While there are many Bible translations out there, the King James Version (KJV) is still amongst the most popular. It’s also one of the oldest versions, with some parts being over 400 years old. Most people do not realize that all of these years later, you can find a new or even used KJV Bible in just about any bookstore or online from Christian and secular retailers such as Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com.
Bibles come in two main types: leatherbound and paperback (sometimes called “softcover”). While you can find some great deals on older Bibles online, there are also many modern reprints available that look almost exactly like a new KJV Bible but have been reprinted using older technology to make them more affordable for average consumers who would otherwise be unable to purchase an original edition without spending hundreds of dollars on just one book! The first thing to consider when deciding between getting an original King James Bible versus purchasing a reprint is how old your family has traditionally kept theirs – if your family has always kept their Bibles in excellent condition then chances are good that going with something newer might not be worth it since those will likely end up costing much more money than what they would have originally cost had they been purchased when first released by publishers back in 1611 AD…
How To Write In Your Bible
Use a pencil.
Use a pencil.
There is no “right” way to mark up your Bible. But if you want to make sure that all of your notes are easy to erase or change, I would recommend using a pencil instead of a pen or marker. Some people prefer writing in their Bibles with a pen because they like how it feels—and certainly, it adds some flair! However, pens have the potential downside of leaving permanent ink on the page when you erase them (depending on what kind you use). Markers can also leave behind more permanent marks than erasing off graphite from paper does.
Don’t write on the pages of the Bible.
Don’t write on the pages of the Bible.
Don’t write on the margins.
Don’t write on the cover.
Don’t write on the edges of pages. There are special pen-like instruments that you can purchase to help avoid this!
Don’t write in pencil, or any color other than black ink (sorry, no red pens for this one). Most Bible paper is thin enough that any writing will show through from other side of page, so go ahead and use your highlighter pens if it helps you keep track of things while you’re reading!
Transfer your notes to your new Bible.
There are various ways to transfer your notes from a previous Bible to your new one. The easiest way is to highlight the passages and verses you want to keep, and then write in the margins of the new Bible directly over top of them. Alternatively, you could write directly on a sheet of paper and then transfer that onto your new Bible. This method is easier if you have many notes already made in your old Bible (such as several years worth), because it will allow you to use those same pages for transferring instead of having to tear out each page individually.
If possible, use pens with different colors so that it will be easier for yourself or someone else who might want access later on down the line if they need help finding something specific! Write down any thoughts or questions underlining certain sections might bring up while reading through those same passages again using different colored pens than what was used previously when originally writing everything down—this way both sides would match up nicely when placed side-by-side.*
- Please note: Do not use permanent markers like Sharpies because these tend fade after exposure over time which could lead other people reading them later on seeing faded words instead having clear ones like what was intended originally written by hand!
Add page numbers to your old Bible.
If you have an old Bible with no page numbers, the first thing to do is add them. You can either do this by hand or with a numbering machine. Hand-numbering is slower, but it does allow for more leeway in how many pages you want to make. A numbering machine will give you a precise number of pages per book and chapter, but it’s also faster than hand-numbering your entire Bible (and if your handwriting is less than stellar).
Once you’ve decided how many pages each book should have, decide whether or not to include every single verse on those pages as well. If that seems like too much work or doesn’t fit with your goals for writing in the Bible (see below), skip some verses here and there so that all the important passages are included. Once again, this decision depends on what kind of notes and references will be helpful for you while reading through Scripture at different times throughout the day—but whatever method works best for one person might not work best for another person!
Color code notes, references and thoughts for clarity.
To make your study notes more easily accessible, color code them. For example, use a different colored pen for each book you study. Or use one color for words of Jesus and another for the rest of scripture. You can also use different highlighters (or even two or three highlighters) for different things you want to highlight. For instance, if you’re studying 1 Corinthians 13 about love, highlight all the verses that talk about love in one color and then underline every time someone says “I love God” in another color (and so on). By using multiple colors, such as green and blue pens or yellow highlighter and pink highlighter respectively, it makes it easier to see what exactly is being highlighted—you don’t have to read through the entire Bible passage just trying to find out why something was highlighted!
You may also want some way of keeping track of where all your notes are when they’re scattered across several pages throughout your Bible.[END OF SECTION]
Writing in your bible is something that should be done carefully and prayerfully.
Bible writing is a spiritual discipline that you can use to engage with the Bible, make it your own and make it more accessible.
Bible writing is a form of meditation, in which you take time to meditate on God’s word and then respond by writing down what you’re learning. This response could be through journaling or poetry or song lyrics—whatever feels natural and right for you at the time.
From the very beginning, Christians have recorded their understanding of both Holy Scripture and spiritual tradition in the form of documents called Bibles. These are different signatures on God’s Word, which is what they are meant to be—a kind of witness to God’s self-revelation. But along the way, there has also been a long history of transcribing these texts onto paper. As a Christian educator and writer, I’ve always loved this aspect of our faith as something that is both rich and special. It’s a means by which we can capture something momentous in our lives—something that changes us—and hold it up for study and contemplation by others who may not know how to access such resources for themselves.
The Bible itself is one major example; other churches have many others: Bibles from the Old Testament; New Testaments from the Gospel Epistles; the Book of Common Prayer; even historical Baptist bibles from all over North America. All these represent books that were handed down through generations as people came together for worship on Sundays, or gathered for personal study in their homes or communities. We spend so much time today surrounded by electronic tools, but I wonder whether electronic versions could ever truly replace this ancient tradition. While my first instinct would be to say no—that nothing can ever replace what you already know through actual experience with a personal copy in your home—my own studies have led me to believe otherwise…
A quick browse through Amazon reveals some amazing new options in this area, including e-Bible versions that include audio tracks so you can listen along as you read—in addition to being able to download them directly into an e-reader like Kindle or Nook! There are even apps available if you’re looking more at simple reading formats (though they might be better suited if you want your reading experience synced with your