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1st Sunday Lent
Sunday 10th March 2019


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The Gospel Paraphrased

There are many fine translations of the Gospels readily available.  This paraphrase is not meant to replace them.  Rather the intention here is to offer a more contemporary rendering so that you can imaginatively translate the Gospel into your own situation.

This Sunday's Gospel Paraphrased

Lk 4:1-13

Jesus, filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tested by the devil for forty days. He ate nothing in that time and as it drew to a close, he hungered. So the devil said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.’ But Jesus replied to him, ‘Not on bread alone does a human person live.’
Then the devil, leading him up a high mountain, showed him all the nations of the world in a blink of time and then said to him, ‘All this power and glory belong to me and to whomsoever I want to give them. If you bow down and worship me, all will be yours.’ But Jesus replied to him, ‘It is written, “God alone will you bow down and worship. God alone shall you serve.” ’
Then the devil took Jesus to Jerusalem and set him on the highest point of the Temple. He then said to him, ‘Throw yourself down from here for it is written, “He will have his angels care for you to protect you. They will carry you in their hands in case you jar your foot against a stone.”’ But Jesus replied to him, ‘It is said, “You must not test the Lord your God.”’
And when the devil had tried every test, he departed until the appointed time.

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