Read the whole Bible

Here’s a plan for reading the whole Bible (Hebrew Bible once, New Testament twice) in a narrative order during the calendar year 2019.
Notes follow at the end.

Week 24 – starting 10 Jun

Proverbs 16-18; Romans 15

Proverbs 19-21; Ps 40; Romans 16

Proverbs 22-23; Ps 117; 1 Thess 1

Proverbs 24-25; Ps 41; 1 Thess 2

Proverbs 26-28; 1 Thess 3

Week 25 – starting 17 Jun

Proverbs 29-31; 1 Thess 4

Song of Sol 1-3; Ps 72; 1 Thess 5

Song of Sol 4-6; 2 Thess 1

Song of Sol 7-8; Psalm 127; 2 Thess 2

1 Kings 5; 2 Chr 2; 2 Thess 3

Week 26 – starting 24 Jun

1 Kings 6; 2 Chr 3; 1 Timothy 1

1 Kings 7; 2 Chr 4; Psalm 44; 1 Tim 2

1 Kings 8; Psalm 30; 1 Tim 3

2 Chr 5-7; Psalm 121; 1 Tim 4

1 Kings 9; 2 Chr 8; 1 Tim 5

Week 27 – starting 1 July

1 Kings 10-11; 2 Chr 9; 1 Tim 6

Ecclesiastes 1-3; Psalm 45; 2 Tim 1

Eccl 4-6; Psalm 125; 2 Tim 2

Eccl 7-9; Psalm 46; 2 Tim 3

Eccl 10-12; 2 Tim 4

Week 28 – starting 8 Jul

1 Kings 12; 2 Chr 10-11; Titus 1

1 Kings 13-14; 2 Chr 12; Ps 47; Titus 2

1 Kings 15; 2 Chr 13-14; Titus 3

2 Chr 15-16; 1 Kings 16; Philemon

1 Kings 17-18; Psalm 119; Jude

Week 29 – starting 15 Jul

1 Kin 19-21; 2 Chr 17; Ps 129; Matt 1

1 Kings 22; 2 Chr 18; Matt 2

2 Chr 19-20; 2 Kings 1; Psalm 20; Matt 3

2 Kings 2-3; Psalm 48; Matt 4

2 Kings 4-6; Matt 5

Week 30 – starting 22 Jul

2 Kings 7-8; 2 Chr 21; Matt 6

2 Kings 9-10; Psalm 49; Matt 7

2 Chr 22-23; 2 Kings 11; Ps 131; Matt 8

2 Chr 24; 2 Kings 12; Psalm 50; Matt 9

Joel; Matt 10

Week 31 – starting 29 Jul

Jonah; Matt 11

2 Kings 13-14; 2 Chr 25; Ps 53; Matt 12

Amos 1-3; Matt 13

Amos 4-6; Psalm 55; Matt 14

Amos 7-9; Matt 15

Week 32 – starting 5 August

Hosea 1-3; Matt 16

Hosea 4-6; Psalm 58; Matt 17

Hosea 7-10; Matt 18

Hosea 11-13; Matt 19

Hosea 14; 2 Chr 26-27; Ps 61; Matt 20

Week 33 – starting 12 Aug

2 Kings 15-16; Matt 21

Isaiah 1-3; Psalm 9; Matt 22

Isaiah 4-6; Matt 23

Micah 1-4; Psalm 10; Matt 24

Micah 5-7; Matt 25

Week 34 – starting 19 Aug

Isaiah 7-10; Psalm 22; Matt 26

Isa 11-13; Psalm 118; Matt 27

Isa 14-16; Matt 28

Isa 17-19; Psalm 62; 1 Cor 1

Isa 20-22; 1 Cor 2

Week 35 – starting 26 Aug

Isaiah 23-25; 1 Cor 3

Isa 26-29; Psalm 65; 1 Cor 4

Isa 30-32; 1 Cor 5

Isa 33-35; 1 Cor 6

