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Bible Memory - Mnemonics

Memorizing the Bible is one of the most important things that a Christian can do in his/her life and in their walk with God. In Psalms 119:11 King David says “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” When someone comes up to you with a question about God, the Bible, or a problem that they are having in their life, you need to know God's word to be able to advise them in a way that would be pleasing to God. Your personal opinion in the matter may not be the same as God's opinion. When that happens, you need to tell them what God says in His word.

You never know what the future may bring. In other countries, the Word of God has been taken out of the hands of the people. It has been made against the law to even have a copy of God's word in your possession. If that were to ever happen to you, where ever you may be living, wouldn't you like to know someone that could tell you what the Bible says from the beginning to the end? Better yet, how would you like to be that person? With this section of Make it Clear, you could be that person.

Many people would like to memorize the Bible, but don't know how to do it. In this section of Make it Clear I will share some memory techniques that may help you to remember the Bible. The technical term for this is mnemonics. We will start out with some easier memory systems and then move on to some that are a little more complicated but will help you to be able to commit the entire Bible to memory. I learned this in Bible college. My teachers name was Jack Lannom . He is the founder of a company that helps Christians to use their memories for the Lord. You may notice that I have a lot of quotes by him on the quote page. He is the person that told the class that everyone should write down quotes that they hear that they really like. Jack said to share this with other Christians so that they also could memorize Gods Word.

You may want to check out Jack Lannom's online store. He has a couple of courses on CD that will go into much more detail than these couple of pages on my website. The name of these courses are “You Are A Genius®” which is for children and “Memory Genius®” which looks like the course that I took in Bible College. Check them out if you are interested.

Charles Swindoll, Insight For Living/Dallas Seminary, said “I know of no other single practice in the Christian life more rewarding, practically speaking, than memorizing Scripture…No other single exercise pays greater spiritual dividends! Your prayer life will be strengthened. Your witnessing will be sharper and much more effective. Your attitudes and outlook will begin to change. Your mind will become alert and observant. Your confidence and assurance will be enhanced. Your faith will be solidified.” “Seasons of Life” p 53

“I am convinced that one of the greatest things we can do is to memorize Scripture.” Billy Graham, Personal Thoughts of a Public Man p. 88

First of all you need to realize that there is no such thing as a bad memory. Many people can't remember things because they have bad techniques of remembering them. This may surprise you, but you don't have a memory. The word was coined many centuries ago to describe an imaginary place in the brain where bits of information were stored. Many people still think of the word as a particular place in the brain. Don't think of memory as being a substance like a muscle within the brain which can be strengthened with exercise but rather a series of activities or processes whicn enable the mind to retrieve, record and recall past experiences. Memory is a function, not a place. Things that we remember are put on mental pegs. When we want to remember it, we go to the mental peg and pull it off just like you would put a coat on a coat rack and then later go to the rack and pull it off. Often when we try to memorize something, we don't properly put it on a peg.

This can be a lot of fun. The first thing to remember is that you must have a pretty good imagination. You must see these objects in your minds eye. If you can visualize it, you have half of the battle won. I will be giving you pegs to hang what you want to memorize on. There are a couple of things to do if you want to remember these things. Here are a couple of suggestions for you as you get started.

Exagerate things. Make them bigger than they are. Make many of them in your immagination if you want to. Just anything that will help you to remember it. i.e. If you want to remember a fly, see the fly as being six feet tall wearing a suit and tie. If you want to remember locust on your list you might think of millions of them instead of just a couple of them. You can make a car or a tree on your list come alive and talk to you if that will help. Use humor. Humor is great for helping you to remember things. In many cases, the more ridiculous things are, the easier they will be to remember.

2016/04/19 01:51 · admin

Digit-Letter System

This system is by far the hardest to learn and master. However the rewards far exceed the other systems of memory. With this system you can memorize the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. You can also take this system and apply it to other parts of your life. Depending what you want to do with it, you could memorize all of your credit card numbers, all of the telephone numbers of your friends and relatives, memorize your favorite novel from cover to cover (Have someone open it up and read a couple of sentences to you and you will be able to tell them what page they are on and what the rest of the page has to say). You could read a magazine and then tell people what is on each page of it after you get through. It is up to you. We will of course be concentrating on Bible memorization here.

The way that this system works is that each consonant in the alphabet is given a number value. The vowels and the word “why” are not given a number value but are used as fillers in words that will be used as your mental pegs to draw from. Once you learn the values for each letter (which we will help you with by association) you will be amazed at what you can learn.

