NKJV Teen Study Bible

NKJV Teen Study Bible

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As an on-the-go teen, you’re moving fast. God is moving faster! The New King James Version Teen Study Bible will help you keep in step with all he has done, is doing, and will do in the world and in your life. This Bible will help you discover the eternal truths of God’s Word and apply them to the issues you face today.

Features include:

  • We Believe: Unpacks the Apostles Creed to reveal the biblical foundation of faith
  • Panorama: Keeps the big picture of each book of the Bible in view
  • Key Indexes: Help with in-depth Bible study
  • To the Point: Reveals what the Bible says about pressing issues
  • Dear Jordan: Offers biblical advice for teens
  • Instant Access: Tells what God says to you personally
  • Q&A: Tests your knowledge of Bible trivia
  • Bible Promises: Highlights Bible verses worth remembering
  • Book Introductions: Provides an overview for each book of the Bible
  • Complete New King James Version (NKJV) Bible Text

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310752752
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 05/17/2016
Pages: 1632
Sales rank: 240,023
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.90(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Sue Richards holds a BA in English from Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC and a MA in Counseling Psychology from the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. A mom and retired English teacher, she is currently in the process of becoming a licensed psychotherapist and continues to enjoy writing and photograhy.

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NKJV Teen Study Bible

By Zondervan


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ISBN: 978-0-310-75279-0




Have you ever had someone describe a person to you? You get a mental picture of how that person looks. Then you meet him or her. Can that be the person? He or she sure doesn't look anything like you expected.

First-century Jews expected the promised Savior to be a conqueror. Jesus was a teacher. Instead of raising an army to defeat the Romans, He urged the people to trust Him as God's Son. Matthew wrote to prove that Jesus really did fulfill the prophecies from the Old Testament and is the promised Savior. What Jesus conquered was sin. And the kingdom He rules today is in your heart.

Final Score: Jesus 3, Satan 0

* Contest report found in Matthew 4:1–11

Radical Teaching Shocks Pharisees

* "Not good enough," Jesus claims. See Matthew 5:17–30

Miracle Man Restores Dead Girl

* Story in Matthew 9:18–25

Jesus' Followers to Carry Crosses?

* Private teaching puzzles followers. See Matthew 16:21–28

Roman Governor Caves in to Pressure

* Governor goes against conscience. See Matthew 27:11–26


* Matthew is one of Jesus' twelve disciples.

* Matthew quotes the Old Testament 53 times, to show that Jesus is the Messiah.

The Genealogy of Jesus Christ

1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham:

2 Abraham begot Isaac, Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot Judah and his brothers. 3 Judah begot Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez begot Hezron, and Hezron begot Ram. 4 Ram begot Amminadab, Amminadab begot Nahshon, and Nahshon begot Salmon. 5 Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab, Boaz begot Obed by Ruth, Obed begot Jesse, 6 and Jesse begot David the king.

David the king begot Solomon by her who had been the wife of Uriah. 7 Solomon begot Rehoboam, Rehoboam begot Abijah, and Abijah begot Asa. 8 Asa begot Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat begot Joram, and Joram begot Uzziah. 9 Uzziah begot Jotham, Jotham begot Ahaz, and Ahaz begot Hezekiah. 10 Hezekiah begot Manasseh, Manasseh begot Amon, and Amon begot Josiah. 11 Josiah begot Jeconiah and his brothers about the time they were carried away to Babylon.

12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jeconiah begot Shealtiel, and Shealtiel begot Zerubbabel. 13 Zerubbabel begot Abiud, Abiud begot Eliakim, and Eliakim begot Azor. 14 Azor begot Zadok, Zadok begot Achim, and Achim begot Eliud. 15 Eliud begot Eleazar, Eleazar begot Matthan, and Matthan begot Jacob. 16 And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus who is called Christ.

17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are four teen generations, from David until the captivity in Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the captivity in Babylon until the Christ are fourteen generations.

Christ Born of Mary

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mar y was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. 20 But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mar y your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins."

22 So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: 23 "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel," which is translated, "God with us."

24 Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife, 25 and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name Jesus.

Wise Men from the East

2 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him."

3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.

5 So they said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet:

6 'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, Are not the least among the rulers of Judah; For out of you shall come a Ruler Who will shepherd My people Israel.'"

7 Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men, determined from them what time the star appeared. 8 And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search carefully for the young Child, and when you have found Him, bring back word to me, that I may come and worship Him also."

9 When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. 11 And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mar y His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

12 Then, being divinely warned in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed for their own country another way.

The Flight into Egypt

13 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, "Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him."

14 When he arose, he took the young Child and His mother by night and departed for Egypt, 15 and was there until the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, "Out of Egypt I called My Son."

Massacre of the Innocents

16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its districts, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the wise men. 17 Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying:

18 "A voice was heard in Ramah, Lamentation, weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children,Refusing to be comforted, Because they are no more."

