What If we compress all the [66 books] of Bible in [66 paragraphs]?


I was considering how complicate it is to have a overall look at the Bible, since mine is made of 66 different books. Then it struck me how beautiful are some of the entry verses of some books.

Like the famous one:

IN the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Or the other very famous one:

IN the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

And then I found so interesting other two I didn’t remember, first one is:

THE beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God

And the second one is:

THE revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John

So, if you are interested, I scraped all the first verses (as since they cut the bible in such way), and pasted here.
I can see through these pieces there is a story told here and there.
If you enjoy it, I’d happy too!

The Bible as seen through the first verse of each book

IN the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

THESE are the names of the sons of Israel who went to Egypt with Jacob, each with his family

THE Lord called to Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting. He said

THE Lord spoke to Moses in the tent of meeting in the Desert of Sinai on the first day of the second month of the second year after the Israelites came out of Egypt. He said

THESE are the words Moses spoke to all Israel in the wilderness east of the Jordan—that is, in the Arabah—opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth and Dizahab.

AFTER the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide

AFTER the death of Joshua, the Israelites asked the Lord, “Who of us is to go up first to fight against the Canaanites?”

IN the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab.

THERE was a certain man from Ramathaim, a Zuphite from the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Elkanah son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite.

AFTER the death of Saul, David returned from striking down the Amalekites and stayed in Ziklag two days

WHEN King David was very old, he could not keep warm even when they put covers over him.

AFTER Ahab’s death, Moab rebelled against Israel

ADAM, Seth, Enosh

SOLOMON son of David established himself firmly over his kingdom, for the Lord his God was with him and made him exceedingly great.

IN the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the Lord spoken by Jeremiah, the Lord moved the heart of Cyrus king of Persia to make a proclamation throughout his realm and also to put it in writing:

THE words of Nehemiah son of Hakaliah: In the month of Kislev in the twentieth year, while I was in the citadel of Susa

THIS is what happened during the time of Xerxes, the Xerxes who ruled over 127 provinces stretching from India to Cush

IN the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil

BLESSED is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,

THE proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:

THE words of the Teacher, son of David, king in Jerusalem:

SOLOMON’s Song of Songs.

THE vision concerning Judah and Jerusalem that Isaiah son of Amoz saw during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah

THE words of Jeremiah son of Hilkiah, one of the priests at Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin

HOW deserted lies the city, once so full of people! How like a widow is she, who once was great among the nations! She who was queen among the provinces has now become a slave.

IN my thirtieth year, in the fourth month on the fifth day, while I was among the exiles by the Kebar River, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.

IN the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it.

THE word of the Lord that came to Hosea son of Beeri during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and during the reign of Jeroboam son of Jehoash king of Israel:

THE word of the Lord that came to Joel son of Pethuel.

THE words of Amos, one of the shepherds of Tekoa—the vision he saw concerning Israel two years before the earthquake, when Uzziah was king of Judah and Jeroboam son of Jehoash was king of Israel.

THE vision of Obadiah. This is what the Sovereign Lord says about Edom— We have heard a message from the Lord: An envoy was sent to the nations to say,“Rise, let us go against her for battle”—

THE word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai

THE word of the Lord that came to Micah of Moresheth during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah—the vision he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.

A prophecy concerning Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.

THE prophecy that Habakkuk the prophet received.

THE word of the Lord that came to Zephaniah son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hezekiah, during the reign of Josiah son of Amon king of Judah

IN the second year of King Darius, on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest.

IN the eighth month of the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came to the prophet Zechariah son of Berekiah, the son of Iddo.

A prophecy: The word of the Lord to Israel through Malachi

THIS is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham:

THE beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God

MANY have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us

IN the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

IN my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach

PAUL, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God

PAUL, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes,

PAUL, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God in Corinth, together with all his holy people throughout Achaia:

PAUL, an apostle—sent not from men nor by a man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead

PAUL, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To God’s holy people in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus:

PAUL and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all God’s holy people in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons

PAUL, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother

PAUL, Silas and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace and peace to you.

PAUL, Silas and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:

PAUL, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope,

PAUL, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, in keeping with the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus,

PAUL, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ to further the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness

PAUL, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our dear friend and fellow worker

IN the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways

JAMES, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings.

PETER, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia

SIMON Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours:

THAT which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life

THE elder, To the lady chosen by God and to her children, whom I love in the truth—and not I only, but also all who know the truth

THE elder, To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

JUDE, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James, To those who have been called, who are loved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ

THE revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John

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