2 Chr 28; 2 Kings 17; Psalm 66; 1 Cor 7

Week 36 – starting 2 September

2 Chr 29-31; 1 Cor 8

2 Kings 18-19; 2 Chr 32; Ps 67; 1 Cor 9

Isa 36-37; Psalm 123; 1 Cor 10

2 Kings 20; Isa 38-40; Ps 68; 1 Cor 11

Isa 41-44; 1 Cor 12

Week 37 – starting 9 Sep

Isa 45-48; 1 Cor 13

Isa 49-52; Psalm 69; 1 Cor 14

Isa 53-55; Psalm 128; 1 Cor 15

Isa 56-59; Psalm 70; 1 Cor 16

Is 60-63; 2 Cor 1

Week 38 – starting 16 Sep

Isa 64-66; 2 Cor 2

2 Kings 21; 2 Chr 33; Ps 71; 2 Cor 3

Nahum; Psalm 149; 2 Cor 4

2 Kings 22-23; Psalm 73; 2 Cor 5

2 Chr 34-35; 2 Cor 6

Week 39 – starting 23 Sep

Habakkuk; 2 Cor 7

Zephaniah; Psalm 74; 2 Cor 8

Jeremiah 1-4; Psalm 130; 2 Cor 9

Jer 5-7; Psalm 75; 2 Cor 10

Jer 8-10; 2 Cor 11

Week 40 – starting 30 Sep

Jer 11-13; 2 Cor 12

Jer 14-16; Psalm 76; 2 Cor 13

Jer 17-20; James 1

Jer 22, 23, 26; Psalm 77; James 2

Jer 25, 35, 36, 45; Ps 133; James 3

Week 41 – starting 7 October

Jer 27, 28, 29, 24; James 4

Jer 37, 21, 34; Psalm 79; James 5

Jer 30-33; 1 Peter 1

Jer 38, 39, 52; 1 Pet 2

2 Kin 24-25; 2 Chr 36; Ps 126; 1 Pt 3

Week 42 – starting 14 Oct

Lamentations; Psalm 137; 1 Peter 4

Obadiah; Jer 40-42; Ps 147; 1 Pet 5

Jer 43, 44, 46; 2 Pet 1

Jer 47, 48, 49; Ps 80; 2 Pet 2

Jer 50-51; 2 Pet 3

Week 43 – starting 21 Oct

Ezekiel 1-3; John 1

Ezek 4-6; Psalm 82; John 2

Ezek 7-9; John 3

Ezek 10-12; Psalm 83; John 4

Ezek 13-15; Psalm 136; John 5

Week 44 – starting 28 Oct

Ezekiel 16-18; John 6

Ezek 19-21; Psalm 84; John 7

Ezek 22-24; Psalm 134; John 8

Ezek 25-27; Psalm 85; John 9

Ezek 28-30; John 10

Week 45 – starting 4 Nov

Ezekiel 31-33; John 11

Ezek 34-36; Psalm 86; John 12

Ezek 37-39; Psalm 87; John 13

Ezek 40-42; John 14

Ezek 43-45; Psalm 135; John 15

Week 46 – starting 11 Nov

Ezekiel 46-48; John 16

Daniel 1-3; Psalm 88; John 17

Dan 4-6; John 18

Dan 7-9; Psalm 91; John 19

Dan 10-12; John 20

Week 47 – starting 18 Nov

Ezra 1-2; John 21

Ezra 3-4; Psalm 92; 1 John 1

Haggai; Zechariah 1; Ps 138; 1 John 2

Zech 2-5; Psalm 93; 1 John 3

Zech 6-8; 1 John 4

Week 48 – starting 25 Nov

Zech 9-11; 1 John 5

Zech 12-14; Psalm 94; 2 John

Ezra 5-6; Psalm 95; 3 John

Esther 1-3; Psalm 139; Revelation 1

Esther 4-6; Rev 2

Week 49 – starting 2 December

Esther 7-10; Revelation 3

