New English Translation Bible

New English Translation Bible (NET Bible) – Introduction

NET Bible Introduction The New English Translation, like the New International Version, New Jerusalem Bible and the New American Bible, is a completely new translation of the Bible, not an update or revision of an older one (such as the New Revised Standard Version of 1989, which is a revision of the Revised Standard Version of 1946/71, itself…
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NET Genesis

Genesis

Genesis The Creation of the World 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 1:2 Now the earth was without shape and empty, and darkness was over the surface of the watery deep, but the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the water. 1:3…
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NET Exodus

Exodus

Exodus Blessing during Bondage in Egypt 1:1 These are the names of the sons of Israel who entered Egypt – each man with his household entered with Jacob: 1:2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, 1:3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, 1:4 Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. 1:5 All the people…
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NET Leviticus

Leviticus

Leviticus Introduction to the Sacrificial Regulations 1:1 Then the LORD called to Moses and spoke to him from the Meeting Tent: 1:2 “Speak to the Israelites and tell them, ‘When someone among you presents an offering to the LORD, you must present your offering from the domesticated animals, either from…
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NET Numbers

Numbers

Numbers Organizing the Census of the Israelites 1:1 Now the LORD2 spoke3 to Moses in the tent of meeting in the wilderness of Sinai on the first day of the second month of the second year after the Israelites departed from the land of Egypt. He said: 1:2 “Take a…
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NET Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy The Covenant Setting 1:1 This is what Moses said to the assembly of Israel in the Transjordanian wastelands, the arid country opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth, and Di Zahab 1:2 Now it is ordinarily an eleven-day journey from Horeb to Kadesh Barnea by way of Mount…
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NET Joshua

Joshua

Joshua The LORD Commissions Joshua 1:1 After Moses the LORD’s servant died, the LORD said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ assistant: 1:2 “Moses my servant is dead. Get ready! Cross the Jordan River! Lead these people into the land which I am ready to hand over to them. 1:3…
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NET Judges

Judges

Judges Judah Takes the Lead 1:1 After Joshua died, the Israelites asked the LORD, “Who should lead the invasion against the Canaanites and launch the attack?” 1:2 The LORD said, “The men of Judah should take the lead. Be sure of this! I am handing the land over to them.”…
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NET Ruth

Ruth

Ruth A Family Tragedy: Famine and Death 1:1 During the time of the judges there was a famine in the land of Judah. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah went to live as a resident foreigner in the region of Moab, along with his wife and two sons. 1:2…
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NET 1 Samuel

1 Samuel

1 Samuel Hannah Gives Birth to Samuel 1:1 There was a man from Ramathaim Zophim, from the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Elkanah. He was the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite. 1:2 He had two wives;…
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