I received lots of messages from around the world on how to study the Bible using verses.

I.e. How to have a better understanding of a particular verse of scripture and I thought to share in this thread.
In this thread, you'll be informed on;
1. How to start studying a verse
2. How to connect it to other verses

For the purpose of this thread, we'll use Genesis 1:1 as case study.

As simple as this may sound, you have to be led by the Spirit to the right verse to study. Of course, you could also select a verse you believe you need more insight into.

Case study: Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

No verse in the Bible is isolated and so you need to find the other connecting verses to your selected verse.

A very good Hardcopy Bible (Rhapsody Bible) or a good digital Bible can make it easier for you.

A few tips on how to achieve this;
A. Parallel Bible – A Parallel version is a Bible that shows more than one translation side by side for comparison.

B. Study Bible - A Study Bible provides scholarly information designed to help the reader gain a better understanding of and context for the text.
C. Concordance – A Bible concordance lists Biblical words alphabetically, with indications to enable the inquirer to find the passages of the Bible where the words occur.

D. Bible Dictionary – A Bible dictionary is a reference work containing encyclopedic entries related to...
...the Bible, typically concerning people, places, customs, doctrine and Biblical criticism.

E. Bible Commentary – A Bible commentary is a written, systematic series of explanations and interpretations of Scripture.

Connecting verses: John 1:1, Hebrews 1:8-10, Psalm 33:6, 9

Once you have the connecting verses, you can put the information together to give you a better view of the selected verse.

It's better to let the connecting verses help you explain the initial verse, with the help of the tips in point 2.

An important part of understanding a verse is by sharing or discussing it with others. One reason a Bible study group is relevant.

You'll find that, the more you share what you learnt, the more you receive more insight.
Know this, anyone has the ability to know the word of God for themselves.

No man has monopoly over God's word or revelation.

Take your Bible study more seriously today!

God bless you!

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