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LOOK UP A BIBLE VERSE
Studylight.org

Hint: Enter John 1:1 and click "Search." Below is a portion of the page that will open. Click "Study Tools" which will open a box that contains multiple commentaries as well as other resources (dictionaries) that relate to the verse you are studying.

 

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John 1:1

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See "How to Perform A Word Study" utilizing reference resources

SEARCH EVERYTHING
On Studylight.org

Excellent tool to begin your study of a Book, Topic, etc. Simultaneous Search of Bible, 125 Dictionaries, 10 Concordances, 61 Encyclopedias (even the 1911 Britannica), 13 Lexicons, 93 Commentaries. For the commentaries go to the verses that are retrieved (bottom of page) and as above select "Study Tools" for commentaries available on the specific verse.

GREEK/HEBREW
RESOURCES

GREEK
WORD STUDIES

In Depth Definitions

New definitions added frequently

CLICK FOR — LIST OF GREEK WORDS

HEBREW
WORD STUDIES

In Depth Definitions

New definitions added frequently

CLICK FOR — LIST OF HEBREW WORDS

STRONG'S CONCORDANCE
FOR GREEK WORDS

Thayer's Unabridged Definitions (Scroll Down)
"HELPS" Word Studies-Brief but often insightful definitions

Note: Most Greek definitions on the WEB provide only the abbreviated version of Thayer's definition. This resource gives the full Thayer definition and also has another lexicon called "HELPS" which has brief, but often helpful notes on the Greek words. See following note for instructions on how to identify the Strong's number.

0001 - 0999
1000 - 1999
2000 - 2999
3000 - 3999

4000 - 4999
5000 - 5624

STRONG'S
GREEK LEXICON

ENTER Strong's Number

To find the Strong's # for a word use main Verse lookup at the top of this page. When it opens select "Strong's interlinear Bible" and click the word of interest - it will open a lexicon with Strong's number in the top left. E.g., enter Jn 1:1. Click Strong's Interlinear. Click the word "beginning" and note Strong's #746. If you would like Thayer's full definition of the Greek Word, click the appropriate Strong's # range in STRONG'S CONCORDANCE FOR GREEK WORDS (box directly above this box). So in the case of "beginning," Strong's # 746, you would select 0001-0999, scroll down to 746, click it and retrieve Thayer's full definition (and other lexicon information).

Note: These definitions are the abbreviated Thayer's definitions. However, they do have an interesting, potentially useful addition of the full definitions from the Liddell-Scott Lexicon. This Lexicon gives the definition of the Greek word as it was used in Secular Greek Culture. This lexicon does use a lot of original Greek but the definitions are still in English. Also be sure to note the list of Scriptures that use the word (in KJV, NAS, HCS). Click the book in which the word is found and it will give you the English rendering highlighted for quick review. This is a great way to do your own Word Study by noting the nuances of the uses in the verses (and you can click the verse to enable you to read it in context which is often necessary to get an accurate sense of the meaning of the word in a given passage).

STRONG'S
HEBREW LEXICON

ENTER Strong's Number

Related Hebrew
Resources

Girdlestone's Synonyms of the Old Testament

Vines Complete Expository Dictionary of Hebrew Words - 466 page Pdf

VINE'S
NT GREEK LEXICON

Searches English words.
E.g., you can search for LOVE but not AGAPE

Note: The "SEARCH EVERYTHING" at the top of the page will also find Vine's definitions (look under the column labeled "Dictionaries".

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RELATED
GREEK RESOURCES

(A) If you know the Strong's Number of the Word you are studying you can use the following link to access 3 classic Greek resources. In the address bar change 5485 (Strong's for charis - grace) to the number you are studying.

