And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, showed to him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.…
There is nothing so soon enticed and led away as the eye; it .is the broker between the heart and all wicked lusts that be in the world. And therefore it was great folly in Hezekiah to show his robes and treasure (Isaiah 39:2), as he was told by the prophet; it stirred up such coals of desire in them that saw them, as could not be quenched till they had fetched away all that he had, and all that his ancestors had laid up, even till that day. It is the wisdom that is used nowadays, when men would have one thing for another, to show the thing they would so exchange; as the buyer showeth his money, and the seller his wares in the best manner that he can, each to entice the ether (by the eye) to the desire of the heart.
Parallel VersesKJV: And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.