NIrV Kids' Quest Study Bible: Answers to over 500 Questions about the Bible

NIrV Kids' Quest Study Bible: Answers to over 500 Questions about the Bible

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Overview

How come people lived so long back then? Why did God allow the flood? Is Jesus real?

Kids have LOTS of questions about the Bible and God. The NIr V Kid’s Quest Study Bible is a great resource for kids eager to learn more.

Features include:

  • Over 500 real questions and answers from kids
  • “Quest Challenges” that help kids apply the Bible’s teachings to their own lives by pointing to Scripture
  • Book introductions that help explain what each book of the Bible is about
  • A dictionary and a subject guide that help kids find what they’re looking for
  • A fresh, colorful design with cartoons that makes the Bible fun to look at and use
  • The complete NIr V translation—the NIV for kids! This translation is written at a third grade reading level for children just beginning to explore the Bible on their own

Isn’t it exciting to discover the world, ask how things work, and learn about God and the Bible? With a bright, colorful design, reading and using the Bible is fun.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310744856
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Publication date: 04/19/2016
Pages: 1632
Sales rank: 576,274
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.80(d)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

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NIrV Kids' Quest Study Bible

New International Reader's Version


By Zonderkidz

ZONDERVAN

Copyright © 2005 Zonderkidz
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-310-74491-7



CHAPTER 1

MATTHEW


THE FAMILY LINE OF JESUS THE MESSIAH


1 This is the written story of the family line of Jesus the Messiah He is the son of David. He is also the son of Abraham.

2 Abraham was the father of Isaac. Isaac was the father of Jacob. Jacob was the father of Judah and his brothers. 3 Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah. Tamar was their mother. Perez was the father of Hezron. Hezron was the father of Ram. 4 Ram was the father of Amminadab. Amminadab was the father of Nahshon. Nahshon was the father of Salmon. 5 Salmon was the father of Boaz. Rahab was Boaz's mother. Boaz was the father of Obed. Ruth was Obed's mother. Obed was the father of Jesse. 6 And Jesse was the father of King David.

David was the father of Solomon. Solomon's mother had been Uriah's wife.

7 Solomon was the father of Rehoboam. Rehoboam was the father of Abijah. Abijah was the father of Asa. 8 Asa was the father of Jehoshaphat. Jehoshaphat was the father of Jehoram. Jehoram was the father of Uzziah. 9 Uzziah was the father of Jotham. Jotham was the father of Ahaz. Ahaz was the father of Hezekiah. 10 Hezekiah was the father of Manasseh. Manasseh was the father of Amon. Amon was the father of Josiah. 11 And Josiah was the father of Jeconiah and his brothers. At that time, the Jewish people were forced to go away to Babylon.

12 After this, the family line continued. Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel. Shealtiel was the father of Zerubbabel. 13 Zerubbabel was the father of Abihud. Abihud was the father of Eliakim. Eliakim was the father of Azor. 14 Azor was the father of Zadok. Zadok was the father of Akim. Akim was the father of Elihud. 15 Elihud was the father of Eleazar. Eleazar was the father of Matthan. Matthan was the father of Jacob. 16 Jacob was the father of Joseph. Joseph was the husband of Mary. And Mary was the mother of Jesus, who is called the Messiah.

17 So there were 14 generations from Abraham to David. There were 14 from David until the Jewish people were forced to go away to Babylon. And there were 14 from that time to the Messiah.


JOSEPH ACCEPTS JESUS AS HIS SON

18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about. His mother Mary and Joseph had promised to get married. But before they started to live together, it became clear that she was going to have a baby. She became pregnant by the power of the Holy Spirit. 19 Her husband Joseph was faithful to the law. But he did not want to put her to shame in public. So he planned to divorce her quietly.

20 But as Joseph was thinking about this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. The angel said, "Joseph, son of David, don't be afraid to take Mary home as your wife. The baby inside her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She is going to have a son. You must give him the name Jesus. That's because he will save his people from their sins."

22 All this took place to bring about what the Lord had said would happen. He had said through the prophet, 23 "The virgin is going to have a baby. She will give birth to a son. And he will be called Immanuel." (Isaiah 7:14) The name Immanuel means "God with us."

24 Joseph woke up. He did what the angel of the Lord commanded him to do. He took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not sleep with her until she gave birth to a son. And Joseph gave him the name Jesus.