Click here to access the full definition in the following 3 classic Greek Resources:

(1) Liddell-Scott-Jones

(2) Thayer's full lexicon

(3) Moulton-Milligan's Vocabulary of the Greek NT

(B) Trench's Synonyms of the New Testament

(C) "HELPS Word-Studies" is another Greek Resource with which you are probably not familiar but does have short, pithy, often unique definitions for some of the more common (not all) Greek Words. The link below is for GRACE. In the address bar change the Strong's Number for grace (5485) to the number of the Greek word which are studying. If there is a definition available it will be under the heading "HELPS Word-Studies"

Click here to access Greek definitions available in HELPS Word Studies

A. T. ROBERTSON'S
WORD PICTURES

Greek Word Studies

Matthew Mark Luke John
Acts Romans 1 Corinthians 2 Corinthians
Galatians Ephesians Philippians Colossians
1 Thessalonians 2 Thessalonians 1 Timothy 2 Timothy
Titus Philemon Hebrews James
1 Peter 2 Peter 1 John 2 John
3 John Jude Revelation

VINCENT'S — GREEK WORD STUDIES
Rich Insights into the original Greek Words

Matthew Mark Luke John
Acts Romans 1 Corinthians 2 Corinthians
Galatians Ephesians Philippians Colossians
1 Thessalonians 2 Thessalonians 1 Timothy 2 Timothy
Titus Philemon Hebrews James
1 Peter 2 Peter 1 John 2 John
3 John Jude Revelation

TORREY'S
TOPICAL TEXTBOOK

Excellent source of material for topical studies

Choose a letter to browse:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z

SERMONS, COMMENTARIES, etc

Note: For literally thousands of resources (sermons, commentaries, devotionals, etc) indexed by Bible book click drop down list in "Collections" at top of this page.

BIBLE.ORG
Sermons, Articles, Papers, Illustrations
Conservative, Evangelical

Click Bible.org Then type the term (or terms) you wish to the search and click Enter. If you put a phrase in quotes, search retrieves that specific phrase. E.g., enter "History of redemption" to retrieve 20 hits (March, 2015).

JOHN PIPER
Desiringgod.org

Sermons, Papers

Click Desringgod. Then type the term (or terms) you wish to the search and click Enter. If you put a phrase in quotes, search retrieves that specific phrase. E.g., enter "History of redemption" to retrieve 77 hits (March, 2015).

Gospel Coalition — Resources by Scripture
Most are Mp3's but well known pastors

The Gospel Coalition Scripture Index

BIBLE BULLETIN BOARD
J C Ryle; C H Spurgeon
See also: John MacArthur's Sermons by Scripture
See also: J Vernon McGee Mp3's - Thru the Bible
 

RAY PRITCHARD
Sermons, Articles
Excellent Exposition

 

RAY STEDMAN
Sermons, Books
Excellent Exposition

 

C H SPURGEON
Sermons, etc

SPURGEON.ORG

Click Spurgeon. Then type the term (or terms) you wish to the search and click Enter. If you put a phrase in quotes, search retrieves that specific phrase. E.g., enter "great redemption to retrieve 12 hits (March, 2015). Note this will also search his devotionals.

Spurgeon Sermons,
Complete Set of Sermons by C. H. Spurgeon

This is my go to site for Spurgeon sermons as all his sermons are available. Click Spurgeongems. Then type the term (or terms) you wish to the search and click Enter. If you put a phrase in quotes, search retrieves that specific phrase. E.g., enter "great redemption to retrieve 38 hits (March, 2015).

To see if Spurgeon preached a sermon on a particular Bible Passage check the indices below...

Old Testament Scripture Index

New Testament Scripture Index

Note the Sermon Number and then return to the main page and find the Volume which includes that number. Scroll down to the number and click for Pdf message.

PENINSULA BIBLE CHURCH
Expository Sermons Arranged by Book

Books of the Bible

MONERGISM
Sermons, Theological Writings
See also: Grace Gems Puritan Writings

Click Monergism. Then type the term (or terms) you wish to the search and click Enter. If you put a phrase in quotes, search retrieves that specific phrase. E.g., enter "History of redemption" to retrieve 46 hits (March, 2015).

THEOLOGICAL JOURNAL
ARTICLES

Enter Query below to search articles in more than 30 conservative Theological Journals (See List of Journals) - An annual $50 fee (or less for monthly access) (click here) is required to view the entire article but will give you access to literally thousands of conservative articles.

