by Dan Wallace

This list is organized along two lines: 1) easiest to most difficult, and 2) approximately 10 chapter segments which bear some semblance of unity (e.g., either literary [pastorals] or historical [James-Galatians]).  If you do 1 group/day, you’ll read the whole NT in a month.

  1. John 1-11
  2. John 12-21
  3. 1 John; 2 John; 3 John; Philemon
  4. Mark 1-8
  5. Mark 9-16
  6. Matthew 1-10
  7. Matthew 11-20
  8. Matthew 21-28
  9. Revelation 1-11
  10. Revelation 12-22
  11. 1 Thessalonians; 2 Thessalonians
  12. Ephesians; Colossians
  13. Philippians; Romans 1-8
  14. Romans 9-16
  15. 1 Corinthians 1-10
  16. 1 Corinthians 11-16
  17. Galatians; James
  18. 1 Peter; 1 Timothy
  19. 2 Timothy; Titus
  20. Jude; 2 Peter
  21. 2 Corinthians 1-7
  22. 2 Corinthians 8-13
  23. Luke 1-8
  24. Luke 9-16
  25. Luke 17-24
  26. Acts 1-10
  27. Acts 11-19
  28. Acts 20-28
  29. Hebrews 1-7
  30. Hebrews 8-13

Translation tips:

  1. Find the Nominatives: If subj and pred nom., a) pronoun, b) articular, or c) proper name is probably the subject
  2. Find the Verb: Note if a) Transitive (->D.O. or passive), b) Equative (->P.N.), or c) Intransitive
  3. D.O., I.O., and/or P.N.
  • Translate from punctuation to punctuation
  • Translate modifiers last (participles, infinitives, prepositions, genitives, etc.)
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