Bible Verses on Jesus and Monotheism

Here is a compilation of Bible verses on monotheism and the prophethood of Jesus ﷺ.


Exodus 20:3
 “You shall have no other gods before Me.”

Exodus 20:4-5
“You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them…

Numbers 23:19
God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?

Deuteronomy 4:35
You were shown these things so that you might know that the Lord is God; besides Him there is no other.

I Kings 8:60
That all the people of the earth may know that the Lord is God, and that there is none else.

Isaiah 43:10-11
You are my Witnesses saith the Lord and my servant whom I have chosen that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
I, even I, am the Lord and beside me there is no savior.

Luke 24:36
…Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
(In Hebrew it’s “shalom aleichem,” in Arabic “as-Salaamu alaykum”)

James 2:19
You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.

Isaiah 44:6
“This is what the LORD says– Israel’s King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God.

1 Samuel 15:29
He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.”

Acts 2:22: “Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a MAN accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, *which God did* among you through him, as you yourselves know.”

Mark 1:4 John the Baptist baptizes to forgive sins. Did Jesus need his sins forgiven?

Mark 12:28-34
28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”
29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

Mark 10:18
“Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good–except God alone.”

Matthew 24:36 and Mark 13:32: “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the son, but only the Father.”

John 4
Jesus is a prophet, salvation is from following the religion of the Jews:
19 “Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet.
22 You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.
44 (Now Jesus himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honor in his own country.)

John 7:16: “My teaching is not my own. It comes from the one who sent me.”

John 8:28 So Jesus said to them, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority, but speak just as the Father taught me.

The title “prophet” is used many times in the Gospels when other people refer to Jesus (Matthew 21:11; Luke 7:16; John 4:19). Jesus also refers to himself as a prophet in Mark 6:4.

John 17:8 For I have given them the *words that you gave me,* and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me.

Hebrews 5: “…he learned obedience from what he suffered.”
So why did Jesus need to learn obedience? To whom, himself? So God made Himself suffer to learn obedience to Himself?

In Matthew 4, Mark 1, and Luke 4, after being baptized by John the Baptist, Jesus fasted for 40 days and nights in the Judaean Desert. During this time, Satan appeared to Jesus and tried to tempt him. So God was tempted by Satan, a being He created? How could God be tempted by sin?

James 13:1 states: “When tempted, no one should say, ‘God is tempting me.’ For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone.” If God cannot be tempted by evil, how can there be “the temptation of Christ?”

Hebrews 2:18 “Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.” Hebrews 4:15 “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.”
God had to be tempted Himself? This is lowering and limiting His perfect attributes, as is eating, birth, death, sleep, etc. God is not capable of sin, for He invented the concept of morality and the Law Himself!

John 6:38 “For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.”
So how can Jesus be God if he is doing God’s will but not his own? They have two separate wills, here. Did God send Himself to do His own will? Then why does Jesus say he was not sent to do his own will but God’s?

John 14:28 Jesus says “the Father is greater than I.” So then how is God one-in-three, co-equal? Jesus says here God is greater than him, so they’re not equal.

John 11:41 So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42 I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me.”
So God needed to pray to Himself and hear Himself? Or is Jesus a prophet thankful God answered his prayer?

Mark 1:35 And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.
Mark 6:46 And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray.
Jesus prayed early in the morning (as do Muslims for fajr). Was God praying to Himself? Or was Jesus a prophet, just like all the others, who prayed to God since God is the One worthy of worship?

1 Corinthians 11:5-6
But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head–it is the same as having her head shaved.
For if a woman does not cover her head, she might as well have her hair cut off; but if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, then she should cover her head.

Matthew 19:17 “Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.”

Matthew 26:39″ Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”

Jesus had a reputation as a Jewish rabbi (Mark 14:45; John 3:2; John 1:38). Peter (in Mark 9:5) and Mary Magdalene (in John 20:16) both referred to Jesus as “Rabbi.”

