THE NIV CHALLENGE
These From Your NIV
By Rex L. Cobb
Using the New International Version
Bible, answer the following questions.
Do not rely on your memory. As the
Bible is the final authority, you must take the answer from the Bible verse
(not from footnotes but from the text).
- Fill in the missing words
in Matthew 5:44. "Love your enemies,__________ them that curse you,
______________ to them that hate you, and pray for them that __________
and persecute you."
- According to Matthew
17:21, what two things are required to cast out this type of
- According to Matthew 18:11,
why did Jesus come to earth?
- According to Matthew 27:2,
what was Pilate's first name?
- In Matthew 27:35, when the
wicked soldiers parted His garments, they were fulfilling the words
of the prophet. Copy what the prophet said in Matthew 27:35 from the
- In Mark 3:15, Jesus gave
the apostles power to cast out demons and to: ____________
- According to Mark 7:16,
what does a man need to be able to hear?
- According to Luke 7:28,
what was John? (teacher, prophet, carpenter, etc.). What is his title
or last name?
- In Luke 9:55, what did the
disciples not know?
- In Luke 9:56, what did the
Son of man not come to do? According to this verse, what did He come
- In Luke 22:14, how many
apostles were with Jesus?
- According to Luke 23:38,
in what three languages was the superscription written?
- In Luke 24:42, what did
they give Jesus to eat with His fish?
- John 3:13 is a very important
verse, proving the deity of Christ. According to this verse (as Jesus
spoke), where is the Son of man?
- What happened each year
as told in John 5:4?
- In John 7:50, what time
of day did Nicodemus come to Jesus?
- In Acts 8:37, what is the
one requirement for baptism?
- What did Saul ask Jesus
in Acts 9:6?
- Write the name of the man
mentioned in Acts 15:34.
- Study Acts 24:6-8. What
would the Jew have done with Paul? What was the chief captain's name?
What did the chief captain command?
- Copy Romans 16:24 word for
word from the NIV.
- First Timothy 3:16 is perhaps
the greatest verse in the New Testament concerning the deity of Christ.
In this verse, who was manifested in the flesh?
- In the second part of
First Peter 4:14, how do [they] speak of Christ? And, what do we
- Who are the three Persons
of the Trinity in First John 5:7?
- Revelation 1:11 is another
very important verse that proves the deity of Christ. In the first part
of this verse Jesus said, "I am the A______________ and O___________,
the _________ and the _______:"
Conclusion: Little space is provided for your answers,
but it's much more than needed. If you followed the instructions above, you
not only failed the test, you receive a big goose egg.
(Ed. These are all missing in the
NIV.) So now what do you think of your "accurate, easy to understand, up to
If you would like to improve your
score, and in fact score 100%, you can take this test using the Authorized (King
"Am I therefore
become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?"
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