The World English Bible

The World English Bible is in the Public Domain. That means that it is not copyrighted. However, "World English Bible" is a Trademark.

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The World English Bible is a work in progress. All Old Testament and New Testament books are essentially done, but well-justified typo reports and translation suggestions will still be considered. Editing work continues on the companion Apocrypha/Deuterocanon/Psuedepigrapha books, mostly in the form of slight updates to language and punctuation, but the meaning should be correct as those books read now. The companion Apocrypha/Deuterocanon of the World English Bible is mostly in a rough draft form, as an automated language update of portions of the Apocrypha from the Revised Version and portions from the LXX2012: Septuagint in English 2012. Of those books, Tobit, Judith, Esther (Greek), and Psalm 151 are essentially done. New updates will be posted on and at


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