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Questions Jesus asked

During His ministry, Jesus asked many insightful questions.  The questions were directed to His apostles, his followers, curious listeners, and even His detractors.  His questions invariably invited or led people to make a commitment, to learn a principle, or decide on a certain course of action.  Oftentimes these questions caused His listeners to learn something from the Spirit, or to grow personally as they answered the question themselves.  The careful and prayerful consideration of these questions will allow us to grow through that same process.

  • “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted?”   (Matthew 5:13)
  • “For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye?  do not even the publicans the same?”   (Matthew 5:46)
  • “And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others?  do not even the publicans so?”   (Matthew 5:47)
  • “Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?”   (Matthew 6:25)
  • “Are ye not much better than they [the fowls of the air]?”   (Matthew 6:26)
  • “Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?”   (Matthew 6:27)
  • “And why take ye thought for raiment?”   (Matthew 6:28)
  • “Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?”   (Matthew 6:30)
  • “Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?”   (Matthew 6:31)
  • “Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?”  (Matthew 7:3)
  • “How wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?”  (Matthew 7:4)
  • “What man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?”  (Matthew 7:9)
  • “Or if he [his son] ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?”  (Matthew 7:10)
  • “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?”  (Matthew 7:11)
  • “Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?”  (Matthew 7:16)
  • “Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them?”  (Matthew 9:15)
  • “Believe ye that I am able to do this?”  (Matthew 9:28)  Jesus asked this question of two blind men who had begged Him to have mercy on them (to heal them).
  • “Therefore, what manner of men ought ye to be?”  (3 Nephi 27:27, directed to His disciples)

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