Understanding the Bible

“You get to Psalms yet?”


King James Version

The most common version of the New Testament, and the one people are most familiar with, is the King James Version or the King James Bible. It is the English translation of the Christian bible by the Church of England that started in 1604 and was finished in 1611.


Bible Verses

A verse is an individual numbered line, sentence, or even sometimes just a few words together.

Bible Passages

Bible passages are different sections of the bible comprised of related verses, sort of like chapters in a book.



Psalms are individual poems or hymns which expresses worship, prayer and praise, and are a part of the first book of Ketuvim.



Acts of the apostles, also called acts, are a part of the fifth book of the new testament. It describes the founding of the Christian church and the spread of its message to the Roman Empire.


The Book of James (also simply called James) is one of the 21 epistles (didactic letters) in the New Testament. The author calls himself a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ who is writing to the “twelve tribes scattered abroad” (James 1.1).



The Gospel According to Matthew (also known as Gospel of Matthew or simply Matthew) is the first book in the New Testament. It tells how the Messiah Jesus, rejected by Israel, sends the disciples to preach the gospel to the entire world.



A saint is a person who is acknowledged as virtuous or holy. How one becomes a saint is usually decided on a case-by-case basis, but there are a few general steps most people have to go through before being sanctified:

  1. Wait about five years after death (but do not be surprised if you have to wait over 1,000 years like Saint Bede), but this waiting time can be waived by the Pope.
  2. Become a “servant of God,” and whether you are a servant of God is decided by giving evidence of a person’s life and deeds to a bishop who then gives it to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
  3. Show some form of proof of a life of “heroic virtue” which is then sent from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to the Pope, which can give them the title “venerable.”
  4. Shows evidence of verified miracles that can be attributed to prayers made to the individual after their death leading to their beautification and getting the title “blessed”. But, a martyr can be beautified without this step if they died for their faith.
  5. After the person is beautified, it has to be proven that another miracle is attributed to them (however, Martyrs need only one verified miracle) leading to their canonization. 





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The Holy Bible, New International Version. Grand Rapids: Zondervan House, 1984. Print.

"How does someone become a saint?" BBC News. April 27, 2014. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27140646.

"How to Read the Bible." WikiHow. June 28, 2017. http://www.wikihow.com/Read-the-Bible.

"What Is a Psalm?" Bible.org. 2017. https://bible.org/seriespage/2-what-psalm.