January 5, 2021

​O Taste and See

January is the perfect time to begin reading the Bible. Here are three plans.

Merle Poirier

My 4-year-old grandson is a fairly good eater. His parents have encouraged him to eat all sorts of foods, and in general, he complies. But every now and again a new food is introduced, and he draws the line to even a small taste. What’s interesting is that he doesn’t differentiate between something that may truly taste horrible and what actually might be a nice treat. In doing so, he doesn’t realize he may be missing out on something really good.

People are sometimes like that with the Bible. They love a regular diet of the Gospels, Acts, Romans, and, perhaps, some Genesis and Psalms. But when asked to read something else, they push it away, determining without even “tasting” it.

So what kind of Bible reader are you? The new year is a great time to change your spiritual diet. Why not try reading the Bible through in a year—in 2021? Before you protest, I’m here to encourage you. I know because I used to be you. But I took the plunge, and lost track of the times I’ve read the Bible through, but I never tire of the experience. The Bible reads like a brand-new book every year.

The Adventist Review is including three different reading plans in this issue. Tear out your choice and try it. As you do, here are a few things to remember.

1Choose a plan that works for you. Ask yourself: What is your attention span? Do you like to read things in order? Are you interested in how things fit together? Pros and cons for the plans are provided. Select the one right for you.

2It’s OK to change your mind. Let’s say you decide on a plan, but it simply isn’t keeping your attention. That’s OK. Switch! But there is a limited time to do this. It’s easier to switch in January. Once you hit February, commit.

3You will fall behind. Sorry, let’s just get this out of the way. Things get busy, and you miss a day. Then you’re faced with a double reading, and you don’t finish it. Don’t get discouraged. Keep moving forward. Figure out a plan to get through the missing passages. This year I fell behind in Isaiah and Jeremiah. Not good. Big books with long chapters. I have a plan. It’s OK.

4Some books won’t appeal to you. Some books will become your favorites. Others won’t interest you. Read them anyway. You may be surprised which books appeal to you. Challenge yourself to find the message in each book.

5Try a different translation. I usually select a translation and stick with it for the year. It can offer a different perspective. If you find a particular book challenging, switch to another translation. It may help.

6Set a regular time. I read as I eat breakfast. It usually takes about 15-20 minutes to finish a reading, longer if I choose to linger. Don’t select a time you may be sleepy or distracted. Satan will be sure to bring interruptions. Don’t let him. Covet your time and do what is needed to dedicate that time completely to God. Think of it as a date.

7Beware of creating your own plan. I shouldn’t have to say this, but if you’re like me, who thinks, This can’t be that hard; I’ll do it myself, be warned. I actually did this for 2020. BIG mistake. I’m sticking with it, but it’s about to do me in; and it’s why I’m behind. Use what others have found to be tried and true.

One last word of encouragement: even though you are following a plan, God seems to provide the right scripture for the right time. It never ceases to amaze me that there is no situation I have encountered—whether joy, sorrow, frustration, or discouragement—that on that very day the passage I read spoke directly to me. Try doing this for 2021. You can do it. Taste and see!

Canonical Plan*

The Canonical Plan reads straight through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.

Pros

  • Easy to track.
  • Encouraging to see progress.

Cons

  • If you like the New Testament, you have to wait until October.
  • Can be heavy reading through certain books.
  • Can tire you easily in the longer books.

