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. 101
    Ruth Frendl says:

    The daughters as pillars threw me cuz my memory’s in KJV (corner stones).

    I knew right away who Huz and Buz were because as a child my aunt, Dr. Lois Victoria Groth of Pasadena, CA, would ask us, then after a pause, would explain that they’re the two brave boys that milk a bear! She’d throw back her head and laugh uproariously! How could I ever forget?

  2. 102
    Denise says:

    1. Belshazzar. (Daniel 5:1-6) MENE MENE TEKEL PARSIN (Daniel 5:25)
    2. Abraham’s nephews – sons of Nahor. (Genesis 22:20-21
    3. David, Our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants. (Psalm 144:12)
    4. “His name is John.” Immediately he was able to speak again and he praised God. (Luke 1:63-64)
    5. He is called the eternal God. (Deuteronomy 33:27)
    6. Paul shook off a snake into a fire and nothing happened to him. (Acts 28:4-6)
    7. They thought he was a murderer and Justice had not allowed him to live.
    8. Ezekiel. He was suspended between Heaven and Earth and was taken to Jerusalem. (Ezekiel 8:3)
    9. Jesus heals a blind man. The man says that after the 1st time Jesus touches his eyes. The 2nd time he saw things clearly. (Mark 8:24)
    10. She has been a mother to Paul, too. (Romans 16:13)

    LOVE stuff like this!!! <3

  3. 103
    Michelle Moultrie says:

    1. Belshazzar. Mene Mene Tekel Parsin. Interpretation: God has numbered your days and brought them to an end, you have been weighed and found wanting, your kingdom is divided. (Daniel 5:24-30)

    2. Abraham’s nephews. Nahor’s sons Uz and Buz. (Genesis 22:21)

    3. David says “May our sons in their youth be like plants full grown, our daughters like corner pillars cut for the structure of a palace” (Psalms 144:12)

    4. He wrote “His name is John” because God had made him mute for his unbelief and the women were telling Elizabeth to name him after his father. Then God gave Zechariah his speech back, and he praised Him. (Luke 1:59-64)

    5. (Deuteronomy 33:27) “The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms…” God is called our dwelling place.

    6. Paul was gathering sticks and a viper came out and bit him. Paul shook it off, unharmed. (Acts 28:3-5)

    7. They thought surely he would die after the viper bit him and were waiting for him to fall down dead. He did not die. They thought he must be a god. He was not a god. (Acts 28:6)

    8. Ezekiel was picked up by his hair and brought to Jerusalem. (Ezekiel 8:3)

    9. Jesus was healing a blind man and laid hands on him, then asked him if he saw anything. The man responded “I see men as tress, walking” Then Jesus laid hands on him again, and he saw clearly. (Mark 8:22-26)

    10. Paul told the people to greet Rufus and “…his mother, who had been a mother to me as well.” This woman treated Paul like her own son. (Romans 16:13)

  4. 104
    Joy Marsh says:

    1. King Belshazzar and the words written MENE, MENE, TEKEL, and UPHARSIN Daniel 5:5 and Daniel 5:25

    2. Huz and Buz was the first and second born sons of Nahor who was Abramham’s brother. Genesis 22:21

    3. David and the metaphor for sons was plants grown up in their youth.

    4. Zechariah wrote his name is John and then his mouth was opened and his tongue was loosed and he spoke. Luke 1:63-64

    5. God is called the eternal God and our refuge. Deut. 33:27

    6. Paul was bitten by a viper and it did not kill him or make him sick. Acts 28:3

    7. The islanders assumed that Paul was a murdered and a god. Acts 28:4-6

    8. Ezekiel and he was suspended between earth and heaven Ezekiel 8:3

    9. Jesus was restoring sight to a blind man. Mark 8:22-25

    10. Rufus’s mother was just like a spiritual mother to Paul. Romans 16:13

    This was really a lot of fun. Had to do some digging but not only did I have fun I learned some things I did not know.
    Thanks Beth!

