So, How Many Questions Did Jesus Answer? Do you know? Do you care? How many questions did Jesus ask? How many questions did the disciples ask? How many did Jesus ask the disciples? Is it even relevant? I ask again – How Many Questions Did Jesus Answer, and what does it mean to you today?
It all started on a particularly bad day. Nothing really tragic or intense, mind you – just the opposite of a good day. And just like that several ideas came to me all at once:
- I wish that when I prayed I could hear God speak.
- It would be cool if I were able to ask God questions directly.
- Or if ANYONE had ever asked God questions – it’d be neat to listen in.
- Wait. Jesus came to Earth. And talked to people…
- And we have the Bible documenting some of their conversations.
- What did people ask Jesus? Maybe its relevant to my life!
Then, a couple days later (or maybe the same day, its been a while, I can’t remember very clearly now) in a podcasted sermon I was listening to a Pastor who said that Jesus only answered questions posed to him a handful of times. And now that I think back to it, I bet the individual making the statement was just being hyperbolistic. Exaggerative even. But I was so taken aback by the comment that I was just completely flummoxed. So I searched on Google and voila’ found my answer in the first hit! No, actually I didn’t. I searched. And I searched. And searched. And while I saw some lists of the questions and some of the answers… I just didn’t find what I was looking for.
So I counted.
How Many Questions Did Jesus Answer?
Yeah. I know – who does that? Um, apparently I do. So yeah, I counted all the questions in the Gospels. It was actually easier and yet a whole lot harder than you think at the same time. The first pass I attempted, I took the Gospels and programmatically stripped every sentence that didn’t have a question mark. And I counted them up. Simple really. I was ecstatic. The number was huge! But then I realized something fairly basic and terribly obvious a bit too late.
In the pile of questions that were left over there were tons and tons of duplicate questions. As I’m sure you are already aware, the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke & John) basically retell the same story of Jesus’ life from 4 different perspectives. Sure, there are differences and nuances. But basically they are the same. So yeah, most of the questions repeated over, and over, and over again.
When I tried to align the questions with all of the same events across the gospels it was like basically trying to untangle a rat’s nest with chopsticks. And eventually after months of trying to tease apart the data I gave up on that effort and decided to start over. This time I started with a parallel Bible and only included a question once from each of the events listed across all four chapters of the Bible. So if during the feeding of 5,000 a question was asked that was documented in both Matthew and Luke lets say then I only included the question once.
With this approach I was successful this time over the course of a single week. Now, I will caveat the info I will list below with this legalese – I am not a theologian. I am also not done refining and cleaning up the data. But I did try to use common sense where I could and occasionally made a few random judgement calls in order to try and make sense of the pile of data. These results should be within about 98%. But they aren’t perfect I’m sure.
So, during Christ’s time on planet earth, the gospels record 109 questions that Jesus answered. That’s a far cry from a “handful” of answers. So what that means is that on over a hundred separate occasions Christ was asked a question which he gave a distinct answer to. Now, it may not be the answer the person was looking for, but He is God – and that is His prerogative for sure.
Of the 109 questions Jesus was asked, 37 He asked Himself. WHAT?! I hear you saying. Well, yeah, Jesus did quite a bit of that. That’s over a third of all the questions He asked were answered Himself. Let me tell you this… if Jesus were here today, and if He were to ask me a question – just one question – I’d really prefer it if He were to answer it as opposed to me trying to give it a go.
Jesus: “Taylor, what would a man give in exchange for his soul?”
Taylor: “Um, an X-box? No, no – I got this one!! Wait, um… a totally hot pink Diablo Lamborghini. Hot, huh? Right?”
Ok, so I jest, just a bit. But seriously, I wouldn’t even know where to begin with attempting to answer some of the questions Jesus asked the disciples. And they didn’t either apparently, because Jesus stepped in and helped them out. To the tune of 37 different times. Or, try this example from after Jesus’ resurrection on for size:
Jesus: “Taylor, why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?”
Taylor: “Ok, I’ll be honest here Jesus. You just totally materialized out of thin air. That’s freaky wicked cool… but scary too. And by the by, you have holes in your hands still… and the last thing I knew, you were dead. In a tomb. And now, you are here.
