by the Jordan now remits that sweet idyll to the past. The I AM of the New Testament moves forward from the passive to the active voice; the long peace is exchanged for the conflict whose consummation will be the Divine Passion.The subject of... read more

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