Ezra 7-10; Psalm 97; Rev 4

Nehemiah 1-3; Rev 5

Neh 4-6; Psalm 98; Rev 6

Neh 7-9; Psalm 140; Rev 7

Week 50 – starting 9 Dec

Neh 10-13; Revelation 8

Malachi; Psalm 2; Rev 9

Job 1-3; Psalm 29; Rev 10

Job 4-7; Psalm 99; Rev 11

Job 8-11; Rev 12

Week 51 – starting 16 Dec

Job 12-14; Psalm 100; Rev 13

Job 15-17; Rev 14

Job 18-20; Psalm 141; Rev 15

Job 21-23; Psalm 101; Rev 16

Job 24-27; Rev 17

Week 52 – starting 23 Dec

Job 28-30; Revelation 18

Job 31-33; Psalm 102; Rev 19

Job 34-36; Rev 20

Job 37-39; Psalm 103; Rev 21

Job 40-42; Psalm 150; Rev 22

Notes
This is meant to be a support, not a task-master – don’t feel bad about not keeping up!
Use the weekend to catch up on readings you may have missed during the week- that’s why there are only five readings per week.
Use the Contents page in your Bible to locate the book – not all are easy to find.
There are some helpful notes here which may assist your reading
This plan enables you to read the New Testament twice in the year, though you may choose not to do this.
Look, where possible, for major themes and the ‘big picture’ rather than becoming too bogged down in detail.
Watch out for opportunities to gather every six or seven weeks to encourage one another.
Printing these sheets on A4 paper and dividing lengthways may allow you to keep this in your Bible.

Once you have read a significant portion of the text to get the feel of it, you may wish to use some other resources to assist your understanding. (However, jumping too quickly to these will prevent you forming your own views on the Bible, which is a most helpful way to start).
The Bible Project has produced a series of reasonably short, very well made videos which introduce a range of important ideas about the Bible and how it might be read.


Week 1 – starting 30 Dec 2019

Genesis 1-2; Psalm 19; Mark 1

Gen 3-5; Mark 2

Gen 6-8; Psalm 104; Mark 3

Gen 9-11; Mark 4

Gen 12-15; Psalm 148; Mark 5

Week 2 – starting 6 Jan 2020

Genesis 16-18; Mark 6

Gen 19-20; Psalm 1; Mark 7

Gen 21-23; Psalm 107; Mark 8

Gen 24-25; Psalm 4; Mark 9

Gen 26-27; Mark 10

Week 3 – starting 13 Jan

Genesis 28-29; Mark 11

Gen 30-31; Psalm 11; Mark 12

Gen 32-34; Psalm 145; Mark 13

Gen 35-37; Psalm 12; Mark 14;

