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About: Free version of New English Translation with limited notes
The NET Bible®, First Edition, is a completely new translation of the Bible (several millions of dollars, thousands of hrs volunteer labor across 10 yrs), not a revision or an update of a previous English version but was translated by biblical scholars who worked directly from the best currently available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts The NET Bible®, contains over 63,000 notes. These notes are not like those in other bibles as has been attested to by bible scholars, Christian leaders, , pastors, lay leaders, and missionaries e.g. Kenneth L. Barker General Editor, NIV Study Bible and TNIV Study Bible says "The translators' notes, study notes, and text-critical notes alone are worth the price of the NET Bible®. Wayne Grudem a Member, Translation Oversight Committee, ESV said, "The extensive and reliable notes in the NET Bible® were a wonderful help to our translation team as we worked to prepare the English Standard Version." Charles Swindoll radio host of Insight for Living says, "The NET Bible® is a Bible you can trust. The translation is clear, accurate, and powerful. And the notes, those wonderful notes! They bring to the layman scholarly insights and discussions that have up till now been accessible only to those trained in the biblical languages. If you are serious about studying Scripture, get a copy of the NET Bible®." Dr. Tony Evans Senior Pastor and the host of The Urban Alternative, radio broadcast, says, "The complaint I hear from many Christians is that some of the translations of the Bible are too wooden. They are grammatically correct, but don't seem to convey the passion of the writer. On the flip side, some paraphrases and translations convey the passion of the writer at the cost of an accurate translation. The NET Bible® is the best of both worlds. The notes are helpful to the scholar and the layperson alike. This is the Bible for the next millennium.... " See other endorsements at http://www.bible.org/endorsements.
Special note for Sword users: We have received many requests for the production of Sword modules. Therefore, in accordance with our ministry first approach, we have sponsored this project and made available both a "for free" module containing the full NET Bible® text with samples of the notes for each chapter, plus a full NET Bible® with all its 63,000+ notes as a premier "for pay" product at www.bible.org . These modules are must be used in total and they cannot be modified, decomposed and/or reconstructed in any other format or presentation or can they be re-hosted/mirrored on the Internet without permission (http://www.bible.org/permission ).
The "for free" modules can be copied onto a CD for others as long as you give it away and do not charge for it and comply with our guidelines for content control and include currently valid BSP copyright and organizational acknowledgments. In this case, free means free. It cannot be bundled with anything sold, used as a gift to solicit donations, nor can you charge for shipping, handling, or anything. It is provided for personal study or for use in preparation of sermons or other noncommercial study. The free version is provided "as is" without any warranty or support. We do provide a forum that will be monitored for users to assist other users. http://www.bible.org/forum
If you would like to distribute the full notes version for ministry or bundle it onto CD's you are making for ministry or for sale or solicitation contact us http://www.bible.org/permission
If you have benefited from the free NET Bible® your donation would be greatly appreciated http://www.bible.org/donation . Your donations help us continue to develop the over 3500 free studies that are available on line at www.bible.org as well support the translation of the NET Bible® into Chinese and other languages.
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