World English Bible

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 11:40 PM

I've known about it for awhile, but it deserves mention anyway. The World English Bible (WEB) is a Free, public domain version of the Bible based on the American Standard Version of 1907. Unlike the ASV and the KJV that proceeded it, the WEB Bible attempts to use modern English, and astonishingly, many of the books of the Old Testament and all of the New Testament are already converted to modern language.

If you are like me and are tired of supporting the liberal interests of the International Bible Society and Zondervan or if you just want a Bible translation you can freely distribute to whomever needs a copy, try this one on for size. The SWORD Project has WEB Bible support so Windows, Mac, Linux, Zaurus, and WinCE users can enjoy this Bible (as can anyone with web access via the online version of the Bible).

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RE: World English Bible

The WEB is also available for the BibleReader program for Palm OS. I’ve been using WEB pretty much exclusively online for a while now. You have to be careful with some of the Old Testament stuff. But, what they have done is really done quite well.

Posted by kevin - Dec 12, 2002 | 12:33 AM- Location:

RE: World English Bible

Thanks Kevin. I should fire up my trusty Palm Vx and install a copy of the WEB for it. I always liked BibleReader… it has the MKJV which was nice too (speaking of which, SWORD apparently has reached an agreement to offer the MKJV recently!).

Posted by Tim - Dec 12, 2002 | 5:48 PM- Location: Not here, but maybe over there.

RE: World English Bible

What would really be good is if The SWORD Project got a module for “The Message” by Eugene Peterson. I love that translation…

Posted by Ciaran - Dec 13, 2002 | 7:07 AM- Location: England, UK

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