Read the Bible

kingjamesbibleonline.org (KJV Bible 1611 & 1769, with Apocrypha)
en.wikisource.org/wiki/Bible_(King_James) (KJV Bible 1769 with Apocrypha)

zh.wikisource.org/wiki/聖經 (文理和合) (CUV Bible 1919 Classical Chinese "WenLi")
zh.wikisource.org/wiki/聖經 (和合本) (CUV Bible 1919 Standard Chinese)
https://www.wordproject.org/bibles/gb_py_en (CUV Bible 1919 Standard - Pinyin)


Is the Lord calling on you to pronounce the sounds of his Law publicly?

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I would like to show that the Bible is not so much a set of stories to analyze for moral lessons, as much as it is instruction about growth & promise.
Just read through it, and consider that the structure of space (the universe) may be much more complex than you can imagine,
and that maybe life arose from continual emergence of pre-existing coherent ratio, and not merely "from chemical particles."
If one were to turn through the Bible to find not just examples of old promises fulfilled (which mind may struggle to believe applies to one and all),
but to find direct & concrete promise from God, it is in Jesus' words in the Gospels, and in Revelation, which is entirely future, and in the Proverbs.


Regarding the sufficiency of faith for Salvation:
If the place you're in is one where you cannot or are not inspired to turn and read, recite, and practice to memorize (or keep) the words
of the book of Jesus' family, then, to my understanding, you are in a place of trouble in terms of loyal faith, which is mortal danger.

Clear the body of toxic mind-altering substance [products of sorcery], which are sourced for the purpose of causing mind to want & pursue idols:
global idols in music, national idols in movies, statist idols on TV, district idols in books & articles, and household idols on the Internet.

Exercise your impeccability this week and breathe (quit smoking Sunday); stay hydrated (quit alcohol Monday);
eat balanced (quit sugar Tuesday); sleep well (manage time, quit caffeine Wednesday); and keep clean (quit unclean habits Thursday).
Prepare always the evening before, then endure until sunset (day's end). (On Friday, lay bare each of your deficiencies to God, who is merciful.)
Then, you will more readily make sense of the words of the Law of the 7th day, and be able to keep them in remembrance.


Read from beginning to end first, for basic comprehension. This will involve the use of a contemporary dictionary to clear definitions of words,
and a 2nd Bible translation, such as NIV. There are no grammar mistakes in the KJV; every passage is instructive for correct English grammar.
There are no spelling mistakes, but the 1611 version uses type-setting variants. The 1769, which I recommend, uses rigorous & standard spelling.

Reading Plan & Approach

Within a span of 3 years, one can achieve "practical memorization" of the Bible. This challenge is for everyone.
Focusing on 1 chapter a day, and adding an 8th chapter per week, one will cover 1/12 of the Bible per 3-month season.
Learning 8 chapters per week, with "intent to memorize," proves to require a tenth (or a tithe) of one’s time.
(To actually memorize that much material is not realistic, but 1 chapter per week would represent incredible progress.)

One must be concerned with precisely pronouncing all the syllables in a steady rhythm, not specifically with memorizing.
After much repetition, then one might try memorizing passages of the chapter, and find that it comes naturally.

300 BPM is a comfortably fast speed to aim for; importantly, this pace demands certain minimum practice and familiarity.
But, don't use a metronome when reading. Whenever you trip up, repeat the verse until you feel that it sounds natural.

Work backwards from the end, and as each new passage is added, it will flow into the previously-learned material.


For each verse, try beginning from a high tone and then gradually fall to neutral.
When a new speaker begins his or her dialogue, try jumping to a low tone and then rise again to neutral.

If it's ever unclear how many syllables a word should have, keep it simple, and err on the side of not compressing words:

  • The ending sounds "-ile" and "-ire" -> 2 syllables
  • For certain archaic endings, skip over the difficult clusters (e.g. read "didst" as "did").
  • Additional examples: "sa-ith",
  • For proper names, you might slow down and sound out every vowel letter…
  • …but to sound natural, names ending in sounds "-eel", "-iel", "-ael" -> 1 syllable



If reading as a group, I recommend not forming any notions of "membership" (distinguishing between readers and hearers).


Key Unfamiliar or Difficult Terms in the King James version

Here's a list to check out Bible-Word-List-and-Reading-Plan.pdf

More examples here (to be listed)…

  • Which: simply adds further description VS That: adds a necessary condition
  • Wherefore: for which reason (non-exclusive) VS Therefore: for that reason (exactly)
  • Burden: the Word (or a message) from the Lord, which one must carry to others
  • Yoke: a faithful follower is "yoked" to carry the Word, as a body draws a vehicle.
    When one does not push away the burden, then his body IS the vehicle (or ark: a living temple) which keeps the Word.


Old Testament Notes

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New Testament Notes



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