Just for Fun! A Quick Bible Game

Hey, Girls! Just a little something fun to get you flipping through your Bibles if you like this kind of thing! You can also check different Bible-search websites like Bible Gateway to do key word searches. Below you will find 10 questions. Answer each question in your own words AND, below it, write out the entire Bible verse where you found the answer. Needless to say, don’t read any of the comments before you search for your answers! Tickled. It would be a little unseemly to cheat at our Bible study game. Have fun!!!!


1. What king in the Old Testament saw the fingers of a human hand suddenly appear and inscribe to him a message on the wall? What were the four words written on the wall?

2. Who were Uz and Buz?

3. Who in Scripture uses the metaphor of daughters compared to pillars in a palace? What metaphor is used for sons?

4. What did Zechariah, the husband of Elizabeth, write on a tablet and what happened after he wrote it?

5. What verse talks about God’s “everlasting arms” and what is He called in the verse?

6. What extraordinary thing happened on the island of Malta in the New Testament?

7. In the same set of Scriptures you used for #6, what two erroneous assumptions did the islanders make about the Apostle Paul? (Hint: you’ll see that they changed their minds about their first conclusion.)

8. What Old Testament prophet was picked up by a lock of his hair and where was he suspended?

9. What was the context surrounding the man who testified to Jesus that he saw people who looked like trees walking around?

10. What interesting piece of relational information is tucked into a new Testament verse about the mother of a believer named Rufus?


Thanks for playing! I love stuff like this. But, of course, I realize not everybody does. I love you whether you do or not. Talk to you soon! It’s almost time for SSMT Verse 3!



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  1. 151
    Diane Norris says:

    Diane Norris, Colorado Springs, CO

    Make me to know your way, O LORD; teach me your paths.
    Psalms 25:4 ESV

  2. 152
    Linda says:

    Cape Canaveral, FL
    “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit , who the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things
    And will remind you of everything I have said to you.”

  3. 153
    Micki Maddux says:

    Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for your are God my Savior and my hope is in you all day long.

    Ps25:4-5 NIV

  4. 154
    Satrina Jordan says:

    Auburn, AL

    I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

    Psalms 91:2

  5. 155
    Tonya says:

    Tonya Hamilton, North Richland Hills, Tx
    The Lord GOD has opened My ear; And I was not disobedient Nor did I turn back. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭50‬:‭5‬ NASB)

  6. 156
    Melody West says:

    Melody West Ringgold, GA “A merry heart does good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones.” Proverbs 17:22 NKJV

  7. 157
    Emily W says:

    Emily Wilson, Studio City, CA
    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean in your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” NASB

  8. 158
    Brittany says:

    Brittany, Tacoma, WA

    The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭22‬:‭7‬ ESV)

  9. 159
    Laura says:

    Laura – Morgantown, WV

    “In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.” (Psalm 5:3 NIV)

  10. 160
    Cassandra says:

    Cassandra, Kingston, MA
    I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out-plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. Jeremiah 29:11 MSG

  11. 161
    Heidi - Eau Claire says:

    Daniel 9:18b ESV For we do not present our pleas before you because of our righteousness, but because of your great mercy.

  12. 162
    Heather Andreasen says:

    Heather Andreasen, Saginaw, MI

    The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight.
    Prov. 4:7 ESV

  13. 163
    Stacey says:

    Stacey, Palm City, FL
    but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
    They will soar on wings like eagles;they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

  14. 164
    Jodi says:

    Deuteronomy 28:1 ESV

    “And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth.

  15. 165
    Lisa Rogers says:

    Thanks Beth for posting the trivia quiz. It was fun to find these obscure verses in the Bible. My favorite was the hand. O, how powerful our God is. Now if we all just could remember it. Thanks for always challenging us to get into the Word. I can’t wait to see you in Wichita!

  16. 166
    Melanie Toups says:

    So glad I was able to still post my answers. 🙂 I was out of town this weekend and had my answers saved on my laptop. I loved this! Thanks so much, Beth!

    1. King Belshazzar:
    Belshazzar the king held a great feast for a thousand of his nobles, and he was drinking wine in the presence of the thousand – Daniel 5:1 Suddenly the fingers of a man’s hand emerged and began writing opposite the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king’s palace, and the king saw the back of the hand that did the writing. – Daniel 5:5

    Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin:
    Now this is the inscription that was written out: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. – Daniel 5:25

    2. Uz and Buz were Abraham’s nephews:
    Now it came about after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, “Behold, Milcah also has borne children to your brother Nahor: Uz his first-born and Buz his brother and Kemuel the father of Aram. – Genesis 22:21-22

    3. David uses the metaphor of daughters compared to pillars in a palace:
    Let our sons in their youth be as grown up plants and our daughters as corner pillars, fashioned as for a palace. – Psalm 144:12 (One of my memory verses from 2011. I’ve prayed this for my children the past 4 years.)

