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NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION

BIBLE
ACROSS AMERICA

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction to the Bible Across America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii
Preface to the New International Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ix

OLD TESTAMENT
Genesis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Ecclesiastes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1176
Exodus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Song of Songs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1191
Leviticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 Isaiah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1200
Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250 Jeremiah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1299
Deuteronomy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335 Lamentations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1418
Joshua . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410 Ezekiel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1428
Judges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 459 Daniel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1537
Ruth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 508 Hosea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1567
1 Sam uel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 515 Joel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1581
2 Sam uel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 579 Amos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1587
1 Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 634 Obadiah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1599
2 Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 698 Jonah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1601
1 Chronicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763 Micah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1605
2 Chronicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 819 Nahum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1614
Ezra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 888 Habakkuk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1618
Nehemiah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 908 Zephaniah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1623
Esther . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 937 Haggai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1628
Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 953 Zechariah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1632
Psalms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1004 Malachi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1649
Proverbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1136

NEW TESTAMENT
Matthew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1657 1 Tim othy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2089
Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1728 2 Tim othy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2097
Luke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1770 Titus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2104
John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1844 Philemon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2108
Acts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1896 Hebrews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2110
Romans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1969 James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2131
1 Corinthi ans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 1 Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2138
2 Corinthi ans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2027 2 Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2146
Galatians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2046 1 John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2151
Ephesians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2056 2 John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2158
Philippians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2066 3 John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2159
Colossians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2073 Jude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2160
1 Thessalonians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2079 Revelation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2162
2 Thessalonians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2085
Table of Weights and Measures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2199
Abbreviations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2201
Index of Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2203

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OLD
TESTAMENT

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2 ■ Genesis 1:18

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Genesis 2:16 ■ 3

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4 ■ Genesis 2:17

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Genesis 3:22 ■ 5

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BIBLEACROSSAMERICA

The vision for the Bible Across America was to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the
NIV translation by creating the world’s first handwritten copy of the NIV Bible. The following
pages feature highlights from the tour, but the journey continues at BibleAcrossAmerica.com
where we invite you to share your story and learn even more about this historic project.