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How to Read the Bible in Chronological Order


The Bible was never arranged this way and Jewish Scholars (pre-Christ) made no reference to such that I am aware of. But in this article is a general way to read the Old Testament in Chronological order and then the New Testament.

NOTE:  Never READ the Old Testament FIRST! If you were on a desert island and had only the New Testament you could make it to heaven. That doesn't mean never read the Old Testament but just not first. (There is nothing in the Old Testament you have to obey (unless reinstated in the New)!

Genesis  1-11.
Job.
Genesis  12-36.
1 Chronicles  1.
The rest of  Genesis
Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers.
Psalm  90, ('Moses wrote it and maybe 91).
Deuteronomy, Joshua.
1 Chronicles  2.
Judges, Ruth.
Psalms  43-45, 49, 73, 77-78, 81, 84-85, 87-88, 92-93
1 Samuel  1-20.
Psalms of David:  Psalms  11 and 59.
1 Samuel  21-24.
Psalms  7, 27, 31, 34, 52, 56, 120, and 140-142.
1 Samuel  25-27.
Psalms  17, 35, 54, 63.
1 Samuel  28-31.
1 Chronicles  3-10 (some overlapping).
Psalm  18, 121, 123-125, 128-130.
2 Samuel  1-4.
Psalms  102-104.
1 Chronicles  11-12.
Psalms  106-107, 133.
2 Samuel  5-6,  1 Chronicles  13-16.
Psalms  1-2, 15, 22-24, 47, 68, 89, 96, 100-101, 105, 132
2 Samuel  7,  1 Chronicles  17.
Psalms  25, 29, 33, 36, 39
2 Samuel  8-9,  1 Chronicles  18.
Psalms  50, 53, 60, 75.
2 Samuel  10,  1 Chronicles  19.
Psalms  20, 65-67, 69-70.
2 Samuel  11-12,  1 Chronicles  20.
Psalms  32, 51, 86, 122.
2 Samuel  13-15.
Psalms  3-4, 12-13, 28, 55.
2 Samuel  16-18.
Psalms  26, 40, 58, 61, 62, 64.
2 Samuel  19-21.
Psalms  5, 38, 41-42.
2 Samuel  22-23.
Psalms  57, 95, 97-99.
2 Samuel  24.
1 Chronicles  21-22.
Psalms  30, 108-110.
1 Chronicles  23-25.
Psalms  131, 138-139, 143-145.
1 Chronicles  26-29.
Psalms  111-118, 127.
1 Kings  1-2.
Psalms  37, 71-72, 94, 119.
1 Kings  3-4,  2 Chronicles  1.
Song of Songs, Proverbs  1-24.
1 Kings  5-6,  2 Chronicles  2-3.
1 Kings  7,  2 Chronicles  4.
1 Kings  8,  2 Chronicles  5-7.
Psalms  134, 146-150.
1 Kings  9,  2 Chronicles  8.
Proverbs  25-27.
Ecclesiastes.
1 Kings  10-11,  2 Chronicles  9.
Proverbs  30-31.
1 Kings  12-14,  2 Chronicles  10-12.
1 Kings  15,  2 Chronicles  13-17.
1 Kings  17-22,  2 Chronicles  18-23.
Obadiah , probably.
2 Kings  1-11.
Psalms  82-83.
2 Kings  12-13,  2 Chronicles  24.
2 Kings  14,  2 Chronicles  25.
Jonah.
2 Kings  15,  2 Chronicles  26.
Isaiah  1-8.
Amos.
2 Chronicles  27.
Isaiah  9-12.
Micah.
2 Kings  16-17,  2 Chronicles  28.
Isaiah  13-27.
2 Kings  18,  2 Chronicles  29-31.
Hosea.
Isaiah  28-39.
Psalm  76.
Isaiah  40-48.
2 Kings  19.
Psalms  46, 80, 135.
Isaiah  49-66.
2 Kings  20-21,  2 Chronicles  32-33.
Nahum, probably.
2 Kings  22-23,  2 Chronicles  34-35.
Zephaniah.
Jeremiah  1-40.
Psalms  74, 79.
2 Kings  24-25,  2 Chronicles  36.
Habakkuk.
The rest of  Jeremiah.
Lamentations.
Ezekiel, Joel, Daniel.
Ezra  1-6.
Psalm  137.
Haggai, Zechariah, Esther.
The rest of  Ezra.
Nehemiah.
Psalm  126.
Malachi.
(2 totally NOT inspired books added to the Bible by the Catholic 1 & 2 Maccabees for a little history before the New Testament.)

New Testament without a Harmony and by book (see below for better): Mark, Matthew, Luke, John, Acts Galatians, 1 Cor, 2 Cor, , Romans, James Letter, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon, Jude, 1 & 2 Peter, Timothy, Titus, and 2 Timothy, Hebrews, Revelation, 1,2,3 John. 

The easily way to read the New Testament in Chronological Order is download the Modern Literal Version from here in whatever Word Processor format you have and start at Mark 1:1 and continue onward.

Copyright by ButchWalker 2012. May be freely copied for non-profit uses. Content may not be changed. All Bible quotes are from the Modern Literal Version New Testament (MLV) unless otherwise stated.
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