Luke 4:7

ESV If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours."
NIV If you worship me, it will all be yours."
NASB Therefore if You worship before me, it shall all be Yours.'
CSB If you, then, will worship me, all will be yours."
NLT I will give it all to you if you will worship me.'
KJV If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
NKJV Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours.”

What does Luke 4:7 mean?

A common claim from false teachers is that God's desire for His followers is that they be wealthy, healthy, successful, and victorious in this life. This is the "prosperity gospel," which is no gospel at all (Galatians 1:8). The Bible records only one moment when an individual is offered prosperity in exchange for worship: when the Devil uses it as a temptation against Jesus Christ (Luke 4:5–6). Those who claim faith, donations, prayer, or other acts of piety will guarantee victory in some earthly concern are borrowing words from Satan.

Satan was given tremendous control over the fallen world (2 Corinthians 4:4; John 12:31; Revelation 13:2). In this temptation, he offers to give that power to Jesus in exchange for worship. This would allow Jesus to gain absolute earthly authority while avoiding the terrible experience of the cross (Philippians 2:8). As in other temptations, Jesus will cite Scripture (Luke 4:8; Deuteronomy 6:13) and resist. He will not attempt a shortcut around God's will, nor take what He has not yet been given by God.
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