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Early Indo-European Texts

New Testament Greek

Winfred P. Lehmann and Jonathan Slocum

This page contains a text in New Testament Greek with a modern English translation. This particular text and its translation are extracted from a lesson in the Early Indo-European Online series, where one may find detailed information about this text (see the Table of Contents page for New Testament Greek Online in EIEOL), and general information about the New Testament Greek language and its speakers' culture.

from the 3rd Gospel (Luke), chapter 4

4:1 Iêsous de plêrês pneumatos hagiou hupestrepsen apo tou Iordanou, kai êgeto en tô pneumati en tê erêmô hêmeras tesserakonta peirazomenos hupo tou diabolou. 4:2 Kai ouk ephagen ouden tais hêmerais ekeinais, kai suntelestheisôn autôn epeinasen.

4:3 eipen de autô ho diabolos, ei huios ei tou theou, eipe tô lithô toutô hina genêtai artos.

4:4 kai apekrithê pros auton ho Iêsous, gegraptai hoti ouk ep' artô monô zêsetai ho anthrôpos.

4:5 kai anagagôn auton edeixen autô pasas tas basileias tês oikoumenês en stigmê chronou. 4:6 kai eipen autô ho diabolos, soi dôsô tên exousian tautên hapasan kai tên doxan autôn, hoti emoi paradedotai kai hô ean thelô didômi autên. 4:7 su oun ean proskunêsês enôpion emou, estai sou pasa.

4:8 Kai apokritheis ho Iêsous eipen autô, gegraptai proskunêseis kurion ton theon sou kai autô monô latreuseis.

4:9 Êgagen de auton eis Hierousalêm kai estêsen epi to pterugion tou hierou. kai eipen autô, ei huios ei tou theou, bale seauton enteuthen katô. 4:10 gegraptai

        gar hoti tois aggelois autou enteleitai peri sou
        tou diaphulaxai se,

4:11 kai

        hoti epi cheirôn arousin se,
        mêpote proskopsês pros lithon ton poda sou.

4:12 kai apokritheis eipen autô ho Iêsous hoti eirêtai, ouk ekpeiraseis kurion ton theon sou.

4:13 Kai suntelesas panta peirasmon ho diabolos apestê ap' autou achri kairou.

Romans 8:31b (memory verse) -

        Ei ho theos huper hêmôn, tis kath' hêmôn?


From the King James version:
4:1 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.
3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.
4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. 7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence: 10 For it is written,
He shall give his angels charge over thee,
to keep thee:
11 And
in their hands they shall bear thee up,
lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.
Romans 8:31b (memory verse) --
If God is for us, who can be against us?