How Well Do You Know These Super Common Bible Verses?



By: Tasha Moore

7 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

"Lean not on your own," "Do everything through him," and "All have sinned" are mere phrasal fragments of several of the most popular verses from the Bible. If you can complete those three simple word puzzles, then you are in great shape to take on this Bible verse quiz which tests your knowledge of super common Bible quotes from both Old and New Testaments.

Some experts assert that the Bible was divided into verse form during the mid-16th century. Lucky for us modern folk! The verse form makes reading, understanding and memorizing Bible verses quite easy. This quiz highlights the simplest and certain complex verses that people from all walks of life rely on for strength, comfort and encouragement.

Strongly consider authorship when making your choices. Paul the Apostle, for example, stressed steadfastness in faith when writing his epistles to the early churches scattered about. So it stands to reason that Paul would have penned the verse, "I can do everything through him who gives me strength," right? By the way, that freebie was out of the book of Philippians in the New Testament ... you're welcome! Check out which other verses you can readily identify!

Christian parents are often reminded of the common Proverbs 22:6 verse. Can you identify it?

The 20th chapter of the book of Proverbs in the Old Testament is full of adages that everyone can appreciate. Christians who want to steer their children to the ways of Christ can refer to this sixth verse for guidance.


"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name" is a verse from which New Testament gospel?

This verse from the gospel of John in the New Testament is included in what is known as the prologue of the book. The book of John, especially its first chapter, delves more into defending the concepts that Jesus set forth, while the other gospels focus on presenting Jesus' concepts, although in varying ways.


The 41st chapter of the book of Isaiah contains which common Bible verse?

The 10th verse from the 41st chapter out of the Old Testament book of Isaiah contains this encouraging verse, which has inspired countless Christian-themed books, sermons and songs. The lyrics for the Christian song, "Right Hand of God," echo the core sentiment of the Isaiah verse.


What is the source of this Bible verse: "Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses"?

In this verse, which is out of the New Testament book of 1 Timothy, Paul encourages his assistant, Timothy, to strive forward in faith in spite of all obstacles. Paul implies the distinction between good and bad fights.


"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service," comes out of which New Testament book?

The 12th chapter of the book of Romans insists that followers of Christ conduct themselves as living sacrifices. During his time on earth, Jesus exemplified an acceptable way of life.


"Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy" comes from which Old Testament book?

This Bible verse about keeping the sabbath holy comes from the Old Testament book of Exodus in the 20th chapter. It is one of the Ten Commandments that was passed down to Moses on Mount Sinai for the children of Israel.


You'll likely find this verse posted inside many Christian churches: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." What is the Bible source?

This verse, which is out of the third chapter and 16th verse of the gospel of John, is probably the most popular Bible verse of them all. This verse just about sums up the pivotal Christian concept of salvation through Jesus' self sacrifice.


Of all the super common Bible verses, this is perhaps one of the most common: "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." Where have you seen this familiar verse?

This verse is the first verse of the entire Bible. It's taken from the first chapter of the book of Genesis, which contains many words pertaining to creation.


In which Bible epistle did the Apostle Paul write this common verse: "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God"?

The Bible books of Proverbs, Malachi and 2 Kings are all in the Old Testament. Paul's epistles, including Romans, can be found in the New Testament.


Which Bible verse contains these super common words to live by: "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones"?

The book of Proverbs is the 20th book of the Old Testament. This book is a collection of aphorisms and words of moral wisdom.


Can you guess which verse in the first chapter of the book of Genesis reflects these words: "And God said, 'Let us make man in our image, after our likeness'"?

The 26th chapter of the Old Testament book of Genesis illustrates the creation story. The verse confirms after whom God patterned an imperfect man.


"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." From which book is this Bible verse?

This super common Bible verse is from the first chapter of the book of First John, and it teaches Christians how to fellowship with the Father and the Son. In general, the chapter deals with how Christians should conduct themselves and how they should perceive the nature of such conduct.


This is a very common Bible verse: "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." Can you identify its source?

This super common Bible verse comes from the 14th chapter of the book of John in the New Testament. In Christianity, "the way" is often synonymous with the church, the faith and Jesus the Savior.


"Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart." Can you name the Bible book that contains this super common Bible verse?

This verse is from the Old Testament book of Psalms, which is a collection of musically-styled verses. There are 150 psalms in most English-version Bibles.


Which super common Bible verse comes from the book of Matthew?

This Bible verse is found in the 11th chapter of the book of Matthew. In this verse, Jesus welcomes all who are burdened with the weight of adversity.


Certainly, you've heard this verse: "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil." Do you know which Bible book contains it?

This rather solemn Bible verse is taken from the 23rd chapter and the fourth verse of the book of Psalms in the Old Testament. It has been recited countless times in certain movies or television shows dealing with death or dying.


