Jesus Validates Prophets and Scriptures of the Old Testament



– by Mary A. LaClair

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The belief that the Bible is God’s written Word, free from error is seen by the claims of Christ Himself.Book

Jesus quotes Scriptures and validates them by saying “It is written…”


 Matthew 4:4

4 But he answered, “It is written,

‘Man shall not live by bread alone,

but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'” RSV


Matthew 4:6  (here even the devil quotes Scripture)

6 and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written,

‘He will give his angels charge of you,’ and

‘On their hands they will bear you up,

lest you strike your foot against a stone.'” RSV

Matthew 4:7

7 Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.'” RSV

Matthew 4:10

10 Then Jesus said to him, “Begone, Satan! for it is written,seek bible

‘You shall worship the Lord your God

and him only shall you serve.'” RSV


Matthew 21:13

13 He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer’; but you make it a den of robbers.” RSV  clear-temple

Matthew 26:24

24 The Son of man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.” RSV

Matthew 26:31

31 Then Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away because of me this night; for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’ RSV

Mark 1:2

2 As it is written in Isaiah the prophet,

“Behold, I send my messenger before thy face,

who shall prepare thy way; RSV

Mark 7:6

6 And he said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written,

‘This people honors me with their lips, scroll

but their heart is far from me; RSV

Mark 9:13

13 But I tell you that Eli’jah has come, and they did to him whatever they pleased, as it is written of him.” RSV

Luke 4:4

4 And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone.'” RSV

Luke 4:8

8 And Jesus answered him, “It is written,

‘You shall worship the Lord your God,

and him only shall you serve.'” RSV

Luke 19:46

46 saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be a house of prayer’; but you have made it a den of robbers.” RSV

Luke 24:46

46 and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, RSV

ticket to heavenJohn 6:45

45 It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Every one who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. RSV

John 8:17

17 In your law it is written that the testimony of two men is true; RSV

John 12:14

14 And Jesus found a young ass and sat upon it; as it is written, RSV


Jesus stressed the importance of  our knowing the Scriptures:

Matt 12:38-40

39 But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation craves for a sign; and yet no sign shall be given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophet; 40 for just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so shall the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth….”     NAS

Matt 19:3-7

3 And some Pharisees came to Him, testing Him, and saying, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause at all?” 4 And He answered and said, “Have you not read, that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female,…”  NAS

Matthew 21:42

42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the scriptures:

‘The very stone which the builders rejectedseek bible

has become the head of the corner;

this was the Lord’s doing,

and it is marvelous in our eyes’? RSV

Matthew 22:29

29 But Jesus answered them, “You are wrong, because you know neither the scriptures nor the power of God. RSV

Matthew 26:54

54 But how then should the scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?” RSV

Matthew 26:56

56 But all this has taken place, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples forsook him and fled. RSV

Mark 14:49

49 Day after day I was with you in the temple teaching, and you did not seize me. But let the scriptures be fulfilled.” RSV

Luke 24:27

27 And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. RSV

Luke 24:32

32 They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on garden old man and womanthe road, while he opened to us the scriptures?” RSV

Luke 24:45

45 Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, RSV

John 5:39

seek bible39 You search the scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness to me; RSV

John 10:31-39 

31 The Jews took up stones again to stone Him. 32 Jesus answered them, “I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?”  33 The Jews answered Him, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God.” 34 Jesus answered them, “Has it not been written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods’? 35 “If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be scrollbroken), 36 do you say of Him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world,’ You are blaspheming,’ because I said,’ I am the Son of God’? 37 “If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; 38 but if I do them, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in Me, and I in the Father. ”  39 Therefore they were seeking again to seize Him, and He eluded their grasp.  NAS

Acts 17:2

2 And Paul went in, as was his custom, and for three weeks he argued with them from the scriptures, RSV

Punishment for false witnesses referred to in article    WHAT DID JESUS WRITE IN THE SAND?

Deut 19:16-21  – 

16 If a malicious witness rises against any man to accuse him of wrongdoing, 17 then both parties to the dispute shall appear before the LORD, before the priests and the judges who are in office in those days; 18 the judges shall inquire diligently, and if the witness is a false witness and has accused his brother falsely, 19 then you shall do to him as he had meant to do to his brother; so you shall purge the evil from the midst of you. 20 And the rest shall hear, and fear, and shall never again commit any such evil among you. 21 Your eye shall not pity; it shall be life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.  (RSV)