Can You Finish These Basic Bible Verses Every Catholic Should Know?



By: Robin Tyler

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

The Bible is the Word of God. Of that, there is no doubt for those of the Catholic faith. For believers all over the world, it brings hope in times of pain and suffering and shows how much God loves his children. 

Did you know there are 66 books in the Bible, 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament? It comprises 31,102 verses. Of these, 23,145 verses are found in the Old Testament and 7,957 in the New Testament. The longest book in the Bible is Psalms. 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 translation that one reads.

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. And in this holy book, there are many verses that Catholics hold dear. So in this quiz, we want to test your knowledge of some of these verses. Instead of asking where they come from in the Bible, we want to see if you know the word that completes them. Do you think you are up for the task ahead?

Can you complete this Bible verse, please? "Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious ____ ____. "

This beautiful verse is found in the Old Testament. It comes from Isaiah 41:10 and reminds us that God will never forsake us.


"What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no _____?" What word completed this Bible verse?

This verse comes from the classic debate in James about whether a person needs faith alone or if they need to add good deeds to that faith. It is found in James 2:14.


This passage is found in Romans. Can you complete it? "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with_____."

Romans is often cited as the perfect book for new Christians to read as an insight into the life that a Christian should lead. The passage above comes from Romans 12:21.


This is one of the most famous verses in the Bible. Could you please complete it? "The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I ____."

Psalm 23:1 is perhaps one of the most famous lines in the Bible. And the entire Psalm 23, written by David while on the run from King Saul, points to the fact that God will never forsake those who are his children.


"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives, do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or _____." What word completes this Bible verse?

This verse is found in John 14:21. It sees Jesus preparing his disciples for his death, a period where they will be overwhelmed with emotions, while also promising the gift of the Holy Spirit.


Taken from 1 Corinthians, what word do you think completes this verse? "Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be _____."

Written by Paul, 1 Corinthians is a letter to the church in Corinth. Verse 13, in particular, urges the new Christians at Corinth to remain strong in their faith especially as the Christian church was severely persecuted.


"You are the light of the world, let your light shine before ____." Are you able to complete this New Testament verse?

Taken from Matthew 5:14-16, this part of the scriptures is from Jesus' first sermon, the Sermon on the Mount. It is also part of the Beatitudes found in that sermon.


"In his mind a man plans his course, but the Lord directs his _____." Which of these complete this Old Testament verse?

This verse is taken from the book of Proverbs, found in the Old Testament. It is a reference that, although we often believe that we are directing our fate, as Christians, we are directed by God.


This is an Old Testament verse. Please tell us the word that completes it. "I command you: be firm and steadfast! Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord, your God, is with you wherever you ____.

Another reassuring verse that shows that God is always with his chosen people. It is found in the Old Testament in the book of Joshua 1:9.


"I consider that the sufferings of this present time are as nothing compared with the glory to be revealed for _____." Can you finish this verse?

Found in Romans 8:18, Paul is telling the early Christians that fighting on through the persecution would be worth it to spend eternity with Christ. The early Christian church was severely persecuted.


What is the word that completes this verse from 1 Peter? "Cast all your worries on him because he cares for ____."

1 Peter 5:7 is a passage that Christians often refer to in times of trouble. It is again a reference that God will never forsake his chosen people.


"And this is the promise that he made us: Eternal _______." Complete this verse from 1 John, please.

Eternal life is promised to Christians who follow Jesus Christ. Only Christ can give us this eternal life. This is one of the cornerstones of Christianity.


"Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my ____." Can you please complete this verse found in Psalms.

This verse is found in the Old Testament, specifically at Psalm 119:105. Simply put, it reminds us that the Bible is a Christian's every-day guide.


Jeremiah 33:3 says this. "Call to me, and I will answer you; I will tell you things great beyond reach of your _________." What word is missing?

Jeremiah 33:3 reminds us to continually pray to God, especially in times where we struggle to understand parts of his word. Continual prayer and Bible study increases our knowledge of the Bible.


"Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in _______." Can you fill in the blank here, please?

Prayer is one of the cornerstones of the Christian faith. Romans 12:12 implores us to continue to pray in both good times and bad times, actually at all times.


"Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of _____." 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 1:1.


From the list below, complete this Bible verse. "Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ _____.

This beautiful passage is from 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. It too focuses on prayer, especially noting that Christians should pray without ceasing. Prayer is a constant theme in the New Testament.


"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected _____."

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


For many, this is a favorite verse in the Bible, especially in times of adversity. "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens ____." What word completes it?

This verse is very famous and certainly an inspiration to many Christians. Found in Philippians 4:13, 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?


Please finish this verse. "And God said: Be light made. And light was ______.

The first book of the Bible begins with God and the creation of the universe. This verse comes from Genesis 1:3. Light was the first thing God created after creating heaven and earth.


"And Adam knew Eve his wife, and​ she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, 'I have gotten a man from the ______.'"

This verse is from Genesis 4:1. 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.


"Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the ______." Complete this Bible verse, ​please.

Although the Bible does not mention when Jesus will return, it makes reference to the fact on many occasions. This particular reference is found in John 5:7.


"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a ______." Can you complete this verse from the Old Testament, please?

This verse is found in the New Testament, in Jeremiah 29:11. Like many verses in the Bible, it points to the fact that our lives are planned by God, each and every aspect of it.


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 :20. It is spoken by Moses to the Israelites just after he received the Ten Commandments. Moses climbed Mount Sinai to receive the stone tablets that were the law for God's people.


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 20:2 to be exact. It tells of how God saved his people from the Egyptians who had enslaved them.


"He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain ______."

And where is this promise of God's mercy found? Well, it is in Proverbs 28:13 and points to the fact that God wants us to admit to our sins and repent, at which point we will obtain his mercy.


The last verse in the Bible is, "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. _____."

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, it's actually a little more reassuring. This passage is Revelation 22:21.


Complete the following line from John 11:35. "Jesus ______."

Yes, Jesus wept. John 11:35 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.


“Cast all your anxieties on him, for he cares about _____.” What word from the options below, is missing from this Bible verse?

Certainly a recurring theme in the Bible is that the Lord calls us to place our worries and burdens on him. This means we should trust in him, believing that he continues to guide us and do what is best for us. This verse is found in 1 Peter 5:7.


Complete 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 ____.'"

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


"Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD _______."

Psalm 23 is perhaps one of the most well-known and famous passages in the Bible, recognized 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.


"And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is ____."

It is taken from 1 Corinthians 13:13. Paul was writing here to the church in Corinth, one he had helped establish on one of his many mission trips.


Which of these below 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 begins with "blessed." There are a total of nine of these.


Can you complete this verse from Revelations, please? "The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant _____."

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.


"Love 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 _____.

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


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