For many Christians, memorization is an essential part of Bible study. Far from being dismissed as "rote memorization," it's a way of engaging with the most important parts of the Scriptures. In Sunday School classrooms, you'll see Bible verses on the walls in colorful letters, and in Christian schools, children memorize them and recite them as part of oral quizzes.
These verses turn up not just as part of sermons and homilies but as text read at weddings or funerals. For example, you've likely been to a wedding where the minister or a family member asked to read and chose 1 Corinthians 13 as a text. One of its most famous verse goes, "Love is patient, love is kind; love is not envious, nor arrogant, nor boastful, nor rude." At a funeral, you might hear this verse from Romans: "For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God."
Whether you had a thorough Christian-school education or have simply spent plenty of time reading the Bible, you might well consider yourself an expert on favorite Bible verses. If so, settle down somewhere comfortable and try our quiz now.