I’m thinking Christ’s response was a whole lot better than mine: “See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; touch me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.”
So while my first thought was disappointment that Christ spent a third of His time answering His own questions as opposed to answering other’s questions… I realized how much better His answers would be than anyone else’s.
So if Jesus answered 109 questions, 37 of which were His own questions… how many questions did He answer from others? If you are quick on the math uptick you probably already guessed that there 72 of those. And you’d be right. The real number I was dying to get my hands on was this one. How many other people were brave enough to ask Jesus questions and how many did He actually answer? 72.
Included in these questions and answers is t he famous conversation between Nicodemus, the repetitive question and answer between Peter and Jesus, as well as the infamous questioning by the Rich Young Ruler, among many others. This is where the meat of the interactions between Jesus and the Pharisees as well as the High Priests.
But if Christ answered 72 questions – how many did He choose not answer? I mean there has to be a ton of those, right? Most questions humans ask are dumb. So wouldn’t He just choose not to answer a huge pile of them? I assumed so.
That’s it. Only 5 did He take a pass on. And some of those were prophesied that He wouldn’t answer… right? I’m thinking of the questioning from the Jews before His crucifixion or the questioning of Herod. Like a lamb before the slaughter He didn’t say a word. But otherwise, in my opinion, Jesus gave answers to most everything pointed His direction. Now, I’m not a theologian, by any stretch. But I’ve tried to look at every single question and determine whether Jesus was intending his response to be relevant to the question put his direction. And from my vantage point it sure looks like He did an amazing job of giving an answer to over 94% of all the questions he was asked.
So of the 72 questions, who asked these questions? As would be expected, the disciples asked the lion share of the questions that Jesus answered throughout the gospels. These were some of the most intimate conversations Christ had during his time on earth. I think of the rapid fire question – answer, question – answer, question – answer, between He and Peter after the resurrection.
“Simon son of John, do you agape me more than these?”
“Yes, Lord, you know I phileo you.”
“Feed my lambs.”
“Simon son of John, do you agape me?”
“Yes, Lord, you know I phileo you.”
“Take care of my sheep.”
“Simon son of John, do you phileo me?”
“Lord you know all things; you know I phileo you.”
“Feed my sheep.”
Some were less intimate but still just as interesting like the discussion between the Jesus and the disciples regarding the poll tax a few officials outside the house were wanting to collect. Should we pay? Should we not? Regardless, so that we don’t offend – go and catch a fish, then give them the money that you find in the fish’s mouth.
The disciples had one of the most coveted seats in all of the history of the earth. They had no less than direct daily interaction with the God Man. To know everything they discussed would be priceless, absolutely priceless. And yet right here in front of us we have 30 of the questions that Jesus answered – right here for the studying.
Of the 31 questions asked of Jesus 16 were said to have been asked by the ‘Disciples’. Peter was the obvious big question asker (sometimes to his own detriment) with eight to his credit. John and Judas were the two other big question asker with two a piece.
Of the 72 questions Jesus answered, 6 of the questions were asked by women. That’s 8% of all the questions. May not seem like a lot to you, but that’s pretty significant. Obviously the real total is a lot higher than that but the to have the recorded number reach over 8% is amazing. I think of the Canaanite woman at the well who Jesus shouldn’t have been even looking at let alone having a full blown conversation about who she’s sleeping with. I just think its pretty stunning to see even 6 of the questions being from women considering the more’s of the day.
I’ll probably do follow up posts discussing some of the details within each of these clusters of questions. And I will also work to shore up these numbers some. As I continue to refine the data I continue to see ways to better rationalize or categorize each of the individual questions. But this has been a fun first pass in trying to answer a fairly simple question I had over TWO YEARS AGO.
Well, a few of you have contacted me directly and asked for access to the database or an excel sheet or something. And I’ve handed it out a few times… but it always requires questions and answers to determine what kind of data you wanted. (Answered? Unanswered? Disciples? Christ’s Questions? Etc.) And so it gets complicated kinda quickly.
