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New Improved NET Bible Online

New improved bible.org has a ton of resources and is home to the online version of the NET translation of the Bible which provides us with free editions for free software like e-Sword, the Sword Project, theWord, and possibly more that I missed in addition to mobile editions. The online version (net.bible.org) includes all of the translation notes and other resources. The site may be very busy at the writing of this post but don’t let that cause you to think it isn’t working.


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NET Bible Translation – Give it a try

Most of my beloved readers already know about the NET translation but if you don’t, or if you’ve overlooked it, it’s worth investigating and using at least for comparison. I’ve often used it for comparison when I’m using a lot of translations for comparison, but I’m realizing more and more how much I  like it with some caveats. I let a few strange sounding passages in the past turn me off to it a little.

And of course it has the best footnotes/notes of most if not any other Bible that help you to learn why they chose certain words and phrases.

Here is one I looked up but of course you’ll want to look up your favorite passages. If I wasn’t using HCSB and NLT I would consider this at this point. I don’t feel like removing all the footnotes–sorry for the clutter. You can see there are 6 in this one alone and they can be easily seen on their web site.

Romans 12:1-3
12:1 Therefore I exhort you, brothers and sisters,1 by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a sacrifice – alive, holy, and pleasing to God2 – which is your reasonable service. 12:2 Do not be conformed3 to this present world,4 but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may test and approve5 what is the will of God – what is good and well-pleasing and perfect.

Conduct in Humility

12:3 For by the grace given to me I say to every one of you not to think more highly of yourself than you ought to think, but to think with sober discernment, as God has distributed to each of you6 a measure of faith.