1. Genesis 1-3

2. Genesis 4-7

3. Genesis 8-11

4. Genesis 12-15

5. Genesis 16-18

6. Genesis 19-21

7. Genesis 22-24

8. Genesis 25-26

9. Genesis 27-29

10. Genesis 30-31

11. Genesis 32-34

12. Genesis 35-37

13. Genesis 38-40

14. Genesis 41-42

15. Genesis 43-45

16. Genesis 46-47

17. Genesis 48-50

18. Exodus 1-3

19. Exodus 4-6

20. Exodus 7-9

21. Exodus 10-12

22. Exodus 13-15

23. Exodus 16-18

24. Exodus 19-21

25. Exodus 22-24

26. Exodus 25-27

27. Exodus 28-29

28. Exodus 30-32

29. Exodus 33-35

30. Exodus 36-38

31. Exodus 39-40

32. Leviticus 1-4

33. Leviticus 5-7

34. Leviticus 8-10

35. Leviticus 11-13

36. Leviticus 14-15

37. Leviticus 16-18

38. Leviticus 19-21

39. Leviticus 22-23

40. Leviticus 24-25

41. Leviticus 26-27

42. Numbers 1-2

43. Numbers 3-4

44. Numbers 5-6

45. Numbers 7

46. Numbers 8-10

47. Numbers 11-13

48. Numbers 14-15

49. Numbers 16-17

50. Numbers 18-20

51. Numbers 21-22

52. Numbers 23-25

53. Numbers 26-27

54. Numbers 28-30

55. Numbers 31-32

56. Numbers 33-34

57. Numbers 35-36

58. Deuteronomy 1-2

59. Deuteronomy 3-4

60. Deuteronomy 5-7

61. Deuteronomy 8-10

62. Deuteronomy 11-13

63. Deuteronomy 14-16

64. Deuteronomy 17-20

65. Deuteronomy 21-23

66. Deuteronomy 24-27

67. Deuteronomy 28-29

68. Deuteronomy 30-31

69. Deuteronomy 32-34

70. Joshua 1-4

71. Joshua 5-8

72. Joshua 9-11

73. Joshua 12-15

74. Joshua 16-18

75. Joshua 19-21

76. Joshua 22-24

77. Judges 1-2

78. Judges 3-5

79. Judges 6-7

80. Judges 8-9

81. Judges 10-12

82. Judges 13-15

83. Judges 16-18

84. Judges 19-21

85. Ruth

86. 1 Samuel 1-3

87. 1 Samuel 4-8

88. 1 Samuel 9-12

89. 1 Samuel 13-14

90. 1 Samuel 15-17

91. 1 Samuel 18-20

92. 1 Samuel 21-24

93. 1 Samuel 25-27

94. 1 Samuel 28-31

95. 2 Samuel 1-3

96. 2 Samuel 4-7

97. 2 Samuel 8-12

98. 2 Samuel 13-15

99. 2 Samuel 16-18

100. 2 Samuel 19-21

101. 2 Samuel 22-24

102. 1 Kings 1-2

103. 1 Kings 3-5

104. 1 Kings 6-7

105. 1 Kings 8-9

106. 1 Kings 10-11

107. 1 Kings 12-14

108. 1 Kings 15-17

109. 1 Kings 18-20

110. 1 Kings 21-22

111. 2 Kings 1-3

112. 2 Kings 4-5

113. 2 Kings 6-8

114. 2 Kings 9-11

115. 2 Kings 12-14

116. 2 Kings 15-17

117. 2 Kings 18-19

118. 2 Kings 20-22

119. 2 Kings 23-25

120. 1 Chronicles 1-2

121. 1 Chronicles 3-5

122. 1 Chronicles 6

123. 1 Chronicles 7-8

124. 1 Chronicles 9-11

125. 1 Chronicles 12-14

126. 1 Chronicles 15-17

127. 1 Chronicles 18-21

128. 1 Chronicles 22-24

129. 1 Chronicles 25-27

130. 1 Chronicles 28–2 Chronicles 1

131. 2 Chronicles 2-5

132. 2 Chronicles 6-8

133. 2 Chronicles 9-12

134. 2 Chronicles 13-17

135. 2 Chronicles 18-20

136. 2 Chronicles 21-24

137. 2 Chronicles 25-27

138. 2 Chronicles 28-31

139. 2 Chronicles 32-34

140. 2 Chronicles 35-36

141. Ezra 1-3

142. Ezra 4-7

143. Ezra 8-10

144. Nehemiah 1-3

145. Nehemiah 4-6

146. Nehemiah 7

147. Nehemiah 8-9

148. Nehemiah 10-11

149. Nehemiah 12-13

150. Esther 1-5

151. Esther 6-10

152. Job 1-4

153. Job 5-7

154. Job 8-10

155. Job 11-13

156. Job 14-16

157. Job 17-20

158. Job 21-23

159. Job 24-28

160. Job 29-31

161. Job 32-34

162. Job 35-37

163. Job 38-39

164. Job 40-42

165. Psalms 1-8

166. Psalms 9-16

167. Psalms 17-20

168. Psalms 21-25

169. Psalms 26-31

170. Psalms 32-35

171. Psalms 36-39

172. Psalms 40-45

173. Psalms 46-50

174. Psalms 51-57

175. Psalms 58-65

176. Psalms 66-69

177. Psalms 70-73

178. Psalms 74-77

179. Psalms 78-79

180. Psalms 80-85

181. Psalms 86-89

182. Psalms 90-95

183. Psalms 96-102

184. Psalms 103-105

185. Psalms 106-107

186. Psalms 108-114

187. Psalms 115-118

188. Psalm 119

189. Psalms 120-125

190. Psalms 126-132

191. Psalms 133-139

