Wait...Jesus said what?!

Did you know that we have words of Jesus that are not in the four Gospels? It’s true. Did you also know that we might have words of Jesus that don’t appear in the Bible? That’s also true (possibly). Below are a few phrases attributed to Jesus from different sources. Give them a read. Then think to yourself, “Does this sound like the Jesus I’ve come to know?” The answer may be yes or it may be no. Regardless, it’s a fun little exercise. Then, below, I give you the source of the quotes. Enjoy!


1 “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

2 “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me...This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”



3 “As you show kindness, so kindness will be shown to you.”

4 “Woe to the Pharisees, for they are like a dog sleeping in the oxen’s manger, which neither eats nor allows the oxen to eat”

5 “But take care lest you also suffer the same things as they; for the evil doers among men receive their reward not among the living only, but also await punishment and much torment.”

6 “I, the Gospel, came not to take away from the Torah of Moses, and not to add to the Torah of Moses."

7 “O children of Israel. Of a truth I am God’s apostle to you to confirm the Law which was given before me, and to announce an apostle that shall come after me whose name shall be Ahmad.”


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1 = Acts 20:35

2 = 1 Corinthians 11:24-25

3 = 1 Clement 13:2. A letter written by a church leader in the early 2nd century.

4 = Gospel of Thomas, saying 102. This is a non-canonical gospel associated with the disciple Thomas.

5 = The Oxyrhynchus Papyri sayings, 840. A papyri fragment found in Egypt and dating to the 4th century.

6 = The Talmud, b. Shabbat 116b. The main source of Jewish law, dating to the 4th century.

7 = Suratu’s Saff 61.7. An Islamic writing.