Has God ever tempted anyone?
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This Bible contradiction is from the Skeptic's Annotated Bible.


God has never tempted anyone.

James 1:13 View context

Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:

Some people have been tempted by God.

Genesis 22:1 View context

God tempted Abraham to kill his son Isaac for a burnt offering.

God did tempt Abraham ... And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac ... and offer him there for a burnt offering.

2 Samuel 24:1 View context

God (or Satan) tempted David to have a census.

And again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go number Israel and Judah.

Matthew 6:13 View context   Luke 11:4 View context

And Jesus says we should pray that God will not tempt us. (Which wouldn't be necessary if God never tempts anyone.)

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil

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