How to Look-up and Read a Passage in Scripture

All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness

2 Timothy 3:16
How to LOOK-UP and Read a Passage in SCRIPTURE
OLD Testament (OT)
  • Story of God’s relationship with the Jewish People
    • (aka Hebrews, Israelites)
  • Revelation of God through Prophets, Judges
    • Sharing of Wisdom
  • Not 1 Book – but a LIBRARY of 46 Books
    • Not chapters in one book
NEW Testament (NT)
  • Story of Jesus Christ
  • (the Anointed and the Early Church)
  • Jesus is Fullness of Revelation
    • The WORD of God.
  • 27 Books
  • 4 Gospels
  • 1 History (Acts)
  • 13 Letters of Paul
  • 7 Other Epistles
  • 1 Book of Revelation
How to FIND a Passage

Three Things

  • Name of Book
  • Chapter Number
  • Verse(s) – Sentences

Look in the Old Testament (OT) or New Testament (NT) TABLE of CONTENTS

  • First Number is Chapter
  • Second Number is Verse or Verses


  • 1 Kings 12:1-16
  • Luke 15:11-32
  • Romans 6:3-4

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