The Home in Nazareth

19 Now when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, 20 saying, "Arise, take the young Child and His mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the young Child's life are dead." 21 Then he arose, took the young Child and His mother, and came into the land of Israel.

22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea instead of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. And being warned by God in a dream, he turned aside into the region of Galilee. 23 And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, "He shall be called a Nazarene."

John the Baptist Prepares the Way

3 In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!" 3 For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying:


Matthew 2

Q: How many wise men came to see Jesus?

BONUS: Where did they come from and how did they know about the star?


A: No one knows, because the Bible doesn't say!

BONUS: The wise men were scholars in ancient Persia. Most think they had studied the Jewish Scriptures and connected the star with Numbers 24:17.

"The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the Lord; Make His paths straight.'"

4 Now John himself was clothed in camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey. 5 Then Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the region around the Jordan went out to him 6 and were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.

7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, "Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, 9 and do not think to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones. 10 And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore ever y tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."

John Baptizes Jesus

13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. 14 And John tried to prevent Him, saying, "I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?"

15 But Jesus answered and said to him, "Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he allowed Him.

16 When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. 17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

Satan Tempts Jesus

4 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, after ward He was hungry. 3 Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, "If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread."

4 But He answered and said, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'"

5 Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written:

'He shall give His angels charge over you,'


'In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.'"

7 Jesus said to him, "It is written again, 'You shall not tempt the Lord your God.'"

8 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to Him, "All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me."

10 Then Jesus said to him, "Away with you, Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.'"

11 Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.

Jesus Begins His Galilean Ministry

12 Now when Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, He departed to Galilee. 13 And leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:

15 "The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles: 16 The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned."

17 From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

Four Fishermen Called as Disciples

18 And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 19 Then He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men." 20 They immediately left their nets and followed Him.

21 Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. He called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.

Jesus Heals a Great Multitude

23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people. 24 Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them. 25 Great multitudes followed Him — from Galilee, and from Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and beyond the Jordan.

The Beatitudes

5 And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. 2 Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:

3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God. 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Believers Are Salt and Light

13 "You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.

14 "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Christ Fulfills the Law

17 "Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. 19 Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.


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Table of Contents


How to Use this Bible, vi,
Preface to the New King James Version, viii,
Genesis, 1,
Exodus, 66,
Leviticus, 118,
Numbers, 156,
Deuteronomy, 209,
Joshua, 259,
Judges, 290,
Ruth, 323,
1 Samuel, 330,
2 Samuel, 374,
1 Kings, 410,
2 Kings, 450,
1 Chronicles, 489,
2 Chronicles, 524,
Ezra, 571,
Nehemiah, 586,
Esther, 607,
Job, 619,
Psalms, 657,
Proverbs, 769,
Ecclesiastes, 810,
Song of Solomon, 825,
Isaiah, 834,
Jeremiah, 917,
Lamentations, 995,
Ezekiel, 1004,
Daniel, 1066,
Hosea, 1089,
Joel, 1103,
Amos, 1110,
Obadiah, 1121,
Jonah, 1125,
Micah, 1129,
Nahum, 1138,
Habakkuk, 1142,
Zephaniah, 1148,
Haggai, 1154,
Zechariah, 1159,
Malachi, 1173,
Matthew, 1183,
Mark, 1232,
Luke, 1263,
John, 1315,
Acts, 1355,
Romans, 1399,
1 Corinthians, 1421,
2 Corinthians, 1443,
Galatians, 1457,
Ephesians, 1465,
Philippians, 1473,
Colossians, 1480,
1 Thessalonians, 1488,
2 Thessalonians, 1494,
1 Timothy, 1498,
2 Timothy, 1506,
Titus, 1511,
Philemon, 1515,
Hebrews, 1517,
James, 1535,
1 Peter, 1542,
2 Peter, 1551,
1 John, 1555,
2 John, 1562,
3 John, 1564,
Jude, 1567,
Revelation, 1570,
Weights and Measures, 1597,
What Do I Read Today?, 1599,
Bible Truth Index, 1603,
Teen Life Index, 1606,

