These will help get the most from The Bible Course. You may compare two or even the three versions to see more richness in the texts, if time allows. Don’t feel guilty if you fall behind – but what you can do will bless you!

Week 1 NLT version Compare 3 versions Summary
Day 1 Genesis 1:1-31 Genesis 1:1-31 Creation, beauty and humanity – the origins of everything
Day 2 Genesis 3:1-24 Genesis 3:1-24 Temptation, the fall and evil – where it all went wrong
Day 3 Genesis 8:1-22 Genesis 8:1-22 The flood, the ark and the rainbow – time for a new start
and Genesis 9:1-17 Genesis 9:1-17
Day 4 Genesis 11:1-9 Genesis 11:1-9 The tower, the promise and Abraham – God’s got a plan
and Genesis 12:1-9 Genesis 12:1-9
Day 5 Genesis 22:1-19 Genesis 22:1-19 Isaac, the sacrifice and the substitute – a big test of faith
Day 6 Genesis 37:1-36 Genesis 37:1-36 Joseph, the coat and the dreams – down to Egypt
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Day 1 Exodus 1:1-22 Exodus 1:1-22 Egypt and slavery – God’s people in trouble
and Exodus 2:1-10 Exodus 2:1-10
Day 2 Exodus 2:11-25 Exodus 2:11-25 Wilderness, the bush and the name – the call of Moses
and Exodus 3:1-15 Exodus 3:1-15
Day 3 Exodus 12:1-50 Exodus 12:1-50 Final plague, Passover and exodus – the way of freedom
Day 4 Exodus 19:1-25 Exodus 19:1-25 Mountain and covenant – God meets His people
Day 5 Exodus 20:1-21 Exodus 20:1-21 Commandments and lightening – God lays down the law
Day 6 Numbers 13:1-33 Numbers 13:1-33 Grapes, giants, decisions – brink of the Promised Land
and Numbers 14:1-9 Numbers 14:1-9
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Day 1 Joshua 1:1-18 Joshua 1:1-18 Joshua, the call and the promise – be strong and courageous
Day 2 Judges 2:1-23 Judges 2:1-23 The Judges, the cycles and the warning – Israel stuck in a loop
Day 3 Ruth 1:1-22 Ruth 1:1-22 Ruth, Boaz and Bethlehem – there is a Redeemer
and Ruth 4:13-22 Ruth 4:13-22
Day 4 1 Samuel 3:1-21 1 Samuel 3:1-21 Samuel, the voice and the vision – hear the word of the Lord
Day 5 1 Samuel 17:1-58 1 Samuel 17:1-58 David, the giant and the stones – God’s servant brings victory
Day 6 1 Kings 3:1-28 1 Kings 3:1-28 The king, the dream and the baby – the wisdom of Solomon
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Day 1 1 Kings 18:1-39 1 Kings 18:1-39 Elijah, King Ahab and the fire – it’s decision time
Day 2 Hosea 1:1-11 Hosea 1:1-11 The prophet, adultery and reunion – the faithfulness of God
and Hosea 3:1-5 Hosea 3:1-5
Day 3 2 Chron 29:1-11 2 Chron 29:1-11 Hezekiah, Isaiah and the seige – God delivers his people
and 2 Chron 32:1-23 2 Chron 32:1-23
Day 4 2 Chron 36:1-23 2 Chron 36:1-23 Defeat, exile and Babylon – when darkness falls
and Psalm 137:1-9 Psalm 137:1-9
Day 5 Isaiah 52:1-15 Isaiah 52:1-15 The servant, suffering and hope – the Messiah is coming
and Isaiah 53:1-12 Isaiah 53:1-12
Day 6 Nehemiah 1:1-11 Nehemiah 1:1-11 Return, rebuild and wait – the best is yet to come
and Nehemiah 2:1-20 Nehemiah 2:1-20
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Day 1 Luke 1:1-56 Luke 1:1-56 Angels, a virgin and a song – the coming of Jesus
Day 2 Luke 4:1-44 Luke 4:1-44 Temptation, healing and preaching – the ministry of Jesus
Day 3 Luke 9:1-36 Luke 9:1-36 Calling, confession and transfiguration – the identity of Jesus
Day 4 Luke 18:1-43 Luke 18:1-43 Parables, miracles and the cost – the call of Jesus
Day 5 Luke 23:1-56 Luke 23:1-56 The trial, the cross and the tomb – the death of Jesus
Day 6 Luke 24:1-52 Luke 24:1-52 Resurrection and ascension – the victory of Jesus
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Day 1 Acts 2:1-47 Acts 2:1-47 The fire, the tongues and a new community – Pentecost
Day 2 Acts 7:1-60 Acts 7:1-60 Stephen, the speech and the stoning – persecution
Day 3 Acts 9:1-31 Acts 9:1-31 Paul, conversion and calling – Damascus road experience
Day 4 Acts 15:1-35 Acts 15:1-35 Controversy, the council and the conculsion – simply grace
Day 5 Acts 16:1-40 Acts 16:1-40 Philippi, Lydia and a jailer- church planting in Greece
Day 6 Acts 28:1-31 Acts 28:1-31 The viper, the gospel and Rome – ends of the earth
Week 7 NLT version Compare 3 versions Summary
Day 1 Revelation 1:1-20 Revelation 1:1-20 John, the Alpha and Omega – a vision of Jesus
Day 2 Revelation 3:1-22 Revelation 3:1-22 Trials, commendation and challenge – a vision of the church
Day 3 Revelation 4:1-11 Revelation 4:1-11 The door, the elders and the throne – a vision of heaven
Day 4 Revelation 7:1-17 Revelation 7:1-17 Tribes, the throne and the lamb – a vision of God’s people
Day 5 Revelation 20:11-15 Revelation 20:11-15 Judgement, the city and the glory – a vision of a new creation
and Revelation 21:1-27 Revelation 21:1-27
Day 6 Revelation 22:1-21 Revelation 22:1-21 The river, the tree and the LORD – a vision of the end