A Reading from Luke's Gospel
THEN JESUS, FULL of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan River, being urged by the Spirit out into the barren wastelands of Judea, where Satan tempted him for forty days. He ate nothing all that time, and was very hungry.
Satan said, "If you are God's Son, tell this stone to become a loaf of bread."
But Jesus replied,
"It is written in the Scriptures, 'Other things in life are much more important than bread!' "
Then Satan took him up and revealed to him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time; and the devil told him, "I will give you all these splendid kingdoms and their glory - for they are mine to give to anyone I wish - if you will only get down on your knees and worship me."
"We must worship God, and him alone. So it is written in the Scriptures."
Then Satan took him to Jerusalem to a high roof of the Temple and said, "If you are the Son of God, jump off! For the Scriptures say that God will send his angels to guard you and to keep you from crashing to the pavement below!"
"The Scriptures also say, 'Do not put the Lord your God to a foolish test' "
When the devil had ended all the temptations, he left Jesus for a while and went away.