Gustave Doré 1832 – 1883

The Temptation by the Devil

engraving — 1865

Gustave Doré biography

This work is linked to Luke 4:5

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The Holy Spirit leads Jesus into the desert, where he wanders for forty days. On the fortieth day the devil tries to tempt him. On a mountain he shows Jesus all the countries of the world. The devil says he'll let Jesus rule them, if only he agrees to adore him. Jesus answers he only adores God.

The story appears in differing versions Matthew 4:1-11, Mark 1:12-13 and Luke 4:1-13.

A coloured version of this engraving by Doré also exists.

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