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 The World English Bible (WEB), taken from  http://ebible.org/web/oldindex.htm


The World English Bible is a Modern English update of the American Standard Version of 1901, by ebible.org. 
Questions concerning copyright
: Because this Bible translation is in the Public Domain, you have permission to use, to publish, copy, and distribute the World English Bible as much as you want to in any form (spoken, written, paper, electronic, etc.) - without paying any royalties at all, or even asking permission - in contrary to most other Bible texts. But You can not claim an exclusive copyright for You. 
You are asked to update your copy that you publish until the World English Bible editing is done, as a courtesy to your readers (and not as a requirement). You may check back from time to time for updates. If you make any changes to the text of the World English Bible, we do ask that you not call it the World English Bible any more, to avoid confusion, unless you get specific permission from http://ebible.org  to do so.  If you find any typos or have any comments on this translation, please send email to .

We (Ways of Christ ) used here the old layout of the WEB Bible texts - based on whole books -, last updated by their editor 19 - August - 2008. This old layout version was still on the Website of ebible.org 5 - September 2014. (Our bible text is the original WEB text; some formates and links are adapted to our website.)

You may use also the new layout version of ebible.org - based on chapters -, or download it from http://ebible.org/web/index.htm. There You find more formates too, for instance mp3 audio files.
In this World English Bible Old and New Testaments are essentially complete, but ebible.org is still processing a large backlog of typo reports and comments. Some of those are likely to result in minor edits to the text. Work on the Apocrypha/ Deuterocanon is in progress. All of the books that are online should be correct with respect to meaning, but punctuation and language modernization work is still in progress on some books. The New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs are close to how they will read when they are finished, but most of the Old Testament still contains some archaic grammar that will be revised. A current list of the completed books is in http://eBible.org/web/copyright.htm.

There is also a Hebrew Names Version of the World English Bible (also called the World English Bible: Messianic Edition) that is created by substituting traditional Hebrew names and phrases for equivalent Greek/English names and phrases. Although there are Hebrew versions of some names and a few differing translational choices where more than one rendition is reasonable, the meaning of the Holy Scriptures remains the same. Like the WEB, the HNV is in draft form right now. It is automatically updated as the World English Bible and the substitution list are updated.

The World English Bible may also be found on other www sites, such as the named http://www.ebible.org , the Biblical Prophecy Resource Center and Biola University's site; and here Ways-of-Christ.net .

This site Ways of Christ is not responsible for this text version: it is not identical with our own short bible quotes in our webpages. 

This old layout version from ebible.org uses javascript (active scripting).  However, if You have switched off javascript, You may read the texts as well, with changed formates, and links within the text may not work. 


Bible index

The Old Testament

Another version with frames (with navigation bar)

The 5 books of Moses -- the Law


Wisdom literature

The Prophets

The Apocrypha / Deuterocanonical Books 

These books provide historical background helpful for understanding the Old and New Testaments, and some information found in the Greek Septuagint but not found in the traditional Hebrew manuscripts of the Old Testament.

The New Testament

The life of Jesus and the Early Church

Letters from the Apostle Paul

General Letters from Apostles and Prophets

Prophecy - messages from God for the present and the future

Since the World English Bible is still a work in progress, the numbers after the book names indicate the approximate status of each book:
*1*: Automated conversion from the ASV of 1901 completed: no quotation marks, and some of the grammar is still archaic.
*2*: In the process of its first manual revision.
*3*: First manual revision completed.
*4* - *6*: Proofreading & accuracy check in progress.
*7* or no number given: "Done" (but not frozen) and stable enough to commit to print (but please tell us if you find a typo or translational issue anyway, and we will make well-justified corrections).

Note: every verse in the above Bible books are marked with anchors, so that you can link straight to any verse. The anchors are of the form C1V1 (but replace the numbers with the actual chapter and verse), so for example, to load John with chapter 3, verse 16 at the top of the page, use the URL John.htm#C3V16  (or http://eBible.org/web/John.htm#C3V16 ).

Look for the meanings of words like cubit, selah, and denarius in the Glossary. These words are not common Modern English, but are necessary to preserve the historical and literary form of the Holy Bible.

 Frequently Asked Questions page from ebible.orgAnnotation: Hebrew names of GodBible downloads of ebible.org

Here You may get a window for searching the Bible for pages containing Your words.  From the begin of the pages You find the passages(s) with Your browser, which has usually a function "edit / search".

On the index with frames You find a simple year-long reading plan. However, Ways of Christ proposes, to study for instance a Gospel in the Biblical sequence, and working on a chapter until You feel better with it. We do not suggest to mix parts of the Old and New Testament.

For study we recommend a printed copy. A bound, printed copy of the New Testament plus Psalms and Proverbs of the World English Bible is available. This will be easier than reading the texts in the Internet. 

If You want to get daily Bible readings from the World English Bible emailed to You, subscribe to the Bible mailing list of ebible.org.

(If You like short daily mottos from the Bible, You may find an inspired selection of passages in the booklet "Texts for the day" (Moravian Church, POB 1245, Bethlehem, PA 18016), possibly available in Your book store.)


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