NOTE: This section is
intended to provide general information about using the Read
The Bible section of TheBible.net. It is not offered as complete
technical support for problems that you may encounter using your
computer. Hardware and software difficulties that you experience
should be directed to the respective vendors, publishers and
manufacturers of the equipment and programs you are using. Other
than these general help files, TheBible.net cannot be responsible
for your operating hardware and software.
1. Arrangement of Bible Books OnLine;
For convenience' sake the contents of each book of the Bible
(with the exception of Psalms) is contained in one HTML file.
Psalms, because of the number of chapters (150), is contained
in three HTML files. Due to the large size of some files you
may experience slow loading times. The amount of time the entire
book will be available for reading, scrolling, searching, following
chapter links, etc., will vary based on: (a) the capabilities
of your computer (processor speed, RAM, etc.); (b) the limits
of your internet connection (modem speed, direct dial-up vs.
DSL, cable modem, etc.) and (c) your browser settings (cache
on or off, etc.). Some of these variables are easily changed
(e.g., browser settings), while others require equipment upgrades
(e.g., additional RAM, faster modems). For hardware questions,
please contact the manufacturer of your machine, a local vendor,
or an online site that caters to your equipment.
1a. Increasing Loading Speed
To allow for faster loading of the books of the Bible, turn
your cache on (see the preferences file in your web browser)
and set it to a level convenient for your personal usage. Turning
the cache on will allow for faster loading of previously visited
pages of Bible books, but will not necessarily speed access to
2. Searching By Chapter Links
To allow for full search and link capabilities in each book
you must allow sufficient time for each book to load into your
computer's memory. Loading Genesis, which has fifty chapters,
will more than likely take longer than loading Obadiah, which
only has one chapter. If you attempt to follow chapter links
in Genesis to the 40th or 50th chapter, they may not function
immediately due to the slow loading time of the text. It should
only take a few moments or so for all of these links to function
as intended (see note #1 above). Patience is the key here.
3. Making Reading Easier; Changing
To make your reading of the Bible text easier, you may want
to enlarge the size of the text that appears on your screen.
Please check the appropriate preferences section of your web
browser. Change the screen fonts (both size and style can be
changed) to allow for viewing that suits your needs. Remember
that any changes you make in your preferences will remain as
you set them. Enlarging the type size from 12 to 36 will not
only create easier to read Bible pages, it will also retain that
size for all other pages viewed on line. You may want to revert
to smaller type size for other viewing.
4. Miscellaneous Tips
If you have a mouse with a scroll wheel you can set the wheel
to allow continuous scrolling, and thus continuous reading, of
the Bible text. Check to see whether or not such is available
for your usage with your usual vendors.
5. Read The Bible Index page; Available
Links for Bible Books and Versions
The table of Bible versions and books at TheBible.net/read
contains links to three versions: KJV (King James Version), NKJV
(New King James Version) and ASV (American Standard Version).
The first column contains all 66 books of the King James Version,
sometimes called the Authorized Version. The middle column contains
all books of the New King James Version, and the final (right
hand) column contains links for the American Standard Version.
6. Links On Bible Book Pages
There are links at the beginning and end of each Bible book:
(a.) links at the beginning
of a book contain will take you to the beginning of each respective
chapter or back to TheBible.net/read index. Clicking on each
chapter number will take you to that chapter. For example, go
to the TheBible.net/read page (you can click here http://www.TheBible.net/read
- to get back to this page, simply use the back button on your
browser) and follow the link to the King James Version of the
book of Genesis (http://TheBible.net/Bible/OTK/gen.html).
When this page loads, note the links at the top of the page.
Similar links appear at the top of every Bible book page.
(b.) Scroll down to the
bottom of the page, or follow the link to the last chapter and
then scroll - there you will find additional links. The links
at the end of each book will take you to one of three places:
(2.) to the book immediately
before the book being read; or
(3.) to the book immediately
after the book being read. Please note that the before and after
book links are for the same version of the book you are
reading. If you are reading in the American Standard version
of Exodus, the links at the bottom of the page for Genesis and
Leviticus will take you to those books in the ASV. To read other
Bible versions, go back to Read
The Bible index page to select the version you wish to read.