THE WISE MEN VISIT JESUS

2 Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea. This happened while Herod was king of Judea. After Jesus' birth, Wise Men from the east came to Jerusalem. 2 They asked, "Where is the child who has been born to be king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose. Now we have come to worship him."

3 When King Herod heard about it, he was very upset. Everyone in Jerusalem was troubled too. 4 So Herod called together all the chief priests of the people. He also called the teachers of the law. He asked them where the Messiah was going to be born. 5 "In Bethlehem in Judea," they replied. "This is what the prophet has written. He said,

6 "'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are certainly not the least important among the towns of Judah. A ruler will come out of you. He will rule my people Israel like a shepherd.'" (Micah 5:2)

7 Then Herod secretly called for the Wise Men. He found out from them exactly when the star had appeared. 8 He sent them to Bethlehem. He said, "Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report it to me. Then I can go and worship him too."

9 After the Wise Men had listened to the king, they went on their way. The star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them. It finally stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were filled with joy. 11 The Wise Men went to the house. There they saw the child with his mother Mary. They bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures. They gave him gold, frankincense and myrrh. 12 But God warned them in a dream not to go back to Herod. So they returned to their country on a different road.


JESUS' FAMILY ESCAPES TO EGYPT

13 When the Wise Men had left, Joseph had a dream. In the dream an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph. "Get up!" the angel said. "Take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you to come back. Herod is going to search for the child. He wants to kill him."

14 So Joseph got up. During the night, he left for Egypt with the child and his mother Mary. 15 They stayed there until King Herod died. So the words the Lord had spoken through the prophet came true. He had said, "I brought my son out of Egypt." (Hosea 11:1)

16 Herod realized that the Wise Men had tricked him. So he became very angry. He gave orders about Bethlehem and the area around it. He ordered all the boys two years old and under to be killed. This agreed with the time when the Wise Men had seen the star. 17 In this way, the words Jeremiah the prophet spoke came true. He had said,

18 "A voice is heard in Ramah. It's the sound of crying and deep sadness. Rachel is crying over her children. She refuses to be comforted, because they are gone." (Jeremiah 31:15)


JESUS' FAMILY RETURNS TO NAZARETH

19 After Herod died, Joseph had a dream while he was still in Egypt. In the dream an angel of the Lord appeared to him. 20 The angel said, "Get up! Take the child and his mother. Go to the land of Israel. The people who were trying to kill the child are dead."

21 So Joseph got up. He took the child and his mother Mary back to the land of Israel. 22 But then he heard that Archelaus was king of Judea. Archelaus was ruling in place of his father Herod. This made Joseph afraid to go there. Joseph had been warned in a dream. So he went back to the land of Galilee instead. 23 There he lived in a town called Nazareth. So what the prophets had said about Jesus came true. They had said that he would be called a Nazarene.


JOHN THE BAPTIST PREPARES THE WAY

3 In those days John the Baptist came and preached in the Desert of Judea. 2 He said, "Turn away from your sins! The kingdom of heaven has come near." 3 John is the one Isaiah the prophet had spoken about. He had said,

"A messenger is calling out in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the Lord. Make straight paths for him.'" (Isaiah 40:3)


4 John's clothes were made out of camel's hair. He had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. 5 People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea. They also came from the whole area around the Jordan River. 6 When they confessed their sins, John baptized them in the Jordan.

7 John saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing. He said to them, "You are like a nest of poisonous snakes! Who warned you to escape the coming of God's anger? 8 Live in a way that shows you have turned away from your sins. 9 Don't think you can say to yourselves, 'Abraham is our father." I tell you, God can raise up children for Abraham even from these stones. 10 The ax is ready to cut the roots of the trees. All the trees that don't produce good fruit will be cut down. They will be thrown into the fire.

11 "I baptize you with water, calling you to turn away from your sins. But after me, someone is coming who is more powerful than I am. I'm not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His pitchfork is in his hand to clear the straw from his threshing floor. He will gather his wheat into the storeroom. But he will burn up the husks with fire that can't be put out."


JESUS IS BAPTIZED

13 Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan River. He wanted to be baptized by John. 14 But John tried to stop him. So he told Jesus, "I need to be baptized by you. So why do you come to me?"

15 Jesus replied, "Let it be this way for now. It is right for us to do this. It carries out God's holy plan." Then John agreed.

16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he came up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened. Jesus saw the Spirit of God coming down on him like a dove. 17A voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, and I love him. I am very pleased with him."


