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The New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE)
Released on March 9, 2011, the New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE) is the culmination of nearly 20 years of work by a group of nearly 100 scholars and theologians, including bishops, revisers and editors. The NABRE includes a newly revised translation of the entire Old Testament (including the Book of Psalms) along with the 1986 edition of the New Testament.

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Books of the Bible in Canonical Order

Alphabetical Order | Canonical Order

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Old Testament
  • Tobit
  • Judith
  • Esther
  • 1 Maccabees
  • 2 Maccabees
  • Job
  • Psalms
  • Proverbs
  • Ecclesiastes
  • Song of Songs
  • Wisdom
  • Sirach
  • Isaiah
  • Jeremiah
  • Lamentations
  • Baruch
  • Ezekiel
  • Daniel
  • Hosea
  • Joel
  • Amos
  • Obadiah
  • Jonah
  • Micah
  • Nahum
  • Habakkuk
  • Zephaniah
  • Haggai
  • Zechariah
  • Malachi

  • New Testament
  • Ephesians
  • Philippians
  • Colossians
  • 1 Thessalonians
  • 2 Thessalonians
  • 1 Timothy
  • 2 Timothy
  • Titus
  • Philemon
  • Hebrews
  • James
  • 1 Peter
  • 2 Peter
  • 1 John
  • 2 John
  • 3 John
  • Jude
  • Revelation


  • Preface to the New American Bible

    Introduction to the Pentateuch

    Genesis

    Chapters:
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50


    Exodus

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40


    Leviticus

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27


    Numbers

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36


    Deuteronomy

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34


    Joshua

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24


    Judges

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21


    Ruth

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4


    The Historical Books


    1 Samuel

    Chapters:
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31


    2 Samuel

    Chapters:
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24


    1 Kings

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22


    2 Kings

    Chapters:
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25


    1 Chronicles

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29


    2 Chronicles

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36


    Ezra

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10


    Nehemiah

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13


    Tobit

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14


    Judith

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16


    Esther

    Chapters:
    Introduction, A, 1, 2, 3, B, 4, C, D, 5, 6, 7, 8, E, 9, 10, F


    1 Maccabees

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16


    2 Maccabees

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15


    The Wisdom Books


    Job

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42


    Psalms

    Psalms:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150


    Proverbs

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31


    Ecclesiastes

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12


    Song of Songs

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8


    Wisdom

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19


    Sirach

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51


    The Prophetic Books


    Isaiah

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66


    Jeremiah

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52


    Lamentations

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


    Baruch

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


    Ezekiel

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48


    Daniel

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14


    Hosea

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14


    Joel

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4


    Amos

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9


    Obadiah


    Jonah

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4


    Micah

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7


    Nahum

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3


    Habakkuk

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3


    Zephaniah

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3


    Haggai

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2


    Zechariah

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14


    Malachi

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3


    Preface to the New American Bible: First Edition of the New Testament


    Preface to the Revised Edition


    The Gospels


    Matthew

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28


    Mark

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16


    Luke

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24


    John

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21


    Acts

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28


    New Testament Letters


    Romans

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16


    1 Corinthians

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16


    2 Corinthians

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13


    Galatians

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


    Ephesians

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


    Philippians

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4


    Colossians

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4


    1 Thessalonians

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


    2 Thessalonians

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3


    1 Timothy

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


    2 Timothy

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4


    Titus

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3


    Philemon


    Hebrews

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13


    The Catholic Letters


    James

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


    1 Peter

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


    2 Peter

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3


    1 John

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


    2 John


    3 John


    Jude


    Revelation

    Chapters:
    Introduction, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22




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