Multiple “Signs” of Intelligence in the Bible

Read about Howard Gardner’s eight “signs” of intelligence.

Set A
Luke 10:38-42
What does Mary do?

John 11:5
What is Jesus’ attitude toward Mary, Martha and Lazarus?

John 11:20-22
What is Martha’s faith based on? Logic? A Convincing argument? Her relationship with Jesus.

Set B
Exodus 4:10-17
What is Aaron’s role?

Acts 8:26-38
Who are the two people in this story?
Why does one of them choose to be baptized?

Set C
2ChroniclEsther 5:11-14
What happens right before God’s presence fills the temple?

1Samuel 16:23
Who calms Saul and how?

Set D
John 1:3-9
How is Jesus described in this passage?

Mark 13:24-27
How does Jesus speak about the second coming?

Ezekiel 1:4-28
Ezerkial uses (music / logic / images / human relationships) to help understand God.

Set E
Exodus 18:13-27
What is Moses’ problem?
Who helps him solve it in a logical step by step way?

John 11:16
Who has a very matter-of-fact attitude?
What does he say?

John 20:24-29
Whose need for proof does Jesus understand and accept?

Set F
Luke 5:4-11
When does Peter first begin to understand Jesus?

Matthew 14:24-33
What does Peter do when he sees Jesus?

Matthew 17:1-8
What does Peter suggest in this passage?

John 13:3-10
What does Jesus do? how does Peter respond?
Based on these passages, which of the intelligences does Peter often use to understand and respond to Jesus?

Set G
Romans 7:14-23
Who does Paul talk about as he tries to explain law and grace?

1Corinthians 2:1-5
What does Paul say helped reveal the power and the Spirit?

2 Corinthians 12:7-10
Paul understands that in his ________ the _____ that God has given him is visible.

Which of the intelligences is Paul using in these passages to help people understand God.

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John 11:5
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5Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister Mary, and Lazarus.

John 11:20-22
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20Martha therefore, as soon as she heard that Jesus had come, went to meet him: but Mary sat at home.
21Martha therefore said to Jesus: Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
22But now also I know that whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.

Acts 8:26-38
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26Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying: Arise, go towards the south, to the way that goeth down from Jerusalem into Gaza: this is desert.
27And rising up, he went. And behold a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch, of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge over all her treasures, had come to Jerusalem to adore.
28And he was returning, sitting in this chariot, and reading Isaias the prophet.
29And the Spirit said to Philip: Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.
30And Philip running thither, heard him reading the prophet Isaias. And he said: Thinkest thou that thou understandest what thou readest?
31Who said: And how can I, unless some man shew me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.
32And the place of the scripture which he was reading was this: He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb without voice before his shearer, so openeth he not his mouth.
33In humility his judgment was taken away. His generation who shall declare, for his life shall be taken from the earth?
34And the eunuch answering Philip, said: I beseech thee, of whom doth the prophet speak this? of himself, or of some other man?
35Then Philip, opening his mouth, and beginning at this scripture, preached unto him Jesus.
36And as they went on their way, they came to a certain water; and the eunuch said: See, here is water: what doth hinder me from being baptized?
37And Philip said: If thou believest with all thy heart, thou mayest. And he answering, said: I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
38And he commanded the chariot to stand still; and they went down into the water, both Philip and the eunuch: and he baptized him.

Esther 5:11-14
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11And he declared to them the greatness of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and with how great glory the king had advanced him above all his princes and servants.
12And after this he said: Queen Esther also hath invited no other to the banquet with the king, but me: and with her I am also to dine tomorrow with the king:
13And whereas I have all these things, I think I have nothing, so long as I see Mardochai the Jew sitting before the king’s gate.
14Then Zares his wife, and the rest of his friends answered him: Order a great beam to be prepared, fifty cubits high, and in the morning speak to the king, that Mardochai may be hanged upon it, and so thou shalt go full of joy with the king to the banquet. The counsel pleased him, and he commanded a high gibbet to be prepared.