    4. Zacharias wrote, “His name is John” on a tablet and was able to speak praises after writing it:
    And he asked for a tablet, and wrote as follows, “His name is John.” And they were all astonished. And at once his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he began to speak in praise of God. – Luke 1:63-64

    5. God is called a ‘dwelling place’ (ahhh…..):
    The eternal God is a dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. – Deuteronomy 33:27a

    6. A viper latched on to Paul’s hand, which was tossed into the fire. Paul was not harmed:
    But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat, and fastened on his hand. –Acts 28:3 However, he shook the creature off into the fire and suffered no harm. – Acts 28:5

    7. The islanders first thought Paul was a murderer but then decided he was a god:
    And when the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they began saying to one another, “Undoubtedly this man is a murderer, and though he has been saved from the sea, justice has not allowed him to live.” –Acts 28:4 But when they were expecting that he was about to swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But after they had waited a long time and had seen nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and began to say that he was a god. -Acts 28:6

    8. Ezekiel was picked up by a lock of his hair and suspended between the heavens and the earth:
    And He stretched out the form of a hand and caught me by a lock of my head; and the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the north gate of the inner court, where the seat of the idol of jealousy, which provokes to jealousy, was located. -Ezekiel 8:3

    9. Jesus healed the blind man by spitting on the man’s eyes and laying His hands on the man. Jesus asked the man if he could see anything:
    And he looked up and said, “I see men, for I am seeing them like trees, walking about.” –Mark 8:24

    10. Rufus’s mother was also Paul’s mother:
    Greet Rufus, a choice man in the Lord, also his mother and mine. –Romans 16:13

  17. 167
    Becky Scudder says:

    Becky Scudder, Broomfield, CO For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life. Ephesians 2:10 NRSV

  18. 168
    Lori Ledoux says:

    Lori Ledoux
    Beaumont, Texas

    Exalt the Lord, our God;
    bow down before his holy mountain;
    holy is the Lord, our God.
    Psalm 98:9 (NAB)

  19. 169
    Catherine Martin says:

    Catherine Martin, Fort Wayne, IN
    “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”
    1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)

  20. 170
    Glenwood says:

    I enjoyed the Bible quiz.
    1Belshazzar (Daniel5;2) and mine, mine, tekel parsin(Daniel5:25)
    2-Uz and Buz were two of Nahar’s sons which made them Abram’s nephews. Gen22;21
    3-Written by David in Psalm 114:12
    4-Zechariah wrote his name is John and was able to speak-Luke 1:65
    5- God is our refuge-Deut 33:27
    6- Act 28:3 Paul was bitten by a viper on Malta with no ill effects.
    7- The people on Malta thought Paul was a murderer(Act 28:4) and then a god(v6).
    8-The Spirit lifted Ezekiel by a lock of hair between heaven and eath. He saw visions of Jerusalem-Exekiel 8:3
    9- Jesus was healing a blind man-Make 8:24
    10- Rufus’s mother was like a mother to Paul.Romana 1:1 and Romas 16:13. Rufus only mentioned one other time I found. Possibly it was his father,Simon of Cyrene,who carried the cross for Christ. Mark 15:21

  21. 171
    Kristi says:

    Fun trivia quiz! A challenge as I really did need to search for a few!
    1) King Belshazzar saw the handwriting and it said “Mene, Mene, Tekel, Parsin.” Daniel 5:1 “King Belshazzar gave a great banquet for a thousand of his nobles and drank wine with them.” 5:5 “Suddenly the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall, near the lampstand in the royal palace.” and 5:25 “This is the inscription that was written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, PARSIN”
    2) Uz and Buz were nephews of Abraham- Gen.22:20-21 “Some time later Abraham was told, ‘Milcah is also a mother; she has borne sons to your brother Nahor: Uz the firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel (the father of Aram),”
    3)David uses these metaphors and calls sons “well-nurtured plants.” Ps. 144:12 “Then our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace.”
    4) Zechariah wrote “His name is John” and then he could speak and was praising God! Lk 1:63-64 “He asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone’s astonishment he wrote, “His name is John.” Immediately his mouth was opened and and his tongue was loosed, and he began to speak, praising God.”
    5) The verse is Deut 33:27 and God is called our refuge. “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemy before you, saying, ‘Destroy him!'”
    6)On the island of Malta, Paul was bitten by a snake that should have killed him, but he did not die. Acts 28:5 “But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects.”
    7) First they thought he was a murderer and then they decided he was a god. Acts 28:4 “When the islanders saw the snake hanging from his hand, they said to each other, ‘This man must be a murderer; for though he escaped the sea, Justice has not allowed him to live.'” and 28:6 “The people expected him to swell up or suddenly fall dead, but after waiting a long time and seeing nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and said he was a god.”
    8) Ezekiel was the prophet and he was suspended between heaven and earth. Eze. 8:3 “He stretched out what looked like a hand and took me by the hair of my head. The Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and in visions of God he took me to Jerusalem, to the entrance to the north gate of the inner court, where the idol that provokes to jealousy stood.”
    9) Jesus is healing a blind man in Bethsaida and after the first part, he could see, but not clearly. Jesus touched him again and he could see clearly. Mark 8:24 “He looked up and said, “I see people; they look like trees walking around.”
    10) Rufus’ mother was like a mother to the Apostle Paul! (How cool is that?!) Rom. 16:13 “Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord, and his mother, who has been a mother to me, too.”

