The Christian Bible Reference Site
A quick summary of the Bible Frequently asked questions about the Bible and its teachings Bible stories for children, teens, adults and all ages The Bible's wisdom. Family Life, Wealth, Good vs. Evil and more Jesus' teachings. Includes Bible quotes and maps. Test your knowledge of the Bible with these interactive quizzes Interactive crossword puzzles with Biblical themes Interactive word search puzzles with Biblical themes Bible Studies for groups or personal use Get a personal answer to a Bible question Topical index for our Website Search our Website Information about our Website Comments, corrections or suggestions? Send them to us

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The Christian Bible Reference Site is devoted to better understanding the Bible and its messages for the modern world.

Features include Summary of the Bible , Bible FAQ, Bible Stories, Wisdom of the Bible, Jesus' Teachings, as Told in the Gospels, Bible Quizzes, Bible Crossword Puzzles, Bible Word Search Puzzles, Bible Studies, and Ask a Bible Question.

Bible Verses of the Week

Jesus is Arrested

47 While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, arrived; with him was a large crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the elders of the people. 48 Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “The one I will kiss is the man; arrest him.” 49 At once he came up to Jesus and said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed him. 50 Jesus said to him, “Friend, do what you are here to do.” Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and arrested him.

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Those who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas the high priest, in whose house the scribes and the elders had gathered. 58 But Peter was following him at a distance, as far as the courtyard of the high priest; and going inside, he sat with the guards in order to see how this would end. 59 Now the chief priests and the whole council were looking for false testimony against Jesus so that they might put him to death, 60 but they found none, though many false witnesses came forward. At last two came forward 61 and said, “This fellow said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God and to build it in three days.’ ” 62 The high priest stood up and said, “Have you no answer? What is it that they testify against you?” 63 But Jesus was silent. Then the high priest said to him, “I put you under oath before the living God, tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God.” 64 Jesus said to him, “You have said so. But I tell you, From now on you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power and coming on the clouds of heaven.” 65 Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, “He has blasphemed! Why do we still need witnesses? You have now heard his blasphemy. 66 What is your verdict?” They answered, “He deserves death.” (NRSV, Matthew 26:47-50, 57-66)

Judas, who had schemed to betray Jesus, carried out his plan by leading the chief priest's mob to where Jesus and the disciples were camping at the Mount of Olives. They took Jesus to the palace of Caiaphas the high priest for a mock trial before the Sanhedrin, the Jewish ruling council. The council went through the formality of sentencing Jesus to death. However, the council did not have the authority to carry out the sentence. For that they needed the cooperation of the occupying Roman forces.

It seemed like Jesus' ministry was ending in failure, but it was all part of God's plan for our salvation (Matthew 16:21-23, 20:28, 26:36-39, Luke 24:26, John 12:24, 15:13).

Summary of the Bible

Summary and History of the Bible is a quick overview of the Bible. Topics include What is the Bible?, The Old Testament: Background and Synopsis, The New Testament: Background and Synopsis, Unity of the Bible, Bible Interpretation, Bible Translations, Books of the Old Testament and Books of the New Testament.

Bible FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions about the Bible

Bible FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions about the Bible. Here are the answers to Bible questions that we have been asked most often.

Bible Stories

Bible Stories. Well known Bible stories for children, teens, adults and all ages. Includes Creation, Noah's Ark, Abraham, The Tower of Babel, The Sermon on the Mount, The Birth of Jesus, The Good Samaritan, Easter and more.

Wisdom of the Bible

Wisdom of the Bible is an exploration of the Bible's major wisdom teachings as they relate to everyday life. Topics include Family Life, Generosity, Government, Wealth, Humility, Good vs. Evil, and Bible Translations.

Jesus' Teachings, as Told in the Gospels

Jesus' Teachings, as Told in the Gospels. The Gospels, Who is Jesus?, God's Love for Mankind, The Kingdom of God, Love the Lord Your God, Love Your Neighbor as Yourself, The Parables of Jesus, chronological table and map of Jesus' life and ministry.

Bible Quizzes

Bible Quizzes. Test your knowledge of the Bible with these automatically scored quizzes. Topics include Books of the Bible, Famous Quotations, Bible Basics, Youth Section, Famous Stories, Parables of Jesus, Moses, Jesus' Life and Ministry, Jesus' Teachings and Bible Versions. A new "Quiz of the Week" is posted every Wednesday.

Bible Crossword Puzzles

Bible Crossword Puzzles. Interactive crossword puzzles with Biblical themes. Solve them on-screen or print them to solve on paper.

Bible Word Search Puzzles

Bible Word Search Puzzles. Interactive word search puzzles with Biblical themes. Find all the Bible words in the puzzles. The leftover letters reveal the mystery word. Solve them on-screen or print them to solve on paper.

Bible Studies

Bible Studies. Nonsectarian, devotional, and suitable for use by all Christians. Each lesson consists of a Bible reading assignment and a number of thought-provoking questions intended to lead us to a deeper understanding of the Bible and how it applies to our faith and our lives.

Ask a Bible Question

Ask a Bible Question. Want to know what the Bible has to say on a particular topic? Or where to find a particular verse? Or some other Bible question? Ask here to get a personal reply by e‑mail. Sorry, but we can't help with academic or trivia questions.

Master Index

Master Index. An index of everything on this site.

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About The Christian Bible Reference Site

About Us. Information about the Christian Bible Reference Site. What, who and why.

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Copyright Notices and Terms of Use. How to use the materials at this site in publications or online.

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