All of Jesus’ Questions in the Gospel of Matthew

All of Jesus’ Questions in the Gospel of Matthew
Unlike many teachers, Jesus taught with questions. In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus asked more than seventy questions. His questions and the subsequent responses made public His knowledge and exposed Him to attacks.
Below is the list of Jesus’ questions. How would you answer them?
  1. You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? (Matt 5:13)
  2. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? (Matt 5:46)
  3. And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? (Matt 5:47)
  4. Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? (Matt 6:25)
  5. Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? (Matt 6:26)
  6. And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?  (Matt 6:27)
  7. And why are you anxious about clothing? (Matt 6:28)
  8. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? (Matt 6:30)
  9. Therefore, do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  (Matt 6:31)
  10. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? (Matt 7:3)
  11. Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? (Matt 7:4)
  12. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?  Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? (Matt 7:9, 10)
  13. If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! (Matt 7:11)
  14. You will recognize them [false prophets] by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? (Matt 7:16)
  15. On that day many will say to me, “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?” (Matt 7:21,22)
  16. And he [Jesus] said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” (Matt 8:24-26)
  17. But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts?” For which is easier, to say, “Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’?”  (Matt 9:3-5)
  18. And Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them?” (Matt 9:15)
  19. When he entered the house, the blind men came to him, and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” (Matt 9:28)
  20. And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? (Matt 10:28-29)
  21. As they [John’s disciples] went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?  What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses.  What then did you go out to see? A prophet? (Matt 11:7-9)
  22. “But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to their playmates. (Matt 11:16)
  23. And you, Capernaum [unrepentant city], will you be exalted to heaven? You will be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. (Matt 11:23)
  24. [Concerning the disciples plucking heads of grain to eat on the Sabbath] Jesus said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and those who were with him: how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests? (Matt 12:3-4)
  25. He said to them, “Which one of you who has a sheep, if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out?” (Matt 12:11)
  26. [Concerning the Sabbath] Of how much more value is a man than a sheep? (Matt 12:12)
  27. And if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand? (Matt 12:26)
  28. And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? (Matt 12:27a)
  29. Or how can someone enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? (Matt 12:29a)
  30. For the tree is known by its fruit. You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? (Matt 12:33-34)
  31. Who is my mother, and who are my brothers? (Matt 12:48b)
  32. And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?’ (Matt 13:27)
  33. He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this [mixed weeds with the good crop].’ So the servants said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them [the good grain]?’ (Matt 13:28)
  34. Have you understood all these things [spiritual parables] (Matt 13:51a)
  35. Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” (Matt 14:31)
  36. And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?  (Matt 15:3b)
  37. And he said, “Are you also still without understanding [on what defiles a person]?” (Matt 15:6)
  38. Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the stomach and is expelled? (Matt 15:17)
  39. And Jesus said to them, “How many loaves do you have [to feed the 4,000]?” (Matt 15:34a)
  40. Jesus said to them, “Watch and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” … How is it that you fail to understand that I did not speak about bread? (Matt 16:6,11a)
  41. Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” (Matt 16:13b)
  42. Jesus said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” (Matt 16:15)
  43. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul? (Matt 16:26)
  44. O faithless and twisted generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? (Matt 17:17)
  45. From whom do kings of the earth take toll or tax? From their sons or from others? (Matt 17:17)
  46. What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? (Matt 18:12)
  47. And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ (Matt 18:33)
  48. Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? (Matt 19:4-5)
  49. Why do you ask me about what is good? (Matt 19:17)
  50. For the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. … And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing. And He said to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?’ (Matt 20:1-6)
    1. Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? (Matt 20:17-13)
    2. Take what belongs to you and go. I choose to give to this last worker as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or do you begrudge my generosity? (Matt 20:14-15)
  51. Are you able to drink the cup that I am to drink? (Matt 20:20-22)
  52. What do you want me to do for you? (Matt 20:32)
  53. Have you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise’? (Matt 21:16)
  54. The baptism of John, from where did it come? From heaven or from man? (Matt 21:25)
  55. Which of the two [tennets] did the will of his father?” (Matt 21:28-39)
  56. When therefore the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?” (Matt 21:40-41)
  57. Have you never read in the Scriptures:  ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes’? (Matt 21:42)
  58. Friend, how did you get in here [the wedding feast] without a wedding garment? (Matt 22:1-14)
  59. Why put Me to the test, you hypocrites? (Matt 22:15-19)
  60. Whose likeness and inscription is this [on the denarius]? (Matt 22:20-22)
  61. How is it then that David, in the Spirit, calls him Lord, saying, ‘The Lord said to my Lord,  Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet’?
  62. If then David calls him Lord, how is he his son? (Matt 22:43-45)
  63. For which is greater, the gold or the temple that has made the gold sacred? (Matt 23:16-18)
  64. You blind men! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that makes the gift sacred? (Matt 23:19-22)
  65. You serpents, you brood of vipers, how are you to escape being sentenced to hell? (Matt 23:29-36)
  66. You see all these [buildings of the temple], do you not? (Matt 24:1-2)
  67. Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? (Matt 24:43-45)
  68. You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? (Matt 25:14-30)
  69. Why do you trouble the woman [with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment]? (Matt 26:6-13)
  70. So, could you not watch with me one hour? (Matt 26:40)
  71. Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels? (Matt 26:47-53)
  72. But how then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so? (Matt 26:54)
  73. At that hour Jesus said to the crowds, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to capture me?” (Matt 26:55)
  74. Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matt 27:45-46)

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