Verses that Demonstrate the Deity of Jesus

Jesus as the Mighty God, and the Everlasting Father

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6

This verse is speaking of Jesus Christ; even Jehovah’s Witnesses will agree with that, but they can’t explain it. In addition, in the New World Translation, the Jehovah’s Witnesses Bible, “Mighty God” and “Everlasting Father” are capitalized. If these capitalized titles aren’t referring to God, then who are they referring to? Keep in mind that when referencing Jesus as “a god” the New World Translation never capitalizes the word “god.” But it’s capitalized here in Isaiah 9:6. And if Jesus is just “a god” (as in the New World Translation’s translation of John 1:1), and not The Mighty God, then why does God say so many times in the Bible that He is one God, and that there is no other? Without a doubt, this passage is calling Jesus The Mighty God. And even though the Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t believe that Jesus is God, their own Bible says so.

Jesus as the Eternal God

. . . of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen.
Romans 9:5

Please read chapter 9 to understand the context.

But to the Son He says: “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.
Hebrews 1:8

This is God the Father talking to Jesus here. He’s calling Him God. Yet in the Old Testament, God tells us He is the ONLY GOD. What’s going on here? Scripture is telling us that Jesus and the Father are one and the same.

And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.
I John 5:20

Jesus as one with God, as God Himself, and as the eternal creator

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
John 1:1

Please read this chapter to understand Who the Word is. I’ll give you a hint–it’s Jesus. By the way, the New World Translation, the Jehovah’s Witnesses Bible, translates this verse incorrectly. To see the proof for yourself, check out our John 1:1 page.

Jesus as eternal and as the Father

“Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.” Then the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”
John 8:56-58

Here Jesus is telling the Jewish leaders that He was around to visit Abraham. Not only was Jesus claiming to have lived a VERY LONG TIME, He also used the term “I AM” for Himself, the same name that God Almighty gave Himself back in Moses’ time. Look at the next verse.

And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.'”
Exodus 3:14

Jesus as the head of ALL power

And you are complete in Him, who is the Head of all principality and power.
Colossians 2:10

Read this chapter to know who “Him” is. I’ll give you a hint–it’s Jesus. If He’s the head of all principality and power, then what about God the Father? The answer is simple. Jesus and God are the same. Read my statement of faith if you’re confused.

Jesus as God & Savior

To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ . . .
II Peter 1:1

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.
Titus 2:11-14

And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”
John 20:28

This one is very interesting, because the New World Translation (Jehovah’s Witnesses translation) also says the same thing. Their translation even capitalizes the word “God” when Thomas uses it. Now don’t you suppose that if Jesus was NOT God, that He would have rebuked Thomas? I think He would have. It’s only logical that if Jesus was NOT God, that He would have told Thomas so. But He doesn’t. In fact, He encourages others to believe the same thing. Read it for yourself. This is a very clear example of Jesus claiming to be God. And the New World Translation seems to agree with Him.

Jesus as the First & the Last

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last.”
Revelation 1:11

This is Jesus speaking here. In Isaiah, God calls Himself the First & the Last. Check out the next verse.

Listen to Me, O Jacob, And Israel, My called: I am He, I am the First, I am also the Last.
Isaiah 48:12

Jesus as the true God

And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.
I John 5:20

Interestingly enough, this verse says that the Son of God is also God Himself! In other words, Jesus is God. How can God’s Son be God Himself? It’s a little confusing for us mortals, but it’s what the Bible teaches.

Jesus as the express image of God

. . . His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power…
Hebrews 1:2-3

Jesus as the King of kings and the Lord of lords

. . . our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing, which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light . . .
I Timothy 6:15

In Deuteronomy, God is called by that title. Check out the next verse.

For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome…
Deuteronomy 10:17

Jesus as Judge

When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. Then the King will say to those on His right hand, “Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world . . . ”
Matthew 25:31-34

This is a scenario in which Jesus is judging the world. The Son of Man is referring to Jesus, in fact, that’s Jesus’ most commonly used name for Himself.

I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom.
II Timothy 4:1

Him God raised up on the third day, and showed Him openly, not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before by God, even to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead. And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead.
Acts 10:40-42

The Old Testament points out many times that God is Judge of the world. If God is Judge, and Jesus is Judge, does that means there’s two judges of the world? I don’t think so. Look at the following verses.

Let the heavens declare His righteousness, For God Himself is Judge.
Psalm 50:6

Far be it from You to do such a thing as this, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be as the wicked; far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of the earth do right?
Genesis 18:25

This is Abraham interceding for Sodom. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a relationship with the Judge of the earth like Abraham did? It’s possible, you know.

But the LORD shall endure forever; He has prepared His throne for judgement. He shall judge the world in righteousness, And He shall administer judgment for the peoples in uprightness.
Psalm 9:8

Jesus as God and as a man

God was manifest in the flesh . . .
I Timothy 3:16

Jesus was the only One that lived among us as a man. I guess that means that if God was manifest in the flesh, that Jesus was God.

The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.”
John 10:33

Then fear came upon all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has risen up among us”; and, “God has visited His people.
Luke 7:16

Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, ” which is translated, “God with Us.”
Matthew 1:23

Jesus as one with the Father

“If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.” Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father?”
John 14:7-9

I and the Father are one.
John 10:30

Jesus as the LORD your God

Jesus said to him, “It is written again, “You shall not tempt the LORD your God.”

Satan was tempting Jesus in this situation.

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5 thoughts on “Verses that Demonstrate the Deity of Jesus”

  1. Thank you for exalting Jesus to His rightful place, as God over all.

    I quote you: “Interestingly enough, this verse says that the Son of God is also God Himself! In other words, Jesus is God. How can God’s Son be God Himself? It’s a little confusing for us mortals, but it’s what the Bible teaches.”

    It is not confusing brother, when you realize that Jesus is referring to Himself as a man (that is, His HUMAN side) when He calls Himself the Son of God.
    Other times, He is referred to in Scripture in His fully orbed Deity – the Almighty God.
    We must distinguish or “rightly divide” the Scriptures when reading terms such as Son of Man, Son of God etc.
    Thank you.

    1. The trinity is the biggest distortion against the True God (definite article, pun intended) of the bible. “No man has seen God at any time.” (1 John 4:12) This blows the trinity out of the water out of the gate. Jesus Christ was the firstborn angelic son of many angelic sons. Jesus Christ was an angel of God (Galatians 4:14). Because Jesus succeeded in his sinless mission, upon returning to heaven, he was made better than the angels and given a name more excellent than theirs. If you are God, you are always higher than the angels. (Hebrews 1:3-5). To which of the angels did God say, “This is my son.” Only 1 angel, the angel he sent to earth during his baptism with John the Baptist.

  2. About Christ I rarely hear what truly makes Jesus God is His divine nature, II Pet 4-5. He is the express image of the father and is the only son who has seen Him face to face, Heb. 1:3. Jesus is God by His nature because he is God’s son, and knows His nature by knowing and seeing the father. His sacrifice was only acceptable to God, God is propitiated by the vindication through His own Holy and divine nature, and through the sacrifice of Christ we receive the atonement. See Vine on…

  3. See one of the most profound writings on the deity of Christ and forgiveness through Him by God,
    in the writings in Vines Lexicon on the word propitiation. study it well. It will hopefully open some doors.

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