Can You Get a Perfect Score on This Famous Bible Quotes Quiz?


By: Deborah Beckwin

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

The Bible is a sacred text that incorporates the history of the Jewish people and the history of the early Christian church. With over 5 billion Bibles in print, it's the most popular book in the world. That means a lot of us have read this book and some of us know it really well. It's no wonder that a such a popular book would be influential in literature, art, cinema and popular culture.

For example, if you've ever watched "Pulp Fiction", you know the famous quote that Samuel L. Jackson's character, Jules Winnfield, angrily delivers in an electrifying moment in the movie. Allegedly, it's a verse from the Book of Ezekiel (25:17). But it's more of a reimagining of that verse, plus a little of the Psalms and a little of Genesis.

For those who believe, and even for those who don't, there are some common stories that most of us know: Daniel in the lion's den, the parting of the Red Sea, the rainbow that Noah sees after the flood, the Tower of Babel, Joseph and his coat of many colors and the Christmas story.

There are also some common quotes that people have used as inspiration--or mangled quotes in iconic movies!

So are you ready to test your biblical knowledge? We hope you enjoy this quiz, line upon line, here a little, there a little...

Good luck!

What verse begins like this? "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son.."

The verse ends like this "...that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." It's probably the most popular Bible verse.


Finish this verse: "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is ____."

The verse is 1 Corinthian 13:13. This chapter is known as the "Love Chapter," because Paul the Apostle talks about divine love. You've probably heard this part of the passage at many weddings.


What chapter starts like this? "The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want."

Psalm 23 is probably one of the most famous Psalms. This particular one is attributed to David, one of the famous kings of Israel.


This verse belongs to what set of principles? "You shall have no other gods before me."

Exodus 20:3-17 lays out the 10 Commandments. These were given to Moses on Mount Sinai after he lead the Israelites out of Egypt after being slaves for over 400 years.


Which book is this verse from? "Therefore put on the full armor of God..."

This is from Ephesians 6:11. It's part of a larger passage that talks about the armor of God.


What prayer is this verse from? “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory!"

The Prayer of Jabez is in 1 Chronicles 4:10. His brief story and prayer are in the middle of a long genealogy of the descendants of Judah.


Finish this verse: "And without faith it is impossible to please___."

This is part of what is known as the "Faith Chapter," Hebrews 11 (verse 6), where the writer talks about the heroes of faith. This chapter is also known as the Faith Hall of Fame. The rest of verse: "...because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him."


Complete this verse: "The name of the LORD is a _____ _____; the righteous run to it and are safe."

This verse comes from Proverbs 18:10. The Book of Proverbs has a lot of pithy sayings and aphorisms.


How does this verse end? "You cannot serve both God and _______."

The exact verse is Matthew 6:24. Here is the whole verse: "No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money." This is a part of the famous Sermon on the Mount, which is Jesus' longest sermon.


This verse comes from which book? "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

Philippians 4:13 is the exact citation. Philippians is a letter from Paul the Apostle to the church at Philippi.


Which book does this verse come from? "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him..."

The exact citation is Romans 8:28. Here is the whole verse: "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."


Who said this? “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

Matthew 11:28 is a part of a passage where Jesus talks about coming to him for rest, and here's the rest of the passage: "Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”


Who wrote this? “Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”

1 Peter 5:7 is near the end of the letter that Peter, one of the original 12 disciples of Jesus, wrote to Christian exiles scattered across Greece and what is now Turkey. In Chapter 5 is exhorting and encouraging church leaders in their work.


Which book is this verse from? "With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.”

Mark 10:27 is a reply Jesus gave to his disciples. Before, Jesus was conversing with a rich person asking about what it takes to earn eternal life.


What book is this verse in? “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

This passage in the Gospel of John, in chapter 14, and Jesus is talking to his disciples. This specific passage is about Jesus' connection to God.


What book is this from? “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”

Proverbs 17:17 is the verse. It's another pithy saying from the Book of Proverbs.


What's the missing word? “For God gave us a spirit not of ____ but of power and love and self-control.”

This quote is from 2 Timothy 1:7. 2 Timothy is another letter that Paul wrote to Timothy. Timothy was a leader in the church in Ephesus and he could be considered as a protege of Paul's.


What's the end of this verse? “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his _______.”

This verse in the Gospel of John is where Jesus is talking about his relationship with them. This is before Jesus would be arrested and crucified.


What's the missing word? "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face _____ of many kinds..."

The Epistle (meaning letter) of James is written by the brother of Jesus. It starts off with this verse (James 1:2) which is addressed to "the twelve tribes scattered among the nations" (i.e., Jewish Christians).


Can you complete this verse? "Now _____ is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see."

This verse, Hebrews 11:1, is the start of the famous "Faith Chapter." It lists these biblical heroes, starting with Abel.


What's the missing word from this verse? "You keep him in perfect _____ whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”

This verse is from the Book of Isaiah 26. This verse is in a song of praise.


Do you know the missing words to this verse? "And God said, “Let there be _____,” and there was _____."

This verse is Genesis 1:3, which is from the first book and the first chapter of the Bible. This is a key moment in the creation origin story, where the formless earth was given light.


What's the missing word here? “Where, O _____, is your victory? Where, O _____, is your sting?”

This verse is in 1 Corinthians 15: 55. This letter is from Paul the Apostle, who is addressing the church in Corinth.


Can you complete this verse? "A merry _____ does good like a medicine; but a broken spirit dries the bones."

Proverbs 17:22 is the verse. It's another pithy saying from the Book of Proverbs.


What's the last word in this sentence? "What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their ____?"

Matthew 16:26 is situated in a conversation Jesus is having with his disciples. Jesus is predicting his death and discussing the cost of following him.


What is Jesus asking God to do here? “Father, _______them, for they do not know what they are doing.”

This verse is Luke 23:34. As he was being crucified, Jesus prayed this to God on behalf of those who were killing him.


What is Jesus saying here? Can you complete this verse? "Blessed are the ____ in heart, for they will see God."

This is Matthew 6:8, one of the eight Beatitudes. This is also a part of the larger Sermon on the Mount that Jesus preached, one of his longer sermons.


What's the missing word in this verse? "How the ______ have fallen!"

This verse is near the end of 2 Samuel 1. David had heard that King Saul and his close friend, Jonathan, had died. This is part of a lament over their deaths.


What is the missing word here? "This is the day the LORD has made; let us ______ and be glad in it."

The verse is Psalm 118:24. This verse is also a song that people sing in churches even today.


Which book is this verse from? "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens."

This verse is Ecclesiastes 3:1. It's the beginning of a very famous passage. And it's what The Byrds made into a song.


Can you complete this verse? "Man shall not live on _____ alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God."

This verse is Matthew 4:4. The greater context of the chapter is when Jesus was tempted by Satan for 40 days. Jesus is quoting from the book of Deuteronomy.


What famous prayer is this from? "Give us today our daily bread, And forgive us our debts..."

This is from Matthew 6:12. The prayer starts in verse 9 and is one of the most popular ones.


What is the missing word? “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a _____at her.”

This verse is Matthew 8:7. Jesus said this because he was asked by the teachers of the law and the Pharisees about a woman who committed adultery. He later told her that he didn't condemn her and that she should stop living her life in sin.


What's the missing word in this verse? "In the beginning was the ____, and the ____ was with God, and the ____ was God."

This verse is John 1:1. The beginning of the Gospel of John is a departure from the other gospels. This is another telling of the creation story.


Who said this? "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another."

This verse is John 13:34. Jesus is talking with his disciples and this is right before he predicts that Peter will deny knowing him three times.


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