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28 Bible Verses about Literacy

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2 Kings 19:14

Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers and read it. And he went up into the house of the Lord and spread it before the Lord.

2 Kings 5:7

When the king of Israel read the letter, he rent his clothes and said, Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man sends to me to heal a man of his leprosy? Just consider and see how he is seeking a quarrel with me.

2 Kings 23:2

The king went up to the house of the Lord, and with him all the men of Judah, all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the priests, the prophets, and all the people, both small and great. And he read in their ears all the words of the Book of the Covenant, which was found in the Lord's house.

Nehemiah 8:2

And Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly of both men and women and all who could hear with understanding, on the first of the seventh month.

Jeremiah 29:29

And Zephaniah the priest read this letter in the hearing of Jeremiah the prophet.

Jeremiah 51:61

And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When you come to Babylon, see to it that you read all these words.

Luke 4:16

So He came to Nazareth, [ that Nazareth] where He had been brought up, and He entered the synagogue, as was His custom on the Sabbath day. And He stood up to read.

Acts 8:28

And he was [now] returning, and sitting in his chariot he was reading the book of the prophet Isaiah.

Revelation 1:3

Blessed (happy, to be envied) is the man who reads aloud [in the assemblies] the word of this prophecy; and blessed (happy, to be envied) are those who hear [it read] and who keep themselves true to the things which are written in it [heeding them and laying them to heart], for the time [for them to be fulfilled] is near.

Acts 13:15

After the reading of the Law and the Prophets, the leaders [of the worship] of the synagogue sent to them saying, Brethren, if you have any word of exhortation or consolation or encouragement for the people, say it.

2 Corinthians 1:13

For we write you nothing else but simply what you can read and understand [there is no double meaning to what we say], and I hope that you will become thoroughly acquainted [with divine things] and know and understand [them] accurately and well to the end,

Colossians 4:16

And when this epistle has been read before you, [see] that it is read also in the assembly (the church) of the Laodiceans, and also [see] that you yourselves in turn read the [letter that comes to you] from Laodicea.

1 Thessalonians 5:27

I solemnly charge you [in the name of] the Lord to have this letter read before all the brethren.

2 Kings 22:8-10

Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the scribe, I have found the Book of the Law in the house of the Lord! Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, and he read it. And Shaphan the scribe came to the king and reported to him: Your servants have gathered the money that was found in the house and have delivered it into the hands of the workmen who have oversight of the house of the Lord. Then Shaphan the scribe told the king, Hilkiah the priest has given me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king.

Ezra 4:18

The letter which you sent to us has been plainly read before me.

Jeremiah 36:4

Then Jeremiah called Baruch son of Neriah, and Baruch wrote upon the scroll of the book all the words which Jeremiah dictated, [words] that the Lord had spoken to him.

Romans 16:22

I, Tertius, the writer of this letter, greet you in the Lord.

Nehemiah 9:38

Because of all this, we make a firm and sure written covenant, and our princes, Levites, and priests set their seal to it.

John 8:8

Then He bent down and went on writing on the ground with His finger.

Deuteronomy 31:24-26

And when Moses had finished writing the words of this law in a book to the very end, He commanded the Levites who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord, Take this Book of the Law and put it by the side of the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, that it may be there for a witness against you.

Joshua 18:9

And the men went and passed through the land and described it by cities in seven portions in a book; and they came again to Joshua to the camp at Shiloh.

1 Chronicles 28:19

All this the Lord made me understand by the writing by His hand upon me, all the work to be done according to the plan.

Luke 1:63

Then Zachariah asked for a writing tablet and wrote, His name is John. And they were all astonished.

John 19:20

And many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Hebrew, in Latin, [and] in Greek.

Acts 15:27

So we have sent Judas and Silas, who themselves will bring you the same message by word of mouth.

Isaiah 29:12

And when the book is given to him who is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray you, he says, I cannot read.