The Ultimate Bible Verse Quiz

RELIGION

Robin Tyler

7 Min Quiz

"The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want." Can you name the Psalm that this verse comes from?

Psalm 23 is perhaps one of the most well-known and famous passages in the Bible, known by Christians and non-Christians alike. This Psalm was written by David before he was King. At the time, King Saul, who was jealous of David, was hunting him to kill him.

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Complete the following line out of John 11, verse 35 to be exact. "Jesus ______."

Yes, Jesus wept. John 11 v 35 is, in fact, the shortest verse in the Bible. But why was Jesus weeping? Well, it was for his friend Lazarus, who had died four days earlier. Jesus brings Lazarus back to life, showing that he has the ability to perform miracles and that he is the son of God.

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John 3 v 16 reads ____________

One of the most famous Bible verses is found at John 3 v 16. In it, the author explains exactly how much God loves his creation, so much so that he offers his own Son to take away the sin of man.

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What is the first verse of the Bible?

The creation of the universe and all in it forms the basis of the first chapter of Genesis, the first book of the Bible. Written by Moses, it tells how God created each part of the universe, the sun, the Earth, Man and all the animals in six days.

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Complete the verse. "I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of _____"

This verse is found in the Old Testament. Exodus 20 v 2 to be exact. It tells of how God saved his people from the Egyptians who had enslaved them.

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Which of these is true for Exodus 20 v 3?

Exodus 20 contains the 10 Commandments God gave to Moses which formed the law for the Israelites. The first one is laid out in verse 3 and is seen as the most important. "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."

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Can you complete this verse please, "And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye ___ not."

This verse is taken from Exodus 20 v 20. It is spoken by Moses to the Israelites just after he has received the Ten Commandments. Moses climbed Mount Sinai to receive the stone tablets that were the law for God's people.

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Are you able to complete this verse from the Bible? "You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you _____"

This verse comes from Matthew 5 v 44. This was the first time that Jesus addressed the masses and is known as the Sermon on the Mount. This passage in the Bible also includes the Beatitudes.

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This verse, "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful," comes from which Psalm?

The book of Psalms opens with Psalm 1 v 1 as written above. Many of the Psalms, including this one were written by David. Many are also meant to be set to music.

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"_____a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God." What name is missing here?

Paul is one of the great apostles. From persecuting the Jews, he transformed into a follower of Jesus after encountering God on the road to Damascus. This passage is taken from Romans 1 v 1.

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Jeremiah 29 v 11 is a favorite for many. What does it read?

Certainly a favorite of many, this verse is found in Jeremiah 29 v 11. Many hang on to this verse in troubled times as it shows that the Lord works for those who are his children.

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"And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD." Where will you find this verse in the Bible?

Genesis 4 v 1 to be exact. After Adam and Eve had sinned against God they were thrown out of the Garden of Eden. It was around this point when they had their first son, Cain.

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________not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. Fill in the missing word.

This is a passage often quoted by clergy. Why? It is is seen as a warning to steer clear of earthly things that steer men away from God. This verse is found in 1 John 2 v 15.

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Which of these is accurate for Genesis 1 v 2?

With verse 1 of Genesis 1 setting everything up, verse 2 tells us that earth didn't exist. But God did and the creation process was just about to begin. Soon, the universe and everything in it was formed.

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Which book opens with "The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John."

A book that is extremely difficult to understand, Revelations opens with the above verse. Written by John, it speaks of the end times, a time when Jesus returns triumphantly to this world.

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Choose the last verse of the Old Testament from these below.

Yes, the Old Testament ends with the word "curse." And where is this passage found? It is from Malachi 4 v 4. Interestingly, debate rages if Malachi wrote the book or if a prophet called Malachi even existed.

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Which of these verses contains the last word in the Bible?

Well, it makes sense that the Bible ends with an amen. After all the talk of the end of the world and the return of Christ throughout the rest of Revelation, its actually a little more reassuring. This passage is Revelation 22 v 21.

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The verse that represents Psalm 23 v 4 is ______?

Psalm 23 truly is beautiful. Especially in the older English form as seen in the Kings James Version of the Bible. Yet again, it shows a continual theme of David knowing that he was under the protection of God.

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The verse "And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth," comes from which book in the Bible?

This passage is found in Genesis 6 v 13. The world has become a corrupt and evil place. God has turned to Noah and told him what he is about to do.

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Name the book of the Bible that this verse is found in. "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever."

Psalm 23 is perhaps one of the most well-known and famous passages in the Bible, known by Christians and non-Christians alike. This Psalm was written by David before he was King. The ending of this Psalm is just a beautiful reassurance of God's love for us.

