Find What’s In the Bible – Bible Scavenger Hunt

One of the things I really want to encourage my youth group students to do more of is to read the Bible. In order to do that, they need to be able to find their way around in this book that we love. So, I saw a few ideas on Pinterest for Bible Scavenger Hunts and decided that I would create my own. I wanted them to have to actually look up the verses in order to find the answers and I wanted the items they had to find to be objects already in the church somewhere. So…this is what I came up with. Feel free to use my ideas or adapt them for your own use. (NOTE: If you want an easy answer sheet for each of these items, you can download the PDF answer sheet at the bottom of this page. Or you can just discover the answers for yourself.)

“Find What’s In the Bible” Scavenger Hunt

INSTRUCTIONS: Read the clue. Look up the Bible verse. Solve the clue. Find the item. Bring the item to the judges (A.K.A. the youth leaders). Repeat with the next clue until all items have been found.

  1. Whoever gives you THIS because you bear the name of Christ will by no means lose the reward: Mark 9:41
  2. Elisha asked the people of Jericho to bring him a bowl with THIS in it: 2 Kings 2:20
  3. David put his hand in THIS to find a stone for his fight against Goliath: 1 Samuel 17:49
  4. Put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace as THIS: Ephesians 6:15
  5. Jesus tells John that he has THIS of Death and Hades: Revelation 1:18
  6. John says, Although I have much to write to you, I would rather not use THIS and THIS: 2 John 1:12
  7. In the upper room, Jesus got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a THIS around himself: John 13:4
  8. Moses tells the Levites, Take THIS and put it beside the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God: Deuteronomy 31:26
  9. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under THIS: Matthew 5:15
  10. All flesh is like grass and all its glory like THIS: 1 Peter 1:24
  11. The priests of Israel adorned their robes with pomegranates and THIS: Exodus 39:25
  12. Lydia was a dealer in THIS: Acts 16:14
  13. A nazarite makes a vow to not drink wine or strong drink, wine vinegar or other vinegar, or even THIS: Numbers 6:3
  14. A prophet waited along the side of the road for the king, disguised with THIS over his eyes: 1 Kings 20:38
  15. The message about THIS is foolishness to those who are perishing: 1 Corinthians 1:18
  16. God tells the Israelite people that though they use a lot of THIS, the stain of their guilt is still before him: Jeremiah 2:22

NOTE: I used the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) in creating these clues. If you plan to use a different translation, please check the verses to make sure they provide the correct answers to the clues.

I hope you enjoy this scavenger hunt! Click this link for the answer sheet (PDF): Answer Sheet

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