One Year Bible Reading Plan - Weekly

How to use this reading plan:

  1. Explain This Bible Reading Plan: With this plan you will read the entire Bible in one year! Each day you will be reading a portion of the Bible beginning with Genesis and ending with Revelation, just as you would read most any other book.
  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 with week 1 today, you will finish at this time next year.

  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 begin in Genesis 1 and End in Revelation 22, much as you would read any other book.

  9. Are there other Bible reading plans? Yes, there are many Bible reading plans available (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.

    Week

    Sunday

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Saturday

    1

    Genesis
    1-3
    Genesis
    4-7
    Genesis
    8-11
    Genesis
    12-16
    Genesis
    17-19
    Genesis
    20-23

    Genesis
    24-25

    2

    Genesis
    26-28
    Genesis
    29-30
    Genesis
    31-33
    Genesis
    34-36
    Genesis
    37-39
    Genesis
    40-42
    Genesis
    43-45

    3

    Genesis
    46-47
    Genesis
    48-50
    Exodus
    1-4
    Exodus
    5-7
    Exodus
    8-10
    Exodus
    11-13
    Exodus
    14-16

    4

    Exodus
    17-20
    Exodus
    21-23
    Exodus
    24-27
    Exodus
    28-30
    Exodus
    31-34
    Exodus
    35-37
    Exodus
    38-40

    5

    Leviticus
    1-4
    Leviticus
    5-7
    Leviticus
    8-11
    Leviticus
    12-14
    Leviticus
    15-17
    Leviticus
    18-20
    Leviticus
    21-23

    6

    Leviticus
    24-25
    Leviticus
    26-27
    Numbers
    1-2
    Numbers
    3-4
    Numbers
    5-6
    Numbers
    7-8
    Numbers
    9-11

    7

    Numbers
    12-14
    Numbers
    15-17
    Numbers
    18-20
    Numbers
    21-23
    Numbers
    24-26
    Numbers
    27-30
    Numbers
    31-33

    8

    Numbers
    34-36
    Deuteronomy
    1-2
    Deuteronomy
    3-4
    Deuteronomy
    5-7
    Deuteronomy
    8-11
    Deuteronomy
    12-15
    Deuteronomy
    16-19

    9

    Deuteronomy
    20-23
    Deuteronomy
    24-27
    Deuteronomy
    28-29
    Deuteronomy
    30-31
    Deuteronomy
    32-34
    Joshua
    1-4
    Joshua
    5-7

    10

    Joshua
    8-10
    Joshua
    11-14
    Joshua
    15-18
    Joshua
    19-21
    Joshua
    22-24
    Judges
    1-3
    Judges
    4-5

    11

    Judges
    6-8
    Judges
    9-11
    Judges
    12-15
    Judges
    16-18
    Judges
    19-21
    Ruth
    1-4
    1 Samuel
    1-3

    12

    1 Samuel
    4-7
    1 Samuel
    8-10
    1 Samuel
    11-13
    1 Samuel
    14-15
    1 Samuel
    16-17
    1 Samuel
    18-20
    1 Samuel
    21-24

    13

    1 Samuel
    25-27
    1 Samuel
    28-31
    2 Samuel
    1-3
    2 Samuel
    4-7
    2 Samuel
    8-11
    2 Samuel
    12-13
    2 Samuel
    14-15

    14

    2 Samuel
    16-18
    2 Samuel
    19-20
    2 Samuel
    21-22
    2 Samuel
    23-24
    1 Kings
    1-2
    1 Kings
    3-5
    1 Kings
    6-7

    15

    1 Kings
    8-9
    1 Kings
    10-12
    1 Kings
    13-15
    1 Kings
    16-18
    1 Kings
    19-20
    1 Kings
    21-22
    2 King
    1-3

    16

    2 Kings
    4-5
    2 Kings
    6-8
    2 Kings
    9-11
    2 Kings
    12-14
    2 Kings
    15-17
    2 Kings
    18-20
    2 Kings
    21-23

    17

    2 Kings
    24-25
    1 Chronicles
    1-2
    1 Chronicles
    3-5
    1 Chronicles
    6-7
    1 Chronicles
    8-10
    1 Chronicles
    11-13
    1 Chronicles
    14-16

    18

    1 Chronicles
    17-20
    1 Chronicles
    21-23
    1 Chronicles
    24-26
    1 Chronicles
    27-29
    2 Chronicles
    1-4
    2 Chronicles
    5-7
    2 Chronicles
    8-11

    19

    2 Chronicles
    12-16
    2 Chronicles
    17-19
    2 Chronicles
    20-22
    2 Chronicles
    23-25
    2 Chronicles
    26-29
    2 Chronicles
    30-32
    2 Chronicles
    33-34

    20

    2 Chronicles
    35-36
    Ezra
    1-4
    Ezra
    5-7
    Ezra
    8-10
    Nehemiah
    1-4
    Nehemiah
    5-7
    Nehemiah
    8-10

    21

    Nehemiah
    11-13
    Esther
    1-4
    Esther
    5-10
    Job
    1-4
    Job
    5-8
    Job
    9-12
    Job
    13-17

    22

    Job
    18-21
    Job
    22-26
    Job
    27-30
    Job
    31-34
    Job
    35-38
    Job
    39-42
    Psalms
    1-7

    23

    Psalms
    8-14
    Psalms
    15-18
    Psalms
    19-24
    Psalms
    25-30
    Psalms
    31-34
    Psalms
    35-37
    Psalms
    38-42