192. Psalms 140-145

193. Psalms 146-150

194. Proverbs 1-3

195. Proverbs 4-6

196. Proverbs 7-9

197. Proverbs 10-12

198. Proverbs 13-15

199. Proverbs 16-18

200. Proverbs 19-21

201. Proverbs 22-23

202. Proverbs 24-26

203. Proverbs 27-29

204. Proverbs 30-31

205. Ecclesiastes 1-4

206. Ecclesiastes 5-8

207. Ecclesiastes 9-12

208. Song of Solomon

209. Isaiah 1-4

210. Isaiah 5-8

211. Isaiah 9-12

212. Isaiah 13-17

213. Isaiah 18-22

214. Isaiah 23-27

215. Isaiah 28-30

216. Isaiah 31-35

217. Isaiah 36-41

218. Isaiah 42-44

219. Isaiah 45-48

220. Isaiah 49-53

221. Isaiah 54-58

222. Isaiah 59-63

223. Isaiah 64-66

224. Jeremiah 1-3

225. Jeremiah 4-6

226. Jeremiah 7-9

227. Jeremiah 10-13

228. Jeremiah 14-17

229. Jeremiah 18-22

230. Jeremiah 23-25

231. Jeremiah 26-29

232. Jeremiah 30-31

233. Jeremiah 32-34

234. Jeremiah 35-37

235. Jeremiah 38-41

236. Jeremiah 42-45

237. Jeremiah 46-48

238. Jeremiah 49-50

239. Jeremiah 51-52

240. Lamentations 1-2

241. Lamentations 3-5

242. Ezekiel 1-4

243. Ezekiel 5-8

244. Ezekiel 9-12

245. Ezekiel 13-15

246. Ezekiel 16-17

247. Ezekiel 18-20

248. Ezekiel 21-22

249. Ezekiel 23-24

250. Ezekiel 25-27

251. Ezekiel 28-30

252. Ezekiel 31-33

253. Ezekiel 34-36

254. Ezekiel 37-39

255. Ezekiel 40-42

256. Ezekiel 43-45

257. Ezekiel 46-48

258. Daniel 1-3

259. Daniel 4-6

260. Daniel 7-9

261. Daniel 10-12

262. Hosea 1-7

263. Hosea 8-14

264. Joel

265. Amos 1-5

266. Amos 6-9

267. Obadiah, Jonah

268. Micah

269. Nahum

270. Habakkuk, Zephaniah

271. Haggai

272. Zechariah 1-7

273. Zechariah 8-14

274. Malachi

275. Matthew 1-4

276. Matthew 5-6

277. Matthew 7-8

278. Matthew 9-10

279. Matthew 11-12

280. Matthew 13-14

281. Matthew 15-17

282. Matthew 18-19

283. Matthew 20-21

284. Matthew 22-23

285. Matthew 24-25

286. Matthew 26

287. Matthew 27-28

288. Mark 1-3

289. Mark 4-5

290. Mark 6-7

291. Mark 8-9

292. Mark 10-11

293. Mark 12-13

294. Mark 14

295. Mark 15-16

296. Luke 1

297. Luke 2-3

298. Luke 4-5

299. Luke 6-7

300. Luke 8-9

301. Luke 10-11

302. Luke 12-13

303. Luke 14-16

304. Luke 17-18

305. Luke 19-20

306. Luke 21-22

307. Luke 23-24

308. John 1-2

309. John 3-4

310. John 5-6

311. John 7-8

312. John 9-10

313. John 11-12

314. John 13-15

315. John 16-18

316. John 19-21

317. Acts 1-3

318. Acts 4-6

319. Acts 7-8

320. Acts 9-10

321. Acts 11-13

322. Acts 14-15

323. Acts 16-17

324. Acts 18-20

325. Acts 21-23

326. Acts 24-26

327. Acts 27-28

328. Romans 1-3

329. Romans 4-7

330. Romans 8-10

331. Romans 11-13

332. Romans 14-16

333. 1 Corinthians 1-4

334. 1 Corinthians 5-8

335. 1 Corinthians 9-11

336. 1 Corinthians 12-14

337. 1 Corinthians 15-16

338. 2 Corinthians 1-4

339. 2 Corinthians 5-9

340. 2 Corinthians 10-13

341. Galatians 1-3

342. Galatians 4-6

343. Ephesians 1-3

344. Ephesians 4-6

345. Philippians

346. Colossians

347. 1 Thessalonians

348. 2 Thessalonians

349. 1 Timothy

350. 2 Timothy

351. Titus, Philemon

352. Hebrews 1-6

353. Hebrews 7-10

354. Hebrews 11-13

355. James

356. 1 Peter

357. 2 Peter

358. 1 John

359. 2 John, 3 John, Jude

360. Revelation 1-3

361. Revelation 4-8

362. Revelation 9-12

363. Revelation 13-16

364. Revelation 17-19

365. Revelation 20-22

Chronological Plan

This plan reads through the Bible according to when the recorded events actually occurred.

Pros

  • Adds historical context.
  • Inserts Psalms and prophets into the Bible’s historical account.
  • Allows for a nice blend of the Gospels and Jesus’ life on earth.

Cons

  • If you like the New Testament, you have to wait until October.
  • Can be heavy reading at times through certain books.

