4 month Bible Reading Plan - Characters

How to use this reading plan:

  1. Explain This Bible Reading Plan: With this plan you will read the highlights about major characters in the Bible from Adam to Zechariah. This plan makes it easy to see the story of God's Word as you become acquainted with many important Characters in 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 121 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 . Bible Character Scripture Reading
Day 1 Adam Genesis 1:26-2:17
Day 2 Eve Genesis 2:18-3:24
Day 3 Abel Genesis 4:1-18
Day 4 Enoch Genesis 5:18-24
Day 5 Noah Genesis 6:1-9:17
Day 6 Abraham Genesis 15, 17, 22; Romans 4:1-5, 9-25
Day 7 Sarah Genesis 16:1-15, 18:1-15, 21:1-7
Day 8 Isaac Genesis 24, 26
Day 9 Esau Genesis 25:27-34
Day 10 Rebekah Genesis 27
Day 11 Jacob Genesis 31-32
Day 12 Joseph Genesis 39, 41, 43, 45
Day 13 Moses' Parents Exodus 1:1-2:10
Day 14 Moses Exodus 5:1-6:13, 14:5-31
Day 15 Miriam Exodus 15:1-21
Day 16 Aaron Exodus 32
Day 17 Rahab Joshua 2, 6
Day 18 Caleb Joshua 14:6-15:19
Day 19 Joshua Joshua 23-24
Day 20 Deborah Judges 4-5
Day 21 Gideon Judges 6-8
Day 22 Jephthah Judges 11:1-12:7
Day 23 Samson Judges 13-16
Day 24 Ruth Ruth 1-4
Day 25 Hannah 1 Samuel 1:1-2:21
Day 26 Eli 1 Samuel 2:27-4:22
Day 27 Samuel 1 Samuel 7:3-8:22;12:1-25
Day 28 Jonathan 1 Samuel 14, 20
Day 29 Saul 1 Samuel 18-19
Day 30 Abigail 1 Samuel 25
Day 31 Amnon 2 Samuel 13
Day 32 Absalom 2 Samuel 15, 17-18
Day 33 Rehoboam 1 Kings 12:1-20, 14:21-31
Day 34 Jeroboam 1 Kings 11:26-40, 12:25-14:20
Day 35 Ahab 1 Kings 16:29-34, 20:1-21:29
Day 36 Elijah 1 Kings 17:1-19:18
Day 37 Elisha 2 Kings 2, 4, 6
Day 38 Gehazi 2 Kings 5
Day 39 Josiah 2 Kings 23
Day 40 Jabez 1 Chronicles 4:9-10
Day 41 Asa 2 Chronicles 14-16
Day 42 Jehoshaphat 2 Chronicles 17-20
Day 43 Uzziah 2 Chronicles 26
Day 44 Manasseh 2 Chronicles 33:1-20
Day 45 Hilkiah 2 Chronicles 34:14-33
Day 46 Ezra Ezra 7-9
Day 47 Nehemiah Nehemiah 1-2
Day 48 Esther Esther 2:1-23, 4:1-5:8, 7:1-8:8
Day 49 Mordecai Esther 3:1-15, 5:9-6:14, 10:1-3
Day 50 Job Job 1-2
Day 51 Eliphaz, Bildad, Zophar Job 4-7
Day 52 Elihu Job 32-37
Day 53 David Psalms 3-8, 32; Romans 4:6-8
Day 54 Asaph Psalms 73-77
Day 55 Phinehas Psalms 106; Joshua 22:10-34
Day 56 Solomon Proverbs 2-4
Day 57 Isaiah Isaiah 6, 40, 53
Day 58 Hezekiah Isaiah 36-37
Day 59 Jeremiah Jeremiah 1, 18, 32
Day 60 Jehonadab Jeremiah 35
Day 61 Baruch Jeremiah 36, 43, 45
Day 62 Ezekiel Ezekiel 1-3
Day 63 Daniel Daniel 1-2, 6
Day 64 Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego Daniel 3
Day 65 Nebuchadnezzar Daniel 4
Day 66 Belshazzar Daniel 5
Day 67 Hosea Hosea 1-3
Day 68 Jonah Jonah 1-4
Day 69 Habakkuk Habakkuk 1-3
Day 70 Joseph Matthew 1:18-25, 2:13-23
Day 71 The Magi Matthew 2
Day 72 Matthew Matthew 9:10-13
Day 73 The Pharisees Matthew 12:1-45
Day 74 The Sadducees Matthew 22:23-46
Day 75 Peter Matthew 26:20-75; 1 Peter 1-2
Day 76 Joseph of Arimathea Matthew 27:32-61
Day 77 John the Baptist Mark 1:1-11, 2:18-22, 6:14-29
Day 78 Judas Mark 3:19, 14:3-11, 43-49
Day 79 Jairus Mark 5:21-43
Day 80 The Gentile Woman Mark 7:24-30
Day 81 The Rich Young Man Mark 10:17-31
Day 82 Blind Bartimaeus Mark 10:46-52
Day 83 The Poor Widow Mark 12:41-44
Day 84 Zechariah Luke 1:1-25, 57-80
Day 85 Mary Luke 1:26-56, 2:1-7
Day 86 The Shepherds Luke 2:8-20
Day 87 Simeon and Anna Luke 2:21-38
Day 88 Mary Magdalene Luke 7:36-8:3
Day 89 The Good Samaritan Luke 10:25-37
Day 90 Mary and Martha Luke 10:38-42
Day 91 The Rich Fool Luke 12:13-34
Day 92 The Lost Son Luke 15
Day 93 Zacchaeus Luke 19:1-10
Day 94 The Dying Thief Luke 23:26-43
Day 95 Cleopas Luke 24
Day 96 Andrew John 1:35-42, 6:1-13, 12:20-36
Day 97 Nathanael John 1:43-2:11, 21:1-13
Day 98 Nicodemus John 3:1-21
Day 99 The Samaritan Woman John 4:1-42
Day 100 The Adulterous Woman John 8:1-11
Day 101 Lazarus John 11:1-12:36
Day 102 Pilate John 18:28-19:16
Day 103 Thomas John 20:1-29
Day 104 Ananias and Sapphira Acts 4:32-5:11
Day 105 Stephen Acts 6-7
Day 106 Philip Acts 8:4-12, 26-40
Day 107 Simon the Sorcerer Acts 8:9-25
Day 108 Ananias Acts 9:1-18
Day 109 Cornelius Acts 10:1-11:18
Day 110 Barnabas Acts 11:19-30, 13:1-14:28
Day 111 John Mark Acts 13:1-13
Day 112 Priscilla and Aquila Acts 18
Day 113 Agrippa Acts 25-26
Day 114 Paul Galatians 1-2; Acts 22
Day 115 Epaphroditus Philippians 1-2
Day 116 Timothy 1 Timothy 3-4
Day 117 Luke 2 Timothy 3:10-4:22
Day 118 Titus Titus 1-3
Day 119 Philemon Philemon 1
Day 120 James James 1-2
Day 121 John 1 John 1-2; Revelation 1