Books of the Bible

King James Version

The Old Testament

Books of the Bible
Genesis - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Genesis

Genesis answers two big questions: “How did God’s relationship with the world begin?” and “Where did the nation of Israel come from?”
Exodus - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Exodus

God saves Israel from slavery in Egypt, and then enters into a special relationship with them.
Leviticus - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Leviticus

God gives Israel instructions for how to worship Him.
Numbers - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Numbers

Israel fails to trust and obey God, and wanders in the wilderness for 40 years.
Deuteronomy - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Deuteronomy

Moses gives Israel instructions (in some ways, a recap of the laws in Exodus–Numbers) for how to love and obey God in the Promised Land.
Joshua - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Joshua

Joshua (Israel’s new leader) leads Israel to conquer the Promised land, then parcels out territories to the twelve tribes of Israel.
Judges - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Judges

Israel enters a cycle of turning from God, falling captive to oppressive nations, calling out to God, and being rescued by leaders God sends their way (called “judges”).
Ruth - Books of the Bible King James Version

Book of Ruth

Two widows lose everything, and find hope in Israel—which leads to the birth of the future King David.
1 Samuel - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of 1st Samuel

Israel demands a king, who turns out to be quite a disappointment.
2 Samuel - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of 2nd Samuel

David, a man after God’s own heart, becomes king of Israel.
1 Kings - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of 1st Kings

The kingdom of Israel has a time of peace and prosperity under King Solomon, but afterward splits, and the two lines of kings turn away from God.
2 Kings - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of 2nd Kings

Both kingdoms ignore God and his prophets, until they both fall captive to other world empires.
1 Chronicles - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of 1st Chronicles

This is a brief history of Israel from Adam to David, culminating with David commissioning the temple of God in Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of 2nd Chronicles

David’s son Solomon builds the temple, but after centuries of rejecting God, the Babylonians take the southern Israelites captive and destroy the temple.
Ezra - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Ezra

The Israelites rebuild the temple in Jerusalem, and a scribe named Ezra teaches the people to once again obey God’s laws.
Nehemiah - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Nehemiah

The city of Jerusalem is in bad shape, so Nehemiah rebuilds the wall around the city.
Esther - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Esther

Someone hatches a genocidal plot to bring about Israel’s extinction, and Esther must face the emperor to ask for help.
Job - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Job

Satan attacks a righteous man named Job, and Job and his friends argue about why terrible things are happening to him.
Psalms - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Psalms

A collection of 150 songs that Israel sang to God (and to each other)—kind of like a hymnal for the ancient Israelites.
Proverbs - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Proverbs

A collection of sayings written to help people make wise decisions that bring about justice.
Ecclesiastes - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Ecclesiastes

A philosophical exploration of the meaning of life—with a surprisingly nihilistic tone for the Bible.
Song of Songs - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Song of Songs

A love song (or collection of love songs) celebrating love, desire, and marriage.
Isaiah - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Isaiah

God sends the prophet Isaiah to warn Israel of future judgment—but also to tell them about a coming king and servant who will “bear the sins of many.”
Jeremiah - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Jeremiah

God sends a prophet to warn Israel about the coming Babylonian captivity, but the people don’t take the news very well.
Lamentations - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Lamentations

A collection of dirges lamenting the fall of Jerusalem after the Babylonian attacks.
Ezekiel - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Ezekiel

God chooses a man to speak for Him to Israel, to tell them the error of their ways and teach them justice: Ezekiel.
Daniel - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Daniel

Daniel becomes a high-ranking wise man in the Babylonian and Persian empires, and has prophetic visions concerning Israel’s future.
Hosea - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Hosea

Hosea is told to marry a prostitute who leaves him, and he must bring her back: a picture of God’s relationship with Israel.
Joel - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Joel

God sends a plague of locusts to Judge Israel, but his judgment on the surrounding nations is coming, too.
Amos - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Amos

A shepherd named Amos preaches against the injustice of the Northern Kingdom of Israel.
Obadiah - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Obadiah

Obadiah warns the neighboring nation of Edom that they will be judged for plundering Jerusalem.
Jonah - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Jonah

A disobedient prophet runs from God, is swallowed by a great fish, and then preaches God’s message to the city of Nineveh.
Micah - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Micah

Micah confronts the leaders of Israel and Judah regarding their injustice, and prophecies that one day the Lord himself will rule in perfect justice.
Nahum - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Nahum

Nahum foretells of God’s judgment on Nineveh, the capital of Assyria.
Habakkuk - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Habakkuk

Habakkuk pleads with God to stop the injustice and violence in Judah, but is surprised to find that God will use the even more violent Babylonians to do so.
Zephaniah - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Zephaniah

God warns that he will judge Israel and the surrounding nations, but also that he will restore them in peace and justice.
Haggai - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Haggai

The people have abandoned the work of restoring God’s temple in Jerusalem, and so Haggai takes them to task.
Zechariah - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Zechariah

The prophet Zechariah calls Israel to return to God, and records prophetic visions that show what’s happening behind the scenes.
Malachi - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Malachi

God has been faithful to Israel, but they continue to live disconnected from him—so God sends Malachi to call them out.
Holy Books of the Bible - King James Version

Holy Books of the Bible

 

The New Testament

Matthew - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Matthew

This is an account of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, focusing on Jesus’ role as the true king of the Jews.
Mark - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Mark

This brief account of Jesus’ earthly ministry highlights Jesus’ authority and servanthood.
Luke - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Luke