JESUS IS TEMPTED IN THE DESERT

4 The Holy Spirit led Jesus into the desert. There the devil tempted him. 2 After 40 days and 40 nights of going without eating, Jesus was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him. He said, "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread."

4 Jesus answered, "It is written, 'Man must not live only on bread. He must also live on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'" (Deuteronomy 8:3)

5 Then the devil took Jesus to the holy city. He had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 "If you are the Son of God," he said, "throw yourself down. It is written,

"'The Lord will command his angels to take good care of you.

They will lift you up in their hands.

Then you won't trip over a stone.'" (Psalm 91:11,12)


7 Jesus answered him, "It is also written, 'Do not test the Lord your God.'" (Deuteronomy 6:16)

8 Finally, the devil took Jesus to a very high mountain. He showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 "If you bow down and worship me," he said, "I will give you all this."

10 Jesus said to him, "Get away from me, Satan! It is written, 'Worship the Lord your God. He is the only one you should serve.' " (Deuteronomy 6:13)

11 Then the devil left Jesus. Angels came and took care of him.


JESUS BEGINS TO PREACH

12 John had been put in prison. When Jesus heard about this, he returned to Galilee. 13 Jesus left Nazareth and went to live in the city of Capernaum. It was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali. 14 In that way, what the prophet Isaiah had said came true. He had said,

15 "Land of Zebulun! Land of Naphtali!

Galilee, where Gentiles live! Land along the Mediterranean Sea! Territory east of the Jordan River!

16 The people who are now living in darkness have seen a great light. They are now living in a very dark land. But a light has shined on them." (Isaiah 9:1,2)


17 From that time on Jesus began to preach. "Turn away from your sins!" he said. "The kingdom of heaven has come near."


JESUS CHOOSES HIS FIRST DISCIPLES

18 One day Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee. There he saw two brothers, Simon Peter and his brother Andrew. They were throwing a net into the lake, because they were fishermen. 19 "Come and follow me," Jesus said. "I will send you out to fish for people." 20 At once they left their nets and followed him.

21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers. They were James, son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee. As they were preparing their nets, Jesus called out to them. 22 Right away they left the boat and their father and followed Jesus.


JESUS HEALS SICK PEOPLE

23 Jesus went all over Galilee. There he taught in the synagogues. He preached the good news of God's kingdom. He healed every illness and sickness the people had. 24 News about him spread all over Syria. People brought to him all who were ill with different kinds of sicknesses. Some were suffering great pain. Others were controlled by demons. Some were shaking wildly. Others couldn't move at all. And Jesus healed all of them. 25 Large crowds followed him. People came from Galilee, from the area known as the Ten Cities, and from Jerusalem and Judea. Others came from the area across the Jordan River.


JESUS TEACHES THE DISCIPLES AND CROWDS

5 Jesus saw the crowds. So he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him. 2 Then he began to teach them.


JESUS GIVES BLESSINGS

He said,

3 "Blessed are those who are spiritually needy. The kingdom of heaven belongs to them. 4 Blessed are those who are sad. They will be comforted. 5 Blessed are those who are humble. They will be given the earth. 6 Blessed are those who are hungry and thirsty for what is right. They will be filled. 7 Blessed are those who show mercy. They will be shown mercy. 8 Blessed are those whose hearts are pure. They will see God. 9 Blessed are those who make peace. They will be called children of God. 10 Blessed are those who suffer for doing what is right. The kingdom of heaven belongs to them.


11 "Blessed are you when people make fun of you and hurt you because of me. You are also blessed when they tell all kinds of evil lies about you because of me. 12 Be joyful and glad. Your reward in heaven is great. In the same way, people hurt the prophets who lived long ago.


SALT AND LIGHT

13 "You are the salt of the earth. But suppose the salt loses its saltiness. How can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything. It will be thrown out. People will walk all over it.

14 "You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill can't be hidden. 15 Also, people do not light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand. Then it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine so others can see it. Then they will see the good things you do. And they will bring glory to your Father who is in heaven.


JESUS FULFILLS THE LAW

17 "Do not think I have come to get rid of what is written in the Law or in the Prophets. I have not come to do this. Instead, I have come to fulfill what is written. 18 What I'm about to tell you is true. Heaven and earth will disappear before the smallest letter disappears from the Law. Not even the smallest mark of a pen will disappear from the Law until everything is completed. 19 Do not ignore even one of the least important commands. And do not teach others to ignore them. If you do, you will be called the least important person in the kingdom of heaven. Instead, practice and teach these commands. Then you will be called important in the kingdom of heaven. 20 Here is what I tell you. You must be more godly than the Pharisees and the teachers of the law. If you are not, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.


