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Why did Jesus ask, "Who touched me?" when the woman with the hemorrhage was healed?

Wouldn't He know the answer to this question since He was God the Son, part of the Trinity?

Mark 5:30

ESV - 30 And Jesus, perceiving in himself that power had gone out from him, immediately turned about in the crowd and said, "Who touched my garments?

Clarify Share Report Asked August 25 2015 1420032711 Jerry Apker

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Since there are other references in the gospels (such as Matthew 9:4 or Matthew 12:25) to Jesus knowing people's thoughts, my personal opinion is that the referenced verse does not reflect a lack of omniscience on Jesus' part. (In other words, Jesus knew who had touched Him). Instead, Jesus asked the question for the purpose of having the woman who had been healed provide a witness of both her personal faith and her healing to the crowds that surrounded Jesus.

August 26 2015 1 response Vote Up Share Report


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