To help quizzers, coaches, officials, and question writers understand the latest changes, we have compiled many of the common questions with answers from multiple verses to show the differences. The following examples will feature two questions in a before/after format.

Here’s a before-and-after for a multiple-part question from the same chapter.

20 points. 2-part reference question. From First Peter chapter 1. 
What will be revealed, and who will be revealed?
[1P 1:5]      the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.
[1P 1:13]    Jesus Christ 
20 points. 2-part question. From separate verses of First Peter chapter 1.
What will be revealed, and who will be revealed?

If the introductory remarks specify multiple chapters, you may not hear “From separate verses” because the introductory remarks already specify the answer comes from different chapters (see Bible Quiz Rules, page 25, Separate Verses 1.a.).

✅ Required to state if the answer will come from consecutive/separate verses*

  • If the answer comes from consecutive verses, the introductory remark will state “From ___ consecutive verses…”
  • If the answer comes from separate verses, the introductory remark will state “From ___ separate verses…”
  • For Give a complete answer, the introductory remarks will always tell you how many verses the answer will come from.

From consecutive verses

20 points. 2-part question. Give a complete answer from 2 consecutive verses. From First Peter chapter 2.
Like newborn babies, what should you do, and why?
20 points. 2-part question. Give a complete answer.  From 2 consecutive verses of First Peter chapter 2.
Like newborn babies, what should you do, and why?

30 points. Give a complete answer from 2 consecutive verses. From Jude.
Give all Enoch's words.
30 points. Give a complete answer. From 2 consecutive verses of Jude.
Give all Enoch's words.

From separate verses of the same chapter

20 points. Give 3 complete answers. From Hebrews chapter 3. 
According to separate verses, hold firmly to what?
[H 3:6]       if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory.
[H 3:14]     We have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original conviction firmly to the very end.
20 points. Give 3 complete answers. From 2 separate verses of Hebrews chapter 3.
Hold firmly to what?

20 points. Give 2 complete answers. From Hebrews chapter 13. 
According to separate verses, let us do what?
[H 13:13]    Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore.
[H 13:15]    Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise— the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.
20 points. Give 2 complete answers. From 2 separate verses of Hebrews chapter 13. 
Let us do what?

From separate verses of different chapters

20 points. 2-part reference question. Give a complete answer. 
According to Hebrew 7:5 and 9:22, the law requires what?
[H 7:5]    Now the law requires the descendants of Levi who become priests to collect a tenth from the people— that is, from their fellow Israelites— even though they also are descended from Abraham.
[H 9:22]    In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
20 points. 2-part question. Give a complete answer. From 2 separate verses.
According to Hebrew 7:5 and 9:22, the law requires what?

✅ Required to state if the answer will come from consecutive/separate verses
✅ Required to state how many verses the answer comes from

Because completion questions require a quizzer to finish a verse, statement, or some other item, the necessity to specify consecutive verses in the introductory remarks is not critical. Thus, it’s not required.

However, using “From consecutive verses…” is still optional if a question writer wants to use it.

Both of the following ways to ask this question are acceptable.

30 points. Quotation completion question. From 1 Peter chapter 1.
Finish this verse and the one which follows, quote, "This letter is from Peter… "
30 points. Quotation completion question. From consecutive verses of 1 Peter chapter 1.
Finish this verse and the one which follows, quote, "This letter is from Peter… "

⚠️ Not required to state if the answer will come from consecutive verses, but optional

  • If the question asks for consecutive verses by reference in the question itself, it must not be labeled a multiple part question and must say “from ___ consecutive verses.”

Requiring consecutive verses from the same chapter

When asking for consecutive verses by the verse number, questions are required to be asked like this when the chapter is in the question.

30 points. Quotation question. From 1 Peter.
Quote verses 14, 15, and 16 from the 4th chapter.

30 points. Quotation question. From 3 consecutive verses of 1 Peter.
Quote verses 14, 15, and 16 from the 4th chapter.

When asking for consecutive verses by the verse number, questions are required to be asked like this when the chapter is in the introductory remarks.

30 points. 3-part quotation question. From 1 Peter chapter 4.
Quote verses 14, 15, and 16.

30 points. Quotation question. From 3 consecutive verses of 1 Peter chapter 4.
Quote verses 14, 15, and 16.

When asking for a person, place, or item, the introductory remarks will look like this.

20 points. 2-part reference quotation question. From Hebrews chapter 4.
Quote the verse in which David is named, and the verse in which Joshua is named.

20 points. 2-part quotation question. From consecutive verses of Hebrews chapter 4.
Quote the verse in which David is named, and the verse in which Joshua is named.

