Jesus was NOT omniscient

The following are verses showing that Jesus did NOT know all things.

"And Jesus saith unto them. How many loaves have ye?" (Matt. 15:34)

"How is it that ye do not understand that I spoke not to you concerning bread, but that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?" (Matt. 16:11)

"... he asked his disciples, saying, Who do men say that I, the son of man, am?" (Matt. 16:13)

"..., how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you?" (Matt. 17:17)

"And he saith unto her, What wilt thou?" (Matt. 20:21)

"... Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?" (Matt. 20:22)

"... What will ye that I shall do unto you: (Matt. 20:32)

"But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels who are in heaven, NEITHER THE SON, but the father." (Mark 13:32)

"And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt." (Matt. 26:39)

"And Jesus said unto him, friend, why art thou come?" (Matt. 26:50)

"..., My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" (Matt. 27:46)

"And he asked him, What is thy name?" (Mark 5:9)

"And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that power had gone out of him, turned about in the crowd, and said, Who touched my clothes?" (Mark 5:30)

"He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? Go and see." (Mark 6:38)

"And he asked them, How many loaves have ye?" (Mark 8:5)

"And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign?" (Mark 8:21)

"...; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw anything." (Mark 8:23)

"And he asked the scribes, What question ye with them?" (Mark 9:16)

"And he asked his father, How long ago is it since this came unto him?" (Mark 9:21)

"..., he asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves on the way?" (Mark 9:33)

"And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you?" (Mark 10:36)

"And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee?" (Mark 10:50)

"And Jesus INCREASED IN WISDOM and stature, AND IN FAVOR WITH GOD and man." (Luke 3:52)

"And he said unto them, Where is your faith?" (Luke 8:25)

"And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name?" (Luke 8:30)

"...; and he asked them, saying, Who say the people that I am?" (Luke 9:18)

"And said unto them, Why sleep ye?" (Luke 22:46)

"And he said unto them, What things?" (Luke 24:19)

"And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? And why do thoughts arise in your hearts?" (Luke 24:38)

"..., he said unto them, Have ye here anything to eat?" (Luke 24:41)

"..., he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the son of God?" (John 9:35)

"And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see." (John 11:34)

"Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe?" (John 16:31)

"..., and said unto them, Whom seek ye?" (John 18:4)

"Then asked he them again, Whom seek ye?" (John 18:7)

"Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepiest thou? Whom seekest thou?" (John 20:15)

"Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any food?" (John 21:5)

"He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonah, lovest thou me?" (John 21:17)

To avoid much repetition, only one question is written from the four gospels. Also, several times Jesus asked a question, obviously to provoke an answer. None of these types of questions are quoted here, but only the questions that seem as if the answer is not known.

submitted by Bill Henness

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