1. Genesis 1-3

2. Genesis 4-7

3. Genesis 8-11

4. Job 1-5

5. Job 6-9

6. Job 10-13

7. Job 14-16

8. Job 17-20

9. Job 21-23

10. Job 24-28

11. Job 29-31

12. Job 32-34

13. Job 35-37

14. Job 38-39

15. Job 40-42

16. Genesis 12-15

17. Genesis 16-18

18. Genesis 19-21

19. Genesis 22-24

20. Genesis 25-26

21. Genesis 27-29

22. Genesis 30-31

23. Genesis 32-34

24. Genesis 35-37

25. Genesis 38-40

26. Genesis 41-42

27. Genesis 43-45

28. Genesis 46-47

29. Genesis 48-50

30. Exodus 1-3

31. Exodus 4-6

32. Exodus 7-9

33. Exodus 10-12

34. Exodus 13-15

35. Exodus 16-18

36. Exodus 19-21

37. Exodus 22-24

38. Exodus 25-27

39. Exodus 28-29

40. Exodus 30-32

41. Exodus 33-35

42. Exodus 36-38

43. Exodus 39-40

44. Leviticus 1-4

45. Leviticus 5-7

46. Leviticus 8-10

47. Leviticus 11-13

48. Leviticus 14-15

49. Leviticus 16-18

50. Leviticus 19-21

51. Leviticus 22-23

52. Leviticus 24-25

53. Leviticus 26-27

54. Numbers 1-2

55. Numbers 3-4

56. Numbers 5-6

57. Numbers 7

58. Numbers 8-10

59. Numbers 11-13

60. Numbers 14-15. Psalm 90

61. Numbers 16-17

62. Numbers 18-20

63. Numbers 21-22

64. Numbers 23-25

65. Numbers 26-27

66. Numbers 28-30

67. Numbers 31-32

68. Numbers 33-34

69. Numbers 35-36

70. Deuteronomy 1-2

71. Deuteronomy  3-4

72. Deuteronomy  5-7

73. Deuteronomy 8-10

74. Deuteronomy 11-13

75. Deuteronomy 14-16

76. Deuteronomy 17-20

77. Deuteronomy 21-23

78. Deuteronomy 24-27

79. Deuteronomy 28-29

80. Deuteronomy 30-31

81. Deuteronomy  32-34. Psalm 91

82. Joshua 1-4

83. Joshua 5-8

84. Joshua 9-11

85. Joshua 12-15

86. Joshua 16-18

87. Joshua 19-21

88. Joshua 22-24

89. Judges 1-2

90. Judges 3-5

91. Judges 6-7

92. Judges 8-9

93. Judges 10-12

94. Judges 13-15

95. Judges 16-18

96. Judges 19-21

97. Ruth

98. 1 Samuel 1-3

99. 1 Samuel 4-8

100. 1 Samuel 9-12

101. 1 Samuel 13-14

102. 1 Samuel 15-17

103. 1 Samuel 18-20. Psalm 11. Psalm 59

104. 1 Samuel 21-24

105. Psalm 7. Psalm 27. Psalm 31. Psalm 34. Psalm 52

106. Psalm 56. Psalm 120. Psalms 140-142

107. 1 Samuel 25-27

108. Psalm 17. Psalm 35. Psalm 54. Psalm 63

109. 1 Samuel 28-31. Psalm 18

110. Psalms 121, 123-125, 128-130

111. 2 Samuel 1-4

112. Psalms 6, 8-10, 14, 16, 19, 21

113. 1 Chronicles 1-2

114. Psalms 43-45, 49, 84-85, 87

115. 1 Chronicles 3-5

116. Psalms 73, 77-78

117. 1 Chronicles 6

118. Psalm 81. Psalm 88. Psalms 92-93

119. 1 Chronicles 7-10

120. Psalms 102-104

121. 2 Samuel 5. 1 Chronicles 11-12

122. Psalm 133

123. Psalms 106-107

124. 1 Chronicles 13-16

125. Psalms 1-2Psalm 15Psalms 22-24Psalm 47Psalm 68

126. Psalm 89. Psalm 96. Psalms 100-101. Psalm 105. Psalm 132

127. 2 Samuel 6-7. 1 Chronicles 17

128. Psalm 25. Psalm 29. Psalm 33. Psalm 36. Psalm 39

129. 2 Samuel 8-9. 1 Chronicles 18

130. Psalms 50. Psalms 53. Psalms 60. Psalms 75

131. 2 Samuel 10. 1 Chronicles 19. Psalm 20

132. Psalms 65-67. Psalms 69-70

133. 2 Samuel 11-12. 1 Chronicles 20

134. Psalm 32. Psalm 51. Psalm 86. Psalm 122

135. 2 Samuel 13-15

136. Psalms 3-4. Psalms 12-13. Psalm 28. Psalm 55

137. 2 Samuel 16-18

138. Psalm 26Psalm 40Psalm 58Psalms 61-62Psalm 64

139. 2 Samuel 19-21

140. Psalm 5. Psalm 38. Psalms 41-42

141. 2 Samuel 22-23. Psalm 57

142. Psalm 95. Psalms 97-99

143. 2 Samuel 24. 1 Chronicles 21-22. Psalm 30

144. Psalms 108-110

145. 1 Chronicles 23-25

146. Psalm 131. Psalms 138-139. Psalms 143-145

147. 1 Chronicles 26-29. Psalm 127

148. Psalms 111-118

149. 1 Kings 1-2. Psalm 37. Psalm 71. Psalm 94

150. Psalm 119

151. 1 Kings 3-4

152. 2 Chronicles 1. Psalm 72

153. Song of Solomon

154. Proverbs 1-3

155. Proverbs 4-6

156. Proverbs 7-9

157. Proverbs 10-12

158. Proverbs 13-15

159. Proverbs 16-18

160. Proverbs 19-21

161. Proverbs 22-24

162. 1 Kings 5-6. 2 Chronicles 2-3

163. 1 Kings 7. 2 Chronicles 4

164. 1 Kings 8. 2 Chronicles 5

165. 2 Chronicles 6-7. Psalm 136

166. Psalm 134. Psalms 146-150

167. 1 Kings 9. 2 Chronicles 8

168. Proverbs 25-26

169. Proverbs 27-29

170. Ecclesiastes 1-6

171. Ecclesiastes 7-12

172. 1 Kings 10-11. 2 Chronicles 9

173. Proverbs 30-31

174. 1 Kings 12-14

