Their delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law they meditate day and night.

Psalm 1:2

I developed my own Bible reading plan last year because I could not find one that met all of my needs. I used my plan throughout 2021, adjusting it here and there along the way, and now I am ready to share it with you. There are several features of this plan that are important to me. 

First, this plan is weekly, not daily, simply because that works better for me. With a weekly plan, I don’t get anxious when I fall behind. If I am too busy one day, I can simply make up for it the next, or even later in the week. On the other hand, if I am really enjoying my reading, I don’t feel the need to stop with that particular day’s passage.

Second, I wanted to keep the spirit of reading the Bible straight through, but I also did not want to wait until later in the year to read the New Testament. You might say that I wanted my reading plan to “reward” me by letting me spend time in the New Testament, even as I continue reading through some of the more challenging books in the Old Testament. I know that there are plans that have Old Testament and New Testament readings assigned for each day, but I find those confusing. Instead my reading plan spends a week or two in the New Testament after three or four weeks in the Old Testament. This way, too, I don’t read the gospels all at the same time. I do read each gospel straight through, but I don’t read all four consecutively. So, I read all of Matthew before returning to the Old Testament for a while, then all of Mark, etc.

Third, because I believe it is important to pray the Psalms daily, I have included Psalms to be read/prayed each week, and have not included them in the other part of the reading plan. I typically have six psalms a week (one a day, with one to come back to and repeat). The exception, of course, is Psalm 119, which because of its length, I have given its own week. Reading/praying the psalms in this way leads one to pray the psalter straight through twice a year. 

My plan aims to have approximately the same amount of reading each week, but I have made some adjustments so that books are not broken up any more than necessary. As it is, I like that by the end of the first half of the year I have read through the Pentateuch and the historical books of the Old Testament, along with all four gospels. The second half of the year begins with the Acts of the Apostles and the wisdom books of the Old Testament (Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon). And I also like that my plan has me reading the Minor Prophets during Advent, before closing the year with the Letters of John, Jude, and especially Revelation.

If you have not read the Bible in a year before (or even if you have), a resource that I would recommend is “How to Read the Bible Book by Book” by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart. It offers an overview of each book, specific advice for reading each of the books, and then a walk through each book. It is great to have alongside your Bible as you read through the Bible book by book.

So, with all of that in mind, here is my plan. (I will also include a pdf of this plan for you to download, if you would like).


WeekDatesReadingsPsalmsCompleted
1January 1 – 7Genesis 1 – 27Psalms 1-6
2January 8 – 14Genesis 28 – 50Psalms 7-12
3January 15 – 21Exodus 1 – 22Psalms 13-18
4January 22 – 28Exodus 23 – 40Psalms 19-24
5January 29 – Feb. 4Matthew 1 – 14Psalms 25-30
6February 5 – 11Matthew 15 – 28Psalms 31-36
7February 12 – 18LeviticusPsalms 37-42
8February 19 – 25Numbers 1 – 18Psalms 43-48
9February 26 – March 4Numbers 19 – 36Psalms 49-54
10March 5 – 11MarkPsalms 55-60
11March 12 – 18Deuteronomy 1 – 17Psalms 61-66
12March 19 – 25Deuteronomy 18 – 34Psalms 67-72
13March 26 – April 1JoshuaPsalms 73-78
14April 2 – 8Judges – RuthPsalms 79-84
15April 9 – 15Luke 1 – 11Psalms 85-90
16April 16 – 22Luke 12 – 24Psalms 91-96
17April 23 – 291 Samuel 1 – 23Psalms 97-102
18April 30 – May 61 Samuel 24 – 2 Samuel 17Psalms 103-108
19May 7 – May 132 Samuel 18 – 1 Kings 9Psalms 109-114
20May 14 – 201 Kings 10 – 2 Kings 5Psalms 115-118
21May 21 – 272 Kings 6 – 25Psalm 119
22May 28 – June 3JohnPsalms 120-125
23June 4- 101 ChroniclesPsalms 126-131
24June 11 – 172 Chronicles 1 – 28Psalms 132-137
25June 18 – 242 Chronicles 29 – EzraPsalms 138-143
26June 25 – July 1Nehemiah – EstherPsalms 144-150
27July 2 – 8Acts 1 – 14Psalms 1-6
28July 9 – 15Acts 15 – 28Psalms 7-12
29July 16 – 22Job 1 – 22Psalms 13-18
30July 23 – 29Job 23 – 42Psalms 19-24
31July 30 – August 5RomansPsalms 25-30
32August 6 – 12ProverbsPsalms 31-36
33August 13 – 19Eccles. – Song of SolomonPsalms 37-42
34August 20 – 261 and 2 CorinthiansPsalms 43-48
35August 27 – Sep. 2Isaiah 1 – 23Psalms 49-54
36September 3 – 9Isaiah 24 – 43Psalms 55-60
37September 10 – 16Isaiah 44 – 66Psalms 61-66
38September 17 – 23Galatians – ColossiansPsalms 67-72
39September 24 – 30Jeremiah 1 – 13Psalms 73-78
40October 1 – 7Jeremiah 14 – 29 Psalms 79-84
41October 8 – 14Jeremiah 30 – 47Psalms 85-90
42October 15 – 21Jer. 48 – Lamentations Psalms 91-96
43October 22 – 281 Thessalonians – PhilemonPsalms 97-102
44October 29 – Nov. 4Ezekiel 1 – 19Psalms 103-108
45November 5 – 11Ezekiel 20 – 33Psalms 109-114
46November 12 – 18Ezekiel 33 – 48Psalms 115-118
47November 19 – 25Hebrews – 2 PeterPsalm 119
48November 26 – Dec. 2DanielPsalms 120-125
49December 3 – 9Hosea – AmosPsalms 126-131
50December 10 – 16Obadiah – HabakkukPsalms 132-137
51December 17 – 23Zephaniah – MalachiPsalms 138-143
52December 24 – 301 John – RevelationPsalms 144-150

Here is the pdf copy: A Weekly Bible Reading Plan.

Let me know what you think, and blessings as you spend a new year with God’s Word!

6 thoughts on “My Bible Reading Plan for 2022

  1. Thank you for sharing this most helpful post
    I have read the entire Bible through in a year over 30 times, with a variety of schemes. Sometimes twice in a year too with different schemes morning and night, though always daily, unlike your own method with covers it by a weekly programme .
    It’s always good to have another system to use and I have now downloaded the useful PDF version that you thoughtfully include here.
    Godly blessings to you and yours for 2022

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      1. Yes it’s interesting that some years I’ve decided to forgo the Bible in a year idea, but by January 3 I’m feeling edgy so I have to read three days’ worth of Genesis, Matthew amd Psalms to catch up!
        Blessings to you and those whom you love for 2022 😊

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