  5. 105
    Kari says:

    Beth, thank you so much for sharing this challenge. Loved it! I learned so much and it was a joy spending the majority of my day in God’s Word!!

    I won’t repost all my answers. I did wait until I was finished to read the comments, and it looks my answers match everyone else’s. I had so much fun doing this!

    I am going to do something like this in Sunday school tomorrow. I think the class will love it.

  6. 106
    Dawn says:

    1. King Belshazzar Daniel 5:1-6
    Mene, Mene, Tekel, Parsin Daniel 5:25
    2. Uz the firstborn and Buz his brother of Nahor, Milcah was their
    mother. Genesis 22:20-21
    3. Psalm of David 144:22
    4. His name is John. Zechariah could speak again
    5. Deuteronomy 33:27-refuge.
    6. Paul was bitten by a viper and had no effects from it.
    7. Thought he must have been a murderer, then a god
    8. Ezekiel, between heaven and earth.
    9. Jesus healed blind man asking him what he had seen. Mark 8:24
    10. She also mothered Paul. Romans 16:13

    This was so much fun. Thanks for the afternoon quiz. Be blessed:)

  7. 107
    Marilyn Flaming says:

    Philippians 1:11 NIV
    filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ–to the glory and praise of God.

  8. 108
    Barb of Crown Point says:

    1. From Daniel (loved that study) – Belshazzar, mene, tekel, parsin,
    2. Nahor’s sons, Abraham’s nephews from Genesis 22
    3. Psalm of David… Plants, psalm 144
    4. His name is John, Zechariah could talk again, Luke 1
    5.Dueteronomy 3:27, the eternal God is your refuge
    6.Paul was shipwrecked and bitten by a poisonous snake and lived. acts 28
    7. They thought he would die and they thought he was a God.
    8. Ezekiel in Ezekiel 8 but I saw reference to the same thing happening to Habakkuk but it is not in the Bible
    9. In Mark 8, verse 24, while Jesus was healing the blind man.
    10. She was like a mother to Paul, in Romans 16
    Hey, that was fun. I knew a couple but learned a few new facts, thanks!

  9. 109
    Wendy Williams says:

    Wendy Williams, Shreveport,LA

    Isaiah 48:17 NIV
    This is what the Lord says –
    your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
    “I am the Lord your God,
    who teaches you what is best for you,
    who directs you in the way you should go.

  10. 110
    Lynn Bayless says:

    Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.”

    Joshua 3:5 NIV

  11. 111
    Tasha carle MN says:

    Micah 7:5
    But ad for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will heat me.

  12. 112
    Suzy Adams says:

    Suzy Adams, Wheelersburg, OH – My heart says of You, “Seek His face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek. Psalm 27:8

  13. 113
    Debbie D says:

    Debbie D:
    Look at the birds of the air, for they neither
    sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your
    Heavenly Father feeds them, Are you not of more
    value than they? Matt. 6:26 NKJV

  14. 114
    Karen Anderson says:

    This was a lot of fun! Thanks for the challenge. I’m going to use it with my prayer group.

  15. 115
    Cindy Wheeless says:

    Cindy Wheeless,Perrysburg,OH
    1Thessalonians 5:16-18
    Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances , for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

  16. 116
    Roxanne says:

    Roxanne from Houghton Lake, MI
    John 14:27 NIV
    Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

  17. 117
    Megan Bollman says:

    Megan Bollman – Fargo, ND
    “The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
    Deuteronomy 31:8 NASB

  18. 118
    April Moriarty says:

    April, Seymour, Tennessee,
    Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. (‭1 Peter‬ ‭4‬:‭8‬ NIV)

  19. 119
    Megan Watson says:

    Megan, Dothan, AL
    “He brought me out into a spacious place. He rescued me because He delighted in me. The Lord has dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands He rewarded me.” Psalm 18:19-20, NIV

  20. 120
    Jenni Banicki says:

    Thanks, Beth. This was instructive and reminds me that I still have so much to discover in His word!

