Things Jesus Said

Things Jesus Said: Recorded by Matthew

Since these were words spoken by Jesus, they are among the most famous words ever spoken by any one. Can you complete the quotations?

  1. “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt and where thieves break through and steal but…”
  2. “Judge not…” Why?
  3. “Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes…”
  4. “But when thou doest alms” (that is, when you do any good thing) “let not your left hand know…”
  5. “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these, my brethren…”
  6. “Take no thought for the morrow…sufficient unto the day…”
  7. “I came not to call the righteous…”
  8. “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world…”
  9. “Heaven and earth shall pass away but…”
  10. “All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you…”


Things Jesus Said: Recorded by Mark

One of the things Mark tells us about Jesus’ teaching is (Mark 12:37) that “the common people heard him gladly.” Can you continue the following quotations? Give the “sense”: it is not always necessary to give the exact wording.

  1. “The Sabbath was made for man and…”
  2. “If a house be divided against itself…”
  3. “A prophet is not without honor but…”
  4. “Whosoever will come after me, let him…”
  5. “If any man desire to be first…”
  6. “Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for…”
  7. “For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto but…”
  8. “Ye have the poor with you always but…”
  9. “Watch and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready…”
  10. “Go ye into all the world…”

Answers to Bible Quiz

Things Jesus Said: Recorded by Matthew

  1. “…but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven” (Matt. 6:19-20).
  2. “…that ye be not judged” (Matt. 7:1).
  3. “…of thorns or figs of thistles” (Matt. 7:16).
  4. “…know what thy right hand doeth” (Matt. 6:3). Jesus was saying “Never do a good thing to show off: to do that spoils it—it isn’t any longer a good thing.”

5 “…ye have done it unto me” (Matt. 25:40).

  1. “…is the evil thereof” (Matt. 6:34). In other words, “Don’t worry.”
  2. “…but sinners to repentance” (Matt. 9:13).
  3. “…and lose his own soul” (Matt. 16:26).
  4. “…my words shall not pass away” (Matt. 24:35).
  5. “…do ye even so to them; for this is the law and the prophets” (Matt. 7:12).

Things Jesus Said: Recorded by Mark

  1. “…not man for the Sabbath” (Mark 2:27).
  2. “…that house cannot stand” (Mark 3:25).
  3. “…in his own country” (Mark 6:4).
  4. “…deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me” (Mark 8:34).
  5. “…he shall be the last of all and the servant of all” (Mark 9:35).
  6. “…of such is the kingdom of God” (Mark 10:14).
  7. “…to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45).
  8. “…me ye have not always” (Mark 14:7).
  9. “…but the flesh is weak” (Mark 14:38).
  10. “…and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15).

Taken from The Bible Quiz Book, and used with permission of Baker Book House.