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Q: bare online bible ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: bare online bible
Category: Relationships and Society > Religion
Asked by: gnossie-ga
List Price: $4.00
Posted: 15 Jul 2006 00:08 PDT
Expires: 14 Aug 2006 00:08 PDT
Question ID: 746524
I would like a link to a complete online Bible (including Old and New
Testaments), preferably in easy to print out form or (ideally) as a
Word document.

One thing, though:  the bible can't have the versed listed, the way
every bible I've ever seen does, e.g., "18) And Abraham begot Isaac. 
19) And Isaac begot Jacob," etc.  No no.  Straight text, with no
numbers indicated.

I find the numbers a whopping annoyance and would simply like to read
the thing straight through, without any distractions.

I'm not too particular about the translation, but would prefer the King James.

If you can't find something like this online, a link to a print
version for sale would also sate me.
Subject: Re: bare online bible
Answered By: eiffel-ga on 15 Jul 2006 03:29 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi gnossie-ga,

I also couldn't find something like this online, so I have prepared a
version to meet your requirements.

I started by using the public domain text of the King James version
available from Project Gutenberg:

   The Bible, Old and New Testaments

I then used the bulk-search-and-replace feature of the KDE Advanced
Text Editor to remove the verse numbers.

The resulting file is in text form, and can be easily loaded into Word
or printed out. The line lengths are already suitable for easy
reading. The file will be available for download for 30 days as file
kjv10.txt from this web page:

   answers eSnips Folder

I trust this meets your requirements. If not, please request
clarification. Happy reading!


Google Search Strategy:

project.gutenberg bible
gnossie-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $15.00
Wow!  Thanks a lot.  Exactly what I needed.  Everything works fine.

Subject: Re: bare online bible
From: eiffel-ga on 16 Jul 2006 02:15 PDT
Hi gnossie-ga,

Thanks for your comments and kind tip.

Subject: Re: bare online bible
From: pugwashjw65-ga on 17 Jul 2006 02:22 PDT
It is very difficult to read the Bible from cover to cover as a novel.
In some instances the same incident is recorded twice, each in
separate books. And all the action is not in order of time. You would
find yourself getting confused as to the time-line. The purpose of the
numbers is to be able to cross reference scriptures from different
books, so that one supports the other. And even though it was men,
inspired, who wrote and numbered the Bible, IF the present system was
not approved by God, He would make sure it was altered or changed.
Revelation 22;18 ?I am bearing witness to everyone that hears the
words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone makes an addition to
these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this
scroll; 19 and if anyone takes anything away from the words of the
scroll of this prophecy, God will take his portion away from the trees
of life and out of the holy city, things which are written about in
this scroll".
Subject: Re: bare online bible
From: chapmike-ga on 19 Jul 2006 20:08 PDT
Check out it is an excellent resource for what you
are looking for and has a variety of Bibles with what you are looking
for. Might need to check out some of the downloadable versions to find
the one you want. It's all downloadable for free... but he does take
donations. Let me know what you find out.

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