Τότε ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἀνήχθη εἰς τὴν ἔρημον ὑπὸ τοῦ πνεύματος, πειρασθῆναι ὑπὸ τοῦ διαβόλου. καὶ νηστεύσας ἡμέρας τεσσαράκοντα καὶ νύκτας τεσσαράκοντα ὕστερον ἐπείνασεν. καὶ προσελθὼν ὁ πειράζων εἶπεν αὐτῷ, ‘εἰ υἱὸς εἶ τοῦ θεοῦ, εἰπὲ ἵνα οἱ λίθοι οὗτοι ἄρτοι γένωνται.’ ὁ δὲ ἀποκριθεὶς εἶπεν, ‘γέγραπται, “οὐκ ἐπ’ ἄρτῳ μόνῳ ζήσεται ὁ ἄνθρωπος, ἀλλ’ ἐπὶ παντὶ ῥήματι ἐκπορευομένῳ διὰ στόματος θεοῦ.”‘ τότε παραλαμβάνει αὐτὸν ὁ διάβολος εἰς τὴν ἁγίαν πόλιν, καὶ ἵστησιν αὐτὸν ἐπὶ τὸ πτερύγιον τοῦ ἱεροῦ, καὶ λέγει αὐτῷ, ‘εἰ υἱὸς εἶ τοῦ θεοῦ, βάλε σεαυτὸν κάτω· γέγραπται γὰρ ὅτι “τοῖς ἀγγέλοις αὐτοῦ ἐντελεῖται περὶ σοῦ καὶ ἐπὶ χειρῶν ἀροῦσίν σε, μήποτε προσκόψῃς πρὸς λίθον τὸν πόδα σου.”‘ ἔφη αὐτῷ ὁ Ἰησοῦς, ‘πάλιν γέγραπται, “οὐκ ἐκπειράσεις κύριον τὸν θεόν σου.”‘ πάλιν παραλαμβάνει αὐτὸν ὁ διάβολος εἰς ὄρος ὑψηλὸν λίαν, καὶ δείκνυσιν αὐτῷ πάσας τὰς βασιλείας τοῦ κόσμου καὶ τὴν δόξαν αὐτῶν, καὶ λέγει αὐτῷ, ‘ταῦτά σοι πάντα δώσω ἐὰν πεσὼν προσκυνήσῃς μοι.’ τότε λέγει αὐτῷ ὁ Ἰησοῦς, ‘ὕπαγε, Σατανᾶ· γέγραπται γάρ, “κύριον τὸν θεόν σου προσκυνήσεις καὶ αὐτῷ μόνῳ λατρεύσεις.”‘ τότε ἀφίησιν αὐτὸν ὁ διάβολος, καὶ ἰδοὺ ἄγγελοι προσῆλθον καὶ διηκόνουν αὐτῷ.
Then Jesus was led up into the desert by the Spirit, to be tempted by the devil. And he fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterward he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become loaves of bread.” But he in answer said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word coming out of the mouth of God.'” Then the devil takes him into the holy city and had him stand on the gable of the temple, and he says to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down. For it is written: ‘He will command his angels concerning you; and they will lift you up on their hands, so you will not strike your foot against a stone.'” Jesus said to him, “It is also written: ‘You shall not put Yahweh your God to a test.'” Again, the devil led him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor, and said to Jesus, “These I will give to you, if you will fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go away, Satan! For it is written: ‘You shall worship Yahweh your God, and him only shall you serve.'” Then the devil left him alone, and lo, angels had come and were attending him. (tr. David Robert Palmer)