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Thorns in The Bible
A prickly quiz! The Bible has over 50 references to thorns. Pick your answers carefully.
#1 Who was made to wear a crown of thorns before he was put to death?
John the Baptist
Judas, the traitor
#2 To whom were the following words spoken? "Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field."
#3 Name the missionary of the early Church who complained of "a thorn in my flesh".
#4 When Jesus asked, "Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?" He was advising His followers _____.
That they would reap what they sowed
Where to go for good food
How to recognize false prophets
To be diligent in their gardening
#5 Complete this quote from the book of Ecclesiastes. "Like the crackling of thorns under the pot, so is the _____ of fools."
#6 According to the Bible, who wrote or spoke these words? "In the paths of the wicked lie thorns and snares, but he who guards his soul stays far from them."
#7 Complete the following proverb, which depicts the opposite of wisdom. "Like a thornbush in a drunkard's hand is a proverb in the mouth of a _____."
1 word, 4 letters.
#8 Which flower fits in the gap? "Like a _____ among thorns is my darling among the maidens."
#9 Which prophet promises that, when people turn back to God, "Instead of the thornbush will grow the pine tree, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow"?
#10 Jesus told a parable about a sower whose seed fell in different places - a path, rocky places, among thorns, and in good soil. The seed that fell among thorns is seed _____.
That never takes root
Snatched away by the evil one
That never had a chance
Choked by worries and the deceitfulness of wealth
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