Help from the Bible

How to read the Bible

Many people ask how they should approach reading the Bible. A reasonable question, considering it is actually made up of 66 individual books, but together making one cohesive story of God’s love for those He created.

Some people start at the beginning of the Old Testament and read through, while other people start with the New Testament which focusses on Jesus and how He fulfilled his mission to reconcile all people to God.

Another alternative is to search the Bible like a reference book or any piece of written text. The front section of all Gideon Bibles and Testaments contains Helps to read the Bible. There are a number of topical indexes to point the reader to what the Bible says about various topics, problems and life situations. There are also tips on how to read the Bible, how to pray and about the history of the Bible itself. If you would like to access these Help pages, you can FIND THEM HERE.

Gideons Daily Bible Reading Calendar
There are many benefits to reading the Bible, God’s Word, daily. Among other gains, it unfolds the Big Picture of God’s glory and works, it nourishes the soul, and it helps us all to build a regular reading habit. The Gideons’ Bible reading calendar offers morning and evening readings – a wonderful way to top and tail your day with the Word of God. You can read along with us by DOWNLOADING THE CALENDAR.

   

 

“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Romans 10:13

Bible verses in times of need

We want to make sure that when people turn to the Bible for help, they can easily find the guidance they need.

At the front of all Gideon-placed Bibles is a section called Bible Helps, which informs readers where to find verses on meaningful topics. We are contacted regularly by people who have found the Bible Helps to be very valuable in their journey. These verses can be found in any Bible by using its contents page(s).

Help with life and its problems

Matthew 5:27–28
1 Corinthians 6:18

Romans 5:3—4
Philippians 4:6–7
1 Peter 1:6–7

Psalm 46:1
Matthew 6:31, 33
Philippians 4:6–7

Psalm 51:1,10
1 John 1:8–9

Matthew 5:9
1 Corinthians 13:4–8
Ephesians 4:31–32

Psalm 37:1
Matthew 5:38–48
Matthew 7:12

Romans 13:7–9

Matthew 7:3–5

John 1:1–4
John 14:6

John 11:25
Romans 6:23
1 Corinthians 15:55-58
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Revelation 21:4

Psalm 34:4
Psalm 43:5

Psalm 61:1–3
Psalm 121:1–2
Romans 8:38–39

Psalm 55:16–17, 22
Psalm 91:1–2
Psalm 118:5–6

Psalm 23 
2 Corinthians 4:8,16
Philippians 4:6–7

Romans 13:7–8
Hebrews 4:13

Psalm 19:1–4
John 1:1–4
John 14:6
Romans 1:20
Colossians 1:15-17

Luke 21:34–36
Romans 13:13
Ephesians 5:18

Romans 8:31–39 

Psalm 18:2 
Psalm 31:24 
Psalm 91:9–10 
2 Timothy 1:7 

John 3:16 
Colossians 3:12–13 
1 John 1:9 

Proverbs 18:24 
Luke 17:3–4 
2 Timothy 4:16–18 

Matthew 6:25–34 
James 4:13–15 

Matthew 16:26 
1 Timothy 6:10 
Hebrews 13:5 

Psalm 19:14 
Psalm 101:5 
Matthew 12:36 
Ephesians 4:29 

Proverbs 15:27 
Mark 8:36 
Luke 12:15 
Luke 12:34 

Psalm 32:8 
Psalm 37:5 
Proverbs 3:5–6 
James 1:5 

Psalm 32:5 
Psalm 51:10–14 
Psalm 103:12 
Proverbs 28:13 
Hebrews 10:17 

Ephesians 6:1-3 

Psalm 46:1–4 
Hebrews 10:23 

Psalm 27:1 
John 10:27–28 

Proverbs 6:6–11 
Proverbs 13:4 
Proverbs 20:4 

Psalm 121 
Matthew 10:16–20 

Psalm 23 
Psalm 27:10 
Hebrews 13:5–6 
1 Peter 5:6–7 

James 1:14–17 
1 John 2:15–17 

Proverbs 12:19 
Proverbs 14:5 
Ephesians 4:25 

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 
James 5:14–15 

John 14:1–4 
John 14:27 
John 16:33 
Romans 5:1–5 
Philippians 4:6–7 

Proverbs 3:5–8 
2 Corinthians 10:12 

Psalm 139:13–16 

Proverbs 13:20 
Proverbs 17:17 
Proverbs 18:24 
1 Corinthians 15:33 

Matthew 5:44-48 
Romans 12:19–21 
1 Thessalonians 5:15 

Luke 18:11,14 
1 Peter 5:5–6 

Matthew 5:27–28 
Mark 10:6–7 
1 Corinthians 6:18-20 

John 8:34, 36 
Romans 3:23 
Romans 6:23 

Psalm 23 
Psalm 34:18 
Psalm 147:3 
John 14 
2 Corinthians 1:3–4 

Proverbs 29:24 
Ephesians 4:28 
1 Peter 4:15 

Matthew 11:28–29 
John 14:27 
Philippians 4:11–13 

Psalm 143:7–11 

Ephesians 4:29 
Colossians 3:8 

Psalm 119:11 
Proverbs 1:10–15 
1 Corinthians 15:33 
James 1:12–16 
James 4:7 

Psalm 20:1–2 
Psalm 23 
Psalm 71:1–3 

Matthew 11:28–30 
1 Corinthians 15:58 
Galatians 6:9–10 

Matthew 6:25–34 
Philippians 4:6–7 
1 Peter 5:6–7 

 

Gideons Bible App

The Gideons International has developed a free digital Bible App which includes the Bible, or portions thereof, in over 1500 languages. Many of these also include audio as well as text. If English is a second language for you, the Gideons Bible App will be a great help. The Bible App also includes the Helps as found in all Gideon Bibles & New Testaments.

The Gideons Bible App can be downloaded from gideons.bible.is.

 

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