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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 temp·ta·tion /tɛm(p)ˈteʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Temp·ta·tion n.
 1. The act of tempting, or enticing to evil; seduction.
    When the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.   --Luke iv. 13.
 2. The state of being tempted, or enticed to evil.
    Lead us not into temptation.   --Luke xi. 4.
 3. That which tempts; an inducement; an allurement, especially to something evil.
 Dare to be great, without a guilty crown;
 View it, and lay the bright temptation down.   --Dryden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: something that seduces or has the quality to seduce [syn: enticement]
      2: the desire to have or do something that you know you should
         avoid; "he felt the temptation and his will power
      3: the act of influencing by exciting hope or desire; "his
         enticements were shameless" [syn: enticement]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (1.) Trial; a being put to the test. Thus God "tempted [Gen. 22:
    1; R.V., 'did prove'] Abraham;" and afflictions are said to
    tempt, i.e., to try, men (James 1:2, 12; comp. Deut. 8:2),
    putting their faith and patience to the test. (2.) Ordinarily,
    however, the word means solicitation to that which is evil, and
    hence Satan is called "the tempter" (Matt. 4:3). Our Lord was in
    this way tempted in the wilderness. That temptation was not
    internal, but by a real, active, subtle being. It was not
    self-sought. It was submitted to as an act of obedience on his
    part. "Christ was led, driven. An unseen personal force bore him
    a certain violence is implied in the words" (Matt. 4:1-11).
      The scene of the temptation of our Lord is generally supposed
    to have been the mountain of Quarantania (q.v.), "a high and
    precipitous wall of rock, 1,200 or 1,500 feet above the plain
    west of Jordan, near Jericho."
      Temptation is common to all (Dan. 12:10; Zech. 13:9; Ps.
    66:10; Luke 22:31, 40; Heb. 11:17; James 1:12; 1 Pet. 1:7;
    4:12). We read of the temptation of Joseph (Gen. 39), of David
    (2 Sam. 24; 1 Chr. 21), of Hezekiah (2 Chr. 32:31), of Daniel
    (Dan. 6), etc. So long as we are in this world we are exposed to
    temptations, and need ever to be on our watch against them.