    1. King Belshazzar saw the handwriting on the wall and it said: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, PARSIN

    Daniel 5:1-2 (ESV) – King Belshazzar made a great feast for a thousand of his lords and drank wine in front of the thousand. Belshazzar, when he tasted the wine, commanded that the vessels of gold and of silver that Nebuchadnezzar his father had taken out of the temple in Jerusalem be brought, that the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines might drink from them.

    Daniel 5:5 (ESV) – Immediately the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall of the king’s palace, opposite the lampstand. And the king saw the hand as it wrote.

    Daniel 5:25 (ESV) – And this is the writing that was inscribed: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, and PARSIN.

    2. Uz and Buz were Abraham’s nephews

    Genesis 22:20-21 (ESV) – Now after these things it was told to Abraham, “Behold, Milcah also has borne children to your brother Nahor: Uz his first born, Buz his brother…”

    3. The Psalmist likened sons to full grown plants

    Psalm 144:12 (ESV) – May our sons in their youth be like plants full grown, our daughters like corner pillars cut for the structure of a palace.

    4. Zechariah wrote the name of the child – John – and then his speech was restored after having been struck mute for unbelief. It’s interesting to note that his lips were sealed until he responded in obedience to carry out God’s instructions. And it makes me wonder – what is the significance of a name? We see God move time and again to select names both before birth and also renaming people during their life-time, why?

    Luke 1:63-64 (ESV) – And he asked for a writing tablet and wrote, “His name is John.” And they all wondered. And immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, blessing God.

    5.The eternal God

    Deuteronomy 33:27 (ESV) – The eternal god is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. And he thrust out the enemy before you and said, “Destroy.”

    6.After surviving a shipwreck, Paul was bitten by a viper and survived

    Acts 28:3-6 (ESV) – When Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and put them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat and fastened on his hand. When the native people saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, “No doubt this man is a murderer. Though he has escaped from the sea, Justice has not allowed him to live.” He, however, shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm. They were waiting for him to swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But when they had waited a long time and saw no misfortune come to him, they changed their minds and said that he was a god.

    7. Ah, how fickle we are and how inaccurately we interpret circumstances! The native population considered Paul an evil man being punished, then the pendulum swung completely to the opposite extreme and they were convinced that he was a god.

    8. Ezekiel and he was suspended between heaven and earth.

    Ezekiel 8:3 (ESV) – He put out the form of a hand and took me by a lock of my head, and the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and brought me in visions of God to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the gateway of the inner court that faces north, where was the seat of the image of jealously, which provokes to jealously.

    9. Jesus was in the process of restoring sight to a blind man – but the process was not yet complete. It reminds me that restoration is often a process and I often don’t arrive at wholeness in an instant. The touch of Christ remains the only answer.

    Mark 8:24 (ESV) – And he looked up and said, “I see people, but they look like trees, walking.”

    10. The mother of Rufus was a mother to Paul as well

    Romans 16:13 (ESV) – Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord; also his mother, who has been a mother to me as well.

    In this exercise I am reminded again – the beauty of a phrase and the power of a question.

  21. 121
    Linda Johnson says:

    Linda Johnson, High Point, N.C., “Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.” Proverbs 11:28 NIV

  22. 122
    Blaire C. says:

    Blaire C., Bloomfield, MI.
    And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
    Romans 12:2 NASB

  23. 123
    Anne Eppright says:

    Anne, Round Rock Texas

    33 Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
    Luke 12:33-34 ESV

  24. 124
    Leslie says:

    Leslie, Roanoke,VA. Hebrews 13:5 “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you;never will I forsake you.”” (NIV)

  25. 125
    Sharon Curfman says:

    Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 (NIV)

  26. 126
    Fran Hunsucker says:

    Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it
    1 Peter 3:11

  27. 127
    Brianna Watt says:

    “God declares, ‘I think of you and i have plans for you, prosperity, and a future filled with hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

  28. 128
    J'Lynn Congdon says:

    Highland Village, TX. Hebrews 7:25 (ESV): “Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.”

