The Word for Wednesday, 27 October 2021
To obey is better than sacrifice.
1 Samuel 15:22 (ESV)
Christ died for all, that those who live
might no longer live for themselves
but for him who for their sake
died and was raised.
2 Corinthians 5:15
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Download and Online Services
BiblePix shows The Word in many languages, as a Desktop background image, in e-mail signatures, in the terminal, randomly changing images and languages, slide show. (linuxpeter)
Logoskop daily shows The Word under Windows, multiple Bible editions, with optional integrated download of more Bible editions or texts for other years. (HSteeb)
Shows The Word as screen saver under Windows
The Word as a Screensaver - in three steps:
install TheWordOrganizer (0,4 MB)
install the Screen saver (0,1 MB)
activate the screen saver in Windows (HSteeb)
Please find the program on the page of George Ruinelli. (GRuinelli)
With the app iLosungen you can now read The Word on the iPhone. (DFriedrich)
The app shows The Word (as an application or in presentation mode). You do not need an internet connection each day to show the daily verses, only once a year for download of the whole yearly packet. (HJochmann)
The Word in HTML for your homepage or mobile phone.
This archive contains one HTML file per day. A central CSS file is included, simply adapt it to customize the layout of all texts.
You would like to display The Word in your website at an arbitrary position? (HSteeb)
Include the following HTML code into your site:
<iframe ...> (HSteeb)
A WordPress plugin that shows "The Word" in a widget: two selected Bible verses for each day, available in over 10 languages. The plugin lets you select the Bible edition in the WordPress dashboard, gets the verses for the selected Bible edition and the current day remotely from bible2.net and shows them in a WordPress widget area. (HSteeb)
The Word as an eBook, for Kindle and other devices. Each book contains The Word for one year and one Bible edition. (HSteeb)
Pairs of Bible references selected by project “Bible 2.0”.
No Bible text included, Bible references valid for German Luther 1984 and Schlachter 2000.
Format: ZIP file containing list in CSV format. (HSteeb)
You may retrieve a list of available .twd files. Each item includes a link (URL) to download an individual .twd file.
The list is available as HTML, Atom, CSV and JSON. (HSteeb)
List of Bible editions in which The Word is available, for the current year and (starting in October) for the year to come. (HSteeb)
Description of the ”.twd” 1.1 XML file format used for “The Word”, includes document type definition in .dtd and .html format, a RelaxNG (.rnc) schema and a .html description of elements. (HSteeb)
Bible Editions and Languages
English Standard Version
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Who we are
We are about twenty Christians from all over the world.
Some of us formerly published the "Watchwords" of the Moravian Church, starting in the 1990s for PCs, later for websites and mobile devices. We now use our software for our own selection of daily Bible verses.
The Idea: "Bible 2.0"
The term "2.0" stands for "working together online".
This is the idea of project "Bible 2.0":
- Christians share their knowledge of the Bible via Internet, to find complementary Bible verses,
- following the reformatory principle “Sacra scriptura sui ipsius interpres” – “Scripture explains itself”...
- ... like when I write down a cross-reference in the side margin of my Bible.
- What Christians find for one language shall also benefit readers of other languages and Bible editions.
Starting with 2018, we take the Bible verse pairs of The Word from a pool of verses collected by our team.
is a software developer by profession (Java, C++, XML) and lives with his wife in Böblingen in southern Germany. His spiritual home is the free protestant church, where he passionately preaches and makes music.
By his study of theology at Regent College (Vancouver) he discovered his love for the original languages of the Bible. In his spare time, he translates and publishes books, including a German translation of the New Testament.
organizes preparing Bible verses and software for the Bible 2.0 project.
By profession, he develops software for the automobile industry. He lives with his family near Stuttgart in southern Germany.