The Old Testament first published by the English College at Douay, A.D. 1609
The New Testament first published by the English College at Rheims, A.D. 1582
Features of this Kindle edition of the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible:
- Direct Verse Jump, a revolutionary new method to open the exact verse you need in mere seconds (see below)
- two other ways to navigate between books and chapters: (i) using a hyperlinked table of contents; and (ii) pressing the joystick right or left to move between books of the Bible. Once you learn all of the three navigation methods, you will be able to open any verse in your Kindle Bible as fast as (or even faster than) in your paper copy
- the complete text of the Douay-Rheims Bible, including all of the deuterocanonical books
- correct chapter and verse numbering, which corresponds to the Vulgate (not the KJV)
- the text of this electronic edition has been painstakingly verified to be true to the D-R paper edition
- original text, D-R book titles are carefully preserved (for example, see the subtitles in Psalms)
- beautifully formatted
- easy to determine where you are in the Bible
- the traditional verse-per-line format
- as any Kindle book, the Douay-Rheims Bible is searchable; however, when you first install the file please wait for the Kindle to index the whole Bible (about 10 minutes). The file is large and it takes a long time to index. For this reason, the DVJ navigation method will be available only after the book has been indexed
Direct Verse Jump: new navigation method using the search functionality:
In this version, all you need to do is to type an abbreviated book name (see the table of contents for the complete list), then a period, then a chapter number, a period again, and then a verse number and finally press “find” twice (you need not wait for the Kindle to display the search results) and you will be looking at that particular verse in seconds. If you only need to open the first verse of any chapter then the verse number is not necessary. Remember: do not forget periods and use only the book abbreviations, which are listed in the table of contents.
For example, if you wish to select chapter 3 of Genesis, you would:
1. type the standard abbreviation for Genesis (see the table of contents for a complete list), then period, and finally number “3”; in other words: ge.3
2. click “find” twice and you are there.
For John 3:16, you would type “jn.3.16” and double click “find”.
Note that you should put the chapter number even for those books with only one chapter. For example, the Epistle from Jude verse 5 would translate to “jud.1.5” and a double click.
You may also be interested in an article Our English Catholic Bible by Rev. Sydney F. Smith in the Month (a Catholic magazine and review), vol. 89, June, July 1897
A PRAYER BEFORE THE READING OF ANY PART OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURE.
Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts and minds of thy faithful servants, and inflame them with the fire of thy divine love.
LET US PRAY:
O GOD, who by the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, didst instruct the hearts of thy faithful servants; grant us in the same Spirit, to discern what is right, and enjoy his comfort for ever, Through our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth one God, with thee and the same Spirit, world without end. Amen.