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Quiz about Whisper Words of Wisdom
Quiz about Whisper Words of Wisdom

Whisper Words of Wisdom Trivia Quiz


The Christian Bible has many verses that convey wisdom or guidance; with a large number of them found in the Book of Proverbs. Can you tell the difference between a proverb and other words of wisdom from elsewhere in the Good Book? ESV translation used.

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Author
reedy
Time
3 mins
Type
Classify Quiz
Quiz #
411,956
Updated
Feb 26 23
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10
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Determine which of the given verses are from the Book of Proverbs, and which are from the New Testament.
Proverbs
Not Proverbs

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death For we walk by faith, not by sight We love because He first loved us I can do all things through him who strengthens me For nothing will be impossible with God

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise

Answer: Proverbs

Proverbs 6:6 begins a short section on a caution against laziness and failing to plan for the future. Essentially, you are asking for a life of poverty. The whole passage reads:

"6 Go to the ant, O sluggard;
consider her ways, and be wise.
7 Without having any chief,
officer, or ruler,
8 she prepares her bread in summer
and gathers her food in harvest.
9 How long will you lie there, O sluggard?
When will you arise from your sleep?
10 A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest,
11 and poverty will come upon you like a robber,
and want like an armed man."
2. For nothing will be impossible with God

Answer: Not Proverbs

In this section of the Gospel of Luke (Chapter 1) we are in the midst of hearing the angel Gabriel bringing a message to Mary that she will give birth to a son whose name would be Jesus, and who would be the son of God and who would rule a kingdom without end. When Mary responded, asking how this could happen as a virgin, Gabriel replied:

"35 And the angel answered her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy-the Son of God. 36 And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. 37 For nothing will be impossible with God."
3. There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death

Answer: Proverbs

Proverbs 14 is a collection of verses without any direct connection to each other, other than their format. Each verse compares a wise action to its foolish counterpart, covering a variety of virtues and their opposites.

Proverbs 14:12 states "There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death." This speaks to how people can be deluded into thinking everything is alright, but they are limited in their own understanding. One can only know they are on the correct path if they follow God's wisdom and leading over their own.
4. For we walk by faith, not by sight

Answer: Not Proverbs

Paul's second letter to the church of Corinth is both a follow-up to the first letter, as well as a visit in the interim. In the first few verses of chapter 5, Paul refers to life on Earth as a temporary home (like a tent) in comparison to the house that God has built for us in heaven. In view of this, he reminds and encourages the Corinthians:

"6 So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, 7 for we walk by faith, not by sight.
5. Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall

Answer: Proverbs

While it sounds like Proverbs 16:18 says the same thing twice, the nuance is internal versus external. Where the first part is pride in one's status or accomplishments (without anything due to God), the second part is more placing oneself above others, and acting on the belief of superiority.

The Bible has more to say about pridefulness. A few verses earlier (v. 5) it says, "Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished." And in the New Testament it states twice that God opposes the proud (James 4:6 and 1 Peter 5:5).
6. I can do all things through him who strengthens me

Answer: Not Proverbs

In another letter, this time to the church in Philippi, Paul (with Timothy) is writing from prison in Rome. With such disturbing news, he wants to reassure them, and (as Paul does) encourage them in the faith. In chapter 4, nearing the end of his letter, he returns to the matter of his circumstances, and how, in spite of everything, he can be content:

"10 I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. 11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me."
7. Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses

Answer: Proverbs

While Biblical scholars attribute much of the Book of Proverbs to the authorship of King Solomon, it actually states in Proverbs 10, "The Proverbs of Solomon." From this chapter until the 22nd chapter of Proverbs, the format is very similar - a series of two-phrase, single verse, wisdom statements, without necessarily any connections to each other (apart from purporting wisdom).

Proverbs 10:12 states, "Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses." Is anything more opposite in extremes than hatred and love? Here, the proverb highlights the fruits that both produce. One incites dissension and violence, while the other can bring reconciliation even where offense occurs.
8. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth

Answer: Not Proverbs

Paul and Timothy are writing another letter, this time to the church in Colossae. The authors warn against false teachers and work to encourage godly living. The verse given here is Colossians 3:2, as Paul and Timothy write about holy living and truly embracing their new life under Christ and a view to a future in heaven:

"1 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory."
9. Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another

Answer: Proverbs

Proverbs 27:17 paints a good picture of how people can help each other become better. The metaphor is very visual, with iron sharpening iron - not a process that is gentle, nor without striking some sparks. So it is with one another, as sometimes it can be difficult to be held accountable by a friend or mentor, as one seeks to grow and improve in the various aspects of life and faith.
10. We love because He first loved us

Answer: Not Proverbs

The First Epistle of John was written to the Christian community to address false prophets and how to know if one's communion with God is genuine. In the short verse given here from chapter 4, John (the Evangelist) is describing how God IS love, and our capacity to love comes from Him:

"19 We love because he first loved us. 20 If anyone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen."
Source: Author reedy

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