The Geneva Bible and Other Downloads

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The Geneva Bible

The Bible every Puritan family had in their home was not the KJV of 1609 or 1611. The Bible which they carried was the Geneva Bible. The Geneva Bible was the most widely read and influential English Bible of the 16th and 17th centuries, which was printed from 1560 to 1644 in over 200 different printings. On the advice of John Calvin it became the first Bible to divide scriptures into numbered verses. It was published in Roman type rather than black letter, and all interpolated words were italicized.

The 1560 Geneva Bible was the backbone of the King James Version of 1611. It was later updated and released as the 1599 Geneva Bible.

Free Bible Downloads

The following are FREE bible downloads in modern English type for the most part while retaining the authentic representative Bible:

Bible Reading in a Year

After downloading a Bible, go to the Bible Reading Page in order to have a schedule to follow to read the Bible in a year.

A Helpful Book on Bible Reading

If you need a book that will aid you in scripture reading and having a plan, outside of the side margin reading schedule, this work by Nicholas Byfield is excellent.

Directions for the Private Reading of the Scriptures e-Book by Nicholas Byfield
Buy the paperback book HERE.

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