Something in Common Quiz

these I will bring to my holy mountain
    and give them joy in my house of prayer.
Their burnt offerings and sacrifices
    will be accepted on my altar;
for my house will be called
    a house of prayer for all nations.”

  • Isaiah 56:7

“It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’”

  • Matthew 21:13

This quiz has only one question for the ultimate answer to the quiz.  What do all twelve of the verses have in common?  Actually, there are two answers, but they can be stated in one sentence.

But if you do not want to just look those verses up to solve the ultimate question, if you did not already know, you can solve it by answering some of the questions in the questions section.  There are two questions on each row.  In the center of the table is space for the starting letter of the answers on that row.  All you need to do is answer one of the two questions correctly.  The ultimate answer, the intended thing these have in common, will then be spelled in the six spaces down the center, from top to bottom.

All the questions are fill in the blank questions.  All the verses are quoted from the NIV.  Please, do not get tripped up on some of the very simple words.  Two answers are the same answer, on different rows.  You might find a pronoun.  You might find a simple verb.  You might find a preposition.  You might find multiples of these.  Once you get how this quiz is set up, you might appreciate the obscure words that are missing.

The Bible Reference Section will give the Bible Verses for the twelve questions.

The Questions:

Left QuestionLeft AnswerAns.Right AnswerRight Question
“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him ____”(which means “God with us”).For in Scripture it says:
“See, ____ lay a stone in Zion,
    a chosen and precious cornerstone,
and the one who trusts in him
    will never be put to shame.”
“a voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
    make _
___ paths for him.’”
This is the passage of Scripture the eunuch was reading:
“He was led like a sheep to the ____,
    and as a lamb before its shearer is silent,
    so he did not open his mouth.
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
    because he has _
___ me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
    and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
“Lord, who has believed our message
    and to whom has the _
___ of the Lord been revealed?”
And again,
“____ will put my trust in him.”
For he says, “____ the time of my favor I heard you,
    and ____ the day of salvation I helped you.”
I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.
[Note: Same answer given twice]
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled ____ your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful ____ the feet of those who bring good news!”
“He has blinded their eyes
    and hardened their _
___,
so they can neither see with their eyes,
    nor understand with their hearts,
    nor turn—and I would heal them.”
“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been ____.”

There are many people today who state that they do not like the God of the Old Testament.  They will only read the New Testament.  But the New Testament is the fulfillment of the Old Testament, so much so that it quotes the Old Testament, often.

From the Bible Reference section, you will easily find one thing that these verses all have in common.  They all are in the New Testament.

Bible References:

Left QuestionLeft AnswerAns.Right AnswerRight Question
“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him ____”(which means “God with us”).Matthew 1:231 Peter 2:6For in Scripture it says:
“See, ____ lay a stone in Zion,
    a chosen and precious cornerstone,
and the one who trusts in him
    will never be put to shame.”
“a voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
    make _
___ paths for him.’”
Mark 1:3Acts 8:32This is the passage of Scripture the eunuch was reading:
“He was led like a sheep to the ____,
    and as a lamb before its shearer is silent,
    so he did not open his mouth.
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
    because he has _
___ me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
    and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
Luke 4:18John 12:38b“Lord, who has believed our message
    and to whom has the _
___ of the Lord been revealed?”
And again,
“____ will put my trust in him.”
Hebrews 2:13a2 Corinthians 6:2For he says, “____ the time of my favor I heard you,
    and ____ the day of salvation I helped you.”
I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.
[Note: Same answer given twice]
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled ____ your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,Ephesians 6:14Romans 10:15And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful ____ the feet of those who bring good news!”
“He has blinded their eyes
    and hardened their _
___,
so they can neither see with their eyes,
    nor understand with their hearts,
    nor turn—and I would heal them.”
John 12:401 Peter 2:24“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been ____.”

But what else is common about these verses?  Have you answered enough of the questions to decipher the ultimate question?

But why do the two testaments connect with each other?  The Old Testament points toward Jesus.  The New Testament tells of Jesus and our responsibility to spread His message that God loves us throughout the world.

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The Answers:

Left QuestionLeft AnswerAns.Right AnswerRight Question
“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him ____”(which means “God with us”).Immanuel (7:14)II (28:16)For in Scripture it says:
“See, ____ lay a stone in Zion,
    a chosen and precious cornerstone,
and the one who trusts in him
    will never be put to shame.”
“a voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
    make _
___ paths for him.’”
Straight (40:3)SSlaughter (53:7)This is the passage of Scripture the eunuch was reading:
“He was led like a sheep to the ____,
    and as a lamb before its shearer is silent,
    so he did not open his mouth.
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
    because he has _
___ me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
    and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
Anointed (61:1)AArm (53:1)“Lord, who has believed our message
    and to whom has the _
___ of the Lord been revealed?”
And again,
“____ will put my trust in him.”
I (8:17)IIn (49:8)For he says, “____ the time of my favor I heard you,
    and ____ the day of salvation I helped you.”
I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.
[Note: Same answer given twice]
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled ____ your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,Around (11:5)AAre (52:7)And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful ____ the feet of those who bring good news!”
“He has blinded their eyes
    and hardened their _
___,
so they can neither see with their eyes,
    nor understand with their hearts,
    nor turn—and I would heal them.”
Hearts (6:10)HHealed (53:5)“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been ____.”

The Scriptures at the top are a big hint.

The “hidden” word is Isaiah.

The ultimate answer is that all the verses, found in this quiz, are from the New Testament and they contain, or are, quotes from the book of Isaiah.  In the answer columns, the chapter verse reference in parenthesis is the chapter and verse in Isaiah that the New Testament author had quoted.

Do not get me wrong.  I enjoyed writing this quiz, even in the frantic last two or three words.  But it was not easy.  Some of my favorite verses in Isaiah to quote did not meet my criteria.  For the verses to be used in the quiz, the key word, the word used to fill in the blank, had to be in Isaiah and the verse of the New Testament.  But the NIV often translated that specific word as something else, translating from Hebrew and translating from Greek resulting in a slight difference in wording.  The words meant the same, but I felt that I needed an exact match for the quiz.  Thus, we had the pronoun “I” twice and the preposition “In.”  If we do this again, I anticipate a similar issue.

Credit: A special shoutout to SimplyBible.com who had a listing of Isaiah Scripture that is quoted in the New Testament.  I could have gotten there on my own, but their list saved a lot of time.

This first video is a song by Chandler Moore, Isaiah Song. (12:25)

And here is Roy Fields singing You Are Holy (Isaiah 6). (11:25)

And here is Esther Mui singing Isaiah 40:25-31 (NKJV) “Those Who Wait on the Lord”. (8:23)

And here is Esther Mui singing Isaiah 53:3-7 (NKJV) “By His Stripes We Are Healed”. (5:26)

If you like these Saturday morning Bible quizzes, but you think you missed a few, you can use this LINK. I have set up a page off the home page for links to these Saturday morning posts. I will continue to modify the page as I add more.

Soli Deo Gloria.  Only to God be the Glory.

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