175. 2 Chronicles 10-12

176. 1 Kings 15. 2 Chronicles 13-16

177. 1 Kings 16. 2 Chronicles 17

178. 1 Kings 17-19

179. 1 Kings 20-21

180. 1 Kings 22. 2 Chronicles 18

181. 2 Chronicles 19-23

182. Obadiah. Psalms 82-83

183. 2 Kings 1-4

184. 2 Kings 5-8

185. 2 Kings 9-11

186. 2 Kings 12-13. 2 Chronicles 24

187. 2 Kings 14. 2 Chronicles 25

188. Jonah

189. 2 Kings 15. 2 Chronicles 26

190. Isaiah 1-4

191. Isaiah 5-8

192. Amos 1-5

193. Amos 6-9

194. 2 Chronicles 27. Isaiah 9-12

195. Micah

196. 2 Chronicles 28. 2 Kings 16-17

197. Isaiah 13-17

198. Isaiah 18-22

199. Isaiah 23-27

200. 2 Kings 18. 2 Chronicles 29-31. Psalm 48

201. Hosea 1-7

202. Hosea 8-14

203. Isaiah 28-30

204. Isaiah 31-34

205. Isaiah 35-36

206. Isaiah 37-39. Psalm 76

207. Isaiah 40-43

208. Isaiah 44-48

209. 2 Kings 19. Psalm 46. Psalm 80. Psalm 135

210. Isaiah 49-53

211. Isaiah 54-58

212. Isaiah 59-63

213. Isaiah 64-66

214. 2 Kings 20-21

215. 2 Chronicles 32-33

216. Nahum

217.

2 Kings 22-23. 2 Chronicles 34-35

218. Zephaniah

219. Jeremiah 1-3

220. Jeremiah 4-6

221. Jeremiah 7-9

222. Jeremiah 10-13

223. Jeremiah 14-17

224. Jeremiah 18-22

225. Jeremiah 23-25

226. Jeremiah 26-29

227. Jeremiah 30-31

228. Jeremiah 32-34

229. Jeremiah 35-37

230. Jeremiah 38-40. Psalm 74. Psalm 79

231. 2 Kings 24-25. 2 Chronicles 36

232. Habakkuk

233. Jeremiah 41-45

234. Jeremiah 46-48

235. Jeremiah 49-50

236. Jeremiah 51-52

237. Lamentations 1-2

238. Lamentations 3-5

239. Ezekiel 1-4

240. Ezekiel 5-8

241. Ezekiel 9-12

242. Ezekiel 13-15

243. Ezekiel 16-17

244. Ezekiel 18-20

245. Ezekiel 21-22

246. Ezekiel 23-24

247. Ezekiel 25-27

248. Ezekiel 28-30

249. Ezekiel 31-33

250. Ezekiel 34-36

251. Ezekiel 37-39

252. Ezekiel 40-42

253. Ezekiel 43-45

254. Ezekiel 46-48

255. Joel

256. Daniel 1-3

257. Daniel 4-6

258. Daniel 7-9

259. Daniel 10-12

260. Ezra 1-3

261. Ezra 4-6. Psalm 137

262. Haggai

263. Zechariah 1-4

264. Zechariah 5-9

265. Zechariah 10-14

266. Esther 1-5

267. Esther 6-10

268. Ezra 7-10

269. Nehemiah 1-5

270. Nehemiah 6-7

271. Nehemiah 8-10

272. Nehemiah 11-13. Psalm 126

273. Malachi

274. Luke 1. John 1

275. Matthew 1. Luke 2

276. Matthew 2

277. Matthew 3. Mark 1. Luke 3

278. Matthew 4. Luke 4-5

279. John 2-4

280. Matthew 8. Mark 2

281. John 5

282. Matthew 12. Mark 3. Luke 6

283. Matthew 5-7

284. Matthew 9. Luke 7

285. Matthew 11

286. Luke 11

287. Matthew 13: Luke 8

288. Mark 4-5

289. Matthew 10

290. Matthew 14. Mark 6. Luke 9

291. John 6

292. Matthew 15. Mark 7

293. Matthew 16. Mark 8

294. Matthew 17. Mark 9

295. Matthew 18

296. John 7-8

297. John 9-10

298. Luke 10

299. Luke 12-13

300. Luke 14-15

301. Luke 16-17

302. John 11

303. Luke 18

304. Matthew 19. Mark 10

305. Matthew 20-21

306. Luke 19

307. Mark 11. John 12

308. Matthew 22. Mark 12

309. Matthew 23. Luke 20-21

310. Mark 13

311. Matthew 24

312. Matthew 25

313. Matthew 26. Mark 14

314. Luke 22. John 13

315. John 14-17

316. Matthew 27. Mark 15

317. Luke 23. John 18-19

318. Matthew 28. Mark 16

319. Luke 24. John 20-21

320. Acts 1-3

321. Acts 4-6

322. Acts 7-8

323. Acts 9-10

324. Acts 11-12

325. Acts 13-14

326. James

327. Acts 15-16

328. Galatians 1-3

329. Galatians 4-6

330. Acts 17

331. 1 and 2 Thessalonians

332. Acts 18-19

333. 1 Corinthians 1-4

334. 1 Corinthians 5-8

335. 1 Corinthians 9-11

336. 1 Corinthians 12-14

337. 1 Corinthians 15-16

338. 2 Corinthians 1-4

339. 2 Corinthians 5-9

340. 2 Corinthians 10-13

341. Romans 1-3

342. Romans 4-7

343. Romans 8-10

344. Romans 11-13

345. Romans 14-16

346. Acts 20-23

347. Acts 24-26

348. Acts 27-28

349. Colossians. Philemon

350. Ephesians

351. Philippians

352. 1 Timothy

353. Titus

354. 1 Peter

355. Hebrews 1-6

356. Hebrews 7-10

357. Hebrews 11-13

358. 2 Timothy

359. 2 Peter, Jude

360. 1 John

361. 2 John. 3 John

362. Revelation 1-5

363. Revelation 6-11

364. Revelation 12-18

365. Revelation 19-22

Old Testament and New Testament Together Plan

This plan reads the Old and New Testaments simultaneously.

