2 month Bible Reading Plan - Bible Survey

How to use this reading plan:

  1. Explain This Bible Reading Plan: With this plan you will read highlights from every book of the Bible. And it doesn't take but 2 months! This plan offers a brief, simple, yet comprehensive overview of all 66 books of the Bible.
  2. What Translation should I use? We recommend reading the New King James Version. You can find it online in our Bible Study Helps section.

  3. Does the Translation really matter? We believe you can learn the truth of God's word from any legitimate translation to read the Bible, but beware that some "translations" are not really translations at all, but are rather Paraphrased. That means someone read the Bible and wrote it in their own words. Now, at times that may be helpful, but anywhere the author was mistaken about a passage, you will be reading the authors opinion, not what the Bible actually says. These types of "translations" often present themselves as "thought for thought" translations instead of "word for word", and truly they belong in the commentary section of your library instead of the translation section. Some examples of these would be "The Living Bible", "The Book", "The New World Translation", etc.

  4. Can I print this study plan? Yes! At the bottom of this page are links to printable MS Word and pdf document files which allow you to keep track of when you read each portion.

    Do I need to start January 1st? No, you need to start today. If you begin today, you will finish 60 days from now.

  5. What if I fall behind? If you fall behind, don't worry -- just pick it back up right away so as not to fall further behind. Most weeks the reading schedule is not so rigorous that you couldn't catch up with a little extra reading.

  6. Should I do this alone or with someone? Many people find it helpful to choose a partner to help hold them accountable and encourage them in their spiritual life. It often helps for someone else to know what you are trying to do and ask you about your progress.

  7. When should I read? We have found it helpful to read the Bible as early in the day as possible. This will give you the entire day to reflect on what you have read, it also indicates its importance as we normally do our most important tasks first. As one Evangelist commonly says, “No Bible, No Breakfast. No Read, No Feed.”

  8. How is this reading plan organized? This plan is designed to have you reading some of both the Old and New Testaments each day.

  9. Are there other Bible reading plans? Yes, there are many Bible reading plans available, some entire Bible reading plans, and some like this one are partial Bible reading plans (see other plans in our Bible Study Helps Section), or you can design your own. There are 1189 chapters in the Bible, so any plan that has you reading just over 3.25 chapters per day will get you through the Bible in a year.

Day . Scripture Reading
Day 1 Genesis 1-3, 12, 15, 22
Day 2 Exodus 1-5
Day 3 Exodus 12-14, 20
Day 4 Leviticus 1, 10, 16, 25
Day 5 Numbers 3-4, 6, 11-14
Day 6 Deuteronomy 5-8, 28-31, 34
Day 7 Joshua 1-6, 23-24
Day 8 Judges 1-4, 13-16
Day 9 Ruth 1-4
Day 10 1 Samuel 7-10, 12
Day 11 1 Samuel 15-20, 28, 31
Day 12 2 Samuel 5-8, 11-13, 15, 18
Day 13 1 Kings 3, 6-12
Day 14 1 Kings 17-19, 21
Day 15 2 Kings 1-2, 6-7, 11-12
Day 16 2 Kings 17-23
Day 17 1 Chronicles 15-17, 21-22, 28-29
Day 18 2 Chronicles 5-10, 14-16
Day 19 2 Chronicles 24-26, 29-35
Day 20 Ezra 3, 6-7
Day 21 Nehemiah 1-2, 4, 6
Day 22 Esther 1-4
Day 23 Job 1-3, 38-42
Day 24 Psalms 1, 8, 19, 23
Day 25 Psalms 51, 100, 103, 139
Day 26 Proverbs 1-3
Day 27 Ecclesiastes 1-5, 12 and Songs 1-2
Day 28 Isaiah 1-2, 6, 40, 52-55
Day 29 Jeremiah 1-5 and Lamentations 3
Day 30 Ezekiel 1-3, 18, 33
Day 31 Daniel 1-2, 4-6
Day 32 Hosea 1-4 and Joel 2
Day 33 Amos 3, Obadiah, and Jonah 1
Day 34 Micah 1-2 and Nahum 1
Day 35 Habakkuk 1, Zephaniah 3, Haggai
Day 36 Zechariah 1-2 and Malachi 1
Day 37 Matthew 1-2, 5-7
Day 38 Matthew 17, 26-28
Day 39 Mark 1-4, 10, 15-16
Day 40 Luke 1-2, 4-6
Day 41 Luke 8-10, 22-24
Day 42 John 1, 3-4
Day 43 John 13-17, 19-21
Day 44 Acts 1-4
Day 45 Acts 8-10, 12-15
Day 46 Romans 5-8, 12
Day 47 1 Corinthians 1-2, 13
Day 48 2 Corinthians 4-5, 8-9
Day 49 Galatians 5-6
Day 50 Ephesians 4-6
Day 51 Philippians 2, 4
Day 52 Colossians 1, 4
Day 53 1 Thessalonians 2, 4 and 2 Thessalonians 3
Day 54 1 Timothy 1, 3
Day 55 2 Timothy 3-4
Day 56 Titus 2 and Philemon
Day 57 Hebrews 10-13
Day 58 James 1-3
Day 59 1 Peter 1, 5 and 2 Peter 1 1 John 1-2
Day 60 2 John, and 3 John, Jude, Revelation 19-22