  29. 129
    Selena Rosetti says:

    Selena Rosetti, Wiggins, MS.
    So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 NIV

  30. 130
    Molly Longo says:

    Molly Longo, Lititz, PA
    “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.” Proverbs 3:27 ESV

  31. 131
    Callee A Wells says:

    Callee A Wells. Kaufman, Texas

    Isaiah 43:2 NIV

    When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you’ll not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

  32. 132
    Olivia wells says:

    Olivia l. Wells Kaufman, TX
    2 John 1: 3 NIV
    Grace,mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son,mill be with us in truth and love.

  33. 133
    Margaret Wells says:

    James 4:6
    But he giveth more grace. Wherefore the Scripture saith, God resisteth the proud but giveth grace to the humble.
    James 4:6

  34. 134
    Margaret says:

    Margaret from Summerfield, FL

    Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.
    (Psalm‬ ‭36‬:‭5‬ NIV)

  35. 135
    Mary A says:

    Mary A, Belleville, Ontario, Canada
    The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5, ESV

  36. 136
    Linda B says:

    Feb 1st / Linda B Va. BEACH Va.
    Job 23:12. I have not departed from the commanda of your lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.

  37. 137
    Teri in TN says:

    Teri Wymore, Millington, TN

    Whatever you are doing, work at it with enthusiasm, as to the Lord and not for people
    Colossians 3:23 New English Translation (NET)

    • 137.1
      Teri in TN says:

      OK… This is SO WEIRD… I meant to post this on the SSMT post “comments”… something funky happened… I see I’m not the only one 🙂 …sorry (I’m re-posting my 3rd memory verse in the correct place)

  38. 138
    La Chiel Portland, Tn says:

    Rejoice always, pray without ceasing. In all things give thanksgiving for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
    1Thess 5:16-18 ASV

  39. 139
    Krysten smart says:

    Zanesville, Ohio: Eph 3:20-21 (MSG)
    God can do anything you know- far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around, but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.

  40. 140
    Tracie Ashlock says:

    The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. – John 10:10 NRSV

  41. 141
    Cheryl, Austin says:

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

  42. 142
    Debbie Osborn says:

    Tulsa OK
    The Lord says,” I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.
    Psalm 32:8 NLT

  43. 143
    margie carney says:

    Psalm 1
    1 Blessed is the one
    who does not walk in step with the wicked
    or stand in the way that sinners take
    or sit in the company of mockers,
    2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and who meditates on his law day and night.
    3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
    which yields its fruit in season
    and whose leaf does not wither—
    whatever they do prospers.

  44. 144
    Cathy Scott says:

    1.King Belshazzar mene mene tekel parsin Daniel 5:25
    2.first born but his brother. Gen.22:21
    3.King David our sons like well nurtured plants. Psalms 144:12
    4.He wrote his name John immediately his mouth was opened and
    his tongue set free he began to speak praising god.Luke 1:63-64
    5.Dueteromony 33:27 the eternal god and our refuge.
    6.Paul was bitten by viper and had no effect from it .Acts 28:3
    7.this man must be a murderer they changed their mind and said he was a god.acts 28:4-6.
    8.Ezekiel the spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and in visions of God he took me to Jerusalem to the entrance of the north gate of the inner court where the idol that provokes jealousy stood. Ezekiel 8:3
    9.Jesus was restoring sight to a blind man. Mark 8:24
    10.She also mothered Paul. Roman 16:13.

  45. 145
    Taryn Schairer says:

    Taryn Schairer, Blacksburg, Virginia. ” In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.” Romans 8:26, NIV

  46. 146
    Abi Welch says:

    Abi Welch, Luverne, AL. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 NIV

  47. 147
    Karen from Prescott, AR says:

    All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
    Proverbs 154:23

  48. 148
    Karen from Prescott, AR says:

    All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
    Proverbs 14:23

  49. 149
    Wendy Houston says:

    Wendy Houston, Rocklin CA

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

  50. 150
    Gabriella Houston says:

    Gabriella Houston, Rocklin CA

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

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