Mark 13:24-27
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24But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light.
25And the stars of heaven shall be falling down, and the powers that are in heaven, shall be moved.
26And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds, with great power and glory.
27And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

Ezekiel 1:4-28
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4And I saw, and behold a whirlwind came out of the north: and a great cloud, and a fire infolding it, and brightness was about it: and out of the midst thereof, that is, out of the midst of the fire, as it were the resemblance of amber:
5And in the midst thereof the likeness of four living creatures: and this was their appearance: there was the likeness of a man in them.
6Every one had four faces, and every one four wings.
7Their feet were straight feet, and the sole of their foot was like the sole of a calf’s foot, and they sparkled like the appearance of glowing brass.
8And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides: and they bad faces, and wings on the four sides,
9And the wings of one were joined to the wings of another. They turned not when they went: but every one went straight forward.
10And as for the likeness of their faces: there was the face of a man, and the face of a lion on the right side of all the four: and the face of an ox, on the left side of all the four: and the face of an eagle over all the four.
11And their faces, and their wings were stretched upward: two wings of every one were joined, and two covered their bodies:
12And every one of them went straight forward: whither the impulse of the spirit was to go, thither they went: and they turned not when they went.
13And as for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like that of burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps. This was the vision running to and fro in the midst of the living creatures, a bright fire, and lightning going forth from the fire.
14And the living creatures ran and returned like flashes of lightning.
15Now as I beheld the living creatures, there appeared upon the earth by the living creatures one wheel with four faces.
16And the appearance of the wheels, and the work of them was like the appearance of the sea: and the four had all one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the midst of a wheel.
17When they went, they went by their four parts: and they turned not when they went.
18The wheels had also a size, and a height, and a dreadful appearance: and the whole body was full of eyes round about all the four.
19And when the living creatures went, the wheels also went together by them: and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels also were lifted up with them.
20Whithersoever the spirit went, thither as the spirit went the wheels also were lifted up withal, and followed it: for the spirit of life was in the wheels.
21When those went these went, and when those stood these stood, and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels also were lifted up together, and followed them: for the spirit of life was in the wheels.
22And over the heads of the living creatures was the likeness of the firmament, as the appearance of crystal terrible to behold, and stretched out over their heads above.
23And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one toward the other, every one with two wings covered his body, and the other was covered in like manner.
24And I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of many waters, as it were the voice of the most high God: when they walked, it was like the voice of a multitude, like the noise of an army, and when they stood, their wings were let down.
25For when a voice came from above the firmament, that was over their heads, they stood, and let down their wings.
26And above the firmament that was over their heads, was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of the sapphire stone, and upon the likeness of the throne, was a likeness as of the appearance of a man above upon it.
27And I saw as it were the resemblance of amber as the appearance of fire within it round about: from his loins and upward, and from his loins downward, I saw as it were the resemblance of fire shining round about.
28As the appearance of the rainbow when it is in a cloud on a rainy day: this was the appearance of the brightness round about.

John 11:16
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16Thomas therefore, who is called Didymus, said to his fellow disciples: Let us also go, that we may die with him.

John 20:24-29
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24Now Thomas, one of the twelve, who is called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.
25The other disciples therefore said to him: We have seen the Lord. But he said to them: Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.
26And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them. Jesus cometh, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said: Peace be to you.
27Then he saith to Thomas: Put in thy finger hither, and see my hands; and bring hither thy hand, and put it into my side; and be not faithless, but believing.
28Thomas answered, and said to him: My Lord, and my God.
29Jesus saith to him: Because thou hast seen me, Thomas, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and have believed.

Matthew 14:24-33
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24But the boat in the midst of the sea was tossed with the waves: for the wind was contrary.
25And in the fourth watch of the night, he came to them walking upon the sea.
26And they seeing him walk upon the sea, were troubled, saying: It is an apparition. And they cried out for fear.
27And immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying: Be of good heart: it is I, fear ye not.
28And Peter making answer, said: Lord, if it be thou, bid me come to thee upon the waters.
29And he said: Come. And Peter going down out of the boat, walked upon the water to come to Jesus.
30But seeing the wind strong, he was afraid: and when he began to sink, he cried out, saying: Lord, save me.
31And immediately Jesus stretching forth his hand took hold of him, and said to him: O thou of little faith, why didst thou doubt?
32And when they were come up into the boat, the wind ceased.
33And they that were in the boat came and adored him, saying: Indeed thou art the Son of God.

Matthew 17:1-8
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1And after six days Jesus taketh unto him Peter and James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart:
2And he was transfigured before them. And his face did shine as the sun: and his garments became white as snow.
3And behold there appeared to them Moses and Elias talking with him.
4And Peter answering, said to Jesus: Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
5And as he was yet speaking, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them. And lo, a voice out of the cloud, saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: hear ye him.
6And the disciples hearing, fell upon their face, and were very much afraid.
7And Jesus came and touched them: and said to them, Arise, and fear not.
8And they lifting up their eyes saw no one but only Jesus.

