Who Said It in the Old Testament?

A-powerful-way-to-witness-to-someone-using-the-Old-Testament_5In the next two posts we will consider some of the notable quotes from the Old Testament and the New Testament.  This is not intended to be a pursuit of trivia, even though it may challenge you to see how many of them you recognize.  It will be enjoyable and encouraging if you pursue the circumstances and the stories connected to each one of them.  Make it your Bible study for a few weeks.   All quotes are taken from the New International Version of the Bible.  You may even decide to see how other versions translate these statements.  To reference the locations, see the end of the post.

  1. “Speak, for your servant is listening.”
  2. “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
  3. “Surely the LORD is in this place and I was not aware of it…this is the gate of heaven.”
  4. “Here I am, send me.”
  5. “And who knows but that you have come to this royal position for such a time as this?”
  6. “I know that my Redeemer lives and that in the end He will stand upon the earth.”
  7. “Perhaps the LORD will act on our behalf.”
  8. “I have found the Book of the Law in the Temple of the LORD.”
  9. “Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
  10. “If I say, I will not mention Him or speak any more in His name; His Word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut in my bones.  I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.”
  11.  “He has taken me to the banquet hall and his banner over me is love.”
  12. “Am I not in the place of God?  You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”
  13. “If I perish, I perish.”
  14. “How can a person be righteous before God?”
  15. “The Spirit of the LORD spoke through me; His Word was on my tongue.”
  16. “This day is sacred to our LORD.  Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”
  17. “How long will you waver between two opinions?  If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal is god, follow him.”
  18. “Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…but as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”
  19. “Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.”
  20. “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you.”


(1.I Samuel 3:10, 2.Psalm 51:10, 3.Genesis 12:16-17, 4.Isaiah 6:8, 5.Esther 4:14, 6.Job 19:25, 7.I Samuel 14:6, 8.II Kings 22:8, 9.Joshua 1:9, 10.Jeremiah 20:9, 11.Song of Solomon 2:4, 12.Genesis 50:19-20. 13.Esther 4:16, 14.Job 9:2, 15.II Samuel 23:2, 16.Nehemiah 8:10, 17.I Kings 18:21, 18.Joshua 24:15, 19.Ruth 1:16, 20.Joshua 3:5)