Jesus Quotes Deuteronomy

Artwork Christ speaking to crowd on a mountain. Woodcut by Phyllis Gardner. British Museum.

Jesus Quotes Deuteronomy •
Matt 4:4 & Deut 8:3; Matt 4:7 & Deut 6:16; Matt 4:10 & Deut 6:13 plus Deut 10:20; Matt 5:21 & Deut 5:17; Matt 5:27 & Deut 5:18; Matt 5:31 & Deut 24:1; Matt 5:38 & Deut 19:21; Matt 15:4 & Deut 5:16; Matt 18:16 & Deut 19:15; Matt 19:7 & Deut 24:1; Matt 22:24 & Deut 25:5; Matt 22:37 & Deut 6:5; Mark 7:10 & Deut 5:16; Mark 10:4 & Deut 24:1; Mark 12:19 & Deut 25:5; Mark 12:29-30 & Deut 6:4-5; Luke 4:4 & Deut 8:3; Luke 4:8 & Deut 6:13 plus Deut 10:20; Luke 4:12 & Deut 6:16; Luke 10:27 & Deut 6:5; Luke 18:20 & Deut 5:17-21; Luke 20:28 & Deut 25:5;

In this Bible Bit we simply show short passages where Jesus quotes from Moses’ book of Deuteronomy.

There is quite a lot to be said about these, but we’ll leave this for other Bits, and let you simply read the word of God and ponder the beauty of Christ’s Old Testament in the New.

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The public domain World English Bible is our choice of translation here.

Matthew 4:4 & Deuteronomy 8:3


Matt 4:4 But he answered, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of God’s mouth.’”
Deut 8:3 He humbled you, allowed you to be hungry, and fed you with manna, which you didn’t know, neither did your fathers know, that he might teach you that man does not live by bread only, but man lives by every word that proceeds out of Yahweh’s mouth.

Matthew 4:7 & Deuteronomy 6:16


Matt 4:7 Jesus said to him, “Again, it is written, ‘You shall not test the Lord, your God.’”
Deuteronomy 6:16 You shall not tempt Yahweh your God, as you tempted him in Massah.

Matthew 4:10 & Deuteronomy 6:13 plus 10:20


Matt 4:10 Then Jesus said to him, “Get behind me, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and you shall serve him only.’”
Deut 6:13 You shall fear Yahweh your God; and you shall serve him, and shall swear by his name.
Deut 10:20 You shall fear Yahweh your God. You shall serve him. You shall cling to him, and you shall swear by his name.

Matthew 5:21 & Deuteronomy 5:17


Matt 5:21 You have heard that it was said to the ancient ones, ‘You shall not murder;’ and ‘Whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’
Deut 5:17 You shall not murder.

Matthew 5:27 & Deuteronomy 5:18


Matt 5:27 You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery;’
Deut 5:18 You shall not commit adultery.

Matthew 5:31 & Deuteronomy 24:1


Matt 5:31 It was also said, ‘Whoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorce,’
Deuteronomy 24:1 When a man takes a wife and marries her, then it shall be, if she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some unseemly thing in her, that he shall write her a certificate of divorce, put it in her hand, and send her out of his house.

Matthew 5:38 & Deuteronomy 19:21


Matt 5:38 You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’
Deut 19:21 Your eyes shall not pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

Matthew 15:4 & Deuteronomy 5:16


Matt 15:4 For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 5:16 and, ‘He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him be put to death.’
Deut 5:16 Honor your father and your mother, as Yahweh your God commanded you; that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land which Yahweh your God gives you.

Matthew 18:16 & Deuteronomy 19:15


Matt 18:16 But if he doesn’t listen, take one or two more with you, that at the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
Deut 19:15 One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin that he sins. At the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall a matter be established.

Matthew 19:7 & Deuteronomy 24:1


Matt 19:7 They asked him, “Why then did Moses command us to give her a certificate of divorce and divorce her?”
Deut 24:1 When a man takes a wife and marries her, then it shall be, if she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some unseemly thing in her, that he shall write her a certificate of divorce, put it in her hand, and send her out of his house.