John 13:3-10
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3Knowing that the Father had given him all things into his hands, and that he came from God, and goeth to God;
4He riseth from supper, and layeth aside his garments, and having taken a towel, girded himself.
5After that, he putteth water into a basin, and began to wash the feet of the disciples, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
6He cometh therefore to Simon Peter. And Peter saith to him: Lord, dost thou wash my feet?
7Jesus answered, and said to him: What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
8Peter saith to him: Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him: If I wash thee not, thou shalt have no part with me.
9Simon Peter saith to him: Lord, not only my feet, but also my hands and my head.
10Jesus saith to him: He that is washed, needeth not but to wash his feet, but is clean wholly. And you are clean, but not all.

2 Corinthians 12:7-10
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7And lest the greatness of the revelations should exalt me, there was given me a sting of my flesh, an angel of Satan, to buffet me.
8For which thing thrice I besought the Lord, that it might depart from me.
9And he said to me: My grace is sufficient for thee; for power is made perfect in infirmity. Gladly therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
10For which cause I please myself in my infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ. For when I am weak, then am I powerful.

John 11:5
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5Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister Mary, and Lazarus.

John 11:20-22
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20Martha therefore, as soon as she heard that Jesus had come, went to meet him: but Mary sat at home.
21Martha therefore said to Jesus: Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
22But now also I know that whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.

Acts 8:26-38
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26Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying: Arise, go towards the south, to the way that goeth down from Jerusalem into Gaza: this is desert.
27And rising up, he went. And behold a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch, of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge over all her treasures, had come to Jerusalem to adore.
28And he was returning, sitting in this chariot, and reading Isaias the prophet.
29And the Spirit said to Philip: Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.
30And Philip running thither, heard him reading the prophet Isaias. And he said: Thinkest thou that thou understandest what thou readest?
31Who said: And how can I, unless some man shew me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.
32And the place of the scripture which he was reading was this: He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb without voice before his shearer, so openeth he not his mouth.
33In humility his judgment was taken away. His generation who shall declare, for his life shall be taken from the earth?
34And the eunuch answering Philip, said: I beseech thee, of whom doth the prophet speak this? of himself, or of some other man?
35Then Philip, opening his mouth, and beginning at this scripture, preached unto him Jesus.
36And as they went on their way, they came to a certain water; and the eunuch said: See, here is water: what doth hinder me from being baptized?
37And Philip said: If thou believest with all thy heart, thou mayest. And he answering, said: I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
38And he commanded the chariot to stand still; and they went down into the water, both Philip and the eunuch: and he baptized him.

Esther 5:11-14
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11And he declared to them the greatness of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and with how great glory the king had advanced him above all his princes and servants.
12And after this he said: Queen Esther also hath invited no other to the banquet with the king, but me: and with her I am also to dine tomorrow with the king:
13And whereas I have all these things, I think I have nothing, so long as I see Mardochai the Jew sitting before the king’s gate.
14Then Zares his wife, and the rest of his friends answered him: Order a great beam to be prepared, fifty cubits high, and in the morning speak to the king, that Mardochai may be hanged upon it, and so thou shalt go full of joy with the king to the banquet. The counsel pleased him, and he commanded a high gibbet to be prepared.

Mark 13:24-27
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24But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light.
25And the stars of heaven shall be falling down, and the powers that are in heaven, shall be moved.
26And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds, with great power and glory.
27And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