(Continues...)

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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction to This Bible, vii–viii,
A Word About the New International Reader's Version, ix–xii,
THE OLD TESTAMENT,
Genesis, 1,
Exodus, 64,
Leviticus, 113,
Numbers, 151,
Deuteronomy, 203,
Joshua, 250,
Judges, 281,
Ruth, 311,
1 Samuel, 316,
2 Samuel, 354,
1 Kings, 386,
2 Kings, 424,
1 Chronicles, 462,
2 Chronicles, 502,
Ezra, 544,
Nehemiah, 558,
Esther, 579,
Job, 588,
Psalms, 629,
Proverbs, 751,
Ecclesiastes, 807,
Songs of Songs, 823,
Isaiah, 832,
Jeremiah, 921,
Lamentations, 1002,
Ezekiel, 1011,
Daniel, 1070,
Hosea, 1090,
Joel, 1105,
Amos, 1111,
Obadiah, 1122,
Jonah, 1125,
Micah, 1129,
Nahum, 1139,
Habakkuk, 1144,
Zephaniah, 1149,
Haggai, 1154,
Zechariah, 1157,
Malachi, 1170,
THE NEW TESTAMENT,
Matthew, 1177,
Mark, 1230,
Luke, 1259,
John, 1312,
Acts, 1350,
Romans, 1393,
1 Corinthians, 1418,
2 Corinthians, 1441,
Galatians, 1455,
Ephesians, 1463,
Philippians, 1473,
Colossians, 1482,
1 Thessalonians, 1489,
2 Thessalonians, 1495,
1 Timothy, 1500,
2 Timothy, 1508,
Titus, 1514,
Philemon, 1518,
Hebrews, 1520,
James, 1539,
1 Peter, 1548,
2 Peter, 1558,
1 John, 1563,
2 John, 1571,
3 John, 1573,
Jude, 1575,
Revelation, 1578,
Dictionary, 1606,
Topical Index, 1615,

