Reading the Bible in Chronological Order

     `Welcome to a journey, a trip through the most famous and well-read book of all - The Bible.  You have opted to follow a chronological order, which is worked out in date order, as they were written.  Whilst this list isn't guaranteed to be exact, many theologians have agreed on this order.  Read the events of the Bible as they occurred chronologically.  For example, the Book of Job is integrated with Genesis because Job lived before Abraham.` or Read the Bible in Chronological Order in 2 Years. [1. credits]

Week 1
Genesis 1-3
Genesis 4-7
Genesis 8-11
Job 1-5
Job 6-9
Job 10-13
Job 14-16

Week 2
Job 17-20
Job 21-23
Job 24-28
 Job 29-31
Job 32-34
Job 35-37
Job 38-39

Week 3
Job 40-42
Genesis 12-15
Genesis 16-18
Genesis 19-21
Genesis 22-24
Genesis 25-26
Genesis 27-29

Week 4
Genesis 30-31
Genesis 32-34
Genesis 35-37
Genesis 38-40
Genesis 41-42
Genesis 43-45
Genesis 46-47

Week 5
Genesis 48-50
Exodus 1-3
Exodus 4-6
Exodus 7-9
Exodus 10-12
Exodus 13-15
Exodus 16-18



Week 6
Exodus 19-21
Exodus 22-24
Exodus 25-27
Exodus 28-29
Exodus 30-32
Exodus 33-35
Exodus 36-38

Week 7
Exodus 39-40
Leviticus 1-4
Leviticus 5-7
Leviticus 8-10
Leviticus 11-13
Leviticus 14-15
Leviticus 16-18

Week 8
Leviticus 19-21
Leviticus 22-23
Leviticus 24-25
Leviticus 26-27
Numbers 1-2
Numbers 3-4
Numbers 5-6

Week 9
Numbers 7
Numbers 8-12
Numbers 11-13
Num 14-15 & Ps 90
Numbers 16-17
Numbers 18-20
Numbers 21-22

Week 10
Numbers 23-25
Numbers 26-27
Numbers 28-30
Numbers 31-32
Numbers 33-34
Numbers 35-36
Deuteronomy 1-2



Week 11
Deuteronomy 3-4
Deuteronomy 5-7
Deuteronomy 8-10
Deuteronomy 11-13
Deuteronomy 14-16
Deuteronomy 17-20
Deuteronomy 21-23

Week 12
Deuteronomy 24-27
Deuteronomy 28-29
Deuteronomy 30-31
Deut 32-34 & Ps 91*
Joshua 1-4
Joshua 5-8
Joshua 9-11

Week 13
Joshua 12-15
Joshua 16-18
Joshua 19-21
Joshua 22-24
Judges 1-2
Judges 3-5
Judges 6-7

Week 14
Judges 8-9
Judges 10-12
Judges 13-15
Judges 16-18
Judges 19-21
Ruth
1 Samuel 1-3

Week 15
1 Samuel 4-8
1 Samuel 9-12
1 Samuel 13-14
1 Samuel 15-17
1 Sam18-20 & Ps 11&59
1 Samuel 21-24
Psalms 7, 27, 31, 34, 52



Week 16
Ps 56, 120, 140-142
1 Samuel 25-27
Psalms 17, 35, 54, 63
1 Sa28-31; Ps18; 1Chr10
Ps121, 123-125, 128-130
2 Samuel 1-4
Ps 6, 8-10, 14,16,19,21

Week 17
1 Chronicles 1-2
Ps 43-45, 49, 84-85, 87
1 Chronicles 3-5
Psalms 73, 77-78
1 Chronicles 6
Psalms 81, 88, 92-93
1 Chronicles 7-10

Week 18
Psalms 102-104
2 Sam5:10; 1Chr 11-12
Psalm 133
Psalms 106-107
2 Sa5:11-6:23; 1Chr 13-16
Ps 1-2, 15, 22-24, 47, 68
Ps89,96,100-101,105&132

Week 19
2 Sam 7; 1 Chron 17
Ps 25, 29, 33, 36, 39
2 Sam 8-9; 1 Chron 18
Psalms 50, 53, 60, 75
2 Sam 10; 1Chr 19; Ps 20
Psalms 65-67, 69-70
2 Sam 11-12; 1 Chr 20

