How to Understand the Bible

In this quote from John Wycliffe (1328-1384), he emphasizes the importance of considering the historical and literary context of Scripture.  He recognized the importance of using the whole Bible to interpret the Bible.  I have preserved the original vocabulary of this statement.

It shall greatly help ye to understande Scripture,
If thou mark
Not only what is spoken or wrytten,
But of whom,
And to whom,
With what words,
At what time,
To what intent,
With what circumstances,
Considering what goeth before
And what followeth. 

Author: Daniel

I am a Christian who is seeking to build God's Kingdom.