The World English Bible (WEB)

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The Old Testament

The 5 Books of Moses (The Law)

Genesis    Exodus    Leviticus   *4* Numbers   *2* Deuteronomy   *2*


Joshua   *3* Judges   *2* Ruth   *2* 1 Samuel   *2*
2 Samuel   *2* 1 Kings   *2*  2 Kings   *2* 1 Chronicles   *2*
2 Chronicles   *2* Ezra   *2* Nehemiah   *2* Esther   *4*

Wisdom Literature

Job    Psalms Proverbs Ecclesiastes    Song of Songs   

The Prophets

Isaiah   *2* Jeremiah   *2* Lamentations   *2* Ezekiel   *2* Daniel   *2*
Hosea    Joel    Amos    Obadiah    Jonah   
Micah    Nahum    Habakkuk    Zephaniah    Haggai   
Zechariah    Malachi         

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.

Tobit   *3* Judith   *3* Esther (Greek)   *3* Wisdom Sirach
Baruch   *3* Jeremiahs Letter   *3* Daniel (Greek)   *3* 1 Maccabees 2 Maccabees
1 Esdras Prayer of Manasseh Psalm 151

The New Testament

The Life of Jesus and the Early Church

Matthew Mark Luke  John Acts

Letters from the Apostle Paul to Churches

Romans 1 Corinthians 2 Corinthians Galatians Ephesians
Philippians Colossians 1 Thessalonians 2 Thessalonians  

Letters from the Apostle Paul to Individuals

1 Timothy 2 Timothy Titus Philemon

General Letters from Apostles and Prophets

Hebrews  James 1 Peter 2 Peter
1 John 2 John 3 John Jude

Prophecy - messages from God for the present and the future




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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 check back from time to time for updates. If you find any typos or have any comments on this translation, please send email to
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This translation is in the Public Domain, so feel free to copy, publish (for free or for a price), and use it. You don't need to pay any royalties or even to ask for any additional permission. You already have permission to publish, copy, and distribute the World English Bible as much as you want to in any form (spoken, written, paper, electronic, etc.). We do ask that you update your copy that you publish periodically until the World English Bible editing is done, as a courtesy to your readers (and not as a requirement). 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 us to do so.

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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).

Public Domain Dedication
This work is dedicated to the Public Domain.

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