Bible Question Please

I was looking up Psalms 21:23 online in the Douay-Rheims , and looking it up in my NAB Revised Edition. How come in my NAB Revised Edition it stops at Psalms 21:14 ?

I think you will find that the Psalms have different chapter numbers in the DR - try checking chapter 22 and see if it matches chapter 21 in your NAB.


The difference arises from the different numbering of the Psalms in the Hebrew and the Greek (Septuagint) manuscripts. The Protestant Churches have always adopted the Hebrew numbering while the Catholic Church stuck with the Greek numbering for a long time and only quite recently started switching to the other system.


Okay, I will look. Thank you :slight_smile:

See chart on the differences For numbering

Douay-Rheims Numbering
[Modern Numbering]


Okay, thank you :slight_smile:

The Douay-Rheims version is “special”. Stick with the NAB.

I get this when I click link 410 - Website No Longer Exists

Okay… thank you :slight_smile:

I would have to say stick with the D-R as the NAB (as with most bibles with the word “new” in front of it) is “special”.

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I removed the bad links and reformatted it to look better.

Douay-Rheims Numbering
[Modern Numbering]


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