The World English Bible (WEB)

A bound and printed New Testament plus Psalms and Proverbs is now available.

The Old Testament

The 5 books of Moses -- the Law


Wisdom Literature

The Prophets

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

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A bound, printed copy of the New Testament plus Psalms and Proverbs of the World English Bible is now available.

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

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.

For more information on this translation, please see the World English Bible Frequently Asked Questions.

The World English Bible may also be found on other www sites, such as the Biblical Prophecy Resource Center and Biola University's site.

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* "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 any well-justified corrections).

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.

. This page was last updated 21 October 2000. Please see seal.txt for the revision date of the Bible files.

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