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World English Bible (WEB)

The World English Bible (WEB) is an English translation of the Bible freely shared online. The translation work began in 1994[4] and was deemed complete in 2020. Created by volunteers with oversight by Michael Paul Johnson, the WEB is an updated revision of the American Standard Version from 1901. The WEB has two main versions of the Old Testament: one with Deuterocanonical books and the other limited to Protocanonical books. The New Testament is the same in both versions. In 1994, Michael Paul Johnson felt commissioned by God "to create a new modern English translation of the Holy Bible that would be forever free to use, publish, and distribute. Eventually, he decided to use the American Standard Version (ASV) of 1901 because it is regarded as an accurate and reliable translation that is entirely in the public domain. Johnson's main goal was to modernize the language of ASV, and he made custom computer programs to organize the process. "Draft was soon named World English Bible (WEB) since Johnson intended it for any English speaker, and the acronym indicates that the Web is the means of distribution. Over the years, several volunteers assisted Johnson. The entire translation effort was deemed complete in 2020, and the only subsequent changes have been correcting typos.

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The World English Bible is in the Public Domain. That means that it is not copyrighted. However, "World English Bible" is a Trademark. You may copy, publish, proclaim, distribute, redistribute, sell, give away, quote, memorize, read publicly, broadcast, transmit, share, back up, post on the Internet, print, reproduce, preach, teach from, and use the World English Bible as much as you want, and others may also do so. All we ask is that if you CHANGE the actual text of the World English Bible in any way, other than changing from American to British spelling or vice versa, you not call the result the World English Bible any more. This is to avoid confusion, not to limit your freedom. The Holy Bible is God's Word. It belongs to God. He gave it to us freely, and we who have worked on this translation freely give it to you by dedicating it to the Public Domain.