Search by Verse

MISCELLANEOUS

BIBLE.ORG

Sermon Illustrations

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1 2 3

Study Maps From Bible.org

Maps Arranged Somewhat Chronologically - These are some of the highest quality maps available - recommended

FOR MORE MAPS...

Bible Maps - list overlaps with #2 but has maps not found in the alphabetical listing

Bible Maps - alphabetical listing of maps - by books of the Bible and subjects

Bible Maps - Bible maps posted on preceptaustin.org

TODAY IN THE WORD
Moody Bible Institute
Devotionals, Illustrations

Note: These devotionals and those below from Our Daily Bread often have useful illustrations for preaching or teaching. In my experience, Our Daily Bread is usually the more helpful resource.

Click Today in the Word. Then type the term (or terms) you wish to the search and click Enter. If you put a phrase in quotes, search retrieves that specific phrase. E.g., enter "Gospel of Jesus" to retrieve 25 hits (April, 2015). You can also search by entering Bible book and verse in quotes (e.g., "John 1:1" retrieves 48 hits.

OUR DAILY BREAD
RADIO BIBLE CLASS

Devotionals, Illustrations

Hint: To search for a phrase type the phrase with quotes ("holy spirit"). Do the same for Bible references ("John 3:16")

 

INTERNET ARCHIVE -
SEARCH FOR ONLINE BOOKS
AN INCREDIBLE RESOURCE FOR WORKS IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
Eg, enter Genesis Commentary and select "Texts"

 
 

J. B. PHILLIP'S
NEW TESTAMENT PARAPHRASE

Matt 1-9

Matt 10-20

Matt 21-28

Mark 1-10

Mark 11-16

Luke 1-8

Luke 9-19:27

Luke 19:28-24

John 1-11

John 12-21

Acts 1-7

Acts 8-13:3

Acts 13:4-15:39

Acts 15:40-18:23a

Acts 18:23b-21:15

Acts 21:16-28

Ro 1-8

Ro 9-16

1Cor

2Cor

Gal

Eph

Phil

Col

1Thes

2Thes

1Tim

2Tim

Titus

Phile

Hebrews

James

1 Peter

2 Peter

1 John

2 John

3 John

Jude

Rev 1-11

Rev 12-22

RESOURCES TO ASSIST
STUDY OF THE WORD OF GOD

HOW TO PERFORM A QUICK GREEK WORD STUDY - using tools on Web

GREEK QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE - chart of Greek verb tense, voice and mood

INTRODUCTION TO INDUCTIVE BIBLE STUDY

OBSERVATION: What does it say?

INTERPRETATION: What does it mean?

APPLICATION: How do I respond?

APPROACH TO INTERPRETATION - supernaturalistic, naturalistic, existential, dogmatic

BIBLE VERSIONS How Literal is your translation?

BIBLE COMMENTARIES Some recommendations and caveats

BIBLIOGRAPHY of resources quoted on preceptaustin.org

MEMORIZING GOD'S WORD - tips on this neglected discipline

PRIMER ON MEDITATION - guidelines on this vital spiritual discipline

SEVEN MINUTES WITH GOD - "Jumpstart" your quiet time if its too "quiet"

DAILY LIGHT ON THE DAILY PATH - Sola Scriptura on given topic, updated from KJV to NAS

A FEW GOOD CHRISTIAN BOOKS ONLINE - alphabetically by title, be discerning

BASICS OF BIBLE INTERPRETATION - Greek Word Study, Hebrew Language, Figures of speech

RBC DISCOVERY HOUSE BOOKLETS: booklets on many Biblical topics

TheWord - Free Bible Study Program - This is my favorite free program. It has a great feature that will "pop-up" a verse (you can select translation) when you hold your mouse over the verse. While the verse is open you can scroll for verses in context - very useful tool. I use this feature hundreds of times a day when I am doing in depth Bible study. And the number of free resources is very large. Highly Recommended.