Bible Reading Schedule

A guide for systematic Bible reading


How to use this schedule:

To read through the Bible in one year, follow both the Old Testament and New Testament readings.  You may read the Old Testament in the morning and the New Testament in the evening.  Or, you may read from both the Old Testament and New Testament in one sitting.  Both selections would probably take about 30 minutes.

If you wish to go more slowly and read the Bible in two years, you can follow the Old Testament reading on one day and the New Testament reading on the next day. Or, if you wish to read the Bible at your own pace, just cross off the chapters that you read each day.

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MORNING
(Old Testament)

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

DATE

READING

DATE

READING

DATE

READING

1

GEN.

1,2

1

EX.

24,25,26

1

NUM.

16,17

2

GEN.

3,4,5

2

EX.

27,28

2

NUM.

18,19

3

GEN.

6,7,8

3

EX.

29,30

3

NUM.

20,21

4

GEN.

9,10,11

4

EX.

31,32

4

NUM.

22,23

5

GEN.

12,13,14

5

EX.

33,34

5

NUM.

24,25

6

GEN.

15,16,17

6

EX.

35,36

6

NUM.

26,27

7

GEN.

18,19

7

EX.

37,38

7

NUM.

28,29

8

GEN.

20,21,22

8

EX.

39,40

8

NUM.

30,31

9

GEN.

23,24

9

LEV.

1,2,3

9

NUM.

32,33

10

GEN.

25,26

10

LEV.

4,5

10

NUM.

34,35,36

11

GEN.

27,28

11

LEV.

6,7

11

DEUT.

1,2

12

GEN.

29,30

12

LEV.

8,9

12

DEUT.

3,4

13

GEN.

31,32

13

LEV.

10,11

13

DEUT.

5,6

14

GEN.

33,34,35

14

LEV.

12,13

14

DEUT.

7,8,9

15

GEN.

36,37

15

LEV.

14

15

DEUT,

10,11

16

GEN.

38,39,40

16

LEV.

15,16

16

DEUT.

12,13

17

GEN.

41,42

17

LEV.

17,18,19

17

DEUT.

14,15,16

18

GEN.

43,44

18

LEV.

20,21

18

DEUT.

17,18,19

19

GEN.

45,46

19

LEV.

22,23

19

DEUT.

20,21

20

GEN.

47,48

20

LEV.

24,25

20

DEUT.

22,23

21

GEN.

49,50

21

LEV

26,27

21

DEUT.

24,25,26

22

EX.

1,2,3

22

NUM.

1,2

22

DEUT.

27,28

23

EX.

4,5

23

NUM.

3,4

23

DEUT.

29,30

24

EX.

6,7

24

NUM.

5,6

24

DEUT.

31,32

25

EX.

8,9

25

NUM.

7

25

DEUT.

33,34

26

EX.

10,11,12

26

NUM.

8,9,10

26

JOSH.

1,2

27

EX.

13,14

27

NUM.

11,12,13

27

JOSH.

3,4,5

28

EX.

15,16

28

NUM.

14,15

28

JOSH.

6,7

29

EX.

17,18,19

29

JOSH.

8,9

30

EX.

20,21

30

JOSH.

10,11

31

EX.

22,23

31

JOSH.

12,13

EVENING
(New Testament)

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

DATE

READING

DATE

READING

DATE

READING

1

MAT.

1

1

MAT.

22:23-46

1

MARK

8:1-21

2

MAT

2

2

MAT.

23:1-22

2

MARK

8:22-38

3

MAT.

3

3

MAT.

23:23-39

3

MARK

9:1-29

4

MAT.

4

4

MAT.

24:1-14

4

MARK

9:30-50

5

MAT.

5:1-30

5

MAT,

24:15-31

5

MARK

10:1-22

6

MAT.

5:31-48

6

MAT.

24:32-51

6

MARK

10:23-52

7

MAT.

6

7

MAT.

25:1-30

7

MARK

11

8

MAT.

7

8

MAT.

25:31-46

8

MARK

12:1-17

9

MAT.

8

9

MAT.

