Part 1: Getting to know your Bible

When it comes to reading your Bible, it is good to know how we got the Bible. I believe that can give us a deeper appreciation for the book on our laps or the APP in our hand.

The Old Testament was written in Hebrew and the New Testament in Aramaic and Greek.

The first English Bible was hand written by John Wycliffe in the 1380’s. Gutenberg invented the printing press in the 1450’s and the first book produced was a Latin Bible. William Tyndale released the first printed English Bible in the 1530’s. The first Bible with notes was the Geneva Bible; its most popular printing is the one of 1599 which is still available today. The most popular English Bible is still the King James of 1611. There were several versions and editions of the Bible after the KJV but most notable is the American Standard Version (1901), Revised Standard Version (1952), New American Standard Bible (1971) New International Version (1978), New King James (1982), and New Living Translation (1996).

The Bible is broken into two sections, the Old (39 books) and New (27 books) Testaments. And these sections are broken down further:

bible bookcase

Some Key Bible Verses:

Salvation: John 3:14-18, Romans 3:10-12;23, Romans 5:8, Romans 6:23, Romans 10:9-13, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 2:8-9, 1 John 5:12-13.

Sanctification: 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5; 5:23, 1 Peter 1:2, John 17:19, Psalm 51:7-10, Acts 15:8, 2 Timothy 2:21, Isaiah 6:6-7, Ezekiel 36:25-29, Hebrews 10:14.

Holiness: Matthew 5:48, Matthew 18:6-9, Hebrews 12:1-2; 14, 1 Corinthians 5:7-8, 1 Peter 1:15-16, Zechariah 14:20-21.

The Bible: Joshua 1:8, Psalm 119:9-11; 115, Matthew 24:35, John 6:63, Romans 10:17, 2 Timothy 2:15; 3:16-17

Faith: Hebrews 11:1, 6, Mark 11:22-24, Romans 4:20-21, 2 Corinthians 5:7, Hebrews 10:38, 1 John 5:4b

Healing: Exodus 15:26, Psalm 103:3-5; 107:20, Isaiah 53:3-5, James 5:14-15, Matthew 18:18-19, Matthew 8:16-17, Proverbs 4:20-24.

Prosperity: Proverbs 10:22, Deuteronomy 8:18, Ephesians 3:20, Psalm 112, Psalm 35:27, Romans 15:29, Galatians 3:9, 13-14.

Power of your words: Proverbs 18:21, Proverbs 16:24, Mark 11:23, Hebrews 10:23, Matthew 12:33-37.

Overcoming the enemy: 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, Ephesians 6:10-18, James 4:7, James 1:13-14, 1 John 4:4.

The Holy Spirit: Matthew 28:19, John16:7-13, Acts 1:8.


About Casey D. Bell

Casey has a passion to see generations come together for the cause of Christ. Casey teaches strongly in the areas of faith, healing, deliverance, applying God's Word to our everyday life, and the benefits of understanding our Jewish roots.
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