What language did Jesus speak?
Here's the answer:
Jesus probably spoke in a language called Aramaic, but He may also have spoken some Greek and Hebrew too.
Although they don’t know for sure, people who study history believe that Aramaic was the language most people spoke in Israel during Bible times. Jesus was born and lived in Israel for most of His life, so that’s probably what He spoke too. But since the Old Testament (the only part of the Bible that had been written in Jesus’ time) was written in Hebrew and Jesus studied the Scriptures often, He probably knew a lot of Hebrew as well. And He may have spoken some Greek because the people who ruled over Israel during that time, the Romans, spoke Greek.
Because Jesus is God, He can actually speak any language. But because He lived in Israel while He was on Earth, He would have spoken in the languages people could understand. That way everyone could hear what He wanted to teach them.
"Jesus went all over Galilee. There he taught in the synagogues. He preached the good news of God’s kingdom. He healed every illness and sickness the people had” (Matthew 4:23).
"He took her by the hand. Then he said to her, 'Talitha koum!' This means, 'Little girl, I say to you, get up!'" (Mark 5:41).
"Jesus looked up to heaven. With a deep sigh, he said to the man, 'Ephphatha!' That means 'Be opened!'" (Mark 7:34).