As David correctly deduced in a comment to the quiz I posted a few days ago, the quotes were inspired by a segment of The Colbert Report. The four quotes can be found between 1:02 and 1:30 in the video clip below.
|The Colbert Report||Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
The four quotes and the answers to the quiz are…
1. “I will make you fishers of men.” Colbert correctly quoted these words of Jesus, found in Matt. 4:19 when he is calling his Apostles.
2. “Teach a man how to fish…” This, as Darius said, is an “old, wise proverb.” Maitlin incorrectly attributes it to Jesus. As far as I know, it is not in the Bible anywhere.
3. “If you don’t work, you don’t eat.” Maitlin claimed that Jesus “preached” this; however, it is actually from a letter written by Paul. Specifically, is a reference to II Thessalonians 3:10, which the NIV translates as “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.” One could argue, as Darius did, that all the words of the Bible are form Jesus because he is the Word (see John 1:1-18); however, he did not preach these words directly.
Colbert also incorrectly attributes this to Cool Hand Luke, which I have never seen.
4. “Sell everything you have and give the money to the poor…” Colbert quotes this from what Jesus told to a rich young man asking about how to obtain eternal life in Mark 10:17-22. The NIV translates the command as “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.” Note that Colbert incorrectly quoted the last part of the statment; Jesus spoke of treasure, Colbert spoke about the Kingdom of God.
So, the answers are: #1 and 4 are the words of Jesus, #3 is also from the Bible, and #2 is neither.