One Year Chronological Bible Differences

The chronological reading plan used at One Year Bible Online is the plan published by Tyndale Publishers and based upon the New Living Translation (NLT). It is arranged by the estimated dates that the events actually occurred.

Other Chronological Bible Plans May Not Match

Chronological reading plans published using other Bible translations may differ in how the readings are arranged. Some are based on the estimated dates each book was written.

If you are comparing the chronological reading plan we use and another chronological plan such as Zondervan’s NIV, they are indeed different. Not only in the text of the translation but in the specific passages in the reading plan.  This would also include Tyndale’s publication of the NIV since the NIV translation is copyrighted by Zondervan. That is why the following text appears on every chronological page at

The chronological reading plan contains the entire text of the bible arranged in the order the events actually occurred. This unique viewpoint allows you to read the whole Bible as a single story and to see the unfolding of God’s plan in history. Please note that the one year chronological reading plan is based upon The One Year Chronological Bible NLT published by Tyndale House Publishers and may not necessarily match other bible translations or other publishers one year reading plans, for example, there are reading plan variations between the NLT & NIV translation.

These arrangement differences can be frustrating, and while the explanation may not help in your situation, it hopefully provides you with an explanation of why.