26:1-25

9

MARK

12:18-44

10

MAT.

9:1-17

10

MAT.

26:26-46

10

MARK

13:1-13

11

MAT.

9:18-38

11

MAT.

26:47-75

11

MARK

13:14-37

12

MAT.

10:1-23

12

MAT.

27:1-26

12

MARK

14:1-25

13

MAT.

10:24-42

13

MAT.

27:27-45

13

MARK

14:26-52

14

MAT.

11

14

MAT.

27:46-66

14

MARK

14:53-72

15

MAT.

12:1-21

15

MAT.

28

15

MARK

15:1-23

16

MAT.

12:22-50

16

MARK

1:1-20

16

MARK

15:24-47

17

MAT.

13:1-23

17

MARK

1:21-45

17

MARK

16

18

MAT.

13:24-43

18

MARK

2

18

LUKE

1:1-25

19

MAT.

3:44-58

19

MARK

3

19

LUKE

1:26-56

20

MAT.

14:1-21

20

MARK

4:1-20

20

LUKE

1:57-80

21

MAT.

14:22-36

21

MARK

4:21-41

21

LUKE

2:1-35

22

MAT.

15:1-28

22

MARK

5:1-20

22

LUKE

2:36-52

23

MAT.

15:29-39

23

MARK

5:21-43

23

LUKE

3:1-20

24

MAT.

16

24

MARK

6:1-13

24

LUKE

3:21-38

25

MAT.

17

25

MARK

6:14-31

25

LUKE

4:1-30

26

MAT.

18

26

MARK

6:32-56

26

LUKE

4:31-44

27

MAT.

19

27

MARK

7:1-23

27

LUKE

5:1-16

28

MAT.

20

28

MARK

7:24-37

28

LUKE

5:17-39

29

MAT.

21:1-27

29

LUKE

6:1-19

30

MAT.

21:28-46

30

LUKE

6:20-49

3I

MAT.

22:1-22

31

LUKE

7:1-18

MORNING
(Old Testament)

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

DATE

READING

DATE

READING

DATE

READING

1

JOSH.

14,15

1

I SAM.

29,30,31

1

Il K.

13,14

2

JOSH.

16,17,18

2

II SAM.

1,2

2

II K.

15,16

3

JOSH.

19,20

3

II SAM.

3,4

3

II K.

17

4

JOSH.

21,22

4

II SAM.

5,6

4

II K.

18,19

5

JOSH.

23,24

5

II SAM.

7,8

5

II K.

20,21

6

JUD.

1,2

6

II SAM.

9,10,11

6

II K.

22,23

7

JUD.

3,4

7

II SAM.

12,13

7

II K.

24,25

8

JUD.

5,6

8

II SAM.

14,15

8

l CHR.

1,2

9

JUD.

7,8

9

II SAM.

16,17

9

I CHR.

3,4

10

JUD.

9

10

II SAM.

I8,19

10

I CHR.

5,6

11

JUD.

10,11

11

II SAM.

20,21,22

11

I CHR.

7

12

JUD.

12,13,14

12

II SAM.

23,24

12

l CHR.

8,9

13

JUD.

I5,16

13

I KINGS

1

13

I CHR.

10,11

14

JUD.

17,18

14

l K.

2

14

I CHR.

12,13

15

JUD.

19

15

I K.

3,4

15

I CHR.

14,15

16

JUD.

20,21

16

I K.

5,6

16

I CHR.

16,17

17

RUTH

1,2

17

l K.

7

17

I CHR.

18,19,20

18

RUTH

3,4

18

I K.

8,9

18

I CHR.

21,22

19

I SAM.

1,2

19

l K.

10,11

19

I CHR.

23,24

20

I SAM.

3,4,5

20

I K.

12,13

20

I CHR.

25,26

21

l SAM.

6,7,8

21

l K.

14,15

21

I CHR.

27,28

22

l SAM.

9,10

22

l K.

16,17

22

I CHR.

29

23

I SAM.

11,12,13

23

I K.

18,19

23

II CHR.

1,2,3

24

l SAM.

14

24

I K.

20,21

24

II CHR.

