Chapter 4

1 Now, Jesus was filled with the Holy Breath of God, so he left the Jordan, and [God’s] Breath led him into the desert, 2 where he was tempted by the Slanderer for forty days. And he didn’t eat anything during that entire period, so by the end he was very hungry. 3 Then the Slanderer said to him, ‘If you’re a son of God, tell this stone to become a loaf of bread.’

4 But Jesus answered, ‘It’s written, Bread isn’t the only thing that a man needs to survive.’

5 So, [the Slanderer] took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the earth in an instant of time, 6 and he said, ‘I will give you power over all of these and the glory of them, because they’ve been given to me and I can give them to whomever I wish. 7 They will all be yours if you’ll just bow before me.’

8 But Jesus answered, ‘It’s written, You must worship [Jehovah] your God. He’s the only One you should worship.’

9 Then [the Slanderer] took him into Jerusalem and put him on a high battle tower of the Temple, and said, ‘If you’re a son of God, jump down from here, 10 because it’s written, He will order His messengers to protect you, 11 and theyll lift you up on their hands, so you won’t bump your foot on a stone.

12 But Jesus replied, ‘It is said, You shouldn’t test [Jehovah] your God.’ 13 So, after the Slanderer finished his tempting, he went away until the designated time.

14 Then the Power of [God’s] Breath moved Jesus to return to Galilee, and his fame spread throughout all that area. 15 He also started to teach in the synagogues, where he was honored by everyone.