Ask yourself:

▪ Is this what God purposed for me and for the rest of mankind?

▪ Where can I find help to cope with my problems?

▪ Is there any hope that we will ever see peace on the earth?

The Bible provides satisfying answers to these questions.


Do not quickly dismiss what is presented on the preceding pages as mere wishful thinking. God has promised to bring these things about, and the Bible explains how he will do so.

But the Bible does more than that. It provides the key to your enjoying a truly satisfying life even now. Think for a moment about your own anxieties and troubles. They may include money matters, family problems, loss of health, or the death of a loved one. The Bible can help you to deal with problems today, and it can provide relief by answering such questions as these:

▪ Why do we suffer?

▪ How can we cope with life’s anxieties?

▪ How can we make our family life happier?

▪ What happens to us when we die?

▪ Will we ever see our dead loved ones again?

▪ How can we be sure that God will fulfill his promises for the future?

The fact that you are visiting this site shows that you would like to find out what the Bible teaches. This publication will help you. Notice that the paragraphs have corresponding questions that can be seen by placing your cursor upon each number or letter before each paragraph. Millions have enjoyed using the question-and-answer method when discussing the Bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses. We hope you will too. May you have God’s blessing as you now enjoy the thrilling and satisfying experience of learning what the Bible really teaches!

READ any newspaper. Look at television, or listen to the radio. There are so many stories of crime, war, and terrorism! Think about your own troubles. Perhaps illness or the death of a loved one is causing you great distress. You may feel like the good man Job, who said that he was “drenched with misery.”—Job 10:15,  The Holy Bible in the Language of Today.


THERE are 66 books and letters that make up the Bible. These are divided into chapters and verses for easy reference. When scriptures are cited in this publication, the first number after the name indicates the chapter of the Bible book or letter, and the next refers to the verse. For example, the citation “2 Timothy 3:16” means the second letter to Timothy, chapter 3, verse 16.

You will quickly become familiar with the Bible by looking up the scriptures cited in this publication. Also, why not start a program of daily Bible reading? By reading three to five chapters a day, you can read the entire Bible in a year.

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(Job 10:15) If I am actually in the wrong, too bad for me! And [if] I am actually in the right, I may not raise my head, Glutted with dishonor and saturated with affliction.

(Re 21:4) And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

(Isa 35:6) At that time the lame one will climb up just as a stag does, and the tongue of the speechless one will cry out in gladness. For in the wilderness waters will have burst out, and torrents in the desert plain.

(Isa 35:5) At that time the eyes of the blind ones will be opened, and the very ears of the deaf ones will be unstopped.

(Joh 5:28-29) Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.

(Isa 33:24) And no resident will say: “I am sick.” The people that are dwelling in [the land] will be those pardoned for their error.

(Ps 72:16) There will come to be plenty of grain on the earth; On the top of the mountains there will be an overflow. His fruit will be as in Leb′a·non, And those who are from the city will blossom like the vegetation of the earth.

(2Ti 3:16) All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness,




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