For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
- Romans 12:4-8
This entire quiz, modified into a match-style quiz, on parts of the body, comes from J. Stephen Lang, The Whimsical Quizzical Bible Trivia Book.
Disclaimer: Whenever I quote something from this book, I will include this disclaimer. The Apostle Paul told Timothy in 2 Timothy 3:16 that all Scripture is useful for instruction. Thus, none of Scripture could be considered “Trivia.” And if this quiz causes people to look up the answers, that is not trivial at all.
To explain the title for the quiz…
Connect the answers with the questions.
|1||Whose teeth are set on edge when the fathers eat sour grapes?||A||Abraham|
|2||In what place will people ‘gnash their teeth’?||B||The children|
|3||Which king had a jealous eye?||C||The church|
|4||Who prayed to God that his eyes and ears would be open and attentive to the people’s prayers?||D||The ear|
|5||What elderly man was promised that he would father a child from his own body?||E||Eliphaz|
|6||According to Paul, what group of people comprises Christ’s body?||F||Hell|
|7||Who refers to the hair on his body standing on end?||G||Jesus|
|8||Which part of the body tests words?||H||The nation of Israel|
|9||Who said (On several occasions), ‘He who has ears, let him hear’?||I||Saul|
|10||Who was God addressing when he told someone there was not a healthy spot on their body?||J||Solomon|
- Ezekiel 8:2
- Matthew 8:12; 13:42; 24:51
- 1 Samuel 18:9
- 2 Chronicles 6:40
- Genesis 15:4
- Colossians 1:24
- Job 4:15; this is the only place in the Bible referring to flesh crawling.
- Job 12:11
- Matthew 11:15; Mark 4:23; and many others
- Isaiah 1:6
- B. The children. Ezekiel makes this statement as if it were a common proverb among the people – then goes on to say that it is no longer true.
- F. Hell. ‘Gnashing the teeth’ is an indication of anguish and rage.
- I. Saul, who kept his jealous eye on David.
- J. Solomon, at the dedication of the new temple in Jerusalem.
- A. Abraham
- C. The church, that is, Christians.
- E. Job’s friend Eliphaz.
- D. The ear, of course.
- G. Jesus.
- H. The nation of Israel; he was speaking figuratively, not literally.
For those who did well on this quiz, treat yourself to one of my all-time favorite Allan Sherman songs, Me, oddly about the parts of the body.
And if you have an X-ray, try I See Bones…
And of course, if you did not do well on the quiz, you might expect some slight errors in your Hungarian-English Dictionary. Beware: Some of the translations are a bit naughty.
Soli Deo Gloria. Only to God be the Glory.
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