Bible with no chapter or verse

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  1. Psalm 100

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    I've often wondered if there was a version (or printing) of the bible that did not have chapter and verse.

    Has anyone heard of one?
     
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    The Message although it's just a paraphrase.
     
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    I have not heard of this, but you have peaked my curiosity. Why would you want this? Easier reading? To make notes in for a study Bible?

    Just curious.

    Jamie
     
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    I've read the Message, and although it's easy to read, I'm just not comfortable with it.

    I just think it would be neat to read the epistles as they were written to and read by the first century Christians (but in English, of course).

    Also, one of my pet peeves is people who go verse mining to justify doctrine. This would make it a lot harder, and make some people more honest when defending their positions.
     
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    There is another older one, but it leaves out books and rearranges the others. I do not suggest it.

    The idea was to make it more readable like a novel; but, the author took a lot of liberty in leaving parts out.
     
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    Psalm -- I have often wondered about this. I have looked and have not found one. My recourse is as I work through the Greek and Hebrew, I'm leaving off the versification. I have the first 4 chapters of Galatians in this way.

    My thought is, my mind often will read only 1 chapter of a book (Bible or otherwise.) If I remove the "chapter" markings and just sit down with Romans, I could read it in under an hour. But I won't do that because my mind says "That's a chapter, let's go do something else." [​IMG]
     
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    Since the Geneva Bible was the first to add the verse numbering system, I would think that just about any pre-Geneva version would be what you are looking for. If you look up these older versions on web sites like StudyLight.org, etc., you will find that they are divided using the verse numbering system.

    Like the locator system on a map, the verse numbers were added to make it easier to find passages. It certainly is easier to find John 3:16 than it is to find a part of John's gospel that says "God so loved the world..." [​IMG]
     
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    You don't read Dutch do you?
    Because the Dutch language NBV came out among other editions in a literature version, that basically is like that.
     
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    I tried comparing verses once between the Message and a standard bible. When I finally found the place I needed, it still didn't look like the right place. :confused:
     
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    There was available a modern-spelling edition of TYNDALE'S NEW TESTAMENT and TYNDALE'S OLD TESTAMENT (partial) edited by David Daniell that does not have verse numbers. It does still have chapter divisions. This edition of TYNDALE'S NEW TESTAMENT was published in 1989.
     
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    Anyone remember the New English Bible (published circa 1970)? I liked the way it had the verse numbers off to the side. That made reading more enjoyable (coupled with the fact that it had a single column). [​IMG]
     
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    I tried comparing verses once between the Message and a standard bible. When I finally found the place I needed, it still didn't look like the right place. :confused: </font>[/QUOTE]That's so funny, because i did the same thing.
     
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    I've not heard of one. I believe it would be a bit difficult to study, but fine for reading.
     
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    When I read the Bible in public I read the
    verse numbers (and other data, as needed:
    chapter, version, edition). That way if some
    nods off, as soon as they wake up they will
    know where I'm at.
     
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