Pros

  • Gives variety.
  • Allows you to read the New Testament throughout the year.
  • Shorter daily segments make books easier to complete.
  • If you don’t enjoy one reading, another one usually follows.

Cons

  • Readings are unconnected.
  • You may not enjoy jumping back and forth.

1. Genesis 1-3. Matthew 1

2. Genesis 4-6. Matthew 2

3. Genesis 7-9. Matthew 3

4. Genesis 10-12. Matthew 4

5. Genesis 13-15

6. Genesis 16-17. Matthew 5

7. Genesis 18-19. Matthew 6

8. Genesis 20-22

9. Genesis 23-24. Matthew 7

10. Genesis 25-26

11. Genesis 27-28. Matthew 8

12. Genesis 29-30. Matthew 9

13. Genesis 31-32

14. Genesis 33-35. Matthew 10

15. Genesis 36-38

16. Genesis 39-40. Matthew 11

17. Genesis 41-42. Matthew 12

18. Genesis 43-45

19. Genesis 46-48

20. Genesis 49-50. Matthew 13

21. Exodus 1-3. Matthew 14

22. Exodus 4-6

23. Exodus 7-8. Matthew 15

24. Exodus 9-11

25. Exodus 12-13. Matthew 16

26. Exodus 14-15. Matthew 17

27. Exodus 16-18

28. Exodus 19-20. Matthew 18

29. Exodus 21-22. Matthew 19

30. Exodus 23-24. Matthew 20

31. Exodus 25-26

32. Exodus 27-28. Matthew 21

33. Exodus 29-30

34. Exodus 31-33

35. Exodus 34-35. Matthew 22

36. Exodus 36-38

37. Exodus 39-40. Matthew 23

38. Leviticus 1-3

39. Leviticus 4-5. Matthew 24

40. Leviticus 6-7. Matthew 25

41. Leviticus 8-10

42. Leviticus 11-12

43. Leviticus 13. Matthew 26

44. Leviticus 14

45. Leviticus 15-16

46. Leviticus 17-18. Matthew 27

47. Leviticus 19-20

48. Leviticus 21-22. Matthew 28

49. Leviticus 23-24

50. Leviticus 25. Mark 1

51. Leviticus 26-27. Mark 2

52. Numbers 1-2. Mark 3

53. Numbers 3-4

54. Numbers 5-6. Mark 4

55. Numbers 7-8

56. Numbers 9-11

57. Numbers 12-14. Mark 5

58. Numbers 15-16. Mark 6

59. Numbers 17-19

60. Numbers 20-22

61. Numbers 23-25. Mark 7

62. Numbers 26-28. Mark 8

63. Numbers 29-31. Mark 9

64. Numbers 32-34

65. Numbers 35-36. Mark 10

66. Deuteronomy 1-3

67. Deuteronomy 4-6. Mark 11

68. Deuteronomy 7-9

69. Deuteronomy 10-12. Mark 12

70. Deuteronomy 13-15

71. Deuteronomy 16-18. Mark 13

72. Deuteronomy 19-21

73. Deuteronomy 22-24

74. Deuteronomy 25-27. Mark 14

75. Deuteronomy 28-29

76. Deuteronomy 30-31. Mark 15

77. Deuteronomy 32-34

78. Joshua 1-3. Mark 16

79. Joshua 4-7

80. Joshua 8-10

81. Joshua 11-13

82. Joshua 14-15. Luke 1

83. Joshua 16-18. Luke 2

84. Joshua 19-21

85. Joshua 22-24. Luke 3

86. Judges 1-3. Luke 4

87. Judges 4-6

88. Judges 7-8. Luke 5

89. Judges 9-10

90. Judges 11-12. Luke 6

91. Judges 13-15

92. Judges 16-18. Luke 7

93. Judges 19-21

94. Ruth

95. 1 Samuel 1-3. Luke 8

96. 1 Samuel 4-7

97. 1 Samuel 8-10

98. 1 Samuel 11-12. Luke 9

99. 1 Samuel 13-14

100. 1 Samuel 15-16. Luke 10

101. 1 Samuel 17-18. Luke 11

102. 1 Samuel 19-21

103. 1 Samuel 22-24

104. 1 Samuel 25-26. Luke 12

105. 1 Samuel 27-29

106. 1 Samuel 30-31. Luke 13

107. 2 Samuel 1-2. Luke 14

108. 2 Samuel 3-5

109. 2 Samuel 6-8

110. 2 Samuel 9-11. Luke 15

111. 2 Samuel 12-13. Luke 16

112. 2 Samuel 14-15. Luke 17

113. 2 Samuel 16-18

114. 2 Samuel 19-20. Luke 18

115. 2 Samuel 21-22

116. 2 Samuel 23-24. Luke 19

117. 1 Kings 1-2

118. 1 Kings 3-5. Luke 20

119. 1 Kings 6-7

120. 1 Kings 8-9

121. 1 Kings 10-11. Luke 21

122. 1 Kings 12-13

123. 1 Kings 14-15. Luke 22

124. 1 Kings 16-18

125. 1 Kings 19-20. Luke 23

126. 1 Kings 21-22

127. 2 Kings 1-3

128. 2 Kings 4-6. Luke 24

129. 2 Kings 7-9

130. 2 Kings 10-12. John 1

131. 2 Kings 13-14. John 2

132. 2 Kings 15-16. John 3