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased both the FaithGirlz and Kids' Quest Bibles for my daughter. Both are from Zondervan and are almost impossible to navigate. They freeze up and you must close the book and start over. Often when you do manage to get to a passage you want to read, the page will not turn and the whole irritating process begins again.
Fitzysmom More than 1 year ago
Kids and questions just seem to go hand in hand. Being curious and asking questions is a natural part of learning. It's a good thing and one that we all want to encourage in our kids. But what do you do with all of those questions? One way to handle them is to just answer the question outright. Another way is to show our children how to find the answers for themselves. I personally like the second option. Teaching children how to research an answer gives them lifelong skills that will give them sound discernment especially if they are researching from a trusted resource. I believe that trusted source for answers is the Bible. The new Kids' Quest Study Bible is great for those curious minded kiddos. Throughout the book there are real questions from kids with follow-up commentary and Scripture references that allow the child to read and research for themselves the correct answer. This Bible uses the NIrV translation which is targeted at a third-grade reading level. I like this because it allows younger children that have yet to acquire advanced reading skills to understand what they are reading. This particular translation is also great for those who use English as their second language. If you are looking for a Bible for one of your children you certainly can't go wrong with this particular edition. I received a copy of this Bible to facilitate my review.
SimplyAusomeMom More than 1 year ago
Children often ask questions about the Bible due to curiosity. The Kids Quest Study Bible is a good place to start for them to get those answers. This Bible is written in NIrV translation which is the New International Readers Version which makes it easy to understand like a regular book. This study bible is aimed towards 9-12 year olds but can be used by anyone. Each "book" in the bible has an intro as to what it is about, who wrote it and why it was written. Some of the more detailed questions throughout the books can be found on various pages like: What does God look like? Doesn't God ever get tired of answering prayers? Who created God? These questions give a scripture reference where you can find the answers to these questions. There are over 500 questions about the bible in this bible. I wanted my kids to start reading a bible to bring them closer to God like I have been doing and they started asking questions as kids do about it. Now I have the answers with references to be able to tell them. To further help them on their quest in studying, there are quest clues which gives you a scenario to every day problems that you might encounter in life and it gives you a couple scripture references to read to help bring you through that trial. In the beginning of this study bible it gives you a basic introduction and tells about what you can expect to find throughout this bible. In the back, it gives you a dictionary to look up words that you might not know or need a clearer definition to understand what that word means. Finally, there is a topical index where you can look up something and it will tell you what page to find it on. This is a bible I really feel good about getting for my kids to read and learn about God and all creation. I would definitely recommend this to any parent looking for an easy to understand bible for their child. *DISCLAIMER* I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255
LivingaFitandFulllife More than 1 year ago
NIrV, Kids' Quest Study Bible Answers to over 500 Questions about the Bible by Zondervan is an amazingly awesome book! Kids have so so many questions which is why this NIrV, Kids' Quest Study Bible is absolutely perfect for kids. It contains over 500 questions and answers for kids, has book introductions to help explain what each book of the Bible is about and a dictionary and subject guide help kids find what they’re looking for. My daughter and I have been going through this study Bible and I can honestly tell you that even I've gotten a lot out of it. It's an incredible resource for kids and I highly recommend it! Disclosure: I received product(s) for free, in exchange for my honest review. I only recommend products I've used personally, and believe will be good fit for consumers.
Brittany--Ann More than 1 year ago
Kids always have a lot of questions about the Bible and God. Mine can randomly ask a question any time throughout the day about the Bible or God. That’s one reason we have really been enjoying the NIrV Kid’s Quest Study Bible. This Bible is AMAZING! The NIrV Kids’ Quest Study bible is filled with over 500 questions and answers for kids. And with this being an NIrV, it’s written at a third-grade reading level, so it’s easy to read and understand. I was first introduced to NIrV a few years back and quickly fell in love with this style when it comes to teaching kids and helping them understand the Bible easier. At the beginning of each book, you get a brief introduction. • Who wrote the book? • Why was it written? • What happens in this book? • What do we learn about God in this book? • Who is important in this book? • When did this happen? We love going over these and once again, it’s written in a way so that the kids can understand. Also, the addition of the dictionary as well as the subject guide is fantastic for helping kids find exactly what they are looking for. Throughout this Bible, you’ll find kids’ questions. These are questions that have been asks by kids and they do include an answer. Some questions you might find in the book are: “Why Can’t I have all the things I want?” “Why do people sin when they know it’s wrong?” “How did Noah build a boat that was so big?” “Can angels appear as people?” Without a doubt, I believe out of all four of my kids, I have been asked these questions. Kids are curious and this Bible is great when it comes to giving them the explanation they may need. This Bible also has Quest Challenges to help your child apply the Bible’s teachings to their own life by pointing to scripture. Each Quest Challenges has the following: • I wonder… • Real Life Challenge • Quest Clue NOTE: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Zondervan through BookLook Bloggers for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
AsTheyGrowUp More than 1 year ago
Kids always have a lot of questions about the Bible and God. Mine can randomly ask a question any time throughout the day about the Bible or God. That's one reason we have really been enjoying the NIrV Kid's Quest Study Bible. This Bible is AMAZING! The NIrV Kids' Quest Study bible is filled with over 500 questions and answers for kids. And with this being an NIrV, it's written at a third-grade reading level, so it's easy to read and understand. I was first introduced to NIrV a few years back and quickly fell in love with this style when it comes to teaching kids and helping them understand the Bible easier. At the beginning of each book, you get a brief introduction. • Who wrote the book? • Why was it written? • What happens in this book? • What do we learn about God in this book? • Who is important in this book? • When did this happen? We love going over these and once again, it's written in a way so that the kids can understand. Also, the addition of the dictionary as well as the subject guide is fantastic for helping kids find exactly what they are looking for. Throughout this Bible, you'll find kids' questions. These are questions that have been asks by kids and they do include an answer. Some questions you might find in the book are: "Why Can't I have all the things I want?" "Why do people sin when they know it's wrong?" "How did Noah build a boat that was so big?" "Can angels appear as people?" Without a doubt, I believe out of all four of my kids, I have been asked these questions. Kids are curious and this Bible is great when it comes to giving them the explanation they may need. This Bible also has Quest Challenges to help your child apply the Bible's teachings to their own life by pointing to scripture. Each Quest Challenges has the following: • I wonder... • Real Life Challenge • Quest Clue All in all, I highly recommend this Bible. My third-grader loves it. **I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hate it soso much
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Had the same problem with it freezing up. It's a shame because the kids in my Sunday School like to use my Nook Color and read this version which is on a third grade reading level.