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Bible verses used within the ASKTHEBIBLE website are either from the New International Version (NIV) or the Revised Standard Version denoted (RSV) or the Contemporary English Version denoted (CEV).. As the majority of the verses are from the NIV only those from the Revised Standard Version and Contemporary English Version are denoted (RSV) or (CEV) respectively at the end of the verse. Verses that are the words of Jesus Christ or God are shown in RED.
Copyright information from the Publishers of these translations is detailed below. The Publisher of this website wishes to thank William Collins Sons & Co Limited, The Bible Society in Australia Inc and Zondervan Publishing House for the privilege of using their translations. Without them this site would not be possible.

"Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION (r). Copyright (c) 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. All rights reserved.
The "NIV" and "New International Version" trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by International Bible Society. Use of either trademark requires the permission of International Bible Society."
This site has been given approval by Zondervan Publishing House to quote up to and including 500 verses of the NIV translation. This limit will be adhered to. As at 30 October 2013, 498 NIV verses have been used on the site.

Published in New York, Glasgow and Toronto by William Collins Sons & Co Limited.
"Old Testament section, Copyright 1952, by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. New Testament section, Copyright 1946, by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America."

Published by The Bible Society in Australia Inc. "Scripture Quotations denoted (CEV) are from the Contemporary English Version (CEV) Copyright (c) American Bible Society 1991, 1995."

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Pastor Keith (A.C.A., B Min, Dip.Th) for his encouragement & prayers and of course his time, willingness and keenness to answer the tough hard questions we get while he still pastors a busy church.
Dr David Webster for his generous help at no charge to me with javascript on the ASKTHEBIBLE Home Page.
Pastor R.S.(Bud) & Betty Miller CHRIST UNLIMITED MINISTRIES ( who have provided excellent biblical reference information and inspiration. A site definitely worth a visit.
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Mr Aaron Cardenas Virtual Christianity Website whose information on foreign language Bibles is truly excellent.

The Purpose of the ASKTHEBIBLE site is Evangelistic. To benefit Christians and Non-believers alike. We do not claim to be experts in the field of Theology or World Religions. However we hope and pray that readers of this site will even grow a little in their knowledge and understanding of Jesus Christ and the truths that exist in the Holy Bible. This site does not generate income and we do not ask for donations. God has given the editor a well paid job so we cover our own costs.

We acknowledge the Holy Bible as the inspired Word of God. We also strongly believe that no one can come to the Father God except through his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ who died and suffered on a Cross for every individual on planet earth, past, present and future. We acknowledge that we are sinners and don't deserve God's grace and love and therefore we are eternally grateful for what our Lord Jesus has done and we hope that others will acknowledge and understand this truth.

Hope you enjoy Christmas 2013 and best wishes for a Joyous and Prosperous 2014 to all our readers wherever you are on the planet earth. As we review 2013 looking at Iraq, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Nigeria, Sudan, Thailand, Afghanistan and huge economic problems in the USA it hasn't been a good year but We look forward to Heaven where God's love, peace and joy abound and the evils and atrocities of this world will at last be over.
kind regards,
The Editor


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