133. 2 Kings 17-18

134. 2 Kings 19-21

135. 2 Kings 22-23. John 4

136. 2 Kings 24-25. John 5

137. 1 Chronicles 1-3

138. 1 Chronicles 4-7

139. 1 Chronicles 8-10

140. 1 Chronicles 11-12. John 6

141. 1 Chronicles 13-15. John 7

142. 1 Chronicles 16-18

143. 1 Chronicles 19-21. John 8

144. 1 Chronicles 22-24

145. 1 Chronicles 25-27

146. 1 Chronicles 28-29. John 9

147. 2 Chronicles 1-3. John 10

148. 2 Chronicles 4-6

149. 2 Chronicles 7-9

150. 2 Chronicles 10-12. John 11

151. 2 Chronicles 13-14

152. 2 Chronicles 15-16. John 12

153. 2 Chronicles 17-18. John 13

154. 2 Chronicles 19-20

155. 2 Chronicles 21-22. John 14

156. 2 Chronicles 23-24. John 15

157. 2 Chronicles 25-27. John 16

158. 2 Chronicles 28-29. John 17

159. 2 Chronicles 30-31. John 18

160. 2 Chronicles 32-33

161. 2 Chronicles 34-36. John 19

162. Ezra 1-2

163. Ezra 3-5. John 20

164. Ezra 6-8. John 21

165. Ezra 9-10. Acts 1

166. Nehemiah 1-3

167. Nehemiah 4-6. Acts 2

168. Nehemiah 7-9. Acts 3

169. Nehemiah 10-11. Acts 4

170. Nehemiah 12-13

171. Esther 1-2. Acts 5

172. Esther 3-5

173. Esther 6-8. Acts 6

174. Esther 9-10. Acts 7

175. Job 1-2

176. Job 3-4

177. Job 5-7. Acts 8

178. Job 8-10

179. Job 11-13. Acts 9

180. Job 14-16

181. Job 17-19

182. Job 20-21. Acts 10

183. Job 22-24. Acts 11

184. Job 25-27. Acts 12

185. Job 28-29. Acts 13

186. Job 30-31

187. Job 32-33. Acts 14

188. Job 34-35. Acts 15

189. Job 36-37

190. Job 38-40

191. Job 41-42. Acts 16

192. Psalms 1-3. Acts 17

193. Psalms 4-6

194. Psalms 7-9. Acts 18

195. Psalms 10-12

196. Psalms 13-15. Acts 19

197. Psalms 16-17. Acts 20

198. Psalms 18-19

199. Psalms 20-22

200. Psalms 23-25. Acts 21

201. Psalms 26-28. Acts 22

202. Psalms 29-30. Acts 23

203. Psalms 31-32

204. Psalms 33-34. Acts 24

205. Psalms 35-36. Acts 25

206. Psalms 37-39. Acts 26

207. Psalms 40-42. Acts 27

208. Psalms 43-45

209. Psalms 46-48. Acts 28

210. Psalms 49-50. Romans 1

211. Psalms 51-53. Romans 2

212. Psalms 54-56. Romans 3

213. Psalms 57-59. Romans 4

214. Psalms 60-62. Romans 5

215. Psalms 63-65. Romans 6

216. Psalms 66-67. Romans 7

217. Psalms 68-69

218. Psalms 70-71. Romans 8

219. Psalms 72-73. Romans 9

220. Psalms 74-76

221. Psalms 77-78. Romans 10

222. Psalms 79-80. Romans 11

223. Psalms 81-83

224. Psalms 84-86. Romans 12

225. Psalms 87-88. Romans 13

226. Psalms 89-90. Romans 14

227. Psalms 91-93. Romans 15

228. Psalms 94-96

229. Psalms 97-99. Romans 16

230. Psalms 100-102. 1 Corinthians 1

231. Psalms 103-104. 1 Corinthians 2

232. Psalms 105-106. 1 Corinthians 3

233. Psalms 107-109. 1 Corinthians 4

234. Psalms 110-112. 1 Corinthians 5

235. Psalms 113-115. 1 Corinthians 6

236. Psalms 116-118. 1 Corinthians 7

237. Psalm 119

238. Psalm 120. 1 Corinthians 8

239. Psalms 121-122. 1 Corinthians 9

240. Psalms 123-125. 1 Corinthians 10

241. Psalms 126-128

242. Psalms 129-131. 1 Corinthians 11

243. Psalms 132-134

244. Psalms 135-136. 1 Corinthians 12

245. Psalms 137-139. 1 Corinthians 13

246. Psalms 140-142

247. Psalms 143-145. 1 Corinthians 14

248. Psalms 146-147. 1 Corinthians 15

249. Psalms 148-150

250. Proverbs 1-2. 1 Corinthians 16

251. Proverbs 3-5. 2 Corinthians 1

252. Proverbs 6-7. 2 Corinthians 2

253. Proverbs 8-9. 2 Corinthians 3

254. Proverbs 10-12. 2 Corinthians 4

255. Proverbs 13-15. 2 Corinthians 5

256. Proverbs 16-18. 2 Corinthians 6

257. Proverbs 19-21. 2 Corinthians 7

258. Proverbs 22-24. 2 Corinthians 8

259. Proverbs 25-26. 2 Corinthians 9