Can you identify the source of this verse: "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen"?

In his epistle to the Hebrew Christians, Paul advises that followers of Christ should hold fast to their faith in the all-wise Savior. Therefore, financial means or educational merit will not suffice in gaining the required spiritual understanding.


Does this verse sound familiar to you? "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." Can you guess the source?

The first verse of the first chapter of the New Testament book of John looks sort of similar to the first verse of the Old Testament book of Genesis. Both verses start with the phrase: "In the beginning..."


"Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee" is a verse taken from which scripture?

The Old Testament book of Exodus reveals the Ten Commandments that were handed down to Moses. This verse about honoring one's parents to ensure long life accommodates the recurrence of lineages and blood lines that appear throughout the book.


Where have you seen this verse before: "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me"?

The fourth chapter of the book of Philippians encourages giving and assisting others. The words of this verse reassure believers that the giver with holy intentions also has assistance from the Lord.


This common Bible verse reigns in many Christian churches: "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." Can you identify the source?

The sixth chapter of the book of Matthew in the New Testament reveals Jesus' teachings that he delivered during the Sermon on the Mount. The "blessings" he offered prior to this verse are called Beatitudes.


"And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Can you guess the source of this epistle verse?

In the epistle to the people of Philippi, early Christian converts are encouraged to be at peace. According to the authors, Paul and Timothy, faith in Jesus should be enough to fill their hearts and minds with joy.


Which one of these popular verses comes out of the book Song of Solomon?

The Song of Solomon is an Old Testament book that can be described as a lyrical exploration of love and intimacy between two lovers. Flowers, especially lilies, are a recurring symbol in the verses. The correct verse is taken from the second chapter and first verse of the book.


Can you identify the common Bible verse found in the second chapter and eighth verse of the book of Ephesians?

In his epistle to the Ephesians, the Apostle Paul expounds on the Godly virtue of grace extensively. In the eighth verse, he emphasizes a reliance on a higher power.


"And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea." Can you identify the source of this Bible verse?

Biblical verses from the New Testament book of Revelation are often easy to spot. Revelation contains words that tend to signify tumult, calamity, as well as renewal.


"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly" is a verse that comes from which scripture?

The tenth chapter of the gospel of John presents Jesus as the "Good Shepherd." Shepherdy is a common reference in the New Testament. It illustrates how Christ is the shepherd and his followers are his needy flock.


Where does the verse, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us," come from in the Bible?

The crucial essence of this verse, which is out of the fifth chapter in the New Testament book of Romans, is revisited several times throughout the Bible. In the New Testament, for example, the third chapter and 16th verse of the book of John and the third chapter and 18th verse of the book of 1 Peter rephrase this sinner-to-salvation concept.


Which verse of the 53rd chapter of Isaiah contains these words of wisdom: "But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities"?

Isaiah's prophetic words complete his Old Testament book. In the book, he proclaims that there would come a Savior who would suffer for the spiritual liberation of many.


Can you identify the Bible quote from the third chapter and sixth verse of the book of Proverbs?

The correct verse is taken from the third chapter of the book of Proverbs which begins with the words, "My son." These words of advice to a son are deeply instructional and applicable to Christians who regard God as Father and spiritual caregiver.


Can you identify the correct Bible verse found in the 11th chapter of the gospel of John?

The 11th chapter of the book of John details how Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. In this chapter, Jesus hints at his own future death and resurrection.


Where can the Bible verse, "I am with you always, even unto the end of the world," be found?

The last verse of the 28th chapter of the New Testament book of Matthew contains this verse that is perceived as a source of comfort by many. These words are part of a larger verse that recognizes the difficulties that may come with following the teachings of Jesus.


Which book contains the following super common Bible verse: "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved"?

The Apostle Paul penned the New Testament letter to the Romans. In verse nine of this epistle, or letter of moral instruction, he writes this verse affirming salvation through Christ for all who submit.


Can you identify the chapter in Romans that states this: "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

The sixth chapter in the book of Romans examines the concept of sin in the life of believers. The author, Paul, reminds followers of Jesus that the only salvation from sin, which the verse equates with death, is through Christ.


Which book of the Bible offers this common verse: "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose"?

This verse from the New Testament book of Romans posits that those who follow Jesus may experience adversity. The Apostle Paul, who wrote this epistle to the Romans, assures believers that it "all works together for good."


What is the source of this popular Bible verse: "The true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world"?

The ninth verse in the first chapter of the gospel of John revisits one of the most common symbols of Christ. During his conversion, the Apostle Paul saw Jesus surrounded with light from heaven, and several disciples witnessed Jesus' "raiment was white as the light" during his Transfiguration.


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