Revelation 2:10, (DRB):

Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer. Behold, the devil will cast some of you into prison that you may be tried: and you shall have tribulation ten days. Be thou faithful until death: and I will give thee the crown of life.

Mark 1:13, (DRB):

And he was in the desert forty days and forty nights, and was tempted by Satan; and he was with beasts, and the angels ministered to him.

Luke 4:2, (DRB):

For the space of forty days; and was tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing in those days; and when they were ended, he was hungry.

Is the tribulation of the ordinary believer 1/4 of Jesus'?, I mean, did Jesus suffer 4 times like the ordinary believer?

  • Interesting connection +1.
    – Nigel J
    Jun 13, 2020 at 15:29
  • Need to add an apostrophe after the last s in Jesus. Otherwise the question seems strange.
    – Perry Webb
    Jun 13, 2020 at 16:18
  • @PerryWebb o.k, thank you.
    – salah
    Jun 13, 2020 at 16:43

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The connection between Rev 2:10 (10 days) and the synoptic accounts of Jesus in Mark 1:13 & Luke 4:2 is tenuous at best. I can see no verbal connection as the words are different:

  • Rev 2:10 the NOUN is θλῖψις (thlipsis) meaning persecution, affliction, distress, tribulation.
  • Mark 1:13 & Luke 4:2 the VERB is πειράζω (peirazó) meaning try, tempt, test.

Therefore, I do not see any linguistic way these two sets of verses can be connected as they are discussing different matters at different times.

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