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  The DEFINED King James Bible: Definitions For Change

 The Bible For Today Wants You to Believe Satan Tested Jesus Christ!

The Bible For Today wants you to believe the Holy Spirit led Jesus Christ into the wilderness to be tested by Satan. Tested means qualified through testing; tried or approved by a test.

The King James Bible refers to Satan as the tempter.

And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.  Matt. 4:3

Let's look at the verses that say that Jesus was tempted by the devil (Satan) and the definitions provided in the DEFINED King James Bible:

Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of4b the devil. Matthew 4:1

DEFINED King James Bible footnote: 4b tested, tried by

And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of1c Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him. Mark 1:13

DEFINED King James Bible footnote: 1c tested by

Being forty days tempted of2b the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered. Luke 4:2 

DEFINED King James Bible footnote: 2b tested by


Does Tempt Really Mean "Test" When Satan is Doing the Tempting?

In Scripture, the word, "tempt" can, in certain contexts, mean to make a trial of or test. An example of this is found in Genesis 22:1, when God tempted (tested) Abraham:

And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.

When God tempts a person, he tests or proves him.

The Bible For Today placed an occult marking on their DEFINED King James Bible by having their footnotes falsely teach that Satan tested Jesus. They are presenting the reader with the Luciferian notion that Satan is better than Jesus—that he was in a position of authority to qualify or approve him.

When Satan tempts a person, he entices him to to disobey God, often with the promise of reward.

When the word, "tempt" is applied to a man it means to entice to sin: 

"The word tempt, when applied to man, means to present motives or inducements to sin: when used with reference to God, it means, to try his patience, to provoke his anger, or to act in such a way as to see how much he will bear, and how long he will endure the wickedness and perverseness of men." (1) 


Satan never had the authority to cause the Lord Jesus Christ to undergo a qualifying test! It is blasphemy for anyone to insinuate that Satan ever had authority over the Lord Jesus Christ.

Satan tempted Jesus Christ by trying his utmost to get him to SIN—to act contrary to the will of his Father in heaven. Jesus refused all of Satan's enticements to sin.

In Scripture, when God tempts someone he tests him or proves him.

In Scripture, when Satan is doing the tempting it means he is trying to cause someone to sin.


(1) Barnes Commentary


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