Ark of the Covenant - Bible History Online
Bible History Online
Picture Study Bible with Maps and Background Information

Matthew 4:11 Then the devil left Him; and behold, angels came and [began] to minister to Him.

< Matthew 4:10
Matthew 4:12 >

      11. Then the devil leaveth him--Luke says, "And when the devil had exhausted"--or "quite ended," as in Lu 4:2 --"every (mode of) temptation, he departed from him till a season." The definite "season" here indicated is expressly referred to by our Lord in Joh 14:30 and Lu 22:52, 53.
      and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him--or supplied Him with food, as the same expression means in Mr 1:31 and Lu 8:3. Thus did angels to Elijah (1Ki 19:5-8). Excellent critics think that they ministered, not food only, but supernatural support and cheer also. But this would be the natural effect rather than the direct object of the visit, which was plainly what we have expressed. And after having refused to claim the illegitimate ministration of angels in His behalf, oh, with what deep joy would He accept their services when sent, unasked, at the close of all this temptation, direct from Him whom He had so gloriously honored! What "angels' food" would this repast be to Him! and as He partook of it, might not a Voice from heaven be heard again, by any who could read the Father's mind, "Said I not well, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased?"

JFB.


Questions Related to this Verse

Where in Scripture does it say that an angel ministered to Jesus after the temptation?

Where in Scripture does it say that an angels ministered to Jesus after His temptation?

Where in scripture does it mention the temptation of Jesus christ?

Where In Scripture Does It Talk About Temptation?

Where in scripture does it mention the temptation of Jesus?

Where in Scripture does it talk about angels?

Dynamically load content in Bootstrap Modal with AJAX

Select a Chapter

Matthew 4 Images and Notes

Brief Summary: Jesus fasts for 40 days and is tempted by the devil, Jesus begins His public ministry, Jesus calls His first disciples, Jesus heals the sick.

Outline
1 The temptation of Jesus
13 Jesus dwells in Capernaum
17 Jesus begins to preach
18 Jesus calls Peter and Andrew, James and John
23 Jesus heals the sick

Drawing of the Temptation of Jesus Christ by Dore
Drawing of the Temptation of Jesus Christ by Dore

Important Topics for Bible Study
 

Quick Reference Map
The Beginning of the Ministry of Jesus
Map of Galilee and northern Israel (Click to Enlarge)

Painting of Jesus Calling James and John
Painted Illustration of Jesus Calling James and John

Ancient Customs

Geography
Capernaum
Galilee

 

Matthew Resources

The New Testament