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1.  Unless otherwise indicated, all biblical quotations on this website are from the Douay-Rheims Bible (DRB), with minor edits to update the English. Although I have a preference for the DRB Bible, I do not use the DRB translation exclusively. If another version is used in the text, the abbreviation for the Bible version (RKB = Ronald Knox Bible; CNT = Confraternity NT Bible, etc.) will be included in the citation reference. For example, "NABRE Heb 1:1" means New American Bible Revised Edition, Hebrews Chapter 1, Verse 1.

2. In quoting from the DRB Bible, I have updated the names of places and people to match the current names used in the newer versions. I have used Noah instead of Noe, Elijah instead of Elias, etc. 

3. The abbreviations for the books of the Bible given below will be adopted on this website. They are the abbreviations corresponding to the names of the books in the newer versions. The abbreviations inside the parentheses are the abbreviations corresponding to the names of the same books in the old DRB Bible.

Christ and the Woman of Samaria

Artist: Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794-1872)

John 4:4-26 Jesus and the Woman of Samar

4.  The numbering of the Psalms in the Douay, Greek, and Latin Bibles differs from the numbering of the Psalms found in the Hebrew and most modern English versions. For example, Ps 23 in the Douay is Ps 24 in the New American Bible Revised Edition. The chart below shows the differences in the numbering:

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