Week 20
Psalms 32, 51, 86, 122
2 Samuel 13-15
Ps 3-4, 12-13, 28, 55
2 Samuel 16-18
Ps26, 40, 58, 61, 62, 64
2 Samuel 19-21
Psalms 5, 38, 41, 42



Week 21
2 Samuel 22-23, 57
Psalms 95, 97-99
2 Sam24;1Chr 21-22;Ps30
Psalms 108-110
1 Chronicles 23-25
Ps 131,138,139, 143-145
1 Chr 26-29; Psalms 127

Week 22
Psalms 111-118
1 Kgs 1-2; Ps 37, 71, 94
Psalms 119:1-88
1 Kgs 3-4; 2 Chr 1; Ps 72
Psalms 119:89-176
Song of Solomon
Proverbs 1-3

Week 23
Proverbs 4-6
Proverbs 7-9
Proverbs 10-12
Proverbs 13-15
Proverbs 16-18
Proverbs 19-21
Proverbs 22-24

Week 24
1 Kings 5-6; 2 Chron 2-3
1 Kings 7; 2 Chron 4
1 Kings 8; 2 Chron 5
2 Chron 6-7; Psalms 136
Psalms 134, 146-150
1 Kings 9; 2 Chronicles 8
Proverbs 25-26

Week 25
Proverbs 27-29
Ecclesiastes 1-6
Ecclesiastes 7-12
1 Kgs 10-11; 2 Chron 9
Proverbs 30-31
1 Kings 12-14
2 Chronicles 10-12


Reading the Bible Through - A Daily Time Schedule to Read It Through In 3, 2 or 1 years. html or  31102-BibleVerses.pdf  (file)
Bible Reading In Chronological Order.html , 1 year Bible as history Reading Chart, from Into Thy Word Ministries. [ 2 pgs. PDF ] (file)
Bible Reading In Chronological Order2011.html , 2 year Bible Reading Chart as history . [ 2 pgs. PDF ] (file)
 Harmony of The Gospels; Reading The NT Bible Based on Chronological Events.  Read the 4 gospels through simultaneously in 65 days. [PDF ] (file)
Bible Reading Chart.html , another 1 year Bible Reading Chart, from Into Thy Word Ministries.[ 1 pg. PDF ] (file)
 Common Phrases Found In The Bible; Do Biblical Colloquialisms Have A Secular Purpose?  Proof that teaching The Bible to public school children has a valuable secular purpose for understanding our English, history and culture!  Common Phrases From The Bible  [PDF] (file)

Week 26
1Kgs 15:1-24;2Chr13-16
1Kgs15:25-16:34;2Chr17
1 Kings 17-19
1 Kings 20-21
1 Kgs 22; 2 Chr 18
2 Chronicles 19-23
Obadiah; Psalms 82-83

Week 27
2 Kings 1-4
2 Kings 5-8
2 Kings 9-11
2 Kgs 12-13; 2 Chr 24
2 Kgs 14; 2 Chr 25
Jonah
2 Kgs 15; 2 Chr 26

Week 28
Isaiah 1-4
Isaiah 5-8
Amos 1-5
Amos 6-9
2 Chr 27; Isaiah 9-12
Micah
2 Chr 28; 2 Kgs 16-17

Week 29
Isaiah 13-17
Isaiah 18-22
Isaiah 23-27
2Kgs18:1-8;2Chr29-31;Ps48
Hosea 1-7
Hosea 8-14
Isaiah 28-30

Week 30
Isaiah 31-34
Isaiah 35-36
Isaiah 37-39; Ps 76
Isaiah 40-43
Isaiah 44-48
2Kgs18:9-19:37;Ps46,80,135
Isaiah 49-53


Week 31
Isaiah 54-58
Isaiah 59-63
Isaiah 64-66
2 Kings 20-21
2 Chronicles 32-33
Nahum
2 Kgs 22-23; 2 Chr 34-35

Week 32
Zephaniah
Jeremiah 1-3
Jeremiah 4-6
Jeremiah 7-9
Jeremiah 10-13
Jeremiah 14-17
Jeremiah 18-22

Week 33
Jeremiah 23-25
Jeremiah 26-29
Jeremiah 30-31
Jeremiah 32-34
Jeremiah 35-37
Jerem 38-40; Ps 74, 79
2 Kgs 24-25; 2 Chron 36

Week 34
Habakkuk
Jeremiah 41-45
Jeremiah 46-48
Jeremiah 49-50
Jeremiah 51-52
Lamentations 1:1-3:36
Lamentations 3:37-5:22

Week 35
Ezekiel 1-4
Ezekiel 5-8
Ezekiel 9-12
Ezekiel 13-15
Ezekiel 16-17
Ezekiel 18-19
Ezekiel 20-21

For Weeks 40-46 it is recommended to use the Harmony of the Gospels chart above to observe a clearer timeline of the events.

