The 5 Best New King James Study Bibles (NKJV) to Consider for 2022

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The editors at Lord’s Library have compiled this list of the best New King James study Bibles on our reading list.

Study Bibles are special editions of the Bible written specifically for students of the Bible. Study Bibles provide scholarly information designed to give the reader context and a more complete understanding of God’s Word. Scholarly information can come in several forms, from annotations that explain complex passages, articles and biographies of key characters, illustrations and other visuals, and more.

With this in mind, the editors at Lord’s Library have compiled this list of the best New King James study Bibles to consider. The one that is right for you will largely depend upon which features are most important. Each listing includes author and publisher information, some basic facts about the version, and links to any alternative versions that may be available.

Note: We only included the best New King James study Bibles with a 4-star or better rating and a minimum of 250 reviews. Titles are organized by the total number of reviews at the time of our publication.

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The Best New King James Study Bibles


The Jeremiah Study Bible, NKJV: Jacketed Hardcover: What It Says. What It Means. What It Means For You.

Author/Publisher: Dr. David Jeremiah

Material: Hardcover

Key Features:

  • Unique introductions to each book of the Bible
  • 10,000 individual study notes
  • Hundreds of enriching sidebars with word studies
  • Historical insights and geographical and archaeological information

From the publisher: “Drawn from more than 40 years of study, Dr. David Jeremiah, one of America’s leading Bible teachers, has produced a deeply personal and comprehensive study Bible packed with features specifically focused to help you discover what Scripture says, what Scripture means and, most importantly, what Scripture means for you. The Jeremiah Study Bible presents the best of biblical insight and study tools along with clear, practical application to bring about authentic transformation in your life.”

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The NKJV, Woman’s Study Bible, Hardcover, Red Letter, Full-Color Edition: Receiving God’s Truth for Balance, Hope, and Transformation

Author/Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Material: Hardcover

Key Features:

  • Full-color design throughout
  • Detailed biographical portraits of over 100 biblical women
  • Thousands of verse-by-verse study notes

From the publisher: “The Woman’s Study Bible poignantly reveals the Word of God to women, inviting them to receive God’s truth for balance, hope, and transformation. Special features designed to speak to a woman’s heart appear throughout the Bible text, revealing Scripture-based insights about how godly womanhood grows from a woman’s identity as a Christ-follower and a child of the Kingdom. Now with a beautiful full-color redesign, The Woman’s Study Bible reflects the contributions of over 80 women from a wide variety of ethnic, denominational, educational, and occupational backgrounds.”

*Also available in Kindle and cloth over board versions.

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The Chronological Study Bible: New King James Version

Author/Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Material: Hardcover

Key Features:

  • The entire NKJV text with translators’ notes
  • Arranged in chronological order
  • Full-color illustrations of places
  • Daily Life Notes

From the publisher: “The Bible that allows you to study Scripture in the order of events as they happened. The Chronological Study Bible presents the text of the New King James Version in chronological order – the order in which the events actually happened – with notes, articles, and full-color graphics that connect the reader to the history and culture of Bible times. It is the only NKJV study Bible arranged in chronological order.”

*Also available in Kindle and Mahogany genuine leather versions.

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NKJV Study Bible, Hardcover, Burgundy, Full-Color, Comfort Print: The Complete Resource for Studying God’s Word

Author/Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Material: Hardcover

Key Features:

  • More than 15,000 verse-by-verse study notes
  • Bible times and culture notes
  • Extensive cross-reference system.

From the publisher: “With more than 2 million copies sold, it’s no secret that the NKJV Study Bible is a reliable guide for your journey into God’s Word. This beautiful full-color Bible provides a complete resource for study, including thousands of notes, articles, extensive cross-references, and features contributed by top evangelical scholars. These multilayered study tools, combined with the accuracy and clarity of the New King James Version, make this Bible a perfect choice to help you understand and deeply engage with Scripture.”

*Also available in Kindle version.

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The NKJV, McArthur Study Bible, 2nd Edition, Premium Goatskin Leather, Brown, Premier Collection, Comfort Print: Unleashing God’s Truth One Verse at a Time

Author/Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Material: Imitation leather

Key Features:

  • Nearly 25,000 verse-by-verse study notes
  • 190 in-text maps, charts, and diagrams that illustrate meanings and themes
  • Outline of Systematic Theology.

From the publisher: “Over 2 million readers around the world have had their spiritual lives enriched and their understanding of God’s Word expanded by The MacArthur Study Bible. Drawing on more than fifty years of dedicated pastoral and scholarly work, Dr. John MacArthur’s verse-by-verse study notes, book introductions, and articles display an unparalleled commitment to interpretive precision–with the goal of making God known through His Word.”

*Also available in Kindle and leather bound versions.

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Tim is the Founder and Ministerial Editor at Lord's Library, a Christian resource hub focused on helping readers grow their faith in Jesus Christ. Tim became a Christian in April 2021 and believes 1 Peter 4:11 commands him to share The Gospel (1 Corinthians 15: 1-4) "as of the ability which God giveth."

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