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How to Study God's Word

using the Strong's Concordance

"Whom shall God teach to knowledge, and whom shall He make to understand doctrine?  For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept;  line upon line, line upon line;  here a little and there a little:"  Isaiah 28:9a & 10.

Pre-Requisite: Dictionary use, Books of Bible

Crosswalk has a search engine with which you may use the Bible and the  Strong's Concordance numbers together for your study at

To use the Bible and the Strong's Concordance feature, go to the front page of the Bible Study Tools, enter your query, choose either the King James with Strong's Numbers or New American Standard Bible with Strong's Numbers, and click "Find."

This lesson can also be used with parental help
with the beginning reader

We use the KJV and Strong's Concordance keyed to the KJV
Check your Bible bookstore for other Bible and Strong's Concordance versions

In Lesson One we learned the first thing we do to to study God's Word is to

Read God's Word

Once we have completed Step One of Reading God's Word, the next step is to

Study God's Word  

II Timothy 2:15 shows us how to study God's Word: 

"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth, not to be ashamed, RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH."

Why would God instruct us to rightyly divide His Word?  The above Scirpture II Timothy tells us the purpose for rightly dividing God's Word is so we can become useable workman who are knowledgeable in His Word, and not be ashamed.

What does it mean to  rightly divide the Word of truth?

We will use the skills we have learned in searching for words in the Strong's Concordance to discover how we can rightly divide the Word of Truth.

1     Look up the phrase  rightly divide  in the front of the Strong's Concordance under the scripture reference,  II Timothy 2:15 and write down the Strong's Number.

Rightly Divide  =  Strong's Number ___________

2.    Go to the back of the Strong's Concordance and find the Greek Dictionary.  It is the last dictionary.  Note that all numbers are slanted.  Look up the number you found in Number 1.

Write the italicized meanings: _________________________________________


3.    Go to a regular Dictionary and look up the meanings to the italicized words:

Rightly = _______________________________________________________


Divide =  _______________________________________________________


Dissect =  ______________________________________________________


4     Now rewrite the scripture, II Timothy 2:15 with the added meaning from the Greek Dictionary and the regular dictionary:

Example:  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,

(by making straight cuts, to dissect and correctly expound the divine message the Lord has for me - - - by using the cutting instrument of the Strong's Concordance and the Dictionary for the purpose of examining the structure of the scripture II Timothy 2:15 and its several parts.)

5.     Now apply this scripture with its added meaning to your own life.

Example:  Using God's Word, the Strong's Concordance, and the Dictionary together I can correctly cut apart the words in a certain Scripture to give me added meaning. When I study using these cutting tools I can become a useable workman  to help me know God's Word of truth better and able to help others. 

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