This group is dedicated to memory devices and tools used to memorize specific Bible verses or passages. Try to be as specific as possible, and do not be afraid of posting something others may judge you for. In fact, the more absurd the visual is for the mnemonic device, the more easily it will stick in your brain.

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onfire247 2021-08-01 16:59

I just realized that I made a fundamental mistake to the previous post. The number 19 is not BG (sigh), but AN (BG is 27). I changed my verse at the last minute (James 1:27), and I forgot to change the example. I really, really, wish we had the ability to edit comments, but sadly, I do not.

So, for Bill Gates, substitute a person with the letters AN. That could be Alfred Noble (dynamite), Anna Nicole Smith (model), Anna Netrebko (opera singer), etc. You can also build the name based upon the way the letters sounds. So, for example, some look at AN and think "Anne." So you could do Anne Hathaway, Anne Frank, Anne of Green Gables, Anne get the idea.

onfire247 2021-08-01 15:48

Sometimes it is too difficult to come up with unique way to memorize the numbers of the chapters and verses. To help with this, I'm going to talk about to the Dominic System.

(Before reading further, it is helpful to read this post on the mechanics behind the system, which I will only briefly discuss here:

According to the Dominic System, the following numbers correspond to the following letters:
0 = O (both look the same)
1 = A (A is the first letter of the alphabet)
2 = B (B is the second letter)
3 = C (third)
4 = D (forth)
5 = E (fifth)
6 = S (Six starts with an S sound)
7 = G (G is the seventh letter. They skipped F for more variety)
8 = H (eight)
9 = N (Nine starts with an N sound)

So when ever you see a number, you imagine those letters. So, for example, the number 19 would be BG. Now the second part is to associate those letters with a person. When I see the letters BG, I think of Bill Gates.

So lets take the previous example (Luke 10:19).

Luke = Luke Skywalker
10 (AO) = Annie Oakley
19 (BG) = Bill Gates
Key verse parts: tread, serpent, power

So I imagine Luke Skywalker standing with his hands raised up to the sky, using his force power to keep Annie Oakley and Bill Gates (who are both standing on tires) floating in the sky above his head. Annie is shooting serpents out of her gun at a scorpion target that Bill is holding.

Or you could imagine that the three of them are visiting an old west bar. Annie and Bill drink too much and get into a drunken argument about who is stronger: Yoda or Batman. So the two decide to have a facing off against each other with guns outside the bar. Luke Skywalker is trying to keep them from coming to blows over an argument about which is stronger: Yoda or Batman. As they both draw their guns and shoot each other, Luke Skywalker uses his force powers to turn the bullets into tire treads.

If you are having difficulties understanding these systems, do not feel bad about it. I spent several weeks understanding and practicing the concepts. I promise if you put in the time, you will understand it and it will benefit your Bible (and other) memory.

onfire247 2021-08-01 14:38

Luke 10:19 - Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.

Luke = Luke Skywalker
10 = a window (i.e., Windows 10)
19 = a suffragette (The 19th amendment gave women the right to vote. So I imagine a woman dressed in early 20th century garb holding a sign saying "Votes for Women" Here is a good image to work with: You could use Covid-19, but that's hard to imagine and also triggering.

Luke Skywalker and a suffragette are looking in a window at a tire display. The suffragette comments to him that the treads look like a serpent. Luke replies, "Don't worry. They won't hurt you."

onfire247 2021-07-31 13:49

James 1:27 - Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

For James, I use James Bond. For 27, I use a zombie musician. Some of you may not know this, but there is a group of very famous musicians who have all died at 27. The most famous examples include: Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse. Some call it Club 27 or the Curse of 27.

So for this verse I imagine James Bond trying to tell a zombie rock musician about his religion as the zombie is feeding on a group of orphans and widows. The zombie, who is wearing a stained shirt, looks up at him for a moment, and then continues eating as if Bond is not there. (Gross, I know, but it sticks.)

onfire247 2021-07-31 13:38

1 John 5:4 - For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world--our faith.

For 1/2/3 John, I imagine 1/2/3 Toilets. For 54, I imagine a disco dance club (Studio 54).

So for this verse, I picture a little boy seeing a light flash in his grandmother's bathroom. When he goes to investigate, he sees it is coming from the toilet. When he lifts his grandmother's toilet seat, instead of water he sees a nightclub filled with globes dancing to disco music. One of the globes, who seems to be overcome with heat exhaustion from dancing, looks up at him and flashes the boy a peace sign (or victory sign) to let him know he's OK.

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