4,5

25

I SAM.

I5,16

25

I K.

22

25

II CHR.

6,7

26

l SAM.

17

26

II K.

1,2

26

II CHR.

8,9,10

27

I SAM.

18,19

27

II K.

3,4

27

II CHR.

11,12,13

28

I SAM.

20,21,22

28

II K.

5,6

28

II CHR.

14,15,16

29

I SAM.

23,24,25

29

Il K.

7,8

29

II CHR.

17,18

30

I SAM.

26,27,28

30

II K.

9:1-10:17

30

II CHR.

19,20

31

II K.

10:18,11,12

EVENING
(New Testament)

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

DATE

READING

DATE

READING

DATE

READING

1

LUKE

7:19-35

1

LUKE

22:1-27

1

JOHN

10:1-21

2

LUKE

7:36-50

2

LUKE

22:28-53

2

JOHN

10:22-42

3

LUKE

8:1-15

3

LUKE

22:54-71

3

JOHN

11:1-26

4

LUKE

8:16-39

4

LUKE

23:1-26

4

JOHN

11:27-44

5

LUKE

8:40-56

5

LUKE

23:27-45

5

JOHN

11:45-57

6

LUKE

9:1-21

6

LUKE

23:46-56

6

JOHN

12:1-22

7

LUKE

9:22-43

7

LUKE

24:1-12

7

JOHN

12:23-50

8

LUKE

9:44-62

8

LUKE

24:13-35

8

JOHN

13:1-20

9

LUKE

10:1-24

9

LUKE

24:36-53

9

JOHN

13:21-38

10

LUKE

10:25-42

10

JOHN

1:1-14

10

JOHN

14

11

LUKE

11:1-23

11

JOHN

1:15-34

11

JOHN

15

12

LUKE

11:24-38

12

JOHN

1:35-51

12

JOHN

16

13

LUKE

11:39-54

13

JOHN

2

13

JOHN

17

14

LUKE

12:1-15

14

JOHN

3:1-21

14

JOHN

18:1-18

15

LUKE

12:16-41

15

JOHN

3:22-36

15

JOHN

18:19-40

16

LUKE

12:42-59

16

JOHN

4:1-13

16

JOHN

19:1-30

17

LUKE

13

17

JOHN

4;14-39

17

JOHN

19:31-42

18

LUKE

14

18

JOHN

4:40-54

18

JOHN

20

19

LUKE

15

19

JOHN

5:1-27

19

JOHN

21

20

LUKE

16

20

JOHN

5:28-47

20

ACTS

1

21

LUKE

17:1-19

21

JOHN

6:1-21

21

ACTS

2:1-24

22

LUKE

17:20-37

22

JOHN

6:22-59

22

ACTS

2:25-47

23

LUKE

18:1-17

23

JOHN

4:60-71

23

ACTS

3

24

LUKE

18:18-43

24

JOHN

7:1-13

24

ACTS

4:1-22

25

LUKE

19:1-27

25

JOHN

7:14-36

25

ACTS

4:23-37

26

LUKE

19:28-48

26

JOHN

7:37-53

26

ACTS

5:1-16

27

LUKE

20:1-26

27

JOHN

8:1-11

27

ACTS

5:17-42

28

LUKE

20:27-47

28

JOHN

8:12-35

28

ACTS

6

29

LUKE

21:1-19

29

JOHN

8:36-59

29

ACTS

7:1-19

30

LUKE

21:20-38

30

JOHN

9:1-20

30

ACTS

7:20-40

31

JOHN

9:21-41

MORNING
(Old Testament)

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

DATE

READING

DATE

READING

DATE

READING

1

II CHR.

21,22,23

1

JOB

32,33,34

1

PS.

139-144

2

II CHR.

24,25

2

JOB

35-38

2

PS.

145-150

3

II CHR.

26,27,28

3

JOB

39-42

3

PROV.

I,2,3

4

II CHR.

29,30

4

PS.

1-7

4

PROV.

4-7

5

II CHR.

31,32

5

PS.

8-14

5

PROV.

8,9,10

6

II CHR.