This system1) will take a little more work to master but it will be well worth the trouble.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0

Remember that A, E, I, O, U, & W, H, Y have no numeral value to them. These will be used as fillers. The consonants are grouped together by their sounds. A hard c and k sound alike. A hard g, q, and x sound are grouped together with the c because they have a similar sound (We will also be putting ng in with this group). This is how it was done with all of the letters.

The first thing that you need to do is to memorize which letters are represented by which numbers. We will do this by a little rhyme. The letter B is represented by the number 1 so we need some way to associate B with 1. Here is how the rhyme works. The word Bun starts with a B and rhymes with 1. To remember the association, say to yourself one,bun. Here is the list to get you started.

One, Bun
Two, Cue
Three, D
Four, floor
Five, Jive
Six, Licks
Seven, Meven
Eight, Nates
Nine, Rhyne
Zero, Zero

After you memorize that, we can help youto memorize all of the numbers. Of course if you have your own method for remembering it, use it. It's whatever works best for you. Here are some things that may help you out. Let's see.

1. Picture a Bun in the shape of a Parachute.
2. Picture a Cuestick in the Ground. You Kick it and hurt your foot, so you go to a Quack to get an X-ray and look at it when he haNGs it up to see it.
3. Go to a 3-D Theather and buy a Ticket.
4. The Floors in Phenox are rouGH because of the Volcano.
5. See the Gypsy Jiving (means to talk funny - without making a lot of sense) on a SHip eating CHeese.
6. Licks
7. Mevin
8. Nates
9. Ryne
0. Put a thermometer in the Sea. It measures Zero in Centigrade.

Learning what letters represent which numbers is the hard part. After you do that, the fun will begin. Here is how the system works. We will use the Gospel of John as an example. The Gospel of John is probrably the first book of the Bible that a Christian should read and become famaliar with. I would recemond that it is the first book that you try to memorize. How much you memorize it will depend on just how much you want to. You can stop with the main thought (or story) for each chapter of the Bible or go on to memorize it word for word. Realize that the more details you want to learn the more time it will take to memorize it.

The Gospel of John is the forth book of the New Testament. We want a peg that will tell us about the first chapter of John. The peg for John chapter 1 is VIP. If you look at the chart (or better yet, if you have it memorized) you will notice that V represents the number 4. I is a filler in this peg and is only there to help the peg make sense. P represents the number 1. So V(4) I P(1) stands for the forth book of the New Testament and the first chapter. Right away we know that this peg tells us there is a VIP in chapter 1. If you look in John chapter one you will see that it says “In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was with God, and the Word was God”. It goes on to tell us that this word made ALL things and that through Him is life (Life on this earth and eternal life). It tells us that the Word is Jesus. Jesus is the VIP that John chapter 1 tells us about.

The peg for chapter 2 is “SAVE GOOD WINE”. Save comes out to the number 04 which tells you that it is John. Good comes out to 23. There are several thngs to remember here. First of all John doesn't have 23 chapters so you will know right there that this stands for John chapter 2. After you are a little more famaliar with this, you will automatically stop at the letter G, knowing that it stands for John 2. The rest of the peg helps you to understand what the chapter is about. The chapter is about the “marriage at Cana”. If you will remember, Jesus and others were invited to a marriage in Cana. After a while they ran out of wine to serve the guests. Jesus took ordinary water and turned itinto the best wine that they had ever tasted. The govenor of the feast complimented the bridegroom saying that most people serve good wine at the beginning of the feast, then after everyone is drunk and can't tell the difference or don't care they serve the cheep stuff. But You have “saved the good wine for now”.

The peg for chapter 3 is “HAVE ETERNAL LIFE”. In chapter 3 we have Nicodemus comming to Jesus at night to talk to Him and ask Him many questions. Jesus tells him how that he can have eternal life (John 3:15-18). The word have comes out to 4 and the word eternal tells you that it is chapter 3. So you now know that John chapter 3 is about the conversation that Jesus had with Nicodemus.

The peg for chapter 4 is FIVE HUSBANDS. In chapter 4 Jesus meets and talks with the woman at the well (The woman of Samaria). He tells her many things about her including that she has had five husbands and is now living with a man that she is not married to.

I think that you should be getting the hang of this by now so here are the pegs for the book of John.

