The Devil said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread."
But Jesus answered him, "It is written: Man must not live on bread alone."
So he took Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
The Devil said to Him, "I will give You their splendor and all this authority, because it has been given over to me, and I can give it to anyone I want.
If You, then, will worship me, all will be Yours."
And Jesus answered him, "It is written: Worship the Lord your God, and Him serve Him only."
So he took Him to Jerusalem, had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here.
For it is written: He will give His angels orders concerning you, to protect you,
and they will support you with their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone."
And Jesus answered him, "It is said: Do not test the Lord your God."
and don't give the Devil an opportunity.
Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil.
For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.
This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand.
Therefore, submit to God. But resist the Devil, and he will flee from you.
But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And you, when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers."
In every situation take the shield of faith, and with it you will be able to extinguish the flaming arrows of the evil one.
Fight the good fight for the faith; take hold of eternal life, to which you were called and have made a good confession before many witnesses.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
who by faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions,
You rejoice in this, though now for a short time you have had to be distressed by various trials
For you were called to this, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in His steps.
But even if you should suffer for righteousness, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear or be disturbed,
Instead, as you share in the sufferings of the Messiah rejoice, so that you may also rejoice with great joy at the revelation of His glory.
I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world."
strengthening the hearts of the disciples by encouraging them to continue in the faith, and by telling them, "It is necessary to pass through many troubles on our way into the kingdom of God."
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to humanity. God is faithful and He will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation He will also provide a way of escape, so that you are able to bear it.
They killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and persecuted us; they displease God, and are hostile to everyone,
hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved. As a result, they are always adding to the number of their sins, and wrath has overtaken them completely.
so that no one will be shaken by these persecutions. For you yourselves know that we are appointed to this.
In fact, all those who want to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation, kingdom, and perseverance in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of God's word and the testimony about Jesus.
So a white robe was given to each of them, and they were told to rest a little while longer until [the number of] their fellow slaves and their brothers, who were going to be killed just as they had been, would be completed.
I said to him, "Sir, you know." Then he told me: These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.