33,34

6

PS.

15-18

6

PROV.

11,12,13

7

II CHR.

35,36

7

PS.

19-24

7

PROV.

14,15,16

8

EZRA

1,2

8

PS.

25-30

8

PROV.

17,18,19

9

EZRA

3,4,5

9

PS.

31-34

9

PROV.

20,21,22

10

EZRA

6,7

10

PS.

35-37

10

PROV.

23,24,25

11

EZRA

8,9

11

PS.

38-42

11

PROV.

26,27,28

12

EZRA

10

12

PS.

43-48

12

PROV.

29,30,31

13

NEH.

1,2,3

13

PS.

49-52

13

ECCL.

1,2,3

14

NEH.

4,5,6

14

PS.

53-58

14

ECCL.

4,5,6

15

NEH.

7,8

15

PS.

59-65

15

ECCL.

7,8,9

16

NEH.

9,10

16

PS.

66-69

16

ECCL.

10,11,12

17

NEH.

11,12

17

PS.

70-73

17

S. OF S.

1-5

18

NEH.

13

18

PS.

74-77

18

S. OF S.

6,7,8

19

ESTHER

1,2

19

PS.

78,79

19

ISA.

1,2

20

ESTHER

3,4,5

20

PS.

80-85

20

ISA.

3,4,5

21

ESTHER

6,7,8

21

PS.

86-89

21

ISA.

6,7,8

22

ESTHER

9,10

22

PS.

90-94

22

ISA.

9,10

23

JOB

1,2,3

23

PS.

95-101

23

ISA.

11,12,13

24

JOB

4,5,6

24

PS.

102-104

24

ISA.

14, 15, 16

25

JOB

7,8,9

25

PS.

105,106

25

ISA.

17-20

26

JOB

10-13

26

PS.

107-110

26

ISA.

21,22,23

27

JOB

14,15,16

27

PS.

111-117

27

ISA.

24,25,26

28

JOB

17-20

28

PS.

118:1-119:72

28

ISA.

27,28,29

29

JOB

21,22,23

29

PS.

119:73-176

29

ISA.

30,31

30

JOB

24-28

30

PS.

120-131

30

ISA.

32,33,34

31

JOB

29,30,31

31

PS.

132-138

EVENING
(New Testament)

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

DATE

READING

DATE

READING

DATE

READING

1

ACTS

7:41-60

1

ACTS

27:21-44

1

I COR.

11

2

ACTS

8:1-25

2

ACTS

28

2

I COR.

12

3

ACTS

8:26-40

3

ROM.

1

3

I COR.

13

4

ACTS

9:1-25

4

ROM.

2

4

I COR.

14:1-22

5

ACTS

9:26-43

5

ROM.

3

5

I COR.

14:23-40

6

ACTS

10:1-22

6

ROM.

4

6

I COR.

15:1-19

7

ACTS

10:23-48

7

ROM.

5

7

I COR.

15:20-34

8

ACTS

11

8

ROM.

6

8

I COR.

15:35-58

9

ACTS

12

9

ROM.

7

9

I COR.

16

10

ACTS

13:1-13

10

ROM

8:1-17

10

II COR.

1

11

ACTS

13:14-39

11

ROM.

8:18-39

11

II COR.

2

12

ACTS

13:40-52

12

ROM.

9

12

II COR.

3

13

ACTS

14

13

ROM.

10

13

II COR.

4

14

ACTS

15:1-18

14

ROM.

11:1-12

14

II COR.

5

15

ACTS

15:19-41

15

ROM.

11:13-36

15

II COR.

6

16

ACTS

16:1-24

16

ROM.

12

16

II COR.

7

17

ACTS

16:25-40

17

ROM.

13

17

II COR.

8

18

ACTS

17

18

ROM.

14

18

II COR.

9

19

ACTS

18

19

ROM.

15

19

II COR.

10

20

ACTS

19:1-22

20

ROM.

16

20

II COR.

11

21

ACTS

19:23-41

21

I COR.

1

21

II COR.

12

22

ACTS

20:1-16

22

I COR.

