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28 Bible Verses about Literacy

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2 Kings 19:14

Hezekiah took the letters from the hand of the messengers and read them. [Then] he went up to the temple of Yahweh, and Hezekiah spread them out before the presence of Yahweh.

2 Kings 5:7

It happened that when the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his clothes and said, "Am I God to cause death or to give life? This man [is] sending a man to me to cure his disease. Indeed! But know and see that he seeks an opportunity against me."

2 Kings 23:2

Then the king went up [to] the temple of Yahweh, and all of the men of Judah and all of the inhabitants of Jerusalem [were] with him, [including] the priests, the prophets, and all of the people from smallest to greatest; and in their {hearing} he read all of the words of the scroll of the covenant that had been found in the temple of Yahweh.

Nehemiah 8:2

So Ezra the priest brought the law before the assembly for [each] man and woman to hear with understanding, on the first day 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, "At your coming [to] Babylon, then you must see [that] you read aloud all these words.

Luke 4:16

And he came to Nazareth, where {he had been brought up}, and according to {his custom} he entered into the synagogue on the day of the Sabbath and stood up to read.

Acts 8:28

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

Acts 13:15

So after the reading from the law and the prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent [word] to them, saying, "Men [and] brothers, if there is any message of exhortation by you for the people, say [it]."

2 Corinthians 1:13

For we are not writing [anything] else to you except what you can read or also understand. But I hope that you will understand {completely},

Ephesians 3:4

so that you may be able when you read to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ

Colossians 4:16

And whenever this letter is read among you, {see to it} that it is read also among the Laodicean church, and that you also read the [letter] from Laodicea.

1 Thessalonians 5:27

I adjure you by the Lord, have this letter read aloud to all the brothers.

2 Kings 22:8-10

Then Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the secretary, "I have found the scroll of the Torah in the temple of Yahweh," and Hilkiah gave the scroll to Shaphan and he read it. Shaphan the secretary came to the king and returned the king a word, and he said, "Your servant poured out the money found in the temple, and they have given it into the hand of the doers of the work appointed [over] the temple of Yahweh." Then Shaphan the secretary informed the king saying, "Hilkiah the priest has given me a scroll." Then Shaphan read before the king.

Ezra 4:18

the letter that you sent to us has been translated [and] 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 Yahweh that he had spoken to him on {a scroll}.

Romans 16:22

I, Tertius, the one who wrote this letter, greet you in the Lord.

Nehemiah 9:38

"Now because of all of this we make a binding written agreement and are writing on the sealed documents [the names of] our commanders, our Levites, and our priests."

John 8:8

And bending down again, he wrote on the ground.

Deuteronomy 31:24-26

{And then when Moses finished writing} the words of this law on the scroll {until they were complete}, then Moses commanded the Levites carrying the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, {saying}, "Take the scroll of this law and put it at the side of the ark of the covenant of Yahweh your God, and it will be there as a witness against you.

Joshua 18:9

And the men went and passed through the land, and they {described} the cities in seven divisions in a book; and they came to Joshua to the camp [at] Shiloh,

1 Chronicles 28:19

"All this [I give you] in writing; from the hand of Yahweh he instructed me [about] all the workings of this plan."

Luke 1:63

and he asked for a writing tablet [and] wrote, saying, "John is his name." And they were all astonished.

John 19:20

So many of the Jews read this notice, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city. And it was written in Aramaic, in Latin, [and] in Greek.

Acts 15:27

Therefore we have sent Judas and Silas, and they will report the same [things] by word of mouth.

Isaiah 29:12

And [if] the document is given to [one] who does not {know how to read}, saying, "{Read} this now!" he says, "I do not {know how to read}."