100 Bible Verses about Questions

Job 38:3 ESV / 159 helpful votes

Dress for action like a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me.

John 18:38 ESV / 115 helpful votes

Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” After he had said this, he went back outside to the Jews and told them, “I find no guilt in him.

Luke 2:46 ESV / 89 helpful votes

After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.

Matthew 7:7 ESV / 89 helpful votes

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Genesis 3:9 ESV / 82 helpful votes

But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?”

Matthew 16:15 ESV / 71 helpful votes

He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

Matthew 27:46 ESV / 69 helpful votes

And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

Matthew 22:41-46 ESV / 67 helpful votes

Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?” They said to him, “The son of David.” He said to them, “How is it then that David, in the Spirit, calls him Lord, saying, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet”’? If then David calls him Lord, how is he his son?” ...

Job 40:7 ESV / 57 helpful votes

“Dress for action like a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me.

Jeremiah 33:3 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

Mark 8:29 ESV / 40 helpful votes

And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.”

John 3:4 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?”

Luke 10:29 ESV / 37 helpful votes

But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

Isaiah 1:18 ESV / 37 helpful votes

“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.

Acts 8:30 ESV / 36 helpful votes

So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?”

1 Peter 3:15 ESV / 34 helpful votes

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

Acts 1:6 ESV / 32 helpful votes

So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?”

Matthew 16:13-15 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

Exodus 3:11 ESV / 25 helpful votes

But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?”

Genesis 4:9 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother's keeper?”

Acts 9:5 ESV / 24 helpful votes

And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.

John 21:15-17 ESV / 24 helpful votes

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.

Luke 2:49 ESV / 24 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?”

1 Kings 19:9 ESV / 24 helpful votes

There he came to a cave and lodged in it. And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

Genesis 3:11 ESV / 24 helpful votes

He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?”

Genesis 3:1 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?”

Matthew 16:13 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”

1 Corinthians 14:35 ESV / 20 helpful votes

If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church.

Acts 8:30-31 ESV / 20 helpful votes

So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.

Acts 1:6-7 ESV / 20 helpful votes

So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority.

Malachi 3:10 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Luke 2:48-49 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And when his parents saw him, they were astonished. And his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been searching for you in great distress.” And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?”

James 1:19 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

John 20:15 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.”

John 1:38 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, “What are you seeking?” And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?”

Luke 20:3-4 ESV / 16 helpful votes

He answered them, “I also will ask you a question. Now tell me, was the baptism of John from heaven or from man?”

Luke 18:18 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And a ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

Proverbs 18:17 ESV / 16 helpful votes

The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him.

Proverbs 18:1-19:29 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment. A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion. When wickedness comes, contempt comes also, and with dishonor comes disgrace. The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook. It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the righteous of justice. ...

James 2:14-26 ESV / 13 helpful votes

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. ...

Acts 17:11 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

Luke 3:10 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And the crowds asked him, “What then shall we do?”

Mark 8:27-29 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.”

James 1:5 ESV / 12 helpful votes

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Acts 9:4 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And falling to the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?”

Luke 24:38 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?

Luke 10:36 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?”

Mark 4:38 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?”

Jeremiah 1:6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth.”

Psalm 35:11 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Malicious witnesses rise up; they ask me of things that I do not know.

Exodus 4:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Then Moses answered, “But behold, they will not believe me or listen to my voice, for they will say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you.’”

Matthew 16:13-16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

Deuteronomy 4:29 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But from there you will seek the Lord your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Ephesians 6:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

Mark 10:2-3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” He answered them, “What did Moses command you?”

Mark 9:33 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And they came to Capernaum. And when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?”

Habakkuk 1:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not hear? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save?

Exodus 3:13 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?”

Acts 19:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”

Acts 9:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.”

Acts 1:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority.

John 18:33-38 ESV / 8 helpful votes

So Pilate entered his headquarters again and called Jesus and said to him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “Do you say this of your own accord, or did others say it to you about me?” Pilate answered, “Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered you over to me. What have you done?” Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.” Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” ...

Luke 20:41-44 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But he said to them, “How can they say that the Christ is David's son? For David himself says in the Book of Psalms, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.”’ David thus calls him Lord, so how is he his son?”

Luke 20:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

He answered them, “I also will ask you a question. Now tell me,

Luke 10:25-29 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.” But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

Luke 3:10-14 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And the crowds asked him, “What then shall we do?” And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.” Tax collectors also came to be baptized and said to him, “Teacher, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Collect no more than you are authorized to do.” Soldiers also asked him, “And we, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation, and be content with your wages.”

Luke 2:48 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And when his parents saw him, they were astonished. And his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been searching for you in great distress.”

Matthew 27:11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Now Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus said, “You have said so.”

Matthew 22:42 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?” They said to him, “The son of David.”

Matthew 22:41 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question,

Proverbs 21:20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man's dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.

Psalm 42:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I say to God, my rock: “Why have you forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?”

Psalm 10:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Why, O Lord, do you stand far away? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?

Psalm 8:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

What is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?

Job 38:1-3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said: “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Dress for action like a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me.

1 Kings 19:9-13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

There he came to a cave and lodged in it. And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” He said, “I have been very jealous for the Lord, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away.” And he said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper. And when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a voice to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

Exodus 4:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But he said, “Oh, my Lord, please send someone else.”

Exodus 4:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But Moses said to the Lord, “Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue.”

Proverbs 17:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife.

Genesis 37:1-36 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Jacob lived in the land of his father's sojournings, in the land of Canaan. These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was pasturing the flock with his brothers. He was a boy with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives. And Joseph brought a bad report of them to their father. Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his sons, because he was the son of his old age. And he made him a robe of many colors. But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peacefully to him. Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more. ...

Luke 15:20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.

1 Corinthians 14:33 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints,

Acts 16:30 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Then he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

Luke 9:20 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” And Peter answered, “The Christ of God.”

Luke 1:37 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Matthew 22:36-37 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.

Matthew 9:6-8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he then said to the paralytic—“Rise, pick up your bed and go home.” And he rose and went home. When the crowds saw it, they were afraid, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

Isaiah 45:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Truly, you are a God who hides himself, O God of Israel, the Savior.

Proverbs 25:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 Peter 3:18-22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, because they formerly did not obey, when God's patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water. Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him.

1 Peter 3:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,

Hebrews 11:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.

Philippians 2:12-13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

2 Corinthians 4:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God.

1 Corinthians 13:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

1 Corinthians 4:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?

1 Corinthians 4:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God.

Romans 9:20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?”

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