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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. Then Hezekiah went up to the house of Yahweh, and spread it before Yahweh.

2 Kings 5:7

It happened, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he tore 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? But please consider and see how he seeks a quarrel against me."

2 Kings 23:2

The king went up to the house of Yahweh, and all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him, and the priests, and 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 house of Yahweh.

Nehemiah 8:2

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

Jeremiah 29:29

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

Jeremiah 51:61

Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When you come to Babylon, then see that you read all these words,

Luke 4:16

He came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. He entered, as was his custom, into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read.

Acts 8:28

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

Acts 13:15

After the reading of the law and the prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent to them, saying, "Brothers, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, speak."

2 Corinthians 1:13

For we write no other things to you, than what you read or even acknowledge, and I hope you will acknowledge to the end;

Ephesians 3:4

by which, when you read, you can perceive my understanding in the mystery of Christ;

Colossians 4:16

When this letter has been read among you, cause it to be read also in the assembly of the Laodiceans; and that you also read the letter from Laodicea.

1 Thessalonians 5:27

I solemnly command you by the Lord that this letter be read to all the holy brothers.

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 Yahweh." Hilkiah delivered the book to Shaphan, and he read it. Shaphan the scribe came to the king, and brought the king word again, and said, "Your servants have emptied out the money that was found in the house, and have delivered it into the hand of the workmen who have the oversight of the house of Yahweh." Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying, "Hilkiah the priest has delivered a book to me." 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 the son of Neriah; and Baruch wrote from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of Yahweh, which he had spoken to him, on a scroll of a book.

Romans 16:22

I, Tertius, who write the letter, greet you in the Lord.

Nehemiah 9:38

Yet for all this, we make a sure covenant, and write it; and our princes, our Levites, [and] our priests, seal to it."

John 8:8

Again he stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground.

Deuteronomy 31:24-26

It happened, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished, that Moses commanded the Levites, who bore the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, saying, "Take this book of the law, and put it by the side of the ark of the covenant of Yahweh your God, that it may be there for a witness against you.

Joshua 18:9

The men went and passed through the land, and surveyed it by cities into seven portions in a book. They came to Joshua to the camp at Shiloh.

1 Chronicles 28:19

"All this," said David, "I have been made to understand in writing from the hand of Yahweh, even all the works of this pattern."

Luke 1:63

He asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, "His name is John." They all marveled.

John 19:20

Therefore 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

We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who themselves will also tell you the same things by word of mouth.

Isaiah 29:12

and the book is delivered to one who is not educated, saying, "Read this, please;" and he says, "I can't read."