  1. V.I.P
  2. Save good Wine
  3. Have eternal life
  4. Five husbands
  5. Heavy jew
  6. Filled
  7. Fame
  8. Finger
  9. Fear
  10. Safe Pasture
  11. V.I.P. weeps
  12. Foe bag
  13. Foe betrays
  14. V.I.P. father
  15. V.I.P. chosen
  16. Have believed
  17. V.I.P. may be one
  18. Foe band
  19. V.I.P. robe
  20. Fog - sepulchre
  21. Fog - Peter

Now if you want to (I did), you can make up a little story to help you to remember the pegs. Try this to get you started. The VIP will save good wine to have eternal life. There is a woman with five husbands. One of them is a heavy jew that ate too much and now is filled with fame for his finger that he can point at someone to cause fear. But there is no reason for you to be afraid because you are in safe pastures.

Is is starting to make sense to you now? I sure hope so. After you learn the pegs for the books of the Bible, you will notice that your mind will start linking chapters together in the Bible that have things in common. You will know that Matthew 28 (Becon Jesus), Luke chapter 24 (The cave), and John chapter 24 (Fog sepulcher) all talk about the day that Christ rose from the dead.

Here are the pegs for the book of John and what they stand for.

  1. V.I.P - Jesus is God, definately a VIP
  2. Save good Wine - Jesus turns the water into wine.
  3. Have eternal life - Jesus talks to Nicodemus.
  4. Five husbands - The woman at the well
  5. Heavy jew - Jesus heals the lame man at the pool of Bethesda.
  6. Filled - Jesus feeds the 5,000
  7. Fame - Jesus at the Feast of Tabernacle, everyone is talking about jesus.
  8. Finger - Jesus saves the woman accused of adultry.
  9. Fear - Jesus heals the man born blind.
  10. Safe Pasture - Jesus is the great shepherd.
  11. V.I.P. weeps - Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead
  12. Foe bag - Judas (the foe) holds the money bag.
  13. Foe betrays - Judas decides to betray Jesus(v2)
  14. V.I.P. father are one - (v7-10)
  15. V.I.P. chosen - Jesus has chosen you to witness for Him.
  16. Have believed - Prayer of believers will be answered.
  17. V.I.P. may be one - Believers are one with God.(v21)
  18. Foe band - Judas takes a band of officers to arrest Jesus.
  19. V.I.P. robe - Soldiers put a robe and crown of thorns on Jesus head.
  20. Fog - sepulchre - Mary goes to the sepulcher early in the morning.
  21. Fog - Peter - Jesus appears to desciples at Sea of Galilee, questions Peter.

Keep checking with Make it Clear as I will keep adding Bible pegs to this section so that you will be able to have the entire Bible down. Remember that if you don't like a peg, change it to something that you like better. If it doesn't work for you, it isn't good. These are only suggestions to help you to get started. The New Testament has all of the pegs for it. I am working on pegs for the Old Testament. If you can come up with any other pegs for either the Old or New Testaments, please feel free to e-mail me and I will put them on this site. Click on the link below for the all of the pegs for the New Testament.

2016/04/19 03:04 · admin

Pegs for the New Testament



  1. Baby
  2. Weeping (vs. 18)
  3. Path made straight (vs. 3)
  4. Above mountain (vs. 8)
  5. Bush (vs. 15)
  6. Pay alms secretly (vs. 3)
  7. Beam (vs. 3)
  8. Pain healed (vs. 6,13)
  9. Power (vs. 6)
  10. Bibs on disciples
  11. Baby Baptist Great (vs. 11)
  12. Popcorn not on Sabbath (vs. 1-3)
  13. Peeped into the Kingdom (vs. 17)
  14. Baby foe
  15. Baby wash
  16. Pebble Peter
  17. Baby-Moses-Elijah
  18. Bobbin Millstone
  19. Paper of divorcement
  20. Bucks-Labors
  21. Backbone-King
  22. Begging come to the feast
  23. Picked Pharisees
  24. Big fall temple
  25. Baggage virgins
  26. Buckle Jesus
  27. Be calm Jesus
  28. Beacon gospel



  1. Go prepare the way
  2. Sick walk
  3. Sick withered hand (vs. 1)
  4. Sick fowls of the air (vs. 4)
  5. Sick chains (vs. 3)
  6. Called twelve (vs. 7)
  7. Comandments of men (vs. 7)
  8. Seek a sign
  9. Great raiment (vs. 22)
  10. Go possessions (vs. 22)
  11. Go people, get colt (vs. 2)
  12. Keeping the vineyard
  13. Kaput
  14. Cup full of ointment
  15. Cape chief priest (vs. 1,17)
  16. Gospel