Jesus speaks Aramaic with Mary Magdalene: John 20:16: She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).

Jesus and his family/relatives followed the Law:
Jesus’ parents had “done everything required by the Law of the Lord” (Luke 2:39).
About his relatives, Zechariah and Elizabeth, the parents of John the Baptist, in Luke 1:6: “And they were both righteous before God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and statutes of the Lord.”

Jesus also displayed the outward signs of observing the law. He wore tzitzit (tassles) on His clothing (Luke 8:44; Matthew 14:36) to serve as a reminder of the commandments (Numbers 15:37-39). He observed Passover (John 2:13) and went up to Jerusalem (Deuteronomy 16:16) on this very important Jewish pilgrimage feast day. He observed Succoth, or the feast of tabernacles (John 7:2, 10) and went up to Jerusalem (John 7:14) as required in the Torah. He also observed Hanukkah, the festival of lights (John 10:22) and probably Rosh Hashanah, the feast of trumpets (John 5:1), going up to Jerusalem on both those occasions as well, even though it isn’t commanded in the Torah. Clearly, Jesus says “salvation is from the Jews” (in John 4:22) and identifies himself as King of the Jews (Mark 15:2). From his birth to his last Passover Seder (Luke 22:14-15), Jesus lived according to the law and was sent to renew the law, just like the prophets before him and the last prophet after him ‎ﷺ‎.

Matthew 5:17
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.

John 8:51 says “whoever keeps on obeying (tereo) My Teaching should never ever die.”

Matthew 19
16Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”
17″Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.”

The Day of Judgement mentioned in Matthew 10:
14 If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet. 15 Truly I tell you, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town.

Hebrews 1:1:
“In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways”
Jesus was God’s prophet to the Israelites, who renewed the law and clarified the earlier revelation. This is how things are and have always been. If you want to obey God, follow His prophets. If you want His pleasure and paradise, follow His most recent prophet sent to you.

Matthew 15:24
He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.”

Matthew 10
5 These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. 6 Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel.”

Verses that Jesus ﷺ is a Prophet

And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town and in his own home.” Matthew 13:57

Acts 3: Jesus is God’s servant and prophet.
13 The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus.
22 For Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you.
26 When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways.

The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.” Matthew 21:11

[ A Prophet Without Honor ] Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. Mark 6:1

Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.” Mark 6:4

And still others claimed, “He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of long ago.” Mark 6:15

And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, Luke 1:76

“Truly I tell you,” he continued, “no prophet is accepted in his hometown. Luke 4:24

They were all filled with awe and praised God. “A great prophet has appeared among us,” they said. Luke 7:16

In any case, I must press on today and tomorrow and the next day—for surely no prophet can die outside Jerusalem! Luke 13:33

“He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’” Luke 16:31

“What things?” he asked. “About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. Luke 24:19

He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Luke 24:25

“Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. John 4:19

(Now Jesus himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honor in his own country.) John 4:44

After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.” John 6:14

On hearing his words, some of the people said, “Surely this man is the Prophet.” John 7:40

Then they turned again to the blind man, “What have you to say about him? It was your eyes he opened.” The man replied, “He is a prophet.” John 9:17

Repentance

It is notable that the concept of vicarious atonement is not present in the Old Testament.

19 “Yet you ask, ‘Why does the son not share the guilt of his father?’ Since the son has done what is just and right and has been careful to keep all my decrees, he will surely live. 20 The one who sins is the one who will die (spiritually). The child will not share the guilt of the parent, nor will the parent share the guilt of the child. The righteousness of the righteous will be credited to them, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against them.

21 “But if a wicked person turns away from all the sins they have committed and keeps all my decrees and does what is just and right, that person will surely live; they will not die. 22 None of the offenses they have committed will be remembered against them. Because of the righteous things they have done, they will live. 23 Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign Lord. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live?

Ezekiel 18, NIV

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