Bible Reading Plan 2022

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GaoLu | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Dec 26 2021 1:22 PM

What has been your favorite Bible Reading Plan, and why?

What Bible version do you plan to read next year?

Do you read different versions on different years?

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David Betts | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 26 2021 3:43 PM

This is an excellent question, to which I hope to give a solid answer.
Back in my denomination days I did a life group for a year I called “Chronies and GenRevs.” One could decide to read from Gen to Rev, or could follow a chronological plan. This is one of my favs. At year end, many said it was the first time they ever read the complete Scriptures.

You could find a reading plan for either of these. I suggest you pray about what to do, and make a commitment that no matter what, you will complete this.
When we involved into “Torah roots,” we followed a Torah reading cycle for several years that began at “jewish new year” in fall, and included Haftorah reading in prophets and other Scripture, along with the New Covenant, aka Apostolic Writings. I no longer follow this, but you could consider changing around different plans.
Some using this method follow either a one year, or a three year schedule. These can be found online if interested. Know your heart (if possible), and consider your time commitment day by day.

My favorite way to read these days is with Newberry’s Greek-English Interlinear (I use “GIL” for short title) linked to The Lexham Greek-English Interlinear Septuagint H.B. Swete Edition (I use “LXX-S” for short title) all of Scripture is available in Greek. While we don’t have “original language” resources, due to copies of copies, we do have “primary resources” which gets us ‘as close’ as possible.

I can’t think of a better way to read, study, and learn ways of Messiah and His Kingdom than to use interlinears. Your choices may differ from mine. The “best” translation or version may still have a flavor of the author’s viewpoint.

Personal opinion: as far as “next year,” just remember, please, that this is named after Janus, the two faced roman god who looked to past, and future. Therefore, “This is not our year." Our year starts on Aviv 1 - “This shall be the beginning of days for you….’
Whatever way you prayerfully consider, if at all, please remember to get off the freeway method (100 kph) of reading and study: and remember this is a “school zone,” so you must slow way down. It is much better to read and to understand, than to ‘meet a goal’ of a certain amount of reading / study.

If at some point you get so interested in certain topics, pericopes that really come alive, don’t hesitate to put a marker where you stop, and determine to come back later. If you don’t already know, learn how to use BookMarks and Favorites to mark your place. You might even have separate layouts for various reading plans and / or studies.

Another thing to consider is ESV read-along with Heath. It is very well done. This requires net connection, unless you can figure how to get the download where no connection is necessary.  Lately I’ve been letting ESV audio play while we eat, and when we drive. We must get as much Word into our hearts as possible, and we must have a consistent plan.

Important: 1) come to Scripture for admonition, not for ammunition to 'fight' with others "in error." 2) our learning goes from information to revelation to transformation to manifestation. Just because we know it doesn't yet mean we are living it. Give yourself, and others grace and time to grow up in salvation.

As far as different versions, I used to change each year, but now I use as many versions as desired. Text Comparison is very good for this. I use Logos 2-3 hours, or more, per day. I cannot express how very thankful I am that we have Logos. I started at 2.0 beta and it really gets better - almost day by day.

I realize there are perspectives different than mine - I just tried to give my best two shekels worth.


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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 27 2021 1:16 PM

What has been your favorite Bible Reading Plan, and why?

This is a great question that is usually asked this time of year. In the past I've found people's suggestions very valuable and have often applied them. I've not yet decided what to do this year but will do so in the next few days.

What Bible version do you plan to read next year?

NASB 2020

Do you read different versions on different years?

Yes, this has been my practice for a quite a few years.

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Matt Hamrick | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 27 2021 2:48 PM

I am reading CSB in 2022 and the LEB in the first week of January 2022. The LEB is a binge read from Bible Study Magazine I wanted to do. The CSB is one of my top 8 bible translations and I am working through reading all of my top translations in the next few years. The LEB is my top bible in the software and the ESV is my carry bible. But my top bibles in the software I thought it a good idea I should read them all so I have a plan to do just that in the coming years. For 2022 it's the CSB which previously was HCSB.

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Christian Alexander | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 27 2021 4:28 PM

This year I am doing the ESV alongside the CSB while listening. I am going through the God’s Glory in Salvation Through Judgment Plan throughout the year while reading the book. A good teacher, Pastor Nate Pickowicz’s latest book, How to Eat Your Bible, is a gem in the Bible study genre. This brief book is packed with great instruction on how to approach studying your Bible, and culminates with Nate’s seven year Bible reading plan, which you can customize. If you sign up for a free ESV/Crossway account, you’ll have access to more than twenty great reading plans, many of them only 5-7 days in length. You’ll be able to read the day’s text, take notes, and track your progress, all online. Take a little time to get alone with the Lord, and be honest with Him and yourself. Ask God to help you understand your motivations and submit them to Him. Ask him to give you a passion for His word. Ask Him to help you to be obedient to Him in making His word a priority in your life. Realize from the get go that there are going to be some days when you’re going to forget to study your Bible, or oversleep, or have an emergency, or just plain old give into temptation to skip it. Take a breath. It’s OK. If there was sin involved, repent and ask God’s forgiveness. If there’s still time left in the day, and you’re able, go ahead and pull your Bible out, even if it’s not your regularly scheduled time. If not, just get back up on that horse tomorrow. God’s mercies are new every morning (Lamentations 3:20-23). Do not mix academic and personal Bible study together. Above all, whether it’s a day when you’ve had a fantastic time in God’s word or a day when you’ve messed up royally, keep your eyes on the prize and see the long term value in spending time in the Scriptures each day. God is using His word to grow you in holiness and make you more Christlike. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17). If writing is the way you best process your thoughts and the information you’re learning, then by all means, continue journaling! Just make sure you’re doing it in a biblical way. Have you ever found it difficult or daunting to study the Bible? What are some of the benefits of rightly handling God’s word? How has a right understanding of Scripture helped you to grow in your walk with the Lord?

