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28 Bible Verses about Literacy

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2 Kings 19:14

Hezekiah took the letter from the hand of the messengers, read it, then went up to the Lord's temple, and spread it out before the Lord.

2 Kings 5:7

When the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his clothes and asked, "Am I God, killing and giving life that this man expects me to cure a man of his skin disease? Think it over and you will see that he is only picking a fight with me."

2 Kings 23:2

Then the king went to the Lord's temple with all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, as well as the priests and the prophets-all the people from the youngest to the oldest. As they listened, he read all the words of the book of the covenant that had been found in the Lord's temple.

Nehemiah 8:2

On the first day of the seventh month, Ezra the priest brought the law before the assembly of men, women, and all who could listen with understanding.

Jeremiah 29:29

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

Jeremiah 51:61

Jeremiah told Seraiah, "When you get to Babylon, see that you read all these words aloud.

Luke 4:16

He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. As usual, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath day and stood up to read.

Acts 8:28

and was sitting in his chariot on his way home, reading the prophet Isaiah aloud.

Acts 13:15

After the reading of the Law and the Prophets, the leaders of the synagogue sent [word] to them, saying, "Brothers, if you have any message of encouragement for the people, you can speak."

2 Corinthians 1:13

Now we are writing you nothing other than what you can read and also understand. I hope you will understand completely-

Ephesians 3:4

By reading this you are able to understand my insight about the mystery of the Messiah.

Colossians 4:16

And when this letter has been read among you, have it read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and see that you also read the letter from Laodicea.

2 Kings 22:8-10

Hilkiah the high priest told Shaphan the court secretary, "I have found the book of the law in the Lord's temple," and he gave the book to Shaphan, who read it. Then Shaphan the court secretary went to the king and reported, "Your servants have emptied out the money that was found in the temple and have put it into the hand of those doing the work-those who oversee the Lord's temple." Then Shaphan the court secretary told the king, "Hilkiah the priest has given me a book," and Shaphan read it in the presence of the king.

Ezra 4:18

The letter you sent us has been translated and read in my presence.

Jeremiah 36:4

So Jeremiah summoned Baruch son of Neriah. At Jeremiah's dictation, Baruch wrote on a scroll all the words the Lord had spoken to Jeremiah.

Romans 16:22

I Tertius, who penned this epistle in the Lord, greet you.

Nehemiah 9:38

In view of all this, we are making a binding agreement in writing on a sealed document [containing the names of] our leaders, Levites, and priests.

John 8:8

Then He stooped down again and continued writing on the ground.

Deuteronomy 31:24-26

When Moses had finished writing down on a scroll every single word of this law, he commanded the Levites who carried the ark of the Lord's covenant, "Take this book of the law and place it beside the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, so that it may remain there as a witness against you.

Joshua 18:9

So the men left, went through the land, and described it by towns in a document of seven sections. They returned to Joshua at the camp in Shiloh.

1 Chronicles 28:19

[David concluded,] "By the Lord's hand on me, He enabled me to understand everything in writing, all the details of the plan."

Luke 1:63

He asked for a writing tablet and wrote: HIS NAME IS JOHN And they were all amazed.

John 19:20

Many of the Jews read this sign, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek.

Acts 15:27

Therefore we have sent Judas and Silas, who will personally report the same things by word of mouth.

Isaiah 29:12

And if the document is given to one who cannot read and he is asked to read it, he will say, "I can't read."

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