    24

    Psalms
    43-48
    Psalms
    49-54
    Psalms
    55-60
    Psalms
    61-67
    Psalms
    68-71
    Psalms
    72-75
    Psalms
    76-78
    25 Psalms
    79-84
    Psalms
    85-89
    Psalms
    90-95
    Psalms
    96-102
    Psalms
    103-105
    Psalms
    106-108
    Psalms
    109-115
    26 Psalms
    116-118
    Psalms
    119
    Psalms
    120-131
    Psalms
    132-138
    Psalms
    139-144
    Psalms
    145-150
    Proverbs
    1-3
    27 Proverbs
    4-7
    Proverbs
    8-10
    Proverbs
    11-13
    Proverbs
    14-16
    Proverbs
    17-19
    Proverbs
    20-22
    Proverbs
    23-25
    28 Proverbs
    26-28
    Proverbs
    29-31
    Ecclesiastes
    1-4
    Ecclesiastes
    5-8
    Ecclesiastes
    9-12
    Song of
    Solomon 1-4
    Song of
    Solomon 5-8
    29 Isaiah
    1-3
    Isaiah
    4-6
    Isaiah
    7-9
    Isaiah
    10-13
    Isaiah
    14-16
    Isaiah
    17-21
    Isaiah
    22-25
    30 Isaiah
    26-28
    Isaiah
    29-31
    Isaiah
    32-34
    Isaiah
    35-37
    Isaiah
    38-40
    Isaiah
    41-42
    Isaiah
    43-44
    31 Isaiah
    45-47
    Isaiah
    48-50
    Isaiah
    51-53
    Isaiah
    54-57
    Isaiah
    58-60
    Isaiah
    61-64
    Isaiah
    65-66
    32 Jeremiah
    1-3
    Jeremiah
    4-5
    Jeremiah
    6-8
    Jeremiah
    9-11
    Jeremiah
    12-14
    Jeremiah
    15-17
    Jeremiah
    18-21
    33 Jeremiah
    22-23
    Jeremiah
    24-26
    Jeremiah
    27-29
    Jeremiah
    30-31
    Jeremiah
    32-34
    Jeremiah
    35-37
    Jeremiah
    38-41
    34 Jeremiah
    42-45
    Jeremiah
    46-48
    Jeremiah
    49
    Jeremiah
    50
    Jeremiah
    51-52
    Lamentations
    1-2
    Lamentations
    3-5
    35 Ezekiel
    1-4
    Ezekiel
    5-9
    Ezekiel
    10-13
    Ezekiel
    14-16
    Ezekiel
    17-19
    Ezekiel
    20-21
    Ezekiel
    22-23
    36 Ezekiel
    24-26
    Ezekiel
    27-28
    Ezekiel
    29-31
    Ezekiel
    32-33
    Ezekiel
    34-36
    Ezekiel
    37-39
    Ezekiel
    40-42
    37 Ezekiel
    43-45
    Ezekiel
    46-48
    Daniel
    1-2
    Daniel
    3-4
    Daniel
    5-6
    Daniel
    7-9
    Daniel
    10-12
    38 Hosea
    1-4
    Hosea
    5-9
    Hosea
    10-14
    Joel
    1-3
    Amos
    1-3
    Amos
    4-6
    Amos
    7-9
    39 Obadiah & Jonah Micah
    1-4
    Micah
    5-7
    Nahum
    1-3
    Habakkuk
    1-3
    Zephaniah
    1-3
    Haggai
    1-2
    40 Zechariah
    1-6
    Zechariah
    7-10
    Zechariah
    11-14
    Malachi
    1-4
    Matthew
    1-4
    Matthew
    5-7
    Matthew
    8-9
    41 Matthew
    10-12
    Matthew
    13-14
    Matthew
    15-17
    Matthew
    18-20
    Matthew
    21-22
    Matthew
    23-24
    Matthew
    25-26
    42 Matthew
    27-28
    Mark
    1-3
    Mark
    4-6
    Mark
    7-9
    Mark
    10-13
    Mark
    14-16
    Luke
    1
    43 Luke
    2-3
    Luke
    4-5
    Luke
    6-7
    Luke
    8-9
    Luke
    10-11
    Luke
    12-13
    Luke
    14-16
    44 Luke
    17-18
    Luke
    19-20
    Luke
    21-22
    Luke
    23-24
    John
    1-3
    John
    4-5
    John
    6-7
    45 John
    8-9
    John
    10-11
    John
    12-13
    John
    14-15
    John
    16-17
    John
    18-19
    John
    20-21
    46 Acts
    1-2
    Acts
    3-4
    Acts
    5-6
    Acts
    7-8
    Acts
    9-12
    Acts
    13-16
    Acts
    17-19
    47 Acts
    20-23
    Acts
    24-28
    Romans
    1-3
    Romans
    4-7
    Romans
    8-10
    Romans
    11-13
    Romans
    14-16
    48 1 Corinthians
    1-4
    1 Corinthians
    5-9
    1 Corinthians
    10-13
    1 Corinthians
    14-16
    2 Corinthians
    1-4
    2 Corinthians
    5-7
    2 Corinthians
    8-10
    49 2 Corinthians
    11-13
    Galatians
    1-3
    Galatians
    4-6
    Ephesians
    1-3
    Ephesians
    4-6

    Philippians
    1-4

    Colossians
    1-4

    50 1
    Thessalonians
    1-3
    1
    Thessalonians
    4-5
    2
    Thessalonians
    1-3
    1 Timothy
    1-6
    2 Timothy
    1-4
    Titus &
    Philemon
    Hebrews
    1-4
    51 Hebrews
    5-7
    Hebrews
    8-10
    Hebrews
    11-13
    James
    1-5
    1 Peter
    1-5
    2 Peter
    1-3
    1 John
    1-5
    52 2 John,
    3 John & Jude
    Revelation
    1-3
    Revelation
    4-7
    Revelation
    8-12
    Revelation
    13-16
    Revelation
    17-19
    Revelation
    20-22