Psalm 99 v 5 - Memorizing the Bible

I could never do it!

          Do what?

Memorize a chapter of one of the Books of the Bible!

          Yeah that's not so easy,  BUT  you can learn a verse of the Bible.

Let's look at a verse from one of the Psalms

Many people think they could never manage to memorize a whole Psalm or a whole chapter of Scripture.

It is a rather daunting challenge especially if you have never learned any scripture before.

Let's try one verse in one of the Psalms.

Psalm 99 v 5

"Exalt the Lord our God 
And worship at His footstool; 
for He is Holy."

In memorizing this verse we will look at 4 things:
  • Memorising Tips
  • A Graphic of Psalm 99 v 5
  • A Music Video of Psalm 99 v 5
  • Some Freebies to help you.

Memorising Tips
If you read the Top 10 Ways to Learn Scripture you will see that I give 10 tips to help in this process but we don't have to use all 10 of them on each verse - just the ones that suit best with the verse.

For Psalm 99 v 5 I'm going to advise using tips 2, 5, 7, 9, & 10

2.  Write out the verse several times.

Why?  Because he action of  WRITING  helps us learn anything.

The 3 lines of can be written on 3 separate lines of a page just as they are presented in the Bible Verse Graphic above and as they are written out below.

So you are writing it in 3 parts which goes very well with the content of the verse

"Exalt the Lord our God
 And worship at His footstool; 
for He is Holy."

Why?  Because he action of  WRITING  helps us learn anything.

Especially separating it out into lines helps to install the structure of the verse in your eye and mind.

5.  Instruction and the reason why it is good advice

When we instruct or teach or tell someone the way to do something or what is good for someone we normally give then the explanation of why this is a good instruction or teaching or we tell the the result that has been seen in the past.

The instruction or recommendation here is to exalt God and worship Him.

The explanation is that it is right thing to do because of the holiness of God and the humility we should express.

So if a verse has an instruction mostly it will also have that reason why it is a good instruction and they go hand in hand and hence we have another help to memorize.

7.  Understand the meaning of the verse.

We will never memorize anything properly without having understood the meaning of it and knowing the meaning helps us remember the order of the parts of the verses.

In the verse we have the command to praise and worship God in a lowly position in a humble way at His feet because of His Holiness

The first part of the verse tells us to exalt or praise or show our esteem of God 

Then the second part tells us to worship Him in humility

The third part explains why the first two parts are so important - He is Holy!

9.  Make or use Bible Verse Graphics 

The picture of Psalm 99 v 5 near the start of this post is an example of a Bible Verse Graphic.

A picture with the words written on it clearly.

By making these yourself you will learn as you create them.


by using ones made for you that you keep close to hand
(see my freebies)

I post a bible verse graphic every morning on my
so if you want to be encouraged by a verse each day or have a graphic you can Share to your timeline or Save in Facebook then click through to my Facebook Page and be sure to like and follow the page to see those graphics in your feed each day.

or other visual items to get the words in your sight 

Colouring Pages

While colouring in a Bible Verse Page you will be spending time around the words and this also helps to learn the verse.

Phone Screensavers / Wallpaper

What better use of your phone - to keep that verse in front of you each time you go to check your messages.

For this you will need it to be a suitable portrait shape and size so most of the normal verse graphics you see will not suit.

I have a few verses made out for screen savers & you can download them from

and finally 
my favourite way 
but it is not always possible to use this method

10.  Sing it.

It is well known that in singing a song you can easily learn the words of the song.

Fred & I have made several short videos of songs/choruses to help you memorize certain verses and you can watch the one for Psalm 99 v 5 below

We've also prepared a playlist of Short Songs to memorize Scripture on YouTube:

Some Freebies to help you.

Don't forget that many of my posts on the blog have bible verse graphics and I have some of these available as free downloads in my

also that's where you will find the phone screen savers for 
some verses.