A good source to obtain translations of The Bible that are also free of copyright is to use the software e-Sword, a free application that allows you to download translations of The Bible in different languages ​​and then export or copy its content to other files.

Any other way to obtain a copyright-free translation of The Bible is valid as long as the content is then copied to the correct files. These files must follow these rules:

• the files will be created in the folder input/tex/bible-xx, where xx is the language code of The Bible.
• Each file will have a name following this pattern: xxx_name.tex where xxx will be a sequential number always with three digits starting at 1 (001, 002, etc.) and name will be the name of the book. The names should be in each language, but if not, they could be in English. Below is a provisional list of the books to include, with their number. It should be noted that the order in which books are numbered places first books that are canonical to all creeds before the books that are canonical only in some creeds. This order is not essential but is useful to make it easy to identify of each book simply by the initial number, especially when the names of each book are used in each particular language.
• The content of each book must come in LaTeX format. The format will only use a few LaTeX commands (\begin{document}, \end{document}, \title, \chapter, \section and \par) as detailed in the following excerpt from the Gospel of Matthew:
\begin{document}

\title{Gospel of Matthew}

\chapter{1}

\par 1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
. . .

\chapter{2}

\par 1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, Wise-men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying,
. . .

\end{document}


As you can see in the previous extract, the rules to follow are:

• Each biblical book will begin with a line \begin{document} and end with a line \end{document}.
• Comments can be placed, which will be ignored, using % in front of each line.
• Each book will have its title within a \title{} command at the beginning of everything.
• Each chapter will be marked with the command \chapter{} and inside the chapter number starting at 1.
• If there are sections (some subtitles that are sometimes put in some editions) they will be marked with the command \section{} and inside the title of the section will be placed.
• After a section or a chapter if there are no sections, verses will be placed, each one starting with the command \par, then separated the verse number, always starting at 1 and then separated the content. Each verse will be a line.
• To improve readability, blank lines can be put before and after chapters and sections, which will be ignored.

## ¶ Installing e-Sword tool

e-Sword is a completely free tool for studing the Bible in the PC. This is the URL for downloading it:

https://www.e-sword.net/

Click in the Downloads button. You have versions for Windows, Mac, and also for smartphone and tablets.

1. Open e-Sword.
2. Close any start up message.
4. That opens the e-Sword module downloader. In the Bible tab you will see a list of Bibles available, sorted by language. It is a treeview so you can collapse or expand each language to see the list of available translations.
5. It is important to download only public domain translations. We cannot use copyrighted versions of the Bible that are not in public domain to avoid any legal issue in Urantiapedia.
7. You can proceed the same with any other translation.

## ¶ Copying content from e-Sword

For copying the verses from e-Sword to Bible files we can use this process:

1. Copy all the files in another language already available, for example in English. This way you have a guide and template.
2. Go to first file, 001_Genesis.tex. Select everything that is below \title{Genesis} and above \end{document} and remove it.
3. Now in e-Sword select menu Bible and then Copy verses. The window Copy verses opens.
4. In the top selectors select the book, in this example Genesis, and select first verse (usually is the one by default) and the last verse of the last chapter (usually is not the default).
5. As format for output leave the first option selected, the default, that creates texts like Gen 1:1 The verse text.
6. Now click Copy and then paste in Visual Studio Code below the title.
7. The text pasted needs to be changed to follow the LaTeX format conventions. We are going to do this really fast with three replacements.
8. In Visual Studio Code select menu Edit > Replace.
9. In Find box type ^...  (be aware to add a final space). In Replace box type \par  (also be aware to add a final space). Ensure that be button Use Regular expression is clicked. Now click in Replace All button.
10. Next in Find box type \\par ([0-9]*):([1])  (be aware to add the final space). In Replace box type \n\chapter{$1}\n\n\par$2 (be aware that now there is no extra space). Click in Replace All. This will create the chapter tags.
11. Finally in Find box type \\par ([0-9]*):([0-9]*)  (be aware to add the final space). In Replace box type \par \$2 (without any final space). Click in Replace All. This will set the correct format for paragraphs.
12. That’s it. You now need to repeat this process with each book of the Bible. It is a boring task but it takes less than an hour to have all Bible books in the correct format supported in Urantiapedia.

Once you have finished the work with a translation of the Bible it can be send to maintainers of the project.

## ¶ List of biblical books

Num. Abr. English title
001 Gn Genesis
002 Ex Exodus
003 Lv Leviticus
004 Nm Numbers
005 Dt Deuteronomy
006 Jos Joshua
007 Jue Judges
008 Rth Ruth
009 1 Sam 1 Samuel
010 2 Sam 2 Samuel
011 1 Ki 1 Kings
012 2 Ki 2 Kings
013 1 Ch 1 Chronicles
014 2 Ch 2 Chronicles
015 Ez Ezra
016 Neh Nehemiah
017 Est Esther
018 1 Macc 1 Maccabees
019 2 Macc 2 Maccabees
020 Job Job
021 Ps Psalms
022 Pr Proverbs
023 Ec Ecclesiastes
024 Song Song of Solomon
025 Sir Sirach (Ecclesiasticus)
026 Wis Wisdom of Solomon
027 Is Isaiah
028 Jer Jeremiah
029 Lam Lamentations
030 Bar Baruch
031 Ezk Ezekiel
032 Dn Daniel
033 Ho Hosea
034 Jl Joel
035 Am Amos
037 Jon Jonah
038 Mic Micah
039 Nah Nahum
040 Hab Habakkuk
041 Zep Zephaniah
042 Hag Haggai
043 Zec Zechariah
044 Mal Malachi
045 Mt Matthew
046 Mk Mark
047 Lk Luke
048 Jn John
049 Acts Acts of the Apostles
050 Ro Romans
051 1 Co 1 Corinthians
052 2 Co 2 Corinthians
053 Ga Galatians
054 Eph Ephesians
055 Phil Philippians
056 Col Colossians
057 1 Th 1 Thessalonians
058 2 Th 2 Thessalonians
059 1 Ti 1 Timothy
060 2 Ti 2 Timothy
061 Tit Titus
062 Pm Philemon
063 Heb Hebrews
064 Jm James
065 1 P 1 Peter
066 2 P 2 Peter
067 1 Jn 1 John
068 2 Jn 2 John
069 3 Jn 3 John
070 Jud Jude
071 Rev Revelation
072 Bel Bel and the Dragon
073 Man Prayer of Manesseh
074 Tb Tobit
075 Jdt Judith
076 1 Enoch Book of Enoch
077 As. Mos. Assumption of Moses