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28 Bible Verses about Literacy

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2 Kings 19:14

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

2 Kings 5:7

And when the king of Israel read the letter, he rent his clothes and said, Am I God, to kill and to give life, that this man sends unto me to remove the leprosy of this man? Therefore now consider and see how he seeks a quarrel against me.

2 Kings 23:2

And the king went up into the house of the LORD, and all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him, and the priests and the prophets and all the people, from the smallest to the greatest; and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant which had been found in the house of the LORD.

Nehemiah 8:2

And Ezra, the priest, brought the law before the congregation, both of men and women and all that could hear with understanding, upon the first day of the seventh month.

Jeremiah 29:29

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

Jeremiah 51:61

And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When thou comest to Babylon and shalt see and shalt read all these things;

Luke 4:16

And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day and stood up to read.

Acts 8:28

was returning and sitting in his chariot reading Isaiah the prophet.

Acts 13:15

And after the reading of the law and the prophets the princes of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, speak.

2 Corinthians 1:13

For we write no other things unto you than what ye read or also know, and I trust ye shall know them even to the end

Ephesians 3:4

by which, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of the Christ),

Colossians 4:16

And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the congregation of the Laodiceans, and that ye likewise read the epistle from Laodicea.

1 Thessalonians 5:27

I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.

2 Kings 22:8-10

Then Hilkiah, the high priest, said unto Shaphan, the scribe, I have found the book of the law in the house of the LORD. And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, and he read it. And Shaphan, the scribe, came to the king and brought the king word again and said, Thy slaves have gathered the money that was found in the house and have delivered it into the hand of those that do the work, that have the oversight of the house of the LORD. Likewise, Shaphan, the scribe, declared unto the king, saying, Hilkiah, the priest, has delivered me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king.

Ezra 4:18

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

Jeremiah 36:4

Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Neriah, and Baruch wrote from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the LORD, which he had spoken unto him, upon a roll of a book.

Romans 16:22

I, Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord.

Nehemiah 9:38

And because of all this, we make a sure covenant and write it; and our princes, Levites, and priests seal unto it.

John 8:8

And again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.

Deuteronomy 31:24-26

And it came to pass when Moses had finished writing the words of this law in the book until they were finished, that Moses commanded the Levites, who bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD, saying, Take this book of the law and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God that it may be there for a witness against thee.

Joshua 18:9

And those men went and passed through the land, drawing it by cities into seven parts in a book and came again to Joshua to the camp at Shiloh.

1 Chronicles 28:19

All this, said David, the LORD made me understand in writing by his hand upon me, even all the works of this pattern.

Luke 1:63

And he asked for a writing table and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they all marvelled.

John 19:20

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

Acts 15:27

We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall also tell you the same things by mouth.

Isaiah 29:12

And if the book were delivered to him that does not know how to read, saying, Read this, I pray thee: he shall say, I do not know how to read.