Bible Puzzle

A. Everyday Phrases from the Bible

Identify the book and if possible the chapter and verse where these commonly used phrases originated.

  1. The skin of my teeth
  2. Wolf in sheep’s clothing
  3. Salt of the earth
  4. Holier than thou
  5. Woe is me!
  6. Can a leopard change its spots
  7. Give up the ghost
  8. A drop in a bucket
  9. A lamb for slaughter
  10. The blind leading the blind

B. Speaking of Churches…..

  1. Which church was neither hot nor cold?
  2. Which church began in the house Lydia, the seller or purple?
  3. In which church was Paul accused of turning the world upside down?
  4. Which church had two bickering women named Euodia and Syntyche?
  5. In which church did Paul raise up Eutychus, who had fallen to his death out of a window?

C. They did it first in the Bible

  1. Where is the first dream mentioned?
  2. What is the first commandment?
  3. Where is the first piggy bank mentioned?
  4. When was the first purchase of land?
  5. Which was the first military coup in Israel?
  6. Which was the first animal out of the ark?
  7. What was the first city called?
  8. What is the first colour mentioned?

D. Chapter 1 Verse 1

Each of the following is the first verse of a book in the Bible. Name the book.

  1. The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the son of God.
  2. The elder unto the well-beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
  3. The words of the preacher, the son of David, king of Israel.
  4. Adam, Seth, Enosh.
  5. Paul, an apostle, not of men but by Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Him from the dead.

E. Who Did God Ask?

  1. “How long will my people provoke me?”
  2. “Doest thou well to be angry?”
  3. “Who hast made man’s mouth?”
  4. “Is anything too hard for the Lord?”
  5. “Has thou killed and also taken possession?”


Everyday Phrases

  1. Jo b 19:20
  2. Matthew 7:15
  3. Matthew 5:13
  4. Isaiah 65:5
  5. Isaiah 6:5
  6. Jeremiah 13:23
  7. Job 14:10
  8. Isaiah 40:15
  9. Isaiah 53:7
  10. Matthew 15:14

Speaking of Churches

  1. Laodicea  (Revelations 2:15-16)
  2. Philippi (Acts 16:15, 40)
  3. Thessalonica (Acts 17:6)
  4. Philippi (Philippians 4:1-3)
  5. Troas (Acts 20:7-12)

They Did It First

  1. The dream of Abimelech, in which he was told to return Sarah to Abraham (Gen.1:3-8)
  2. Be fruitful and multiply (Gen.1:28)
  3. In the temple of Jerusalem, to keep priests from stealing funds (2 Kings 12)
  4. Abraham bought the cave of Macphelah as a tomb for Sarah (Gen. 23:3-20)
  5. Absalom led an attempt to overthrow his father David (2 Sam.15:18)
  6. The Raven (Gen.8:7)
  7. Enoch, named after Cain’s son (Gen.4:17)
  8. Green “I have given every green herb” (Gen.1:30)

Chapter 1 Verse 1

  1. Mark
  2. 3 John 
  3. Ecclesiastes
  4. 1 Chronicles
  5. Galatians

Whom  Did God Ask?

  1. Moses (Numbers 14:11)
  2. Jonah (Jonah 4:9)
  3. Moses (Exodus 4:11)
  4. Abraham (Gen.18:13)
  5. Ahab (1 Kings 21:19)