2

22

II COR.

13

23

ACTS

20:17-38

23

I COR.

3

23

GAL.

1

24

ACTS

21:1-26

24

I COR.

4

24

GAL

2

25

ACTS

21:27-40

25

I COR.

5

25

GAL.

3

26

ACTS

22

26

I COR.

6

26

GAL.

4

27

ACTS

23

27

I COR.

7:1-24

27

GAL.

5

28

ACTS

24

28

I COR.

7:25-40

28

GAL.

6

29

ACTS

25

29

I COR.

8

29

EPH.

1

30

ACTS

26

30

I COR.

9

30

EPH.

2

31

ACTS

27:1-20

31

I COR.

10

MORNING
(Old Testament)

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

DATE

READING

DATE

READING

DATE

READING

1

ISA.

35,36,37

1

JER.

51,52

1

DAN.

4

2

ISA.

38,39,40

2

LAM.

1,2

2

DAN.

5

3

ISA.

41,42,43

3

LAM.

3,4,5

3

DAN.

6

4

ISA.

44,45

4

EZEK.

1,2

4

DAN.

7,8

5

ISA.

46,47,48

5

EZEK.

3,4

5

DAN.

9,10

6

ISA.

49,50,51

6

EZEK.

5,6,7

6

DAN.

11

7

ISA.

52,53,54

7

EZEK.

8,9,10

7

DAN.

12

8

ISA.

55-58

8

EZEK.

11,12

8

HOS.

1,2,3

9

ISA.

59,60,61

9

EZEK.

13

9

HOS.

4,5,6

10

ISA.

62,63,64

10

EZEK.

14,15

10

HOS.

7,8,9

11

ISA.

65,66

11

EZEK.

16

11

HOS.

10,11

12

JER.

1,2,3

12

EZEK.

17,18

12

HOS.

12,13,14

13

JER.

4,5

13

EZEK.

19,20

13

JOEL

1,2

14

JER.

6,7

14

EZEK.

21,22

14

JOEL

3

15

JER.

8,9,10

15

EZEK.

23,24

15

AMOS

1,2,3

16

JER.

11,12,13

16

EZEK.

25,26

16

AMOS

4,5,6

17

JER.

14,15,16

17

EZEK.

27,28

17

AMOS

7,8,9

18

JER.

17,18,19

18

EZEK.

29,30

18

OBAD.

1

19

JER.

20,21,22

19

EZEK.

31,32

19

JONAH

1-4

20

JER.

23,24

20

EZEK.

33,34

20

MICAH

1,2,3

21

JER.

25,26

21

EZEK.

35,36

21

MICAH

4,5

22

JER.

27,28,29

22

EZEK.

37,38

22

MICAH

6,7

23

JER.

30,31

23

EZEK.

39

23

NAHUM

1,2,3

24

JER.

32,33

24

EZEK.

40,41

24

HAB.

1,2,3

25

JER.

34,35

25

EZEK.

42,43

25

ZEPH.

1,2,3

26

JER.

36,37

26

EZEK.

44,45

26

HAGGAI

1,2

27

JER.

38,39

27

EZEK.

46,47,48

27

ZECH.

1,2,3

28

JER.

40,41,42

28

DAN.

1

28

ZECH.

4-7

29

JER.

43,44

29

DAN.

2

29

ZECH

8,9,10

30

JER.

45-48

30

DAN.

3

30

ZECH.

11-14

31

JER.

49,50

31

MAL.

1-4

EVENING
(New Testament)

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

DATE

READING

DATE

READING

DATE

READING

1

EPH.

3

1

TITUS

2

1

II PETER

3

2

EPH.

4

2

TITUS

3

2

I JOHN

1

3

EPH.

5

3

PHILEMON

1

3

I JOHN

2

4

EPH.

6

4

HEB.

1

4

I JOHN

3

5

PHIL.

1

5

HEB.

2

5

I JOHN

4

6

PHIL.

2

6

HEB.

3

6

I JOHN

5

7

PHIL.

3

7

HEB.

4

7

II JOHN

1

8

PHIL.

4

8

HEB.

