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World English Bible Messianic

World English Bible Messianic, or WEM
World English Bible Messianic, or WEM, is the WEB version with updates for Jewish readers. 

The World English Bible Messianic is one of five Bible versions, or translations, available on Bible Nav —

The World English Bible Messianic is derived from the World English Bible which dates from 2000.  The Amazon publication date of the printed version of WEM is 2003.  Work on the translation continues to the present day. 

The World English Bible Messianic is in the Public Domain.  The name “World English Bible,” however, is copyrighted and can only be used if the translation is not altered in any way.  Bible Nav, of course, adheres to that requirement. 

Just like the World English Bible, the World English Bible Messianic is based on the American Standard Version of the Bible and can be called a ‘formal equivalence’ translation.  The translation has solid Biblical scholarship behind it and can be trusted as one of your study Bibles or as your daily reading Bible. 

In contrast to the decision made by the translators of the American Standard Version, the World English Bible Messianic translators do not display the name of God in the Old Testament.  Instead they display the name as LORD, respecting the Jewish custom to not say or display the name of God.  Here is an example —

Psa 113:1 :  Praise the LORD! Praise, you servants of the LORD, praise the LORD’s name. 

In the New Testament, many of the names are displayed in their Jewish-equivalent forms.  One example would be the use of ‘Miriam’ for ‘Mary.’  Another example would be ‘Yochanan’ for ‘John’ (although, on Bible Nav, the books with that name are still displayed as ‘John’).  Of all the Jewish-equivalent WEM name substitutions, the most significant are the names used for God's Son —

Rom 1:1 :  Paul, a servant of Yeshua the Messiah, called to be an emissary, set apart for the Good News of God, 

Punctuation and formatting, of course, do not exist in the earliest copies of the Hebrew Old Testament or Greek New Testament manuscripts.  The thoughtful punctuation and formatting added by the World English Bible Messianic translators make the Bible much easier to read and understand. 

More information on the World English Bible, source of the World English Bible Messianic, is located on Wikipedia —

World English Bible on Wikipedia

The home page for the World English Bible Messianic is maintained by Michael Johnson on eBible.org —

World English Bible Messianic


World English Bible Messianic, or WEM