The World English Bible
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The World English Bible is a work in progress. All Old Testament and New Testament books are essentially done EXCEPT for JEREMIAH, LAMENTATIONS, EZEKIEL, and DANIEL. Editing work continues on those books and the 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 (except for Psalm 151) 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. New updates will be posted on http://eBible.org/web/, also accessible at http://WorldEnglishBible.org.