So, to sate MOST of you coming to this page I will post below the questions below that Jesus was asked. To make the layout look OK I removed all the parallel places in the gospels the question was asked. And I’ve also removed all the analytics I’ve done in the database as well (Answered, Unanswered, Hostile Questions, etc etc.) This is just a verse reference – the person asking the question, the question and the answer. Ok? Great. hahah. (I also just looked at the Google Analytics for the visitors to this page for the last month – and you guys are also coming (50/50 split actually) to find the questions that Jesus asked. Maybe I’ll dump those here next time.
THE QUESTIONS JESUS WAS ASKED
|1||mt 21:16||Chief Priests||Do you hear what these children are saying?||Yes; have you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise for yourself’?|
|2||jn 6:26||Crowds||Rabbi, when did you get here?||You seek me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled. Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life.|
|3||jn 6:28||Crowds||What shall we do, so that we may work the works of God?||This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.|
|4||jn 6:29||Crowds||What shall we do, so that we may work the works of God?||It is not Moses who has given you the bread out of heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven.For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven and gives life to the world.|
|5||jn 6:42||Crowds||Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know?How does he now say, ‘I have come down out of heaven’?||Do not grumble among yourselves, no one can come to the Me unless the Father who sent me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day.|
|6||jn 4:33||Disciples||No one brought Him anything to eat, did he?||My food is to do the will of Him who sent me and to accomplish his work.|
|7||mt 13:10||Disciples||Why do you speak to them in parables?||To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted.Therefore I speak in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand…|
|8||mt 17:19||Disciples||Why could we not drive it out?||Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, Move, and it will move.|
|9||mt 18:1||Disciples||Who then is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?||truly I say to you you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.|
|10||9:01||Disciples||Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he would be blind?||It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him.|
|11||lk 17:37||Disciples||Where Lord?||Where the body is, there also the vultures will be gathered|
|12||mt 19:25||Disciples||Then who can be saved?||With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.|
|13||jn 11:8||Disciples||Rabbi, the just were just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?||Are there not 12 hours in the day?If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble because he sees the light of this world.|
|14||mt 21:20||Disciples||How did the fig tree whither all at once?||If you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘be taken up and cast into the sea’ it will happen.|
|15||16:18||Disciples||So they were saying, “What is this that he says, ‘ a little while?’”||Are you deliberating together about this, truly truly I say to you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice.|
|16||mt 24:3||Disciples||Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the age?||See to it that no one misleads you.For many will come in my name, saying, I am the Christ and will mislead many.You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars…|
|17||mt 26:63||High Priest||I adjure you, will you not tell us whether you are the Christ, the Son of God?||You have said it yourself; nevertheless I tell you, hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.|
|18||lk 22:70||High Priest||Are you the son of god then?||Yes, I am|
|19||8:22||Jews||Surely He will not kill himself, will He since He says, ‘WhereI am going you cannot come’?||You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world.Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.”|
|20||8:25||Jews||Who are you?||What have I been saying to you from the beginning?I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you, but He who sent me is true; and the things which I heard from Him, these I speak to the world.|
|21||8:33||Jews||We are Abraham’s decendents and have never yet been enslaved, how is it that you say, ‘you will become free’?||Truly Truly I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin.The slave does not remain in the house forever, the son does remain in the house forever.So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.|
|22||8:48||Jews||Do we not say rightly that you have a demon?||I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor me.But I do not seek My glory; there is One who seeks and judges.If anyone keeps my word he will never see death.|
|23||8:53||Jews||Sure you are not greater than our father Abraham, who died?||If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing; it is My Father who glorifies Me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God’ and you have not come to know Him, but I know him.Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.|
|24||8:57||Jews||You are not yet 50 years old, and have you seen Abraham?||Truly truly I say to you, before Abraham was born, I Am.|
