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The Word for Thursday, 29 October 2020

I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.

Ezekiel 36:27 (ESV)

Jesus answered Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

John 3:5 (ESV)

The Word for other Days / Bibel Editions / Languages...

About us

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 Word

  • two complementary Bible verses for each day of the year
  • arranged on multiple lines for readability
  • on your website
  • on your smartphone
  • on your computer
  • as screen saver
  • in various Bible editions
  • in several languages
  • free of cost

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.

Download and Online Services

Download Software


For Windows: Logoskop - Offline Viewer For The Word

Logoskop daily shows The Word under Windows, multiple Bible editions, with optional integrated download of more Bible editions or texts for other years.


HSteeb | 2013-12-17


The Word Screensaver Windows

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 | 2013-12-17


BiblePix - The Word on a background image

(LINUX, WINDOWS) 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 | 2014-07-29

Apps for The Word

Harmattan OS (Nokia N9/N950)

Please find the program on the page of George Ruinelli.


GRuinelli | 2013-12-17

The Word for WebOS

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 | 2013-12-17


The Word for iOS (iPhone)

With the app iLosungen you can now read The Word on the iPhone.

iLosungen AppStore


DFriedrich | 2014-01-04


The Word Android App

The Word is available as an Android app.

Visit the App Store...


JReiss | 2014-06-29

The Word on your website


The Word on your Web Site

Include the following HTML code into your site: <iframe width='200' height='300' src=''> Your browser does not support iframe.


HSteeb | 2013-12-17


Online HTML Fragments

You would like to display The Word in your website at an arbitrary position?


HSteeb | 2013-12-17


HTML Package

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.



HSteeb | 2018-12-13


The Word Widget for WordPress

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 and shows them in a WordPress widget area.


HSteeb | 2014-01-25


eBook for The Word

The Word as an eBook, for Kindle and other devices. Each book contains The Word for one year and one Bible edition.


HSteeb | 2013-12-23


For Software Developers: Pairs of bible references

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 | 2013-12-17

For Software Developers: The Word XML file description

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 | 2013-12-17

For Software Developers: Online retrieval of The Word (.twd 1.1) files

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 | 2013-12-17

Bible Editions Available (.twd Files)

List of Bible editions in which The Word is available, for the current year and (starting in October) for the year to come.


HSteeb | 2018-12-24

Bible Editions and Languages


English Standard Version

The English Standard Version (ESV) is an essentially literal translation of the Bible in contemporary English. Created by a team of more than 100 leading evangelical scholars and pastors, the ESV Bible emphasizes word-for-word accuracy, literary excellence, and depth of meaning. Read more at

Read The Word for today from the English Standard Version.

The Word in other Languages

Further Bible Editions from other Languages

Can I read The Word in my favorite Bible edition?

Please contact us!

We need permission from the publisher of the Bible edition and a person supporting us in preparing the Bible verses.


Some Websites showing The Word

You can integrate The Word in your website, using a HTML snippet, or a plug-in for your Content Management System.

Here are some pages that show The Word.

HSteeb | 2020-10-21

The Word Cross-references now Free to Share and Use

Starting with 2021, the verse pairs published as The Word are available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 License.

HSteeb | 2020-10-05

The Word 2021 Starting with 6 Languages

The Word 2021 is already available in 6 Bible editions, more are being prepared.

HSteeb | 2020-10-05

Cugetarea Zilei – The Word 2020 in Romanian (Cornilescu 2014)

The Word 2020 is available in Romanian, using the Cornilescu Anniversary Edition Bible 2014.

HSteeb | 2020-03-21

Una Parola per Oggi – Italian Calendar App for Android and iOS

Ready for 2020: in Italian language, for Android and iOS – read a daily Bible verse with a short devotion, published by Edizioni CEM.

HSteeb | 2019-11-21

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Description of the .twd Format

From the Team

Thomas Böhme

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.

Helmut Steeb

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.