2 Month Bible Reading Plan - Chronological

How to use this reading plan:

  1. Explain This Bible Reading Plan:With this plan you will read through key stories of the Bible in chronological order, tracing the development of God's plan from Adam to the church of the New Testament. This plan introduces you to the major people and events of the Bible in chronological order, beginning with Creation, and ending with Revelation.

  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.

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.”

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

  10. 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 Description
Day 1 Genesis 1-3, 5-9 Creation, Fall & Flood
Day 2 Genesis 12, 15, and 22 Abraham, Isaac
Day 3 Job 1-3 and 38-42 Story of Job
Day 4 Exodus 1-5, 12-14, and 20 Moses and the Law
Day 5 Leviticus 1, 10-11, 16, and 25-26 Law's of Israel
Day 6 Numbers 3-4, 6, and 11-14 Journey to the Promised Land
Day 7 Deuteronomy 5-8, 28-31, and 34 Moses' last sermon to the Israelites
Day 8 Joshua 1-6 and 23-24 Joshua leads Israel into the Promised Land
Day 9 Judges 1-4 and 13-16 Period of the Judges
Day 10 Ruth 1-4 Story of Ruth
Day 11 1 Samuel 7-10, 12 King Saul comes to power
Day 12 1 Samuel 15-20, 28, and 31 King Saul loses power
Day 13 2 Samuel 5-8, 1 Chronicles 15-17 King David introduced
Day 14 2 Samuel 11-13, 15, and 18 King David leads Israel
Day 15 1 Chronicles 21-22, and 28-29 King David
Day 16 Psalms 1, 8, 19, 23, 51, 100, 103 and 139 Psalms of King David
Day 17 1 Kings 3, 6-12 King Solomon introduced
Day 18 2 Chronicles 5-10 King Solomon Leads Israel
Day 19 Ecclesiastes 1-5 and 12 King Solomon's life lessons
Day 20 Song of Songs 1-2, Proverbs 1-3 Wisdom from King Solomon
Day 21 2 Chronicles 14-16 Asa becomes King
Day 22 1 Kings 17-19, and 21 The Prophet Elijah
Day 23 2 Kings 1-2, 6-7, 11-12 Elijah, Elisha, Kings
Day 24 2 Chronicles 24-26 Kings
Day 25 Joel 2, Jonah 1, Amos 3, Micah 1-2 The Minor Prophets
Day 26 Isaiah 1-2, 6, Hosea 1-4 Israel called to repentance
Day 27 2 Kings 17-20, 2 Chronicles 29-32 Hezekiah
Day 28 Isaiah 40 and 52-55 Consolation of Israel
Day 29 2 Kings 21-23, 2 Chronicles 33-35 Manasseh, Josiah
Day 30 Nahum 1, Zephaniah 3, Jeremiah 1-5, Habakkuk 1 More Prophecies
Day 31 Ezekiel 1-3, 18, and 33, Lamentations 3, Obadiah Fall of Jerusalem
Day 32 Daniel 1-2, 4-6 Story of Daniel
Day 33 Ezra 3, 6-7, Haggai, Zechariah 1-2 Return, rebuilding of Jerusalem
Day 34 Esther 1-4, 7-8 Story of Esther
Day 35 Nehemiah 1-2, 4, and 6 Rebuilding the wall
Day 36 Malachi Last Old Testament prophecies
Day 37 Matthew 1-2, Luke 1-2 Birth of Jesus
Day 38 John 1, Mark 1, John 3-4 Early ministry of Jesus
Day 39 Luke 4-6, Mark 2-4 Teachings of Jesus
Day 40 Matthew 5-7 Sermon on the Mount
Day 41 Mark 10, Luke 8-12, Matthew 17-18 More teachings of Jesus
Day 42 John 13-17 Jesus' last Supper with the Disciples
Day 43 Matthew 26-28, Mark 15-16 Death and resurrection of Jesus
Day 44 Luke 22-24, John 19-21 Death and resurrection of Jesus
Day 45 Acts 1-4, 8-10, 12-14 The Church is established and grows
Day 46 Galatians 3-6 Paul's warnings about true vs. false religion
Day 47 James 1-3, Acts 15 Teachings & life of James
Day 48 1 Thessalonians 2 and 4; 2 Thessalonians 3 Paul's letters on adversity and persecution
Day 49 1 Corinthians 1-2 and 13 Paul's writings on living, loving like Jesus
Day 50 2 Corinthians 4-5 and 8-9 Paul's writings on authentic Christianity
Day 51 Romans 5-8 and 12 Paul's letter on Christian doctrine, practice
Day 52 Philemon; Ephesians 4-6 Paul's writings on practical Christian living
Day 53 Colossians 1 and 3; Philippians 2 and 4 Paul's writings on growing in Christ
Day 54 1 Peter 1 and 4-5 Peter's first letter to the Church
Day 55 1 Timothy 1-3; Titus 2 Paul's teaching on Church leadership
Day 56 Jude; 2 Peter 1 Jude and Peter on true vs. false religion
Day 57 2 Timothy 3-4 Paul's last letter to Timothy
Day 58 Hebrews 10-13 Teachings about living for Jesus Christ
Day 59 1 John 1-3; 2 John; 3 John John's letters on loving Christ & to friends
Day 60 Revelation 1-4, 19-22 Jesus Christ's revelation to John