|25||Jn vs25||John||Lord, who is it?||That is the one for whom I shall dip the morsel and give it to him.|
|26||Matthew 11:3||John the Baptist||Are you the expected one, or shall we look for someone else?||The blind receive sight and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, the dead are reaised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.|
|27||mt 3:14||John the Baptist||I have need to be baptized by You, and do you come to me?||Permit it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness|
|28||mt 9:14||John’s Disciples||Why do we and the pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?||The attendants of the bridegroom cannot mourn as long as the bride groom is with them, can they?|
|29||Mtvs 25||Judas||Surely it is not I, Rabbi?||You have said it yourself.|
|30||14:22||Judas (not iscariot)||Lord, what then has happened that you are going to disclose yourself to us and not to the world?||If anyone loves me he will keep my word; and My Father will love him and we will come to him and make our abode with him.|
|31||Mt 26:8||Judas Iscariot||Why this waste? For this perfume might have sold for a high price and the money given to the poor.||Truly I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be spoken of in memory of her.|
|32||lk 10:40||Martha||Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone?||Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.|
|33||lk 2:48||Mary||Son, why have you treated us this way?||Why is it that you were looking for me?Did you not know that I had to be in My Father’s house?|
|34||mt 20:21||Mother of the sons of zebedee||Command that in your kingdom these two sons of mine may sit on your right and one on your left.||To sit on my right and on my left, this is not mine to give, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my father.|
|35||jn 3:4||Nicodemus||How can a man be born when he is old?||Unless one is born of water and the spirit he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘you must be born again’.|
|36||jn 3:9||Nicodemus||How can these things be?||Are you the teacher of Israel and do not understand these things?So that whoever believes in Him have eternal life.|
|37||mt 18:21||Peter||Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him?Up to seven times?||I do not say to you up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.|
|38||mt 19:27||Peter||Behold, we have left everything and followed you; what then will there be for us?||Truly I say to you, that you who have followed me in the regeneration when the son of man will sit on his glorious throne, you also shall sit upon the twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of israel…|
|39||13:36||peter||Lord, where are you going?||Where I go, you cannot follow me now; but you will follow me later.|
|40||13:37||peter||Lord, why can’t I follow you right now?I will lay down my life for you.||Will you lay down your life for me?Truly truly, I say to you, a rooster will not crow until you deny me three times.|
|41||jn 13:6||peter||lord do you wash my feet?||What I do you do not realize now, but you will understand hereafter.|
|42||v21||Peter||Lord, and what about this man (John)?||If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you?You follow me!|
|43||mt 26:17||Peter & John||Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the passover?||Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, “My time is near; I am to keep the passover at your house with my disciples.”|
|44||mt 22:36||Pharisee Lawyer||Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?||You shall love the lord your god with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and foremost commandment.The second is like it, you shall love your neighbor as yourself.|
|45||mt 9:11||Pharisees||Why is your teacher eating with the tax collectors and sinners?||It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick.|
|46||mt 12:9||pharisees||Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath?||What man is there among you who has a sheep and if it falls into a pit will not take hold of it and lift it out?How much more valuable is a man than a sheep!So then, it is lawful to do good on the sabbath.|
|47||jn 8:5||Pharisees||Now in the Law of Moses commanded us to stone such women; what then do you say?||He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.|
|48||8:19||Pharisees||Where is your Father?||You know neither me nor my father; if you knew me you would know my father also.|
|49||9:40||Pharisees||We are not blind too are we?||If you were blind, you would have no sin; but since you say, ‘we see’, your sin remains|
|50||mt 19:3||Pharisees||Is it lawful for a man to divoce his wife for any reason at all?||Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made the male and female, and said ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall be come one flesh?So they are no longer two, but one flesh.|
|51||mt 19:7||Pharisees||Why then did Moses command to give her a certificate of divorce and send her away?||Because of your hardness of heart Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way.And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.|
|52||mt 22:17||Pharisees||Tell us then, What do you think? Is it lawful to give a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?||Why are you testing me you hypocrites? Show me the coin used for the poll-tax.Whose likeness is this?(Caesar’s) Then render to Caesar the thing that are Caesar’s; and to God the things that are God’s.|
