Bible Study is about educating ourselves, cultivating personal meaning and understanding what is already in the scripture without changing the nature (meaning) of the scripture or standing in opposition to sound doctrine. In personal study the goal is to try and highlight what is already there. So much we just read over and miss the nuggets that are hidden just beneath the surface. It’s important to make connections within the text and with other scriptures. Also understanding the context in which a scripture was written and the authors intent is important.
Bible Translations - utilizing different translations helps us to understand the Bible better.
Try out different versions like NLT, NIV, Amplified, New King James and more.
Bible Apps for Mobile
Parallel Bible - The Parallel Bible lets you benefit from the rich nuances of meaning offered by different translations. It sets most popular translations side-by-side for you to compare and contrast.
Concordance / Dictionary / Lexicons / Encyclopedia
Strong's Concordance with Hebrew and Greek Lexicon - The Strong's concordance is a very useful tool for studying the scriptures. It takes every single word of the Bible and lists where each word can be found in the scriptures. It also lists Hebrew and Greek words used to translate the Bible into English. Each has a a number beside them to make it easier to locate a Greek or Hebrew word. This allows you to find the meaning of the original word.
Quick Tip: You can also do a quick Google search by typing in the word you are looking and whether you want the Hebrew word (Old Testament) or Greek word (New Testament). You can add the scripture at the end if looking for a certain word in a specific scripture. Then I tend to choose BibleHub.com link.
Structure: <type word> strong's <type greek or hebrew> <type scripture if required>
Example: love stong's greek 1 Corinthians 13:1
Topical Bibles - this tool breaks down the Bible into topics and subtopics for study.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge - is a great tool for cross referencing scripture.
Interlinear Bible - The Interlinear Bible is keyed to the Greek and Hebrew text using Strong’s Concordance. Read the original and literal Greek or Hebrew text with Strong’s words using translations like King James Version or New American Standard.
Encyclopedia - are a great tool for understanding the history, background and locations found in the Bible.