  1. Two boy
  2. Tax
  3. Diety
  4. Dove
  5. Two ships
  6. The law
  7. Tomb (Remember that the b is silent so it has no value in the peg)
  8. Seed in the ground
  9. Door
  10. Head peace
  11. Thy papa
  12. Hid hypocrite
  13. Top tree
  14. Tow beef
  15. Dopey sheep
  16. Wheat bill
  17. Deep millstone
  18. Widow pain
  19. Top rich
  20. The question
  21. Dog-poor widow
  22. Talk Kill
  23. Dogwood
  24. The cave



You should already know this book from the instructions of how this system works.

  1. V.I.P - Jesus is God, definately a VIP
  2. Save good Wine - Jesus turns the water into wine.
  3. Have eternal life - Jesus talks to Nicodemus.
  4. Five husbands - The woman at the well
  5. Heavy jew - Jesus heals the lame man at the pool of Bethesda.
  6. Filled - Jesus feeds the 5,000
  7. Fame - Jesus at the Feast of Tabernacle, everyone is talking about jesus.
  8. Finger - Jesus saves the woman accused of adultry.
  9. Fear - Jesus heals the man born blind.
  10. Safe Pasture - Jesus is the great shepherd.
  11. V.I.P. weeps - Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead
  12. Foe bag - Judas (the foe) holds the money bag.
  13. Foe betrays - Judas decides to betray Jesus(v2)
  14. V.I.P. father are one - (v7-10)
  15. V.I.P. chosen - Jesus has chosen you to witness for Him.
  16. Have believed - Prayer of believers will be answered.
  17. V.I.P. may be one - Believers are one with God.(v21)
  18. Foe band - Judas takes a band of officers to arrest Jesus.
  19. V.I.P. robe - Soldiers put a robe and crown of thorns on Jesus head.
  20. Fog - sepulchre - Mary goes to the sepulcher early in the morning.
  21. Fog - Peter - Jesus appears to desciples at Sea of Galilee, questions Peter.



  1. Jesus up (vs. 2)
  2. Jesus is Christ (vs. 36)
  3. Jew's seed blessed earth (vs. 25)
  4. Jesus forbidden name (vs. 7,10)
  5. Jesus judges children (vs. 10,11)
  6. Jew's holy place blasphemed (vs. 13)
  7. Jesus - Moses refused (vs. 35,37)
  8. Jesus - angel sends Phillip (vs. 26)
  9. Jew heard - Saul saved (vs. 15)
  10. Joppa Simon Peter (vs. 5)
  11. Joppa Peter rehearsed for Jews (vs. 4)
  12. Jews happy - King Herod takes Peter (vs. 3)
  13. Jew bad - Bar Jesus (vs. 6)
  14. Jews buffet Paul at Lystra (vs. 19)
  15. Jews obey Jerusalem counsel (vs. 22)
  16. Jews split jail (vs. 26,40)
  17. Jews submit to scriptures - Berea (vs. 11)
  18. Job in Corinth (vs. 1,2,3)
  19. Jew bereft - Holy Spirit in Ephesus (vs. 2)
  20. Checks out - Eatychus (vs. 10)
  21. Jew Agabus - warns Paul (vs. 10,11)
  22. Jews squawk - Paul's defense (vs. 1-3,22,23)
  23. Jews quit eating till Paul dies (vs. 12)
  24. Jews give Paul to Felix (vs. 1,10,27)
  25. Shock - Jaw - Festus (vs. 9-12)
  26. Jews scholar Agrippa (vs. 2,3)
  27. Each ok - move to shore (vs. 42-44)
  28. Jews again hear Paul - Rome (vs. 16-29)



  1. Slab - morgue - Gentile (vs. 32)
  2. Law kills Jew - (vs. 12,23,27)
  3. Isolate none - world needs grace (vs. 17,14)
  4. Law-Faith-ABRAHAM - (vs. 13 /or Seal of Right-by Faith (vs. 11)
  5. Soul - Judged in Adam (vs. 14,16,17,18,19)
  6. Slay self at cross (vs. 11)
  7. Law - me free! (vs. 1,4,6)
  8. Hail! Now no condemnation (vs. 1)
  9. Lo! Israel did not attain (vs. 30-32)
  10. Zeal, pious Jew, does not (save) (vs. 1-4,21)
  11. All be back in land (vs. 26)
  12. Lay back on altar (vs. 1)
  13. Law about sword (vs. 4)
  14. All before Judgement seat (shall stand) (vs. 10)
  15. Sole subject - Gentiles receive mercy (vs. 9-12,16,18,27)
  16. Holy sublime kiss & Holy (splended) kiss (vs. 16)