    Thank you, Beth, for this challenge!

  22. 172
    Cameron says:

    Cameron Dorton, Maumee, Ohio

    Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted on the earth. Psalms 46:10 NIV

  23. 173
    sharon stafford says:

    Sharon Stafford Daphne,Al.Ps.138:3(nas) On the day I called, you answered me;You made me bold with strength in my soul.

  24. 174
    Debbie Pannell says:

    Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. Jeremiah 1:5 (NIV)

  25. 175
    Karen A says:

    I loved this Bible game! I love searching the Bible and I need to spend more time in the Old Testament. This was perfect for me!! Keep the questions coming
    Thank you!

  26. 176
    Kristin Turner says:

    Kristin Turner, McAdenville, NC – You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Isaiah 26:3 ESV

  27. 177
    Christine Worley says:

    Christine, Greenville, SC

    “You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you”. Song of Solomon 4:7 NIV

  28. 178
    Annalette says:

    Annalette, Perth, Australia

    “Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
    Ps 103:1 NKJV

  29. 179
    Vanessa York says:

    Vanessa York, Cape Coral, Fl. But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold. Job 23:10 NIV

  30. 180
    Belinda says:

    Belinda, Springfield, Missouri. “God…is the blessed controller of all things, the King of all Kings and Master of all Masters. 1 Timothy 6:15

  31. 181
    Karin Peters says:

    Karin Peters, College Station, Tx. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Gal. 6:9

  32. 182
    Laura - Ames, IA says:

    Jeremiah 15:16 (HCSB)
    Your words were found and I ate them. Your words became a delight to me and the joy of my hear, for I am called by your name Yahweh, God of hosts.

  33. 183
    Sue Vaughn says:

    Sue, Granbury TX: “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to You, Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14, Holman CSB

  34. 184
    Dana says:

    I loved working on this. I printed out the quiz and was able to find them pretty quickly EXCEPT for #8. I truly would not give up and I guess it’s prideful but I wanted to find the answer on my own without asking. Well the only thing I could find about somebody being picked up by hair was in II Samuel 18 when Absalom’s hair got hung in a tree, but he wasn’t a prophet……..BUT I’m doing the “Breath” study (which is amazing ….. On my knees thanking God for these lessons too) and in Session 4, our Siesta Mama mentioned that Ezekiel was and its found in chapter three!

    Thanks again for all of your lessons and this quiz and love how you love teaching about how to have a deeper relationship with Our Father!

  35. 185
    Susie Popp says:

    1John 4 NIV
    Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

  36. 186
    Susie Popp says:

    I’m batting ZERO today~ I’m sooo sorry
    My verse is 1 John 4:8

  37. 187
    Gala Rutledge says:

    Gala Rutledge, Lubbock Texas

    Commit yourself to the Lord, (roll each care of your load on Him); trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass. Psalm 37:5 (AMP)

  38. 188
    Sheri Willingham says:

    You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you”. Song of Solomon 4:7 NIV

  39. 189
    Carol B says:

    God is not the author of confusion, but of peace. 1 Cor. 14:33 kjv

  40. 190
    Tapanga Bois says:

    Tapanga Bois, Bradenton Florida. in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1 (NIV)

  41. 191
    Mary Jane, Manchester, IA says:

    “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary and young men stumble and fall;” Is 40: 29-30 NIV

  42. 192
    Kristen Jeuick says:

    I pour out my complaints before Him and tell Him all my troubles. For I am overwhelmed and You alone know the way I should turn. Ps. 142:2-3

  43. 193
    Esther Mancia says:

    Little Elm, TX
    Finally be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power
    Ephesians 6:10 NIV

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