Biblical proof of the omniscience of Jesus

. . . by reference to texts on the omniscient attributes of God the Father

Christ Pantocrator mosaic (13th century) in Hagia Sophia (Istanbul, Turkey) [public domain / Wikimedia Commons]**

[all Bible passages: RSV]

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God knows what is in the hearts of men


God the Father


1 Samuel 16: 7 “… the Lord does not see as man sees; man looks outward, but the Lord looks into the heart.

1 Kings 8:39 . . . give back to each one whose heart you know, according to all his ways (for you, you alone, know the heart of all the children of men); (cf. 2 Chron 6:30)

Psalm 44:21 . . . Because he knows the secrets of the heart.

Luke 16:15 . . . God knows your hearts. . .

Acts 1:24 . . . Lord, who knows the hearts of all men. . .

Acts 15: 8 . . . God who knows the heart. . .

God the Son (Jesus)


Matthew 9: 4 . . . Jesus,. . . said, “Why do you think badly in your hearts?”

Mark 2: 8 . . . Jesus,. . . said to them, “Why are you asking so in your heart?”

Luke 5:22 When Jesus heard their questions, he answered them, “Why are you asking in your heart?

Luke 9:47 But when Jesus perceived the thought of their hearts ,. . .

John 2:25 . . . he knew all the men and did not need anyone to testify about the man; for he himself knew what was in man.

God seeking the hearts of men

God the Father

1 Chronicles 28: 9 . . . the Lord searches all hearts,. . .

Psalm 139: 3 You seek my way and my bedtime, and know all my ways.

Sirach 42:18 He seek the abyss, and the hearts of men,. . .

Romans 8:27 . . . he who searches the hearts of men. . .

God the Son (Jesus)

Revelation 2:23 . . . I am the one who seeks the mind and the heart. . .

God knowing the thoughts of men

God the Father


1 Chronicles 28: 9 . . . the Lord . . . understands every plan and thought … .

Isaiah 66:18 “For I know their works and their thoughts,. . .

Ezekiel 11: 5 . . . I know the things that come to mind.

Matthew 6: 8 . . . your Father knows what you need before you ask him for it.

God the Son (Jesus)

Matthew 9: 4 But Jesus, knowing their thoughts ,. . .

Matthew 12:25 Knowing their thoughts ,. . .

Mark 2: 8 And immediately Jesus, perceiving in his mind that they were thus questioning themselves. . .

Luke 6: 8 But he knew their thoughts. . .

John 6:64 But there are some of you who don’t believe. . .

Revelation 2:23 . . . I am the one who seeks the mind and the heart. . .

God knows all things / Perfect in knowledge

God the Father

Work 36: 4-5 . . . he who is perfect in knowledge is with you. [5] “Behold, God is mighty and despises no one; he is powerful in power of understanding.

Work 37:16 . . . one who is perfect in knowledge,

Psalm 147: 5 Great is our LORD, and abundant in power; its comprehension is beyond measure.

Proverbs 21:30 No wisdom, no understanding, no counsel, can be of use against the Lord.

Isaiah 40:28 . . . his understanding is unfathomable.

Romans 11: 33-34 O the depth of the riches, wisdom and knowledge of God! How unfathomable are his judgments, and how unfathomable his ways! [34] “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? “

Hebrews 4:13 And before him no creature is hidden, but everything is open and exposed to the eyes of the one with whom we are dealing.

1 John 3:20 . . . He knows everything.

God the Son (Jesus)

Luke 2: 46-47 After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the doctors, listening to them and asking them questions; [47] and all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we beheld his glory, the glory of the Only Begotten of the Father.

John 1:17 . . . thanks and the truth came through Jesus Christ.

John 4:29 “Come see a man who told me everything I’ve done. Can it be Christ? (cf. 4: 17-19)

John 7: 14-15 About the middle of the feast, Jesus went up to the temple and taught. [15] The Jews marveled at it, saying, “How is it that this man must have known, when he never studied?”

John 14: 6 . . . I am the way, the truth, and the life. . . (cf. 8:32, 45-46)

John 16:30 Now we know you know all things. . .

