4:5 Then the devil took him to the holy city, 1 had him stand 2 on the highest point 3 of the temple, 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’ 4 and ‘with their hands they will lift you up, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’” 5 4:7 Jesus said to him, “Once again it is written: ‘You are not to put the Lord your God to the test.’” 6
2 tn Grk “and he stood him.”
3 sn The highest point of the temple probably refers to the point on the temple’s southeast corner where it looms directly over a cliff some 450 ft (135 m) high. However, some have suggested the reference could be to the temple’s high gate.