Where in the Bible does Jesus say “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few?”?

I know it was said right before he was crucified, but I can’t find it anywhere in the gospels.

10 Answers

  • It’s not a statement of Jesus but that of Caiaphas the high priest:

    "You know nothing at all, nor do you take into account that it is expedient for you that one man die for the people, and that the whole nation not perish."

    Source(s): John 11:50
  • That’s from Wrath of Khan.

    “Logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”

    My boy Spock says it….RIP Homie!

  • Only Spock said that when he gave his life to save other That was a very emotional time in that move the Search for Spock

  • It was actually Caiaphas who said this, not Jesus.

    And one of them, [named] Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all, Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not. John 11:49-50

  • I believe that was Spock from one of the Star Trek movies. Said right before he got exposed himself to lethal doses of radiation.

  • “Anonymous”, you are in an error, in the same way many who might answer you are certain they have seen profile information (Level, points, etc.) for you that now does not appear. Just as there are many adages, maxims and “old sayings” that are not biblical, yet, often convey principles in language that seems familiar and legitimate; there are those posting on the Internet whose honesty and integrity as Christian believers are becoming known as agents of someone other than Jesus Christ. What you have in mind may be the warning given to the Sanhedrin by Caiaphas, the High Priest. Even so, consider the following:

    (1.) 1st Corinthians 12: 25-26 (KJV): 25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. 26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

    (2.) 2nd Corinthians 5: 13-15 (KJV): 13 For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause. 14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: 15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.

    (3.) John 11: 48-50 (KJV): 48 If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation. 49 And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all, 50 Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.

    (4.) Romans 5: 12 (KJV): 12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

    (5.) Luke 7: 46-48 (KJV): 46 My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment. 47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little. 48 And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.

    For those acknowledging the holy writings as a true incarnation of divinity, there is far more to be said, correctly understood, and properly apprehended. (For example, (6.) Hebrews 9: 27-28 (KJV): 27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: 28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith and spiritual maturity.

    THE BLACK PHOENIX

    Washington, DC

    Source(s): Years of prayer, study of the holy writings, and life experience. For more see the sacred writings blog, THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD (03/08/2015) The Needs of the Many? at http://www.eternalphnx.wordpress.com/ : http://the-black-phoenix.thoughts.com/ or http://truephoenix.blogspot.com./ Be encouraged!
  • Spock of Star Trek said it to C. Kirk. not in the bible

  • That was Spock, not Jesus. Spock is a made up character. Jesus is real.

  • I think that people here don t understand the concept of “baiting”.

  • That is a condemned proposition. Easy to look up why.

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