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|NASB||Matthew 4:5 ¶ Then the devil *took Him into the holy city and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple,|
|Matthew 4:5 ¶ Then the devil took Him into the holy city [Jerusalem] and placed Him on the pinnacle (highest point) of the temple. [Neh 11:1; Dan 9:24]|
|Bible Question: How can I prove that what it says in Mark 16:17, does not mean we should go out and handle snakes and drink poison?|
Bible Answer: This is similar to the temptation the devil gave to Jesus. He was trying to get Jesus do do something that was written in the scriptures but But look at what Jesus responded with. "You shall not put the lord your God to the test."
Matt 4:5 Then the devil *took Him into the holy city and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple,
Matt 4:6 and *said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down; for it is written,
'HE WILL COMMAND HIS ANGELS CONCERNING YOU'; and
'ON their HANDS THEY WILL BEAR YOU UP,
SO THAT YOU WILL NOT STRIKE YOUR FOOT AGAINST A STONE.'"
Matt 4:7 Jesus said to him, "On the other hand, it is written, 'YOU SHALL NOT PUT THE LORD YOUR GOD TO THE TEST.'"
Deliberately putting yourself in danger for this reason would be putting the Lord to the test. How do you know the He would not fail it? God is not One to be manipulated by our foolishness.
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