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Kathleen Marie | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 27 2021 10:24 PM

I want to read/listen through the NET 2 Bible this year.

I have the Strong's version with full notes and the audio version in some software. I also have an epub on my large screen e-ink device. I can blow the text up to super-giant size and also write on the screen with that special pen.

I want to spend more time studying the NRSV alongside the NET 2 Bible and I think maybe the NKJV. I am looking for diversity and balance and versions that are used in my current studies. So this is the plan, but I will submit to whatever appears best at the time.

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David Scott | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 28 2021 6:40 AM

Hopefully this one - Smile

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David Scott | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 28 2021 6:45 AM

My favorite Bible reading has covered the OT in two years with the wisdom literature covered in weekend readings.

Simultaneously, I read the NT four times.  Seemed like a good mix of OT and NT.

This year, with plans to go cover to cover in one year, I will likely use the ESV.  My default is typically NASB.

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 28 2021 7:32 AM

I've been on the Grant Horner plan for about a couple of years. I started with the KJV because I still reference numerous works which cite it, but I opted for the NKJV about 3 months in. It bridges the English gap better for me and stays close to the Majority read.

I do my readings in a bound Bible. I'm living vintage so I have my liberty. I got a fabulous deal on a large-print version in goatskin and popped in a set of ribbons to keep place on my 10 daily chapters. My iPad is often open by my side to use the Logos app to answer questions I have. So I am analog/digital hybrid. 

I cannot recommend the Horner plan enough. It works really well in scope and I don't have to rigidly observe it when I don't want or can't get through it. I sometimes read more than one Psalm or chapter in a given book. And if I am having a bad day I finish reading my portions the following day. 

I wish everyone a blessed time in the Word this coming year.

The mind of man is the mill of God, not to grind chaff, but wheat. Thomas Manton | Study hard, for the well is deep, and our brains are shallow. Richard Baxter

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Steve B | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 28 2021 8:13 AM

One of the problems that I have had is trying to read the entire Bible through in one year. I always started out with good intentions, but ended up failing to reach the goal. I finally decided that it was more important to stay in the Word on a consistent basis than it was to read the entire Bible through in a year. So, using the Reading Plan's auto-generate feature, I created a plan to read the OT in 1 year and the NT in 6 months. Since I started this plan I have finally been able to read through the entire Bible several times.

I prefer to read the ESV translation, but would like to read a couple of other translations.

The one problem that I find in creating an auto-generated plan is that the length of the daily readings can sometimes be inconsistent. One day may have me reading for 5 minutes and the next day may require 30 minutes of reading. Does anyone know how to create a plan where you can determine the passage length of the reading for each day?

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Matt Hamrick | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 28 2021 9:29 AM

Bible reading in a year takes effort and discipline that you just have to do Steve but the more you do it then it becomes much easier in future years to read through. I started reading through the bible in 2006 with Logos 3 Scholar's. Been doing it every year since then and now it's just part of what I do each year. My current plan is reading through NRSV over two years because I wanted to slow down. If you learn to make custom plans you can designate what and how much you read on any given day.

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Alexxy Olu | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 28 2021 9:51 AM

The question is a nice yearly repeat now.

For several years it has been my habit to read through the whole bible twice a year.

I cycle through the ten major English bibles I use in the text comparison tool in my studies. 

So I read through two bible versions in a year. 

My plan consists of: Genesis - Malachi minus Psalms and Proverbs; Matthew - Revelation; Psalms; Proverbs.

Hence, in a day, I read portions of OT, NT, Psalms, and Proverbs. 

Jan - June 2021 I read MEV.  July - December 2021 (the one I am finishing by Friday)  I am reading KJV plus book of Enoch 

Last year I read ESV & NRSV plus the apocrypha.

For 2022: I will be starting the cycle of ten bibles afresh.

It is likely I start with NASB but yet to decide between the NASB95 which I have read through before, and the new NASB2020.

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John Connell | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 29 2021 3:59 AM

Each year I read the entries and passages listed in volumes one and two of D. A. Carson's "For the Love of God" devotional series:

It may seem odd to read the same commentary each year, but I have not found the material to grow stale.

This year I am leaning towards the NET Bible. I was a long time NIV user but have shifted more toward the ESV in recent years. It might be interesting to read a somewhat literal translation that is not descended from the King James Version.

I trust and pray you will all have a truly blessed year in 2022.


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Lee | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 30 2021 7:07 AM

I have directed our Church that we will read the Bible in Chronological order this year, most members are using the NIV, but I Like the NKJV but I will be using the CSB Apologetic Study Bible.

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Rick Ratzlaff | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 30 2021 12:23 PM

Chronological reading especially the OT has lite a new fire for God's word for me. 

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