5Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple 6and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written,
“‘He will command his angels concerning you,’
“‘On their hands they will bear you up,
lest you strike your foot against a stone.’”
7Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’”
Just after His baptism, and before officially beginning His public ministry, Jesus lived in the wilderness, in isolation, for an unknown period of time. After forty days of fasting—consuming only water—Jesus endured temptations by Satan.
In this temptation, Satan misquoted Psalm 91:11–12. Jesus responded with a quotation of Deuteronomy 6:16.
“put to the test” [ekpeirazō]: (1) to subject to test or proof, tempt; (2) to entrap someone into giving information that will jeopardize the person, entrap; (3) to entice to do wrong by offering attractive benefits, tempt.
William Arndt, Frederick W. Danker, and Walter Bauer,