The Bible in Basic English (BBE) is a translation of the Bible into Basic English.
To simplify the text, Professor Samuel Hooke and his team limited the vocabulary to C. K. Ogden’s Basic English vocabulary of 850 words. It is believed that these words are sufficent to communicate anything which may be said in English. Additionally, one hundred words that were helpful to understand poetry were added, along with 50 "Bible" words. This version has a total of 1,000 words. The New Testament was released in 1941 and the Old Testament was released in 1949. The 1965 printing of the Bible was published by Cambridge Press in England without any copyright notice and distributed in the US, falling into the Public Domain according to the UCC convention of that time.
The goal of the Bible in Basic English is to simplify the Bible so that more people can read and understand the text. Using the Basic English vocabulary supports this goal. However, the limited vocabulary is less poetic and expressive.
Want to know who other than Jesus walked the water? Want to know when Jesus wept or how to find the story of Samson? "Bible Search" makes it easy to find these stories and/or verses and more. Enter a keyword or list of keywords to return all bible verses that contain those keywords. The "About" page for each word contains every verse that contains that word in the bible.
For example; the search results for the word "play" will include only verses that include the word "play" seperated by either spaces or special characters. The words "plays", "playing" and "played" do not show up as matches.
In some cases searches for similar words will be shown on the same page but seperated. In these instances a pulldown "similar verses" will be present and will have links to the search results for the other words.
For example, the search for the word "law" includes the results for searching for the words "lawful", "Laws" and "Lawyer" under the "similar verses" pulldown.
It is possible to go directly to any verse in the bible by typing the URL for that verse.
Consider the following:
Following a book name such as Exodus.3.html with #3.2 to indicate the chapter and verse, will take you directly to the chapter and verse where the burning bush appears to Moses.
In each of the examples the first part of the URL is the location of the page:
The rest of the URL is the names of the book Exodus.3.html followed by "#" and the chapter and verse "3:2".
Follow the examples above replacing the name of the books and the chapter:verse to find any bible verse. All books names begin with a capital letter and where there are multiple books with the same name the name is followed with a - and the book number as in John-2.
The "Custom" search uses the database of frequently used words to search the pages on this website. The online bible and others pages of this site will be searched for the best match.
Let us love one another, for love comes from God and every one who loves is a child of God and knows God. He who loves not man does not know God, for God is love. God showed his love for us, for he sent his only Son into the world that through him we might have life. Love ye therefore the stranger.
Daily Bible study is essential. The Bible Verse of the Day provides a collection of enlightening and inspiration bible verses. Improve your knowledge and understanding of the Bible and your life by studying the words of the holy scripture. Explore the King James Bible (kjv) and discover new insights.
He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, saith the Lord. These are the words of Christ; and they direct us to imitate his life and character. The Imitation of Christ is guide to following the example of Jesus Christ. Let it be our most earnest study to dwell upon the life and example of Jesus.
The Apocrypha books are 14 books that were included between the old and new testaments in the original King James Version of the bible and many others. Church leaders agreed that these books were valuable for instruction in life and manners, but did not all agree that they should be considered cannon.
This is the King James Bible version of Christ's own words. This collection organizes and presents every word spoken by Jesus in one place and provides an index to assist in finding specific ocassions, places and/or events. The Complete Sayings of Jesus is a must read aid for serious Bible study.
The World English Bible was produced to provide speakers of modern English with a version of the Bible that is easily understood. The Bible is in the public domain and available world-wide. It is an accurate modern translation of the content of original King James Bible, including the Apocryphal books.
Looking for something in the Bible? Want to find a specifc verse or list of words? The Bible search feature makes it easy find verses or words. Enter the verses or words in the search bar or visit the search page to access additional search options. Finding information in the Bible will never be easier.
The favorite verses page is a list of popular bible verses. Each verse includes a link to the chapter and verse of the book where it is found in the bible. Click on any link for a bible verse and it will take you to that location in the bible.
The bible contains great stories. Visit the bible stories page for links to some of the best known and most significant stories and passages in the bible.