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The verse "Thou shalt not steal" is found where in the Bible?

Exodus 20 contains the 10 Commandments God gave to Moses. This formed the law for the Israelites. Verse 15 includes the specific commandment not to steal.

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In which Testament would you find this verse, "He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes."

An often talked about verse, especially in the modern world where corporal punishment has certainly been placed on the back burner. This verse if from Proverbs 13 v 14 in the Old Testament.

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"And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity." Where does this verse come from?

It is taken from 1 Corinthians 13 vs 13. This is a great passage that begins with love and moves onto three other important things, faith, hope and charity. Paul was writing here to the church in Corinth, one he had helped establish on one of his many mission trips.

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Please complete this famous Bible verse. "Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the ________."

Found in Matthew 5, this verse comes from Jesus' first public sermon. It is often referred to as the Sermon on the Mount. This is not the only verse that starts with "blessed," there are 9 in total.

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Do you know which book this verse is found in the Bible? "Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name."

Matthew 6 v 9 sees the Lord's Prayer for the first time in the Bible. It is not the only place it appears. The Gospel of Luke also features the Lord's Prayer.

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The first verse of the book of James reads _______

Well, the book of James should mention James, right? Did you know that this book is attributed to James, the brother of Jesus? It it thought to have been written for Jewish Christians living outside Palestine.

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For many, this is a favorite verse in the Bible, especially in times of adversity. "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me," is found where in the Bible?

This verse is very famous and certainly an inspiration to many Christians. Found in Philippians 4 v 13, this was written by Paul, perhaps the most prolific apostle of Jesus. Did you know he was a converted Jew who actually persecuted Christians before coming to God?

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Of the verses below, which is accurate for Genesis 1 v 27?

The whole of Genesis chapter 1 deals with the creation process. God formed the heavens and Earth from nothing. Was this the Big Bang? Well, you will have to decide that for yourself.

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Replace the blank with the missing word. "First, I thank my _____ through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world."

This passage is from Romans, and is verse 8 to be exact. This book was written by Paul. It is often given to new Christians to study as a way to increase their knowledge of Christianity as well as their faith.

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"O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in ____ is thine help."

This passage is taken from Hosea chapter 13. This chapter also includes the famous verse "Oh death, where is thy sting." Despite the woe that Israel has brought on themselves, God is always there to help them and renew them.

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Where is this found in the Bible? "Thou shalt not commit adultery."

Yes, this is taken from the Ten Commandments, found in Exodus 20. Did you know that Moses had to go get a second set of stone tablets with the law written on them. The first he destroyed after he found the Israelites worshipping a golden idol of a calf after he came down from Mount Sinai.

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Fill in the blank. "And the LORD said unto _____, Where is Abel thy brother?"

This verse comes from Genesis 4 v 9. Cain, the oldest of Adam's sons is the first murderer as recorded in the Bible. Because God seems to show more favor to Abel's sacrifice, Cain kills him.

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Which book in the Bible features this partial passage? "He that believeth on him is not condemned."

A follow-on from John 3 v 16, this is verse 18. And it is establishing one of the core principles of Christianity. Believing in God and his love for us as well as the fact that his son to die for our sins (as per verse 16) is the core fundamentals of the faith.

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The passage "Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over," is found in the book of ________.

Psalm 23 is perhaps one of the most well-known and famous passages in the Bible, known by Christians and non-Christians alike. This Psalm was written by David before he was King. This passage shows how God cares for his children.

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The first verse of Matthew in the New Testament begins, "The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham."

Yes, it does. Matthew, the first of the Gospels, goes on to give a genealogy of Jesus Christ, showing his link to both David and beyond in Israelite history. This shows he was a Jew.

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About This Quiz

There are 66 books in the Bible. 

When broken down further, that's 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament. 

Let's break it down even further, shall we? In total, the Bible comprises 31,102 verses. Of these, 23,145 verses are found in the Old Testament and 7,957 in the New Testament.

On average, that works out to each chapter having around 26 verses, but we know it's not that simple. 

The longest book in the Bible is Psalms. And it is easy to see why! There are 150 of them. The shortest book in the Bible is 2 John. It comprises just 13 verses and is only around 298 words long, depending on the Bible type used, of course.

So all in all, the Bible contains a lot of history, stories, parables, sermons and many other parts of God's word given to man over the centuries. 

But how well do you know? Are you able to determine the missing word from a verse? Or could you tell us, if we give you a famous verse, where it came from?

You can! Well, let's see how well you fare on the Ultimate Bible Verse quiz.

Good luck!

Please note, all verses are taken from the King James version of the Bible. 

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