|53||v2||Pilate||Are you the king of the Jews?||It is as you say|
|54||mt 19:16||Rich Young Ruler||What good thing shall I do that I may obtain eternal life?||Why are you asking me about what is good?There is only one who is good; but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.|
|55||mt 19:18||Rich Young Ruler||Which ones?||You shall not commit murder; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness; Honor your father and mother; and you shall love your neighbor as yourself.|
|56||mt 19:20||Rich Young Ruler||All these things I have kept, what am I still lacking?||If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.|
|57||mt 22:28||Sadducees||In the resurrection, who’s wife of the seven will she be?For they all had married her.||You are mistaken, not understanding the scriptures or the power of God.” For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.But regarding the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken t|
|58||jn 4:9||Samaritan Woman||How is it that you, being a Jew, ask me for a drink since I am a Samaritan woman?||If you knew the gift of God and who it is who says to you, ‘Give me a drink’ you would have asked Him and he would have given you living water.|
|59||jn 4:11||Samaritan Woman||Sir, you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep.Where then do you get that living water?||Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst…|
|60||mt 13:27||Slaves||Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field?||An enemy has done this!|
|61||lk 13:22||Someone||Lord, are there just a few who are being saved?||Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many will seek to enter and will not be able.|
|62||mt 13:54||The Crowd||Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?||A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own household|
|63||jn 6:52||The Crowd||How can this man give us His flesh to eat?||Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves. He who eats this bread which came down out of heaven; not as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live forever.|
|64||jn 7:20||The Crowd||Who seeks to kill you?||I did one deed and you all marvel.For this reason Moses has given you circumcision on the Sabbath.Are you angry with me because I made an entire man well on the sabbath?|
|65||jn 6:60||The disciples||This is a difficult statement; who can listen to it?||Does this cause you to stumble? What then if you see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before?It is the spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.|
|66||mt 15:12||The disciples||Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this statement?||Every plant which My heavenly Father did not plant shall be uprooted. Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit.|
|67||mt 15:33||The disciples||Where would we get so many loaves in this desolateplace to satisfy such a large crowd?||How many loaves do you have?|
|68||Mt 17:10||The disciples||Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?||Elijah is coming and will restore all things; but I say to you that Elijah already came, and they did not recognize him, but did to him whatever they wished.So also the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands.|
|69||jn 2:18||The Jews||What signs do you show us as your authority for doing these things?||Destroy this temple, and in 3 days I will raise it up.|
|70||jn 7:15||the jews||How has this man been educated?||My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me.If anyone is willing to do his will, he will know of the teaching…|
|71||jn 10:24||The Jews||How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.||I told you, and you do not believe; the works that I do in My Father’s name, these testify of Me.|
|72||jn 7:25||The People||Is this not the man whom they were seeking to kill?||You both know me and know where I am from; I have not come of myself…|
|73||14:05||Thomas||Lord, we do not know where you are going, how do we know the way?||I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the father but through me.|
|74||mt 21:23||Chief Priests||By what authority are you doing these things and who gave you this authority?||I will also ask you one thing,”The baptism of John was from what source, from heaven or from men?”|
|75||mt 26:62||High Priest||Do you not answer? What is it that these men are testifying against you?||But Jesus kept silent|
|76||lk 12:41||Peter||Lord, are you addressing this parable to us, or to everyone else as well?|
|77||mt 15:2||Pharisees||Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders?For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.||Why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother,’ but you say he is not to honor his father or his mother.And by this you invalidated the word of God for the sake of yo|
|78||pharisees||Who is this man who even forgives sins?|
|79||v4||Pilate||Do you not answer?See how many charges they bring against you!||n/a|
|80||jn 2:20||The Jews||It took 46 years to build this temple and you will raise it up in 3 days?||But he was speaking of the temple of His body|
|81||Mt 829||two demon-possessed men||What business do we have with each other, Son of God?Have you come here to torment us before the time?||And Jesus said to them, Go, and they came out and went into the swine.|
Questions Jesus Asked
|lk 10:36||A Lawyer||Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the
man who fell into the robber’s hands?