I Corinthians

  1. Some preachers (vs. 12)
  2. My weakness (vs. 3,4)
  3. Mud hut (vs. 12)
  4. My faithfulness (vs. 1-4)
  5. Maw - shame on us (vs. 1,2)
  6. Smallest matters (vs. 2)
  7. My mate (vs. 2)
  8. Men of ignorance (vs. 7)
  9. My rights (vs. 1)
  10. Mobs at play (vs. 7)
  11. Me pooped (vs. 30) or Pub meal (vs. 21)
  12. My big gift (vs. 4)
  13. Me bestow all my goods (vs. 3)
  14. My bovine tongue (vs. 9) – (bovine means stupid)
  15. Me be changed (vs. 51)
  16. My bill (vs. 1) “Collection”


II Corinthians

  1. No blues (vs. 4,9)
  2. Anguish of heart (vs. 4)
  3. New Testament (vs. 6)
  4. No faint (vs. 16)
  5. New shape (vs. 1)
  6. Enlarged children (vs. 13)
  7. No man wronged (vs. 2)
  8. No need (vs. 15)
  9. No reaping (vs. 6)
  10. No buzz bombs (vs. 3,13)
  11. Nab bum angel (vs. 14)
  12. No pick-up (for paradise) (vs. 7)
  13. No boy witness (vs. 1)



  1. Report removal (vs. 6)
  2. Request for Peter (vs. 11,14)
  3. Written law curses (vs. 10)
  4. Rift at Sinai (vs. 25,26) –Rift means “cracked or split”
  5. Rich fruit (22,23)
  6. Real burdens (vs. 2,5)



  1. Boss's blessings (vs. 3)
  2. Buys Gentiles and Jews (vs. 12,18)
  3. Best mystery (vs. 9)
  4. Peace of unity (vs. 3)
  5. Spouce-church-submit (vs. 21-25)
  6. Obey is well (vs. 1,2)



  1. Be bass-bold brethern (vs. 14,20,25)
  2. Be base kinfolk (vs. 3)
  3. Bop dogs (vs. 2)
  4. Baby faith (vs. 6)



  1. Big boy (vs. 15)
  2. Big cross (vs. 14)
  3. Big take off (vs. 4)
  4. Big favor (vs. 1)


I Thessalonians

  1. About perseverance in sufferings (vs. 6,7)
  2. About God's effectual work (vs. 13)
  3. About devotion to each other (vs. 12)
  4. About voice of Archangel (vs. 16)
  5. About children of light (vs. 5)


II Thessalonians

  1. Before hope - Suffering (vs. 5,10)
  2. Before comming of Christ - Antichrist (vs. 3)
  3. Before stew - work (vs. 10)


I Timothy

  1. Bow shows, bad shipwreck (vs. 19)
  2. Subjection of women in assembly (vs. 11)
  3. Hope each deacon and elder rules well (vs. 4,12)
  4. Boyish voice not to be despised (vs. 12)
  5. Boyish charge to church (vs. 7)
  6. Boy sage, lay hold on eternal life (vs. 12)–Sage means “to be wise”


II Timothy

  1. Espy, Lois, Bairn (vs. 2,5)–Espy means “catch sight of”
  2. Able conquerer through grace (vs.2,5)
  3. Uphold the scriptures (Word) in peril (vs. 1,12,13-17)
  4. Paul fought the good fight (vs. 7)



  1. Bum biships, not good stewards (vs. 5-7)
  2. Beam Christ's word with all authority (vs. 15)
  3. Submit to pprincipalities and powers (vs. 1)



