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Many people on New Year's Day commit themselves to read the entire Bible in the forthcoming year. Most will have no problem with Genesis and Exodus, but as they began Leviticus the reading will become more difficult.

Usually the enthusiasm will start to melt. Also at this point people will start skipping days and will get behind. Soon the project is forgotten in a matter of months.

This article will show how to break down the Bible into four sections. By reading one chapter in each session daily, one will complete the reading of the Bible before the year is up. Even if you skip a day now and then, one will not get drastically behind by using this process.

Let’s say a person will began on News Year's Day: they will began by reading the first chapter in the New Testament (Matthew 1). Reading the New Testament is simple to do, and by reading one chapter a day it can be completed before the year is out.

The difficult part in reading the Bible is the Old Testament, but breaking it up in three sections simplifies the task. The first section can be classified as History, and covers the first seventeen books in the Old Testament (Genesis to Esther). The second division is the Poetry section and contains only five books (Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Song of Solomon, and Ecclesiastes). The third section is the books of the Prophets, both Major and Minor. This section starts with Isaiah and ends with Malachi, the last book in the Old Testament.
If a person reads the Bible by using this method this is what they would have achieved in 233 days.
Old Testament:
1) History; Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, and Ruth.
2) Poetry; Job, Psalms (Psalm 119 contain 176 verses and 22 sections, read one section a day), and up to Proverbs 21.
3)Prophets; Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel,Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum,Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai and up to Zechariah 2.
New Testament:
Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, I and II Corinthians, Galatians,Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, I and II Thessalonians, I and II Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, II PETER, I, II, and I III John.

The most difficult books have been read at this point and the remaining 132 days will be a piece of cake. Within the next month the Prophets, Poetry, and New Testament will be completed. As each of these sections are finished the reader should began reading an additional chapter in the Historical Books. This means the reader will cover four chapters in the Historical section in final days of Bible reading. If a day is not missed the Bible should be completed ten days before the year is out.

In closing one more bit of advice that will make the task of Bible reading easier. The King James Version is the most popular translation, but it is written in older English. The best translations for this type of Bible reading would be the New International Version, Good News Bible and the New King James. These are all translated into Modern English and are easier to read than the King James Version.