Jesus Christ is quoted more often than any other person in human history. Not only is Jesus quoted but His name is mentioned by more people per day than any other. (albeit sometimes they are not using it in a very nice manner) That being said, there are many Jesus Christ quotes that are worth listing. Here is my list of Jesus quotes for you to read. I hope you enjoy them and please feel free to list some of yours in the comment section at the bottom of the page.
The Seven Last Sayings of Jesus the Christ
Famous Jesus Christ Quotes
After having been a believer in Jesus for 32 years, I have found these to be the most famous Jesus quotes that I know.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
29 Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one. 30 And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. 31 And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And where I go you know, and the way you know.”
5 Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. 40 But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” 41 And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!”
But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
As much as many churches and pastors have tried to portray Jesus as someone who will make you healthy, wealthy, and wise, and have mixed the gospel with the American dream, these Jesus quotes concerning the poor give us a clearer understanding of the heart of Jesus with regards to the poor. I personally am glad that I am part of a local church and a national association that hears this heart and extends the hands of Jesus to the poor in real and tangible ways.
1 And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. 2 Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:
3 “ Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek,
For they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
For they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful,
For they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called sons of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
16 So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. 17 And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written:
18 “ The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.”
20 And he answered and said to Him, “Teacher, all these things I have kept from my youth.”
21 Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.”
22 But he was sad at this word, and went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.
For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you wish you may do them good; but Me you do not have always.
Jesus Christ Quotes on Forgiveness
Forgiveness is one of the major messages that Jesus taught. He taught about forgiveness from God and how to receive it, He taught on forgiveness between one another and he taught on forgiving even yourself. Here are some of the best sayings of Jesus on forgiveness.
Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” And they divided His garments and cast lots.
22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. 23 Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24 And when he had begun to settle accounts, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. 25 But as he was not able to pay, his master commanded that he be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and that payment be made. 26 The servant therefore fell down before him, saying, ‘Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’ 27 Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.
28 “But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, ‘Pay me what you owe!’ 29 So his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’ 30 And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt. 31 So when his fellow servants saw what had been done, they were very grieved, and came and told their master all that had been done. 32 Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me. 33 Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?’ 34 And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturer until he should pay all that was due to him.
35 “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”
8 “Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. 9 In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
14 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
This is in my opinion the best of all the Jesus Christ quotes.
20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
This is also one of the more famous Jesus Quotes and speaking to each and every one of us. He is standing at the door of our hearts knocking. He wants to be let in so He can have a deep, intimate and personal relationship with us. 32 years ago I heard that knock on the door of my heart and I invited Jesus in. It totally changed and transformed my life. I would like to encourage you to do the same thing. If you have never heard that knock, or if you have never opened the door to your heart and asked Jesus to come in, then please visit my Meet Jesus page and find out how really easy it is to start having a personal relationship with the most quoted man in the earth or in heaven.
I hope you have enjoyed my list of Jesus Christ Quotes. What are some of your favorite Jesus quotes? Leave a comment below.
Reference: The Holy Bible, New King James Version Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.