Brand NEW Key Word Symbol Pages Are Here!

If you are an inductive Bible study student, then you know that marking key words in the text is an important tool. (If you are not familiar with the inductive Bible study method, click here for a free download that will get you started.) I always tell my students that the point of marking the text (the Bible) is not to create a pretty picture; the point is to engage you with the text, to help you slow down and read with purpose, and to dig out the truth for yourself. You can use different colors to mark different words, but it won’t be long before you will simply run out of colors in your box of pencils. And with so many colors, recognizing the color code at a glance may be difficult. Another way to use the tool of marking key words is to use colors and symbols. You should be able to look at your own Bible (or observation worksheets) and recognize your symbols and what they mean. They don’t have to be complicated works of art. They just have to mean something to you. I like to keep my markings as simple as possible.

However, sometimes even the most seasoned student gets stumped trying to think of different symbols to use. Over the years, I have created my own symbols and I have made them into printable sheets for you to stick in your Bible or notebook. These are not the “correct” way to mark key words. There’s no such thing. These are simply some ideas on ways to mark words to help you so that you won’t waste time laboring over the “perfect” symbol. You can just get down to business studying the Bible, applying it to your life, and being transformed by its power!

Visit our Key Word Symbol Page to print out your own copies of the brand new Key Word Symbols.


17 thoughts on “Brand NEW Key Word Symbol Pages Are Here!

  1. Thanks for making this available for everyone for free!! I know it took lots of hard work and time.
    How do you mark joy?

  2. Shelly,
    I don’t think I have a symbol for “joy” yet. Hmmmm….let me think…. I think I would mark it with a simple smiley face. Hope that helps!

  3. I would like to know how to upload and share some symbol ideas i have onto this site…any ideas how to do it?… would any other posters like me like to share their symbols on this site

  4. Mike, if you email images or a pdf of your symbols, I may post them. You email them to Or, if you will request Precept Camden as a friend on facebook, I’ll accept you and you could share them there. Thank you!

  5. I love the symbol pages they help me alot i have the old testiment sheets would like them for the new testiment . i enjoy this and now i cant get enough eager to learn more. thank myou laura

  6. I love the symbol pages they help me alot i have the old testiment sheets would like them for the new testiment . i enjoy this and now i cant get enough eager to learn more. thank you laura

  7. So apprciate the effort you have put into these symbols and then sharing them with us. I had long since run out of my own ideas.

  8. I would probably mark “synagogue” the same way I mark “temple” but use a different color to fill it in.

  9. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have just gotten back into inductive study and experienced that stumbling block of how to mark a word. Then I thought that maybe some enterprising person made a list. And you have! So thank you! Now I can, as you point out, spend less time coming up with the “perfect” way to mark and get on with learning the Truth!

  10. My daughter and I are just getting started with Inductive study. What you are offering here is absolutely wonderful. Thank you so much for your kindness and for these beautiful gifts. God surely is smiling on you, good and faithful servant.

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