  1. By now, a brother beloved (vs. 10,16)



  1. Probe - Angels and Christ (vs. 5-8)
  2. Proclamation spoken by angels - steadfast (vs. 2)
  3. Brethern, consider Christ Jesus (vs. 1) - OR - Priest of our profession (vs. 1)
  4. Provides a test to the people of God (vs. 9,10)
  5. Preach milk, not strong meat (vs. 12)
  6. April rain cometh oft (vs. 7)
  7. Abraham gave a tenth of spoils (vs. 4)
  8. Principles of new covenant (vs. 6-13)
  9. Superior blood (vs. 7,12,14)
  10. Hebrew, abuse not the blood of the covenant (vs. 29,30) - OR - Hebrew, oppose not the spirit of Grace (vs. 29,30)
  11. Hebrew papas and their faith (vs.2)
  12. Bare back for Father's spanking (vs. 5-9)
  13. Beware! Bed undefiled! (vs. 4) - OR - Bear bad treatment outside the camp (vs. 13)



  1. Except you endure (no crown of life) (vs. 12)
  2. Case gold ring (vs. 2)
  3. Exceedingly evil tongue (vs. 6)
  4. Excessive lusts at war in members (vs. 1)
  5. Squeeze wages from the poor (vs.4)


I Peter

  1. Scoop up loins of mind (vs. 13)
  2. Copycat Christ (vs. 21)
  3. Captain Abraham (vs. 6) - OR - Capitulate to husband wife (vs. 1)
  4. Cupful of hospitality (vs.9)
  5. Escape jaws of lion (vs. 8)


II Peter

  1. King Peter leaving shortly (vs. 13)
  2. Gagging canine (vs. 22)
  3. Cooked earth (vs. 10)


I John

  1. God's plan for fellowship - confess (vs. 3,9)
  2. God's command - Love brethern (vs. 7-11)
  3. God's seed remaineth in Him (vs. 9)
  4. God's family tries the spirits (vs. 1,2)
  5. God's Jesus gives everlasting life to believers (vs. 10-13)


II John

  1. Awake, for many decievers have come (vs. 7)


III John

  1. OK church, (it's) Demetrius (vs. 12)



  1. Clouds without water (vs. 12)



  1. Come see an A.B. (vs. 7,8,12,17)
  2. Come candlestick remove (vs. 1,5)
  3. Come as a thief (vs. 3)
  4. Come Heavens door open (vs. 1)
  5. Come Juda's lion (vs. 5,7)
  6. Come see Hell on a horse (vs. 7,8)
  7. Come Manassas to be sealed (vs. 6)
  8. Come sound four trumpets (vs. 7-12)
  9. Come hurt five months (vs. 4,5)
  10. Come pass bitter book (vs. 1,2,9,10)
  11. Come up prophets (vs. 10,12)
  12. Come big war in Heaven (vs. 7)
  13. Come subdue nations - beast (vs. 2,7)
  14. Come page seven angels (vs. 7)
  15. Come behold seven bowls (vs. 1)
  16. Come abominations of the earth (vs. 3-5)
  17. Come weep, no more Babylon (vs. 15,19,21)
  18. Come supper of the great God (vs. 17)
  19. Come cast him into the pit (vs. 9)
  20. Come occupy New Jerusalem (vs. 1-3)
  21. Come quickly Lord Jesus (vs. 20)


2016/04/19 02:19 · admin

Pegs for the Old Testament

I am working on the pegs for the Old Testament. Right now I only have a few. If you can come up with any on your own and want to share them with the rest of us be sure to e-mail me and I will put them up on this page. I appreciate all of the help that I can get with this project. Good luck memorizing the Bible. Let me know how you are progressing with this. - Brother Hugh



  1. Boy,beast, and a home
  2. Because He rested from His work (vs. 3)
  3. Put apple back
  4. Be a fugitive and a vagabond (vs. 14)
  5. Boy generations (vs. 1)
  6. Build thee an ark (vs. 14)
  7. Bum rain upon the earth (vs. 12)
  8. Upon mount Ararat (vs. 4)
  9. Brethern saw not Noah (vs. 23)
  10. Babies of the ark (vs. 1)
  11. Boo Babel (vs. 5-8)
  12. Abe begins journey (vs. 1)
  13. Abe bids Lot leave (vs. 9)
  14. Abe before Sodom's king (vs. 17-24)
  15. Abe be childless not long (vs. 4)
  16. Abe, behold Hagar with child (vs. 11)
  17. Abe be made father of nations (vs. 6)
  18. Abe be not mad at Sarahs laugh (vs. 13-15)
  19. Buy bread, Angels in Sodom (vs. 1)
  20. Because they will slay me for Sarahs sake (vs. 11)
  21. Abe - cab for Hagar and Ishmael
  22. Abe go catch ram in thicket (vs. 13)
  23. Abe get a cave to bury Sarah (vs. 1-4)
  24. Abe go find a wife for Issac (vs. 1-4)
  25. Abe cojoined with God (vs. 8)
  26. Big well controversy
  27. Big meal for Issacs blessing (vs. 7)
  28. Begin traveling to Labons (vs. 1,2)
  29. Beg Rachel, get Leah
  30. Put spotted cattle in Jacobs fence (vs. 33)
  31. Pathway back to Bethel
  32. Put company in two, Esau comming (vs. 8)
  33. But take Jacobs blessing (vs. 11)
  34. Boy defiled Dinah (vs. 2)
  35. But Jacob now Israel (vs. 10)
  36. Badmouth brothers, Joseph sold (vs. 2,28)
  37. Bad news, Tamar played the harlot (vs. 12-26)
  38. But he refused his masters wife (vs. 8)
  39. Behave as butler, not baker OR Beef stew has new cook
  40. Beef perish with corn