Ezekiel 1:4-28
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4And I saw, and behold a whirlwind came out of the north: and a great cloud, and a fire infolding it, and brightness was about it: and out of the midst thereof, that is, out of the midst of the fire, as it were the resemblance of amber:
5And in the midst thereof the likeness of four living creatures: and this was their appearance: there was the likeness of a man in them.
6Every one had four faces, and every one four wings.
7Their feet were straight feet, and the sole of their foot was like the sole of a calf’s foot, and they sparkled like the appearance of glowing brass.
8And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides: and they bad faces, and wings on the four sides,
9And the wings of one were joined to the wings of another. They turned not when they went: but every one went straight forward.
10And as for the likeness of their faces: there was the face of a man, and the face of a lion on the right side of all the four: and the face of an ox, on the left side of all the four: and the face of an eagle over all the four.
11And their faces, and their wings were stretched upward: two wings of every one were joined, and two covered their bodies:
12And every one of them went straight forward: whither the impulse of the spirit was to go, thither they went: and they turned not when they went.
13And as for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like that of burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps. This was the vision running to and fro in the midst of the living creatures, a bright fire, and lightning going forth from the fire.
14And the living creatures ran and returned like flashes of lightning.
15Now as I beheld the living creatures, there appeared upon the earth by the living creatures one wheel with four faces.
16And the appearance of the wheels, and the work of them was like the appearance of the sea: and the four had all one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the midst of a wheel.
17When they went, they went by their four parts: and they turned not when they went.
18The wheels had also a size, and a height, and a dreadful appearance: and the whole body was full of eyes round about all the four.
19And when the living creatures went, the wheels also went together by them: and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels also were lifted up with them.
20Whithersoever the spirit went, thither as the spirit went the wheels also were lifted up withal, and followed it: for the spirit of life was in the wheels.
21When those went these went, and when those stood these stood, and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels also were lifted up together, and followed them: for the spirit of life was in the wheels.
22And over the heads of the living creatures was the likeness of the firmament, as the appearance of crystal terrible to behold, and stretched out over their heads above.
23And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one toward the other, every one with two wings covered his body, and the other was covered in like manner.
24And I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of many waters, as it were the voice of the most high God: when they walked, it was like the voice of a multitude, like the noise of an army, and when they stood, their wings were let down.
25For when a voice came from above the firmament, that was over their heads, they stood, and let down their wings.
26And above the firmament that was over their heads, was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of the sapphire stone, and upon the likeness of the throne, was a likeness as of the appearance of a man above upon it.
27And I saw as it were the resemblance of amber as the appearance of fire within it round about: from his loins and upward, and from his loins downward, I saw as it were the resemblance of fire shining round about.
28As the appearance of the rainbow when it is in a cloud on a rainy day: this was the appearance of the brightness round about.

John 11:16
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16Thomas therefore, who is called Didymus, said to his fellow disciples: Let us also go, that we may die with him.

John 20:24-29
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24Now Thomas, one of the twelve, who is called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.
25The other disciples therefore said to him: We have seen the Lord. But he said to them: Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.
26And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them. Jesus cometh, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said: Peace be to you.
27Then he saith to Thomas: Put in thy finger hither, and see my hands; and bring hither thy hand, and put it into my side; and be not faithless, but believing.
28Thomas answered, and said to him: My Lord, and my God.
29Jesus saith to him: Because thou hast seen me, Thomas, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and have believed.

Matthew 14:24-33
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24But the boat in the midst of the sea was tossed with the waves: for the wind was contrary.
25And in the fourth watch of the night, he came to them walking upon the sea.
26And they seeing him walk upon the sea, were troubled, saying: It is an apparition. And they cried out for fear.
27And immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying: Be of good heart: it is I, fear ye not.
28And Peter making answer, said: Lord, if it be thou, bid me come to thee upon the waters.
29And he said: Come. And Peter going down out of the boat, walked upon the water to come to Jesus.
30But seeing the wind strong, he was afraid: and when he began to sink, he cried out, saying: Lord, save me.
31And immediately Jesus stretching forth his hand took hold of him, and said to him: O thou of little faith, why didst thou doubt?
32And when they were come up into the boat, the wind ceased.
33And they that were in the boat came and adored him, saying: Indeed thou art the Son of God.

Matthew 17:1-8
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1And after six days Jesus taketh unto him Peter and James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart:
2And he was transfigured before them. And his face did shine as the sun: and his garments became white as snow.
3And behold there appeared to them Moses and Elias talking with him.
4And Peter answering, said to Jesus: Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
5And as he was yet speaking, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them. And lo, a voice out of the cloud, saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: hear ye him.
6And the disciples hearing, fell upon their face, and were very much afraid.
7And Jesus came and touched them: and said to them, Arise, and fear not.
8And they lifting up their eyes saw no one but only Jesus.

John 13:3-10
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3Knowing that the Father had given him all things into his hands, and that he came from God, and goeth to God;
4He riseth from supper, and layeth aside his garments, and having taken a towel, girded himself.
5After that, he putteth water into a basin, and began to wash the feet of the disciples, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
6He cometh therefore to Simon Peter. And Peter saith to him: Lord, dost thou wash my feet?
7Jesus answered, and said to him: What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
8Peter saith to him: Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him: If I wash thee not, thou shalt have no part with me.
9Simon Peter saith to him: Lord, not only my feet, but also my hands and my head.
10Jesus saith to him: He that is washed, needeth not but to wash his feet, but is clean wholly. And you are clean, but not all.

2 Corinthians 12:7-10
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7And lest the greatness of the revelations should exalt me, there was given me a sting of my flesh, an angel of Satan, to buffet me.
8For which thing thrice I besought the Lord, that it might depart from me.
9And he said to me: My grace is sufficient for thee; for power is made perfect in infirmity. Gladly therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
10For which cause I please myself in my infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ. For when I am weak, then am I powerful.

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