|The one who showed mercy toward him.|
|mt 13:51||Disciples||Have you understood these things?||They said to him, “Yes”|
|mt 14:31||Disciples||You of little faith, why did you doubt?||You certainly are God’s son|
|mt 16:13||Disciples||Who do people say that the Son of Man is?||Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.|
|8:46||Jews||Which one of you convicts me of sin? If I speak the truth why do you not believe me?||Do we not say rightly that you are a samaritan and have a demon?|
|v5||John||You don’t have any fish, do you?||No.|
|jn 1:38||John’s Disciples||What do you seek?||Rabbi, where do you stay? Jesus: Come and you will see.|
|Legion||What is your name?||Legion|
|jn 2:4||Mary||Woman, what does that have to do with us? My hour has not yet come.||His mother said to the servants, “Whatever he says to you, do it.”|
|mt 20:21||Mother of the sons of Zebedee||What do you wish?||Command that in your kingdom these two sons of mine may sit on your right and one on your left.|
|jn 6:67||Peter||You do not want to go away also, do you?||Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have believed and have come to know that you are the Holy One of God.|
|mt 16:15||Peter||But who do you say that I am?||You are the Christ, the son of the living God.|
|mt 17:24||Peter||What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth collect customs or poll-tax, from their sons or from strangers?||from strangers|
|Pharisees||So which of them will love him more?||I suppose the one whom he forgave more.|
|jn 5:6||Sick man||Do you wish to get well?||Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up…|
|mt 9:27||Two blind men||Do you believe that I will do this?||Yes Lord|
|lk 8.45||Woman||Who is the one who touched me?||when the woman saw she had not escaped notice, she came trembling and fell down before Him, and declared in the presence of all people how she had been immediately healed.|
|mt 20:22||Disciples||Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?||we are able|
|v46||God||My God, My God, Why have you forsaken me?||No answer.|
|9:35||Healed Man||Do you believe in the Son of Man?||Who is he Lord that I may believe in Him?|
|v15||John||Simon, Do you love me more than these?||Yes, you know I do|
|v16||John||Simon, Do you love me?||Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.|
|v17||John||Simon, Do you love me?||Lord, you know all things, you know that I love you.|
|jn 11:34||Lazarus’ family||Where have you laid him?||Lord come see.|
|mt 20:32||2 blind men||What do you want me to do for you?||Lord, we want our eyes to be opened. And he healed them.|
|jn 11:25||Martha||I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?||Yes, Lord; I have believed that you are the Christ, the Son of God, even He who comes into the world.|
|jn 11:40||Martha||Did I not say to you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?||So they removed the stone|
|mt 22:41||Pharisees||What do you think about the Christ, whose son is He?||The son of David|
|mt 21:28||The disciples||But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go work today in the vineyard.’||The first|
|jn 10:31||The Jews||I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning me?||For a good work we do not stone you, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make yourself out to be God.”|
|jn 8:19||Woman||Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?||No one lord|
|mt 8:26||Disciples||Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?||What kind of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?|
|lk 14:3||Pharisees||Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath or not?||kept silent|
|jn 6:70||Disciples||Did I myself not choose you, the twelve, and yet one of you is a devil?|
|mt 17:17||Disciples||You unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you?|
|Mk 9:33||Disciples||What were you discussing on the way?||They didn’t answer because they were discussing who would be the greatest in the kingdom of heaven|
|mt 23:33||Pharisees||You serpents, you brood of vipers, how will you escape the
sentence of hell?
|mt 22:43||Pharisees||Then how does David in the spirit call him Lord…?||No one was able to answer him a word, nor did anyone dare from
that day on to ask him another question.
|14:09||Phillip||Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know me phillip?||No answer.|
|14:10||Phillip||Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the father is in Me?||No answer.|
|jn 7:19||The Crowd||Did not moses give you the law, and yet non of you carries out the Law? Why do you seek to kill me?||You have a demon!|
|jn 10:34||The Jews||Has it not been written in your Law,’ I said, you are gods?||Therefore they were seeking again to seize Him, and He eluded their grasp|
And there you have it. All of the unique questions asked of Jesus and His answers. And all of the unique questions Jesus asked of others and their answers. (Please note, that there are another 40 plus questions that Jesus both asked and answered himself that I left out of the questions Jesus answered.)