The Bible Says It

A Topical Bible Dictionary

by Pastor Clinton Macomber

Since the very words of the Scriptures are inspired by God, and are absolutely accurate in everything stated; those who are the saints must know and do all that the Scriptures teach in all areas. So, what does the Bible actually say?


Using the free program, InstaVerse, is a great way to see the Scripture verses, here and in many other places.



Virgin Birth

Jesus Christ

Bible Interpretation

  1. Approach
    1. Compare Scripture with Scripture, I Corinthians 2:13; Isaiah 28:9-10
    2. Eat (digest) every word, Jeremiah 15:16; Isaiah 28:9-10 (slow, careful, patient, & reverent meditation)
    3. Ask for illumination, John 16:13-15; I Corinthians 2:12.
    4. Study constantly, Acts 17:11
    5. Interpret properly, II Timothy 2:15; II Corinthians 2:17
  2. Observation
    1. Terms & Connectors
    2. Structure (Relations & Interrelations)
    3. Atmosphere (Content)
    4. Questions (Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?)
  3. Interpretation (Literal)
    1. Words
    2. Grammar
    3. Context
    4. Literary mold
    5. Cross references
    6. Figurative language
  4. Application
    1. List key thoughts
    2. Construct principles
    3. Make personal applications
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