Luke writes the most thorough account of Jesus’ life, pulling together eyewitness testimonies to tell the full story of Jesus.
John - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of John

John lists stories of signs and miracles with the hope that readers will believe in Jesus.
Acts - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Acts

Jesus returns to the Father, the Holy Spirit comes to the church, and the gospel of Jesus spreads throughout the world.
Romans - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Romans

Paul summarizes how the gospel of Jesus works in a letter to the churches at Rome, where he plans to visit.
1 Corinthians - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of 1st Corinthians

Paul writes a disciplinary letter to a fractured church in Corinth, and answers some questions that they’ve had about how Christians should behave.
2 Corinthians - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of 2nd Corinthians

Paul writes a letter of reconciliation to the church at Corinth, and clears up some concerns that they have.
Galatians - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Galatians

Paul hears that the Galatian churches have been lead to think that salvation comes from the law of Moses, and writes a (rather heated) letter telling them where the false teachers have it wrong.
Ephesians - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Ephesians

Paul writes to the church at Ephesus about how to walk in grace, peace, and love.
Philippians - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Philippians

An encouraging letter to the church of Philippi from Paul, telling them how to have joy in Christ.
Colossians - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Colossians

Paul writes the church at Colossae a letter about who they are in Christ, and how to walk in Christ.
1 Thessalonians - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of 1st Thessalonians

Paul has heard a good report on the church at Thessalonica, and encourages them to “excel still more” in faith, hope, and love.
2 Thessalonians - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of 2nd Thessalonians

Paul instructs the Thessalonians on how to stand firm until the coming of Jesus.
1 Timothy - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of 1st Timothy

Paul gives his protegé Timothy instruction on how to lead a church with sound teaching and a godly example.
2 Timothy - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of 2nd Timothy

Paul is nearing the end of his life, and encourages Timothy to continue preaching the word.
Titus - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Titus

Paul advises Titus on how to lead orderly, counter-cultural churches on the island of Crete.
Philemon - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Philemon

Paul strongly recommends that Philemon accept his runaway slave as a brother, not a slave.
Hebrews - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Hebrews

A letter encouraging Christians to cling to Christ despite persecution, because he is greater.
James - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of James

A letter telling Christians to live in ways that demonstrate their faith in action.
1 Peter - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of 1st Peter

Peter writes to Christians who are being persecuted, encouraging them to testify to the truth and live accordingly.
2 Peter - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of 2nd Peter

Peter writes a letter reminding Christians about the truth of Jesus, and warning them that false teachers will come.
1 John - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of 1st John

John writes a letter to Christians about keeping Jesus’ commands, loving one another, and important things they should know.
2 John - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of 2nd John

A very brief letter about walking in truth, love, and obedience.
3 John - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of 3rd John

An even shorter letter about Christian fellowship.
Jude - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Jude

A letter encouraging Christians to contend for the faith, even though ungodly persons have crept in unnoticed
Revelation - Books of the Bible - King James Version

Book of Revelation

John sees visions of things that have been, things that are, and things that are yet to come.
Holy Books of the Bible - King James Version

Holy Books of the Bible

  • In front of the station

    In front of the station

    Chad Nichols

    At the end of his shift, the police officer parked his police van in front of the station.....

    In front of the station

    Chad Nichols

    At the end of his shift, the police officer parked his police van in front of the station.....

  • Telegraph office

    Telegraph office

    Chad Nichols

    A German shepherd went to the telegraph office tosend a telegram.....

    Telegraph office

    Chad Nichols

    A German shepherd went to the telegraph office tosend a telegram.....

  • A crate of chickens

    A crate of chickens

    Chad Nichols

    The farmer's son was returning from the market with a crate of chickens his father had entrusted to him.....

    A crate of chickens

    Chad Nichols

    The farmer's son was returning from the market with a crate of chickens his father had entrusted to him.....

  • A mother mouse and a baby mouse

    A mother mouse and a baby mouse

    Chad Nichols

    A mother mouse and a baby mouse were walking along, when all of a sudden, a cat attacked them.....

    A mother mouse and a baby mouse

    Chad Nichols

    A mother mouse and a baby mouse were walking along, when all of a sudden, a cat attacked them.....

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  • Joshua - Books of the Bible - King James Version

    Book of Joshua

    Chad Nichols

    Joshua (Israel’s new leader) leads Israel to conquer the Promised land, then parcels out territories to the twelve tribes of Israel.

    Book of Joshua

    Chad Nichols

    Joshua (Israel’s new leader) leads Israel to conquer the Promised land, then parcels out territories to the twelve tribes of Israel.

  • Deuteronomy - Books of the Bible - King James Version

    Book of Deuteronomy

    Chad Nichols

    Moses gives Israel instructions (in some ways, a recap of the laws in Exodus–Numbers) for how to love and obey God in the Promised Land.

    Book of Deuteronomy

    Chad Nichols

    Moses gives Israel instructions (in some ways, a recap of the laws in Exodus–Numbers) for how to love and obey God in the Promised Land.

  • Numbers - Books of the Bible - King James Version

    Book of Numbers

    Chad Nichols

    Israel fails to trust and obey God, and wanders in the wilderness for 40 years.

    Book of Numbers

    Chad Nichols

    Israel fails to trust and obey God, and wanders in the wilderness for 40 years.

  • Leviticus - Books of the Bible - King James Version

    Book of Leviticus

    Chad Nichols

    God gives Israel instructions for how to worship Him.

    Book of Leviticus

    Chad Nichols

    God gives Israel instructions for how to worship Him.

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