Requiring separate verses in different chapters

30 points. Quotation question. 2-part answer.
Quote the verses in which Peter is named.
[1P 1:1]    Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God's elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia,
[2P 1:1]    Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours

30 points. Quotation question. 2-part answer. From separate verses.
Quote the verses in which Peter is named.
30 points. Statement and 2-part reference essence question. 4-part answer.
People are governed by kings and emperors. Give in essence the two verses which mention kings and the two verses which mention emperors.

30 points. Statement and 2-part essence question. 4-part answer. From separate verses.
People are governed by kings and emperors. Give in essence the two verses which mention kings and the two verses which mention emperors.

Requiring separate verses by their reference

20 points. 2-part reference quotation question.
Quote Hebrews 8:12 and 10:17.

20 points. 2-part quotation question. From separate verses.
Quote Hebrews 8:12 and 10:17.

Quote and give the references

20 points. 2-Part quotation question. 4-part answer. 
Quote, and give the complete references for, the two verses in which Balaam is named. 

20 points. 2-Part quotation question. 4-part answer. From separate verses.
Quote, and give the complete references for, the two verses in which Balaam is named. 

✅ Required to state if the answer will come from consecutive/separate verses*

20 points. 2-part reference question. Chapter analysis answer. From the section titled, The Living Stone and a Chosen People.
Which Old Testament Scripture precedes the word “And,” and which Old Testament Scripture follows the word “And”?

20 points. 2-part question. Chapter analysis answer. From separate verses of the section titled, The Living Stone and a Chosen People.
Which Old Testament Scripture precedes the word “And,” and which Old Testament Scripture follows the word “And”?
30 points. 2-part reference question. 7-part chapter analysis answer. From Hebrews chapter 7.
Which individuals and geographical location are named?

30 points. 2-part question. 7-part chapter analysis answer. From separate verses of Hebrews chapter 7.
Which individuals and geographical location are named?
30 points. 6-part chapter analysis answer.
Excluding Hebrews, which questions are found?

30 points. 6-part chapter analysis answer. From separate verses.
Excluding Hebrews, which questions are found?

Summary

✅ Required to state if the answer will come from consecutive/separate verses*

⚠️ Exception

In the case where an individual or geographical location is named multiple times, unless all of the occurrences of the required answers are consecutive, it must be labeled “From separate verses.”

Suppose Jesus is named in verses 31 and 35, and Peter is named in verse 32. In theory, the question writer could demand verses 31 and 32 or verses 31 and 35, both with the same answer of “Peter, Jesus.” This is required to be labeled “From separate verses.”

This works in the same way it does under the existing rules, with the addition of “From separate verses” or “From consecutive verses.”

20 points. 2-part scripture text question. 5-part answer.
What and whom are described as being, quote, "of Christ"?

20 points. 2-part scripture text question. 5-part answer. From separate verses.
What and whom are described as being, quote, "of Christ"?

20 points. 3-Part answer. From Hebrews.
Who were persecuted?
[H 10:33]   Sometimes you (Hebrews) were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated.
[H 11:37]   They (the faithful) were put to death by stoning; they were sawed in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated—

20 points. 3-Part answer. From separate verses of Hebrews.
Who were persecuted?

⚠️ Exception

In the case where an answer appears multiple times in a chapter, unless all of the occurrences of the required answers are consecutive, it must be labeled “From separate verses.”

Suppose a question asks how the author completes the phrase “of God.” In the chapter, “will of God” appears in verses 17 and 22, and “kingdom of God” appears in verse 18. In theory, the question writer could demand verses 17 and 18 or verses 18 and 22, both with the same answer of “will, kingdom.” This is required to be labeled “From separate verses.”

Summary

✅ Required to state if the answer will come from consecutive/separate verses*

Because the question is asking for a location and not the content of book, chapter, or verse itself, the introductory remarks cannot state “From consecutive/separate verses.”

The introductory remarks remain unchanged.

30 points. 18-part answer.
Jesus is named in which chapters?

This question remains the same.

🚫 Not allowed to use “from consecutive/separate verses”

TypeStates number of versesStates consecutive/separate verses
Give a complete answer
Quotation/Essence (by verse number)
Quotation/Essence (all others)⚠️
Quotation/Essence Completion⚠️ ⚠️ 
Chapter analysis answer⚠️✅ 
Others⚠️
Answer demands books, chapters, or references🚫🚫

✅ = Required
⚠️ = Not required, but optional
🚫 = Not allowed

*If the location portion of the introductory remarks states multiple books, chapters, or section titles, then the introductory remarks do not have to state “from separate verses.”


NOTE: These rules are for the 2022-2023 season. 

If you're looking for the 2021-2022 rules for the Gospel of Matthew, go here.

For more information on why the reference question was removed, go here

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