Ever thought about reading the entire Bible? It’s difficult to do if you attempt it in one sitting, but easy to do if you spread it out over a year. The 1,189 chapters of the Bible can be read in a year at a rate of 3¼ chapters per day. This Bible study plan uses the English translations made available at Bible Gateway.com.

The organization of this Plan:

There are 929 chapters from the Old Testament and 260 chapters from the New Testament, so please expect to read more from the Old Testament than the New. The first month is devoted to Genesis and Exodus. The last month is largely devoted to the prophetic books of Daniel and Revelation. You will read from the Psalms every tenth day. The New Testament starts in the second month, and generally there will be one NT chapter per day.




Read the Bible In a Year — 16 Comments

  1. “There is nothing more calculated to strengthen the intellect than the study of the Scriptures. No other book is so potent to elevate the thoughts, to give vigor to the faculties, as the broad, ennobling truths of the Bible. If God's word were studied as it should be, men would have a breadth of mind, a nobility of character, and a stability of purpose rarely seen in these times. But there is but little benefit derived from a hasty reading of the Scriptures. One may read the whole Bible through and yet fail to see its beauty or comprehend its deep and hidden meaning. One passage studied until its significance is clear to the mind and its relation to the plan of salvation is evident, is of more value than the perusal of many chapters with no definite purpose in view and no positive instruction gained. Keep your Bible with you. As you have opportunity, read it; fix the texts in your memory. Even while you are walking the streets you may read a passage and meditate upon it, thus fixing it in the mind.” (Steps to Christ 90.2)

    • Thanks for this quote. I have been reading Psalms for years. It seems to be what I need to maintain equilibrium but sometimes I feel like I'm neglecting the rest of the bible. Thanks again for this quote.

  2. Indeed I am one of those who is being blessed by the Daily Bible Reading program. I don't believe that if one seriously and meditatorily open the bible in the right frame of mind, sincerely willing to understand, inviting the Holy Spirit who inspired its writing,jotting down important revealed points,can fail to understand. It is true that if it is opened just like any other text book, hurriedly and when the mind is not ready,without a heartfelt prayer, no understanding. Students set themselves targets to complete text books that matter to their exam. If heaven matters to me, seriously I can set myself a target to complete the ONLY "BOOK" that can reveal God's will for me in preparation for that.
    Through this program, I can summarise important events in ALL the books I have covered. At our Church, we take turns to summarise each book covered, and the whole church makes inputs.It is working wonders.

  3. Daily Bible Reading program has been a great blessing to me. May the good Lord continue to bless you as you do His work.

    • I have tried to read the bible over a number of years & not been able to get into it,I'v always wanted to know more about the bible. The churches & sunday schools & studies I did with varies people did not answer my inner quiries. Untill a visit by a lady collecting for adra mentuioned the bible & she started delivering material for me to read (28 fundamentals)which I tried to do for some time, I was asked if I would like to do some studies on it with her & I did. 18 mnths later I was Baptised. praise to the Lord for rescuing me from my peril, I have not read a seculr book since my studies I am a true book worm now. I read the bible twice daily plus any biblical related books I can get hold of. I have learnt more these last 2 years than in the last 40. IN saying that I have always had a yearning & a knowing that God was my heavenly Father but I couldn't find how to learn about Him and His son Jesus untill now.

      • We're so glad that you learned to know and love Jesus! Thank you so much for your testimony!

        You might want to check out some of the books in our new online bookstore. I'm currently reading a chronological Bible - that is a Bible with all the text arranged chronologically - and I am finding it a real blessing.

        May the Lord continue to bless you and draw you closer to Him!

      • Praise the Lord Sister Coral, I pray that the Lord continues to bless you and fill you with His Holy Spirit and the urge to spread His Word and Love to so many who desperately need it!
        Love and Prayers,
        Jeff Salley

  4. I would like to know how to read the whole bible in a year and fix all that i have read in my mind.


    • You can read the Bible in a year by following the plan we have provided.

      However, Bible reading will do you no good without asking the Holy Spirit to give you understanding.

      So, before you begin reading, ask the Holy Spirit to give you understanding and insight.

      It is better to stop and meditate on a passage that is meaningful to you than to read the Bible through in a year. If it takes three years to read through the Bible, that's fine too

  5. We have been blessed reading the bible as a family. My children are young,youngest is a 6 year old.I have been amazed at how much he has been able to grasp the bible verses and can recite Revelation 14v6-12. Let us not underestimate the power of 'catching them young' by also ensuring we take our children to SDA schools. Deuteronomy 6v6-7,Proverbs 22v7.


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