Week 36
Ezekiel 18-19
Ezekiel 20-21
Ezekiel 22-23
Ezekiel 24-27
Ezekiel 28-31
Ezekiel 32-34
Ezekiel 35-37

Week 37
Ezekiel 38-39
Ezekiel 40-41
Ezekiel 42-43
Ezekiel 44-45
Ezekiel 46-48
Joel
Daniel 1-3

Week 38
Daniel 4-6
Daniel 7-9
Daniel 10-12
Ezra 1-3
Ezra 4-6; Psalms 137
Haggai
Zechariah 1-7

Week 39
Zechariah 8-14
Esther 1-5
Esther 6-10
Ezra 7-10
Nehemiah 1-3, 4-6
Nehemiah 7 ; 8-9
Nehemiah 10-11

Week 40
Nehemiah 12-13; Ps 126
Malachi  N.T. Note 2.
Luke 1; John 1:1-14
Matt 2; Luke 2:39-52
Matt 3; Mark 1; Luke 3
Matt 4; Lu 4-5; Jn 1:15-51
John 2-4


Week 41
Matthew 8-9; Mark 2
John 5
Matt 12:1-21; Mk 3; Lk 6
Matthew 5-7
Matt 8:1-13; Luke 7
Matthew 11
Matt 12:22-50; Luke 11

Week 42
Matthew 13; Luke 8
Matt 8:14-34; Mk 4-5
Matthew 9-10
Mat 14; Mk 6; Lk 9:1-17 Jn 6
Matthew 15; Mark 7
Mat 16; Mk 8; Lk 9:18-27
Matt 17; Mk 9; Lk 9:28-62

Week 43
Matthew 18
John 9:1-10:21
Luke 10-11; Jn 10:22-42
Luke 12-13
Luke 14-15
Luke 16-17:10
John 11

Week 44
Luke 17:11-18:14
Matt 19; Mark 10
Matthew 20-21
Luke 18:15-19:48
Mark 11; John 12
Matt 22; Mark 12
Matt 23; Luke 20-21

Week 45
Mark 13
Matthew 24
Matthew 25
Matt 26; Mark 14
Luke 22; John 13
John 14-17
Matt 27; Mark 15


Week 46
Luke 23; John 18-19
Matthew 28; Mark 16
Luke 24; John 20-21
Acts 1-3
Acts 4-6
Acts 7-8
Acts 9-10

Week 47
Acts 11-12
Acts 13-14
James
Acts 15-16
Galatians 1-3
Galatians 4-6
Acts 17-18:18

Week 48
1 Thess; 2 Thess
Acts 18:19-19:41
1 Corinthians 1-4
1 Corinthians 5-8
1 Corinthians 9-11
1 Corinthians 12-14
1 Corinthians 15-16

Week 49
2 Corinthians 1-4
2 Corinthians 5-9
2 Corinthians 10-13
Acts 20:1-3; Romans 1-3
Romans 4-7
Romans 8-10
Romans 11-13

Week 50
Romans 14-16
Acts 20:4-23:35
Acts 24-26
Acts 27-28
Colossians; Philemon
Ephesians
Philippians


Week 51
1 Timothy
Titus
1 Peter
Hebrews 1-6
Hebrews 7-10
Hebrews 11-13
2 Timothy

Week 52
2 Peter; Jude
1 John
2 John; 3 John
Revelation 1-5
Revelation 6-11
Revelation 12-18
Revelation 19-22


"This is a rough draft." From: 1980, 2004 Into Thy Word Ministries www.intothyword.org
Edited and Improved by Hisways.org

  [1.] Reformatted and added abbreviations for Bible books. 6/15/07, 
  [2.] For an alternate Gospel Chronology see "Harmony of The Gospels" links (PDF above).
  [3.] This page in pdf hisways.org/steward/BibleInChronologicalOrder.pdf          [Back]