John 18:37 . . . that is why I have come into the world to bear witness to the truth. Anyone who is of the truth hears my voice.

John 21:17 . . . Lord, you know everything;. . .

Ephesians 4:21 . . . the truth is in Jesus.

Colossians 2: 2-3 may their hearts be encouraged as they are united in love, to have all the riches of assured understanding and knowledge of the mystery of God, of Christ, [3] in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

1 John 5:20 And we know the Son of God came and gave us to understand, to know the one that is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. It is the true God and eternal life.

God is perfect in wisdom

God the Father

Proverbs 21:30 No wisdom,. . . can prevail against the Lord.

Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches, wisdom and knowledge of God! . . .

God the Son (Jesus)

Matthew 13:54 . . . he instructed them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, “From where did this man obtain this wisdom and these mighty works?” (cf. Lk 2:40)

Colossians 2: 2-3 . . . Christ, [3] in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom. . .

God knows the future


God the Father

Isaiah 46:10 declare the end from the beginning and from ancient times what has not yet been done,. . .

Isaiah 48: 3 The first things that I declared of old, they came out of my mouth and I made them known; then suddenly I made them and they arrived.

Isaiah 48: 5 I have always declared them to you, before they come true I have announced them to you,. . .

God the Son (Jesus)

Matthew 12:40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale, so the Son of man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. (cf. Lk 11:30)

Matthew 16:21 From then on Jesus began to show his disciples that he had to go to Jerusalem and suffer much from the elders, the chief priests and the scribes, and be killed, and on the third day resurrected.

Matthew 17: 9 . . . Jesus commanded them: “Tell no one about the vision until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead. “

Matthew 17:12 . . . Likewise also the Son of man will suffer at their hands. (cf. Lk 17:25; 22:15)

Matthew 17: 22-23 . . . “The Son of man is to be delivered into the hands of men, [23] and they will kill him, and he will be raised up on the third day. . . . (cf. Lk 9:44)

Matthew 20: 18-19 “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered up to the chief priests and to the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, [19] and deliver him to the Gentiles to be mocked, scourged, and crucified, and he will be resurrected on the third day. (cf. Mk 8:31; 9:31; 10: 32-34; Luke 9:22; 18: 31-33)

Matthew 24: 2 But he answered them, “You see all this, don’t you? Truly I tell you, there will not be stone left here that is not knocked down.

Matthew 26: 2 “You know that after two days the Passover comes, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified. “

Matthew 26:21 and while they were eating, he said: “In truth, I say it to you, one of you will betray me.” (cf. Mk 14,18; Lk 22,21-22; Jn 13,18-21)

Matthew 26: 31-32 Then Jesus said to them: “You will all fall for me tonight; for it is written, “I will strike the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered. [32] But after my resurrection, I will go before you to Galilee. »(Cf. Mk 14, 27-28)

Mark 14: 29-30 Peter said to him, “Even if they all fall, I won’t. ” [30] And Jesus said to him: “Truly I say to you, this very night, before the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times. »(Cf. Lk 22, 31-34)

John 2: 19-22 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” ” [20] The Jews then said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it in three days?” [21] But he was talking about the temple of his body. [22] When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken.

John 6:64 . . . For Jesus knew from the beginning who were those who disbelieved, and who would betray him.

John 10: 17-18 This is why the Father loves me, because I give my life to take it back. [18] Nobody takes it from me, but I put it down of my own accord. I have the power to put it down, and I have the power to take it back; this charge that I received from my Father.

John 12: 32-33 and I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself. [33] He said this to show what death he was to die of.

John 13: 1 Now, before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to come out of this world for the Father,. . .

John 13:11 For he knew who would betray him; that’s why he said, “You are not all clean. »(Cf. Mk 14:42)

John 14:19 A little while longer, and the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; . .

John 18: 4 . . . Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him,. . .

John 21: 18-19 Really, really, I’m telling you, when you were young, you girded yourself and walked where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not want to go. [19] (This he said to show by what death he was to glorify God.) . .


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