5

8

III JOHN

1

9

COL.

1

9

HEB.

6

9

JUDE

1

10

COL.

2

10

HEB.

7

10

REV.

1

11

COL.

3

11

HEB.

8

11

REV.

2

12

COL.

4

12

HEB.

9

12

REV.

3

13

I THESS.

1

13

HEB.

10:1-25

13

REV.

4

14

I THESS.

2

14

HEB.

10:26-39

14

REV.

5

15

I THESS.

3

15

HEB.

11:1-21

15

REV.

6

16

I THESS.

4

16

HEB.

11:22-40

16

REV.

7

17

I THESS.

5

17

HEB.

12

17

REV.

8

18

II THESS.

1

18

HEB.

13

18

REV.

9

19

II THESS.

2

19

JAMES

1

19

REV.

10

20

II THESS.

3

20

JAMES

2

20

REV.

11

21

I TIM.

1

21

JAMES

3

21

REV.

12

22

I TIM.

2

22

JAMES

4

22

REV.

13

23

I TIM.

3

23

JAMES

5

23

REV.

14

24

I TIM.

4

24

I PETER

1

24

REV.

15

25

I TIM.

5

25

I PETER

2

25

REV.

16

26

I TIM.

6

26

I PETER

3

26

REV.

17

27

II TIM.

1

27

I PETER

4

27

REV.

18

28

II TIM.

2

28

I PETER

5

28

REV.

19

29

II TIM.

3

29

II PETER

1

29

REV.

20

30

II TIM

4

30

II PETER

2

30

REV.

21

31

TITUS

1

31

REV.

22

 

"Never let good books take the place of the Bible.
Drink from the Well, not from the streams that flow from the Well" – Amy Carmichael.

"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word
that proceedeth out of the mouth of God" (Matthew 4:4).

"THUS ON THY HOLY WORD,
WE'D LIVE AND FEED AND GROW.
GO ON TO KNOW THE LORD,
AND PRACTICE WHAT WE KNOW!"

It's not how much of God's Word you go through that counts,
but how much of God's Word goes through you!
 

Questions for Study of Bible Chapters:

(1) What is the principle subject of this chapter?

(2) What is the leading lesson of this chapter?

(3) What is the key verse in this chapter?

(4) Who are the principal persons in this chapter?

(5) What does the chapter teach concerning Christ?

(6) Is there, in this chapter, any example for me to follow?

(7) Is there in this chapter, any error or sin for me to avoid?

(8) Is there, in this chapter, any duty for me to perform ?

(9) Is there, in this chapter, any promise for me to claim?

(10) Is there, in this chapter, any prayer for me to echo?


Be sure to read God's Word PRAYERFUL (Psalm 25:4-5; Psalm 119:18), REGULARLY (Matthew 4:4; Job 23:12), SLOWLY (1 Cor. 14:19), CAREFULLY (John 5:39), SYSTEMATICALLY (1 Cor. 14:40), INQUISITIVELY (asking question such as those given above), LOVINGLY (Psalm 119:97), REVERENTLY (Isaiah 66:2) BELIEVINGLY (Heb. 4:2), OBEDIENTLY (Revelation 1:3; 22:7,14; James 1:22).

Johann Bengel's 3 Rules for Bible Study:

1) Let the Bible be your source not books, not great men, not public opinion, but only and alone the whole Bible.

 2) Read nothing into the Bible; this shows an unbiased and childlike way of studying Scriptures [ just let the Word say what it says].

3) Do not ignore anything in the Bible, for all Scripture is given by inspiration of God (2 Tim. 3:16).

 

"I am standing on the Word of God,
'Tis full of life divine;
God's Spirit lives in ev'ry word
And moves in ev'ry line.
                --E.M. Wadsworth

Martin Luther said that he studied the Bible as he gathered apples. First, he shook the whole tree, that the ripest might fall; then he climbed the tree and shook each limb; and then when he had shaken each limb; he shook every branch. After that he examined every twig, and looked under every leaf. In other words, search the Bible as a whole, study each book, then study each chapter, study each verse, and finally study each word!


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