260. Proverbs 27-29. 2 Corinthians 10

261. Proverbs 30-31. 2 Corinthians 11

262. Ecclesiastes 1-3

263. Ecclesiastes 4-6. 2 Corinthians 12

264. Ecclesiastes 7-9. 2 Corinthians 13

265. Ecclesiastes 10-12. Galatians 1

266. Song of Songs 1-3. Galatians 2

267. Song of Songs 4-5. Galatians 3

268. Song of Songs 6-8. Galatians 4

269. Isaiah 1-2. Galatians 5

270. Isaiah 3-4. Galatians 6

271. Isaiah 5-6. Ephesians 1

272. Isaiah 7-8. Ephesians 2

273. Isaiah 9-10. Ephesians 3

274. Isaiah 11-13. Ephesians 4

275. Isaiah 14-16

276. Isaiah 17-19. Ephesians 5

277. Isaiah 20-22. Ephesians 6

278. Isaiah 23-25. Philippians 1

279. Isaiah 26-27. Philippians 2

280.

Isaiah 28-29. Philippians 3

281. Isaiah 30-31. Philippians 4

282. Isaiah 32-33. Colossians 1

283. Isaiah 34-36. Colossians 2

284. Isaiah 37-38. Colossians 3

285. Isaiah 39-40. Colossians 4

286. Isaiah 41-42. 1 Thessalonians 1

287. Isaiah 43-44. 1 Thessalonians 2

288. Isaiah 45-46. 1 Thessalonians 3

289. Isaiah 47-49. 1 Thessalonians 4

290. Isaiah 50-52. 1 Thessalonians 5

291. Isaiah 53-55. 2 Thessalonians 1

292. Isaiah 56-58. 2 Thessalonians 2

293. Isaiah 59-61. 2 Thessalonians 3

294. Isaiah 62-64. 1 Timothy 1

295. Isaiah 65-66. 1 Timothy 2

296. Jeremiah 1-2. 1 Timothy 3

297. Jeremiah 3-5. 1 Timothy 4

298. Jeremiah 6-8. 1 Timothy 5

299. Jeremiah 9-11. 1 Timothy 6

300. Jeremiah 12-14. 2 Timothy 1

301. Jeremiah 15-17. 2 Timothy 2

302. Jeremiah 18-19. 2 Timothy 3

303. Jeremiah 20-21. 2 Timothy 4

304. Jeremiah 22-23. Titus 1

305. Jeremiah 24-26. Titus 2

306. Jeremiah 27-29. Titus 3

307. Jeremiah 30-31. Philemon

308. Jeremiah 32-33. Hebrews 1

309. Jeremiah 34-36. Hebrews 2

310. Jeremiah 37-39. Hebrews 3

311. Jeremiah 40-42. Hebrews 4

312. Jeremiah 43-45. Hebrews 5

313. J. eremiah 46- 47. Hebrews 6

314. Jeremiah 48-49. Hebrews 7

315. Jeremiah 50. Hebrews 8

316. Jeremiah 51-52. Hebrews 9

317. Lamentations 1-2. Hebrews 10

318. Lamentations 3-5

319. Ezekiel 1-2

320. Ezekiel 3-4. Hebrews 11

321. Ezekiel 5-7. Hebrews 12

322. Ezekiel 8-10. Hebrews 13

323. Ezekiel 11-13. James 1

324. Ezekiel 14-15. James 2

325. Ezekiel 16-17. James 3

326. Ezekiel 18-19. James 4

327. Ezekiel 20-21. James 5

328. Ezekiel 22-23. 1 Peter 1

329. Ezekiel 24-26. 1 Peter 2

330. Ezekiel 27-29. 1 Peter 3

331. Ezekiel 30-32. 1 Pete r 4

332. Ezekiel 33-34. 1 Peter 5

333. Ezekiel 35-36. 2 Peter 1

334. Ezekiel 37-39. 2 Peter 2

335. Ezekiel 40-41. 2 Peter 3

336. Ezekiel 42-44. 1 John 1

337. Ezekiel 45-46. 1 John 2

338. Ezekiel 47-48. 1 John 3

339. Daniel 1-2. 1 John 4

340. Daniel 3-4. 1 John 5

341. Daniel 5-7. 2 John

342. Daniel 8-10. 3 John

343. Daniel 11-12. Jude

344. Hosea 1-4. Revelation 1

345. Hosea 5-8. Revelation 2

346. Hosea 9-11. Revelation 3

347. Hosea 12-14. Revelation 4

348. Joel. Revelation 5

349. Amos 1-3. Revelation 6

350. Amos 4-6. Revelation 7

351. Amos 7-9. Revelation 8

352. Obadiah. Revelation 9

353. Jonah. Revelation 10

354. Micah 1-3. Revelation 11

355. Micah 4-5. Revelation 12

356. Micah 6-7. Revelation 13

357. Nahum. Revelation 14

358. Habakkuk. Revelation 15

359. Zephaniah. Revelation 16

360. Haggai. Revelation 17

361. Zechariah 1-4. Revelation 18

362. Zechariah 5-8. Revelation 19

363. Zechariah 9-12. Revelation 20

364. Zechariah 13-14. Revelation 21

365. Malachi 1-4. Revelation 22

By Merle Poirier, Operations Manager, Adventist Review Ministries

Merle Poirier
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