Audio Bible: WEB

Complete audio recording of the World English Bible (with links to biblical text).

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This is the full recording of the world-famous World English Bible — a dramatic reading by Winfred W. Henson, a professional voice recording artist, and released by LibriVox.org.

By listening for about 70 minutes each day (besides enjoying yourself), you can go through the whole Bible in just three months. This is a good way to familiarize yourself with the content of God’s Word.

Included are links to the biblical text, so you can read along while listening. There’s also a checklist you can download below, so you can track your progress.

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Suggestion: For you to better understand the story of the Bible as a whole, I suggest that you also explore the Book Overviews from BibleProject. These are short animated videos that will orient you to the literary shape and overall content of each book of the Bible, including overviews for both the Old and New Testaments.

Disclaimer: I recommend these videos only as starting points for your study. Obviously, because it comes from his mind, God’s Word is much richer and much more beautiful than any story (or story analysis) a person could come up with, and these videos are just overviews after all. Still, they’re fun to watch and will be helpful to you.

Download: Original MP3s | Progress Checklist

About WEB

The World English Bible is an update of the American Standard Version (ASV) of the Holy Bible, published in 1901. A custom computer program updated the archaic words and word forms to contemporary equivalents, and then a team of volunteers proofread and updated the grammar. The New Testament was updated to conform to the Majority Text reconstruction of the original Greek manuscripts, thus taking advantage of the superior access to manuscripts that we have now compared to when the original ASV was translated.

The style of the World English Bible, while fairly literally translated, is in informal, spoken English. The World English Bible is designed to sound good and be accurate when read aloud. It is not formal in its language, just as the original Greek of the New Testament was not formal. The WEB uses contractions rather freely. Read more…

Note: The translation work on this Bible version went on for a long time, and it has achieved stable-text status only in 2020. These audio recordings are based on an earlier version of WEB, and so they may not exactly match the text provided.


Recordings in this set:

Full titles of recordings:

  1. Genesis 1-13
  2. Genesis 14-25
  3. Genesis 26-35
  4. Genesis 36-46
  5. Genesis 47-50 • Exodus 1-8
  6. Exodus 9-20
  7. Exodus 21-30
  8. Exodus 31-40
  9. Leviticus 1-12
  10. Leviticus 13-20
  11. Leviticus 21-27
  12. Numbers 1-7
  13. Numbers 8-17
  14. Numbers 18-27
  15. Numbers 28-36
  16. Deuteronomy 1-10
  17. Deuteronomy 11-23
  18. Deuteronomy 24-34
  19. Joshua 1-12
  20. Joshua 13-23
  21. Joshua 24 • Judges 1-8
  22. Judges 9-19
  23. Judges 20-21 • Ruth 1-4 • 1st Samuel 1-6
  24. 1st Samuel 7-16
  25. 1st Samuel 17-27
  26. 1st Samuel 28-31 • 2nd Samuel 1-10
  27. 2nd Samuel 11-19
  28. 2nd Samuel 20-24 • 1st Kings 1-4
  29. 1st Kings 5-12
  30. 1st Kings 13-21
  31. 1st Kings 22 • 2nd Kings 1-8
  32. 2nd Kings 9-17
  33. 2nd Kings 18-25
  34. 1st Chronicles 1-8
  35. 1st Chronicles 9-19
  36. 1st Chronicles 20-29
  37. 2nd Chronicles 1-14
  38. 2nd Chronicles 15-27
  39. 2nd Chronicles 28-36
  40. Ezra 1-10
  41. Nehemiah 1-11
  42. Nehemiah 12-13 • Esther 1-10
  43. Job 1-21
  44. Job 22-42
  45. Psalms 1-33
  46. Psalms 34-62
  47. Psalms 63-88
  48. Psalms 89-115
  49. Psalms 116-147
  50. Psalms 148-150 • Proverbs 1-14
  51. Proverbs 15-29
  52. Proverbs 30-31 • Ecclesiastes 1-12 • Song of Solomon 1-6
  53. Song of Solomon 7-8 • Isaiah 1-15
  54. Isaiah 16-33
  55. Isaiah 34-47
  56. Isaiah 48-65
  57. Isaiah 66 • Jeremiah 1-10
  58. Jeremiah 11-24
  59. Jeremiah 25-35
  60. Jeremiah 36-48
  61. Jeremiah 49-52 • Lamentations 1-5
  62. Ezekiel 1-15
  63. Ezekiel 16-24
  64. Ezekiel 25-36
  65. Ezekiel 37-47
  66. Ezekiel 48 • Daniel 1-8
  67. Daniel 9-12 • Hosea 1-14
  68. Joel 1-3 • Amos 1-9 • Obadiah 1 • Jonah 1-4
  69. Micah 1-7 • Nahum 1-3 • Habakkuk 1-3 • Zephaniah 1-3 • Haggai 1-2
  70. Zechariah 1-14 • Malachi 1-4
  71. Matthew 1-12
  72. Matthew 13-23
  73. Matthew 24-28 • Mark 1-5
  74. Mark 6-14
  75. Mark 15-16 • Luke 1-7
  76. Luke 8-16
  77. Luke 17-24 • John 1-3
  78. John 4-12
  79. John 13-21 • Acts 1-4
  80. Acts 5-15
  81. Acts 16-27
  82. Acts 28 • Romans 1-14
  83. Romans 15-16 • 1st Corinthians 1-14
  84. 1st Corinthians 15-16 • 2nd Corinthians 1-13 • Galatians 1-4
  85. Galatians 5-6 • Ephesians 1-6 • Philippians 1-4 • Colossians 1-4 • 1st Thessalonians 1-5
  86. 2nd Thessalonians 1-3 • 1st Timothy 1-6 • 2nd Timothy 1-4 • Titus 1-3 • Philemon 1 • Hebrews 1-7
  87. Hebrews 8-13 • James 1-5 • 1st Peter 1-5
  88. 2nd Peter 1-3 • 1st John 1-5 • 2nd John 1 • 3rd John 1 • Jude 1 • Revelation 1-7
  89. Revelation 8-22