These are some of my favorite quotes from the movie by Stephen Schwartz, John-Michael Tebelak, and David Greene, as well as the verses from Matthew's Gospel on which they are based.
John: You come to me?
Jesus: I wanna get washed up!
John: I need rather be baptized by you.
Jesus: No, we do well now to do all that God requires.
(Matthew 3: 13-3: 15)
Jesus: Now, do not suppose that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets. I do not come to abolish, but to complete.
(Matthew 5: 17)
Jesus: For every man who exalts himself shall be humbled but every man who humbles himself shall be exalted!
(Matthew 23: 12)
Robin: (song) Day by day, day by day. Oh dear Lord three things I pray; to see thee more clearly, love thee more dearly, follow thee more nearly, day by day.
Jesus: No man can serve God..
Jesus: And money!
(Matthew 6: 24)
Jesus: Your Heavenly Father who sees what is done in secret, He will what?
All: Reward you!
(Matthew 6: 4)
Jesus: Did I ever tell you I used to read feet?
Jeffrey: You used to what?
Jesus: Some people read palms, tea leaves. I read feet. Look! Look what it says! Ah hah it says rejoice!
Jeffrey: It says Keds.
Jesus: No it says rejoice and be exceedingly glad for great is your reward in the kingdom of heaven!
(Matthew 5: 12)
Jesus: Hello! Love your enemies and pray for your persecutors.
(Matthew 5: 44)
Jesus: Consider the lilies of the field. They don't work, they don't spin and yet I tell you Solomon in all his splendor was not attired as one of these. Now if that's how God clothes the grass which is here today and tomorrow thrown unto the fires will He not all the more clothe you?
(Matthew 6: 28-30)
All: (song) All good gifts around us are sent from heaven above.
Beast: What is the greatest commandment of them all?
Jesus: Thou shalt love the lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul. This is the greatest commandment of them all. And the second is like it. Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy self. All the rest of the law and all the prophets have written are based on these first two.
(Matthew 22: 36-40)
Jesus: My heart is ready to break with grief.
All: (song) Long live God!
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