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  • World English Bible

    The World English Bible is a modern English translation of the Bible, released directly into the public domain. (Summary by Leon...read more

  • World English Bible

    The World English Bible is a translation of the Bible into modern English. Work on the project began in 1997, but the translation has been released directly into the public domain, free of copyright. It is largely an update of the American Standard Version of 1901, and is intended to be both readable and non-denominational. (Summary by Leon...read more

  • World English Bible

    To celebrate Easter, LibriVox volunteers bring you nine different recordings of various psalms from the World English Bible. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of April 9th, 2006. (Summary by Annie...read more

  • World English Bible

    The book of John stands out among the Biblical writings about Jesus as an eloquent depiction of his deity, composed in detailed and elegant prose. It's believed to have been written by the apostle John near the end of the first century A.D. The World English Bible is a new public-domain translation, retaining the accuracy and beauty of previous translations as well as of the original languages, while achieving a remarkable level of accessibility to modern readers. Summary by...read more

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    This short narrative book of the Old Testament contains one of the most famous Bible Stories, of "Jonah and the Whale." The "great fish" however is only mentioned in three verses, and the true punch comes in the oft-neglected fourth chapter. "Is it right" for a person like Jonah to be vexed by God's mercy on others? (Summary by Laura...read more

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    Paul writes to the church at Ephesus, beginning with a praise to God for the forgiveness of their sins and for choosing them in His grace. Paul prays for the spiritual well-being of the Ephesians and reminds them how sinful they were before they turned to Christ. He then speaks of his revelation, by which he was selected to preach to the Gentiles, for they can also be saved. Among other things, he urges the Ephesians to be humble, to avoid sexual immorality and foul speech, and to be united in Christ even though they are diverse in spiritual talents. He also gives advice to husbands and wives, children and fathers, and servants and masters. The letter concludes with an extended metaphor of...read more

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    While in prison, Paul writes this letter to another Christian, Philemon. Paul has met with and converted a man named Onesimus, probably a runaway slave, and he writes to Philemon, Onesimus's legal owner, to tell him that he is sending him back. Appealing to Philemon's personal debt to him, Paul urges him to welcome Onesimus as though he were Paul himself, and to accept him as a fellow brother in Christ. (Summary by Leon...read more

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    The Book of James : Supposed to have been written by James the Brother of Jesus and First Leader of the Christian movement in Jerusalem after the death of Jesus Christ. The theme of this book is the importance of Works as the vehicle of Faith . ( Written by Robert Scott...read more

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    The Gospel of Matthew (literally, "according to Matthew"; Greek, ???? ???????? or ???? ????????) is one of the four Gospel accounts of the New Testament. It narrates an account of the life and ministry of Jesus, from his genealogy to his post-resurrection commissioning of his Apostles to "go and make disciples of all nations." Bibles traditionally print Matthew as the first gospel, followed in order by Mark, Luke and John. Authorship is traditionally ascribed to Matthew the Evangelist. (Summary from...read more

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    Mark's Gospel is certainly the shortest, and possibly the earliest of the four canonical gospels. It covers Jesus' life from his Baptism to his Resurrection, but concentrates particularly on the week leading up to the Crucifixon. It appears to have been written for a general audience, and its relative simplicity makes it perhaps the most accessible of the four Gospels for a first time reader. (Paragraph by...read more

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    The Epistle to Galatians is a book of the New Testament. It is a letter from Paul of Tarsus to a number of early Christian communities in the Roman province of Galatia in central Anatolia. It is principally concerned with the controversy surrounding Gentile Christians and the Mosaic Law within Early Christianity. Along with the Epistle to the Romans, it is the most theologically significant of the Pauline epistles, and has been particularly influential in Protestant...read more