Matthew 22:24 & Deuteronomy 25:5


Matt 22:24 saying, “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If a man dies, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife and raise up offspring for his brother.’
Deut 25:5 If brothers dwell together, and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the dead shall not be married outside to a stranger. Her husband’s brother shall go in to her, and take her as his wife, and perform the duty of a husband’s brother to her.

Matthew 22:37 & Deuteronomy 6:5


Matt 22:37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’
Deut 6:5 You shall love Yahweh your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might.

Mark 7:10 & Deuteronomy 5:16


Mark 7:10 For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother;’Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 5:16 and, ‘He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him be put to death.’
Deuteronomy 5:16 Honor your father and your mother, as Yahweh your God commanded you; that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land which Yahweh your God gives you.

Mark 10:4 & Deuteronomy 24:1


Mark 10:4 They said, “Moses allowed a certificate of divorce to be written, and to divorce her.”
Deut 24:1 When a man takes a wife and marries her, then it shall be, if she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some unseemly thing in her, that he shall write her a certificate of divorce, put it in her hand, and send her out of his house.

Mark 12:19 & Deuteronomy 25:5


Mark 12:19 Teacher, Moses wrote to us, ‘If a man’s brother dies, and leaves a wife behind him, and leaves no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up offspring for his brother.’
Deut 25:5 If brothers dwell together, and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the dead shall not be married outside to a stranger. Her husband’s brother shall go in to her, and take her as his wife, and perform the duty of a husband’s brother to her.

Mark 12:29-30 & Deuteronomy 6:4-5


Mark 12:29-30 Jesus answered, “The greatest is, ‘Hear, Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one: 30 you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.
Deut 6:4-5 Hear, Israel: Yahweh is our God. Yahweh is one. 5 You shall love Yahweh your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might.

Luke 4:4 & Deuteronomy 8:3


Luke 4:4 Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’
Deut 8:3 He humbled you, allowed you to be hungry, and fed you with manna, which you didn’t know, neither did your fathers know, that he might teach you that man does not live by bread only, but man lives by every word that proceeds out of Yahweh’s mouth.

Luke 4:8 & Deuteronomy 6:13


Luke 4:8 Jesus answered him, “Get behind me Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and you shall serve him only.’
Deut 6:13 You shall fear Yahweh your God; and you shall serve him, and shall swear by his name.

Luke 4:8 & Deuteronomy 10:20


Luke 4:8 8 Jesus answered him, “Get behind me Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and you shall serve him only.’”
Deut 10:20 20 You shall fear Yahweh your God. You shall serve him. You shall cling to him, and you shall swear by his name.

Luke 4:12 & Deuteronomy 6:16


Luke 4:12 Jesus answering, said to him, “It has been said, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’”
Deut 6:16 16 You shall not tempt Yahweh your God, as you tempted him in Massah.

Luke 10:27 & Deuteronomy 6:5


Luke 10:27 He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”
Deut 6:5 You shall love Yahweh your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might.

Luke 18:20 & Deuteronomy 5:17-21


Luke 18:20 You know the commandments: ‘Don’t commit adultery,’ ‘Don’t murder,’ ‘Don’t steal,’ ‘Don’t give false testimony,’ ‘Honor your father and your mother.’
Deut 5:17-26 You shall not murder. 18 You shall not commit adultery. 19 You shall not steal. 20 You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. 21 You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. Neither shall you desire your neighbor’s house, his field, or his male servant, or his female servant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.

Luke 20:28 & Deuteronomy 25:5


Luke 20:28 They asked him, “Teacher, Moses wrote to us that if a man’s brother dies having a wife, and he is childless, his brother should take the wife and raise up children for his brother.
Deut 25:5 If brothers dwell together, and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the dead shall not be married outside to a stranger. Her husband’s brother shall go in to her, and take her as his wife, and perform the duty of a husband’s brother to her.

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Thanks go to the team who created the World English Bible, and placing it into the public domain.

God’s blessings to you! And please read the actual Bible for yourself! 🙂

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