The World English Bible (WEB)Click here for a frames-based index of the World English Bible.
The Old Testament
The 5 Books of Moses (The Law)
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
The New Testament
The Life of Jesus and the Early Church
Letters from the Apostle Paul to Churches
Letters from the Apostle Paul to Individuals
General Letters from Apostles and Prophets
Prophecy - messages from God for the present and the future
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 http://eBible.org/web/John.htm#C3V16.
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The World English Bible is a Modern English update of the American Standard Version of 1901.
The translation and review is currently in progress, so please
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