Gen 38-40; Mark 15

Week 4 – starting 20 Jan

Genesis 41-42; Mark 16

Gen 43-44; Psalm 24; Galatians 1

Gen 45-46; Psalm 108; Gal 2

Gen 47-48; Psalm 25; Gal 3

Gen 49-50; Gal 4

Week 5 – starting 27 Jan

Exodus 1-3; Gal 5

Exodus 4-6; Gal 6

Exodus 7-9; Psalm 105; Ephesians 1

Exodus 10-12; Eph 2

Exodus 13-15; Psalm 114; Eph 3

Week 6 – starting 3 February

Exodus 16-18; Eph 4

Exodus 19-21; Psalm 33; Eph 5

Exodus 22-24; Psalm 109; Eph 6

Exodus 25-27; Psalm 90; Philippians 1

Exodus 28-31; Phil 2

Week 7 – starting 10 Feb

Exodus 32-34; Philippians 3

Exodus 35-37; Psalm 26; Phil 4

Exodus 38-40; Hebrews 1

Leviticus 1-3; Psalm 27; Heb 2

Lev 4-7; Heb 3

Week 8 – starting 17 Feb

Leviticus 8-11; Ps 110; Hebrews 4

Lev 12-14; Psalm 111; Heb 5

Lev 15-18; Psalm 31; Heb 6

Lev 19-20; Heb 7

Lev 21-23; Heb 8

Week 9 – starting 24 Feb

Leviticus 24-25; Psalm 81; Hebrews 9

Lev 26-27; Psalm 112; Heb 10

Numbers 1-2; Psalm 64; Heb 11

Num 3-5; Heb 12

Num 6-7; Heb 13

Week 10 – starting 3 March

Numbers 8-11; Colossians 1

Num 12-14; Psalm 28; Col 2

Num 15-18; Psalm 113; Col 3

Num 19-21; Col 4

Num 22-25; Luke 1

Week 11 – starting 10 Mar

Numbers 26-29; Luke 2

Num 30-33; Psalm 35; Luke 3

Num 34-36; Luke 4

Deuteronomy 1-3; Psalm 36; Luke 5

Deut 4-5; Luke 6

Week 12 – starting 17 Mar

Deuteronomy 6-9; Luke 7

Deut 10-14; Psalm 5; Luke 8

Deut 15-18; Psalm 115; Luke 9

Deut 19-22; Psalm 6; Luke 10

Deut 23-26; Luke 11

Week 13 – starting 24 Mar

Deut 27-31; Luke 12

Deut 32-34; Psalm 13; Luke 13

Joshua 1-4; Psalm 143; Luke 14

Joshua 5-8; Psalm 14; Luke 15

Joshua 9-13; Luke 16

Week 14 – starting 31 Mar

Joshua 14-17; Luke 17

Joshua 18-21; Psalm 15; Luke 18

Joshua 22-24; Psalm 116; Luke 19

Judges 1-3; Psalm 16; Luke 20

Judges 4-6; Luke 21

Week 15 – starting 8 Apr

Judges 7-8; Luke 22

Judges 9-11; Psalm 17; Luke 23

Judges 12-16; Psalm 146; Luke 24

Judges 17-18; Psalm 21; Acts 1

Judges 19-21; Acts 2

Week 16 – starting 15 Apr

Ruth 1-2; Acts 3

Ruth 3-4; Psalm 37; Acts 4

1 Samuel 1-2; Psalm 120; Acts 5

1 Sam 3-5; Psalm 23; Acts 6

1 Sam 6-8; Acts 7

Week 17 – starting 22 Apr

1 Samuel 9-10; Acts 8

1 Sam 11-13; Psalm 38; Acts 9

1 Sam 14; Psalm 124; Acts 10

1 Sam 15-16; 1 Chr 1; Ps 39; Acts 11

1 Sam 17; 1 Chr 2; Acts 12

Week 18 – starting 29 Apr

1 Sam 18-19; 1 Chr 3; Ps 59; Acts 13

1 Sa 20;1 Chr 4; Ps 56, 57, 142; Acts 14

1 Sam 21-22; 1 Chr 5; Ps 52; Acts 15

1 Sam 23-24; 1 Chr 6; Ps 54; Acts 16

1 Sam 25; 1 Chr 7; Acts 17

Week 19 – starting 6 May

1 Sam 26-27; 1 Chr 8; Acts 18

1 Sam 28-29; 1 Chr 9; Acts 19

1 Sam 30-31; 1 Chr 10; Acts 20

2 Sam 1-2; 1 Chr 11; Ps 96, 106; Acts 21

2 Sam 3-5; 1 Chr 12; Ps 122; Acts 22

Week 20 – starting 13 May

2 Sam 6; 1 Chr 13; Psalm 60; Acts 23

1 Chron 14-16; Acts 24

2 Sam 7-8; 1 Chr 17; Ps 132; Acts 25

2 Sam 9-10; 1 Chr 18-19; Ps 89; Acts 26

2 Sa 11-12; 1 Chr 20; Ps 51, 32; Acts 27

Week 21 – starting 20 May

2 Sam 13-14; Acts 28

2 Sam 15-17; Psalms 3, 63; Romans 1

2 Sam 18-20; Psalm 34; Romans 2

2 Sam 21-23; Psalm 18; Romans 3

2 Sam 24; 1 Chr 21; Romans 4

Week 22 – starting 27 May

1 Chr 22-25; Psalm 78; Romans 5

1 Kings 1; 1 Chr 26-28; Romans 6

1 Kings 2; 1 Chr 29; Romans 7

1 Kings 3; 2 Chr 1; Ps 42; Romans 8

1 Kings 4; Prov 1-2; Psalm 43; Romans 9

Week 23 – starting 3 June

Proverbs 3-5; Romans 10

Proverbs 6-7; Psalm 7; Romans 11

Proverbs 8-10; Psalm 144; Romans 12

Proverbs 11-13; Ps 8; Romans 13

Proverbs 14-15; Romans 14

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