  1. Come boy and eat - OR - Come pulse is better - (Pulse is vegetables)


2016/04/19 02:30 · admin

Topical System

The topical system was used over 2,000 years ago to help people to remember. It's purpose is to help you form fixed positions in your mind which will allow your mind to act as a filing cabinet, so you can take information and file it into those positions for quick retrieval, storage, and recall. This system has been used by people to remember speeches so that they can give a speech without having to use notes. Nobody likes to hear a speech where the paper for the notes make as much noise as the person giving the speech. It will also allow you to be able to remember 20 facts after hearing them only once. It is used for remembering itemized accounts, statements, lists, and so on. First of all lets look at the symbols themselves. Then we will apply it to a situation so that you can really use it.

Here are the first 10 mental pegs for you.


First of all you need a way to remember the pegs. We can do this by making a little story. Picture yourself comming home. You stop at the mailbox to see what mail you got today. Go up the driveway and park your car, get out and walk up to the front porch and walk through the front door. Hang your coat in the closet and have a seat in the lounge chair (to look at your mail or relax). Turn on the lamp and read the newspaper. When you get through reading you move to the couch to watch some T.V. After a while you go to the kitchen table and pull out a chair to sit on. Grab a pan out of the kitchen sink and get some food out of the refrigerator to heat something up on the stove. After you eat you go take a shower, get your toothpaste out of the medicine cabinet to brush your teeth. By now its getting late so you go to bed and read a chapter or two of a good book, set your alarm clock and go to sleep.


Now lets see if we can apply this system so that you can memorize something.

Here is a grocery list.

  1. Milk
  2. eggs
  3. bacon
  4. cheese
  5. shampoo
  6. dog food
  7. orange juice
  8. butter
  9. roast
  10. toothpaste

With these items in mind, you take yourself on an imaginary tour of a wild excursion in your home. It should be seen as humorous, exgerated, and wild.
You drive home and stop to get the mail. When you open the mailbox, gallons of milk drench you to the bone. You look bewildered and get into your car. Immediately you brake the car because your driveway is blocked by thousands of eggs. You get out and walk to the front porch. Instead of the porch that you expect to see, you step down knee deep, into bacon strips. Huge ones that dangle all over the porch. You grab for the door, which has become a cheese wedge. You rush in and are greeted by the hall closet that is bubbling off its hinges with shampoo. The coat hanger is really a tube of shampoo. You rush over to the lounge chair and sit down trying to calm your nerves. You sink into a large can of Alpo dog food. A hundred dogs circle the chair with forks in their paws ready to eat. You jump up and turn on the light which sheds beams of orange juice instead of light. You grab the newspaper, hoping to calm yourself with the news (yea right) and are shocked by the large amount of butter covering the pages. You jump to the couch with the paper still sticking to your fingers. You flop down and come up now soaked with the gravy from the roast that is now the couch. Finally you decide that television can't be all that bad so you turn it on. Long strands of crest come squirting out at you through the screen.
The idea here is to make it funny and exciting. This will set it in your mind. By now you should have the general idea ( and also have the list memorized) and be able to come up with ideas for what ever you may want to memorize.

2016/04/19 02:07 · admin

Visual Symbol System

This system is called the Visual Symbol System.

I hope that these pictures will help you out. You can memorize a list and be able to not only give the list, but also be able to tell someone what #7 is on the list or any other number that they may ask you. This can come in very handy as you will see.

