So Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading the prophet Isaiah. He asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” He replied, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” (Acts 8:30-31)

What Bible To Read?

 

There are any number of translations and editions of the Bible in English. To get started if you don't know where to start, try one of these: 

 

 

English Bibles come in many translations. We read from the Revised Standard Version (RSV) in church, and there are others that are good too:

 

  • The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) – successor to the RSV

  • The New International Version (NIV)

  • The New American Bible (NAB)

  • The New Jerusalem Bible (NJB)

  • The Common English Bible (CEB)

 

But any English translation is going to be OK. If you aren’t sure, ask me.

 

How to find a passage in the Bible:

 

Book,  Chapter : verse(s)

 

Example:  Exodus 12:1-10, is the Book of Exodus, chapter 12, verses 1-10

 

Look up where each book is in the Table of Contents  - in either the Old Testament or the New Testament - at the front of your Bible, and go from there.