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NKJV Teen Study Bible 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
DaphSelf More than 1 year ago
I found this study bible to be informative with its maps, Q&A sections, and the many inserts throughout. There are a host of features that will help and strengthen a teen's study of God's word: We Believe: this feature is found periodically throughout and helps the teenager remember what Christians around the world agree on and equips them to handle many questions that are asked of them. Panorama: this insert offers the main theme of each book of the bible. To the Point: this shows where answers to every day issues can be found and explains the Scripture behind it. Dear Jordan: this is maybe my second favorite feature. In a Dear Abby style, this section gives biblical advice through biblical teachings. Instant Access: This is my favorite. It provides direct and honest answers about what God has to say to almost every situation or problem you could think of. Bible Promises: These highlights, centered so you spot them easily, are the pick-me-ups you need. Book Introductions: These overviews help the teen gain a quick understanding of the book in the form of headlines and "news ticker". Q&A: If you love trivia, this will test your knowledge. I look forward to presenting this present to my son, knowing it will help in his spiritual development and help him grow closer to Christ. To me, this is the perfect teen study bible. ***I received this through BookLooker Bloggers of Thomas Nelson/Zondervan in exchange of a complete and honest review***
christianreader64 More than 1 year ago
“The NKJV Teen Study Bible” was sent to me by Zondervan Publishing, free of charge, in exchange for my honest review. I like Bibles that have study helps that encourage children and teenagers to read and study God’s Word. This one is filled with them! It has colorful maps to help them know where the Scripture is talking about. There are also question and answers throughout. An example is, “Where will history’s last battle be fought?” Of course, the answer is “Armageddon”. It even shows that the answer can be found at Revelation 16:16. I like that it doesn’t just give the answer, but also shows where to find it. There is a check off WHAT DO I READ TODAY? Or what I call read through the Bible. There’s a Bible Truth Index. And, I really like that it has a Teen Life Index. It even includes Scripture on “Computer Games”!! :-D The index leads to a letter that is like a devotion that gives the Scripture…Matthew 12:36-37 talks about making choices. There are also plenty of other study helps scattered throughout. I think these encourage further study. I really like and would recommend this study Bible.
Brittany--Ann More than 1 year ago
Wow! Do you want to motivate your teen to use and study the Bible? This Bible just might be the answer. I have taken my time reviewing this Bible from cover to cover and I am impressed, which is not easy for me to admit because I am a died in the wool JKV only user, however having said that as I perused this Bible I couldn’t help but be impressed with all the helps available for making studying the Bible less confusing for the teens. I loved how the Apostles’ Creed had scripture for each line to show it has a biblical basis and each chapter is broken into subcategories as the subject changes. The Instant Access addresses everyday things such as finding a good Christian mate to bullying and how to deal with the situations using the Bible. It has a nice sized clear print, making it easy to read. The Bible I have been reviewing is hard-cover and is a nice size to pack in a book bag or tote. If you or your church uses the New King James Version, this Bible in my opinion would definitely be a must-have for your teens.
homeschoolmom24 More than 1 year ago
About the Book: As an on-the-go teen, you’re moving fast. God is moving faster! The New King James Version Teen Study Bible will help you keep in step with all he has done, is doing, and will do in the world and in your life. This Bible will help you discover the eternal truths of God’s Word and apply them to the issues you face today. Features include: We Believe: Unpacks the Apostles Creed to reveal the biblical foundation of faith Panorama: Keeps the big picture of each book of the Bible in view Key Indexes: Help with in-depth Bible study To the Point: Reveals what the Bible says about pressing issues Dear Jordan: Offers biblical advice for teens Instant Access: Tells what God says to you personally Q&A: Tests your knowledge of Bible trivia Bible Promises: Highlights Bible verses worth remembering Book Introductions: Provides an overview for each book of the Bible Complete New King James Version (NKJV) Bible Text My Review: I review a lot of Bibles and this one is by far been the best, based on the fact that it is chocked full of all kinds of things that teens or even older adults would find very interesting. I listed the different features above and I was eager to jump right in and show you all the great features that this Bible has and how beneficial it would be to all teens every where to get a copy of the NKJV, Teen Study Bible, Hardcover by:Zondervan. An excellent resource, by far. Dear Jordan is a fun feature it exposes questions to our children that maybe they didn't think about or were afraid to ask and then Jordan gives them a Biblically based answer. Being a teenager is hard enough already without God based guidance our teens will feel a heavy weight that I know as a parent I do NOT want for my children. Instant Access is also a really great feature that I like. It is placed strategically through out the Bible and it sort of gives you an interesting point or a look back into the story and it breaks it down for your teen or describes it further. All the new features are great ones but these two I like the best! With all these great features and with over 1500 pages available to them your teen would love this Bible. It makes a great graduation gift! **Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.
LivingaFitandFulllife More than 1 year ago
NKJV, Teen Study Bible is the perfect study Bible for teens! I love that this NKJV, Teen Study Bible helps teens discover the eternal truths of God’s Word and apply them to the issues they face today. With teens facing so many issues today it's incredibly important to provide them with God's Word to get them through those tough teen years. I love that this study Bible has a To the Point section that Reveals what the Bible says about pressing issues, Instant Access: Tells what God says to you personally, highlights Bible verses worth remembering and provides an overview for each book of the Bible. My favorite section of this NKJV, Teen Study Bible is the Q&A section to tests your knowledge of Bible trivia. Who doesn't love a little trivia! This NKJV, Teen Study Bible would make a wonderful gift for any teen in your life. It's the perfect way to help them through the awesome teen years! Disclosure: I received product(s) for free, in exchange for my honest review. I only recommend products I've used personally, and believe will be good fit for consumers.