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Introducing… Emphatic Negations: What Are They?

Have you ever wondered if knowing a thing or two about the Bible’s original languages would help aid your personal Bible study? Wish you knew more about them?

Well, this is how we aim to serve you with our new Biblical language series of blogs. So far, we have looked at the Hebrew in […]

Providence, Common Grace, and the Existence of God

God has revealed Himself to the human race through His providential goodness in the world. His existence is made known through His provisions. This is also known as “common grace.” When people wanted to worship Paul and Barnabas after miracles they performed, Paul told them the following:

Men, why are you doing this? We […]

The Course and Consequence of Pride

When we walk through the passage of 1 Kings 20:1-30, we notice that in the attitude and action of the King of Syria we have an illustration of the course and consequence of pride:

1. The demand of pride (verses 1-6). Pride is always overreaching in its claims, selfish in its requests, and cruel […]

"No longer I who live, but Christ lives in me…"

The following is adapted from the “Growing in the Grace of God” course, a free theology course taught by Pastor Bob Hoekstra available at the Blue Letter Bible Institute.

I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and […]

The Story of Ian and Larissa: the Supremacy of Christ in Marriage

“but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again…” (John 4:14)

“Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how […]

Biblical Hebrew Applied: Psalm 23 (part 6)

“Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.” (Psalm 23:6)

The word “surely” in the Hebrew is אַךְ (’ak), and it is what is called an adverbial particle. Adverbial particles make a very strong positive assertion […]

Advantage of Scripture (pt.1): It Makes Us Wise

Have you ever used Hitchcock’s Topical Analysis (HTA) of the Bible? It is one of the many Bible study tools available at the Blue Letter Bible. It is unique and comprehensive—a great tool for any student of God’s Word.

Here’s how it works:

In the HTA, the Old Testament and New Testament are arranged […]

7 Things God Does For His People

Balaam’s words about God’s people (Numbers 24:5-9, 17-19; Deuteronomy 33:29), illustrate seven things that God does for them. Consider:

How lovely are your tents, O Jacob, your encampments, O Israel! Like palm groves that stretch afar, like gardens beside a river, like aloes that the LORD has […]

"First Friday" Freebie: Forgotten God by Francis Chan (5/4)

[UPDATE: This contest is now closed. The winner will be notified by email.]

We’re starting something new here at the Blue Letter Bible blog, and I think you’ll be excited about it.

On the first Friday of every month, we will host a giveaway for one book. The books will be carefully […]

BLB: How to View Multiple Verses from Different Passages All at Once

Have you ever tried to view or copy multiple verses from different Bible passages all at once, but didn’t know how?

Let me give you an example of when you would use this. In the “Atonement” chapter of Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology, there is a section that says:

“…all the blessings of salvation, including […]