Here are the first 10 mental pegs for this system that you will be using. Each one of these pegs will look like or have something to do with the numbers that they represent. They are-

  1. An ink pen
  2. A coat hanger
  3. A tricycle (Three wheels)
  4. A car (Four wheels)
  5. A five dollar bill
  6. A monkeys tale ( Hanging down in the shape of a 6)
  7. An upside down golf putter
  8. An eight ball
  9. A periscope (On a submarine)
  10. Ten little indians


Here is an example of how this system works. The 10 plagues of Egypt are-

  1. The water turned into blood.
  2. Frogs
  3. Lice
  4. Flies
  5. The cattle dying
  6. Boils
  7. Hail
  8. Locusts
  9. Darkness over the land of Egypt.
  10. The death of the first born.

You can read about the plagues in Exodus 7:14-12:36

Here are some suggestions of how you can remember the plagues. These may not all work for you. If not, think of some that will work. These are only examples for you to see how that I use the pegs. This will work with anything that you want to remember. Espically if you want to remember it by its number. TRY IT. It really works. In about 5 minutes or less, you can know all of the plagues of Egypt in order and know what number that it is. It may take you a little time to get used to remembering things this way but after you get used to it, it will be worth it. It is very important to remember to actually visually see it in your mind. If you can't picture it in your mind you wont remember it.

  1. The first plague is the water turned into blood. The first peg is an ink pen. Picture that you need to borrow a pen because you forgot yours. Someone loans you a pen (Dracula if it will help you out) and when you start to write with it, you discover that it writes with blood instead of ink. You can also imagine that the pen starts bleeding. What ever works for you. The idea is to make it strange enough that it will stand out in your mind and make it easy to remember. If the mental picture makes too much sense, it may not stick with you.
  2. Number two is the plague of frogs. Picture yourself camping with a group of your friends. They deceide to cook marshmellows over the camp fire so everyone gets out a coat hanger and straightens it out to put the marshmellows on. One of your friends puts the marshmellows on for you and you begin to roast it. As you are talking to everyone you notice that they are laughing. You look at the fire and see that instead of a marshmellow on your clothes hanger, your friend put a frog on it in its place.
  3. Number three is the land covered with lice. Picture a little girl riding on her tricycle when all of a sudden she is covered with lice all in her hair. This of course doesn't make her very happy and she tries to get them out of her hair as she peddles home to show her mother.
  4. Number four is the flies covering the land. Picture that you need to go to the store so you go out to your car and start to get in when you notice a six foot fly sitting in the drivers seat. As you stare at him, he reaches out one of his hands and asks you if he can have the keys because he needs to take the car out.
  5. Number five is the cattle dying. You are at the store buying a few small items that total about $4.75 so you reach in to your wallet or purse to get a Five dollar bill. As you are about to hand it to the clerk you glance at it and notice that instead of Abraham Lincon on the front of the money it has a cow with a beard on it.
  6. Number six is the boils all over the people. Picture a monkey who is not very happy because he cannot sit down anywhere because he has boils all over his tail.
  7. Number seven is hail. You are out playing golf with your friends (or playing minature golf) when all of a sudden you see a hailstone hit the ground next to you. Soon there are many hailstones comming your way. You deceide to try to send them back where they came from so you take the golf putter and start hitting the hail back up into the air as high as you can.
  8. Number eight is the locust filling the land. You are at a friends house playing pool when all of a sudden a lot of dumb hungry locusts mistake the green on the pool table for grass. They land on the pool table and start eating the green cloth. This gets you very upset so you grab the eightball and start smashing the locusts and try to chase them away.
  9. Number nine is the darkness all over the land of Egypt. You are on a submarine looking for the enemy through the periscope when unknown to you one of your men goes out and covers the periscope with his hands. You look and all you can see is darkness. You can't see any of the enemy.
  10. Number ten is the death of the first born. Picture ten little indians who are very upset and crying because their oldest brother has died. These are suggestions for you to try. See if they work for you. If not try another mental picture. Don't be afraid to be a little silly with this. You don't have to tell anyone what you use to remember something. That can be your secret. There are 27 pegs in this system all together that I have. You can make more is you want to. If you do, please let me know what you have come up with. If I like it, I may put it on this page if you don't mind. Good luck.

Here are the pegs for 11-20

Here are the pegs for 21-27

2016/04/19 02:14 · admin
1) you'd be better of to memorize the standardized version, that you don't get confused, see Phonetic Alphabet and Major Memory System · Last modified: 2016/04/19 05:18 by admin