How to Color Code and Highlight your Bible

How to Color Code and Highlight your Bible

There is power in the word. I know reading the Bible can be daunting and a bit scary. But it doesn't have to be. These simple color code and highlight your bible techniques. Will help you create a bible study and note-taking technique that works for you.

Today I'm sharing my note-taking and highlighting method for reading the bible. The further along I get in my Bible study the more I've recognized the need for a bible color-coding system. It makes all the difference when your re-reading or reviewing text you've previously read. 



PART 1: How to Bible Journal the S.O.A.P. Method for Beginners Guide

PART 2: Bible Study Tips for Beginners {from a Beginner}

PART 3: How to get Consistent with Bible Study

PART 4: Verse Mapping for Beginners

PART 5: How to Color Code and Highlight your Bible

PART 6: Bible Study for Women Series


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A bible color-coding system makes it quick and easy to find passages on particular topics. As you know the bible isn't categorized like a textbook. Implementing a system is helpful when you are in need of inspiration, encouragement, or just a word from the Bible.

Like Proverbs for example has a lot of wisdom but this system makes it easy for me to find scriptures on parenting in Proverbs. Although bible verses on parenting may not be important to you. Deciding which categories are important to you will help make bible note-taking easier.

How to Color Code Your Bible

For almost two years I've used my faith journal for my bible note-taking. Along with bible mapping and bible journaling. But now I feel as though it is time for me to expand my bible note taking to include a bible color-coding system. Easily finding bible verses on prayer, Holy Spirit, marriage is important to my spiritual journey.

Creating a table of content on an index card is a great way to keep up with your bible color-coding system. You may find it helpful to also use tabs, washi tape, or transparent sticky notes to mark pages where you've highlighted important text.

I use Mr. Pen highlighter to color code my bible. I do like their highlighters, but they were not created for highlighting your bible. If you are new to color coding your bible, I would definitely recommend purchasing bible highlighters. 

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Here’s a list of possible Color Coding Your Bible categories:

  • God, Jesus, Holy Spirit
  • Discipleship, Faith, Teachings, Wisdom
  • Obedience, Growth, Salvation, Fellowship, Repentance, Commands
  • Prayer, Miracles, Blessings
  • Worship, Timing, Praise, Angels, Doctrine
  • Marriage, Family, Women, Relationships, Friendship, Parenting
  • Love, Kindness, Grace, Compassion, Mercy, Peace
  • History, Prophecy, Times, Places
  • Visions, Oath, Covenant, Creation
  • Satan, False Teachings, Sin, Death
  • Hypocrisy, Temptation, Hell, Evil
There are a lot of different methods but try to keep it simple - if possible, use supplies you have on hand. You don't have to match my system or anyone else.

It's not a competition so don't compare your bible to others. Choose topics that are important to you and make that the focus of your bible color-coding system. I hope this inspires you to get started on Color Code Your Bible today!

Bible Study Resources

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