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Listen to the whole NLT or GNT Bible in 365 20-minute-long podcasts!

And join us in listening to a new series of podcasts based on the NET Bible.

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Each NL or GN podcast contains two Old Testament passages and one New Testament passage. I give brief introductions connecting each reading to what has been heard before, but I do not preach. The podcasts end with a short prayer that I hope will help start you out in your personal prayers.

If you're starting today, I suggest you listen to the NL-DBRP_001 or the GN-DBRP_001. If you are using this site to listen, the easiest way to find your second podcast is to search for _002 in the search bar up at the top of this page. If you use our dedicated listening app, choose your category, scroll all the way down to edition 001, and listen. The next day when you open the app, it will remember where you left it. Hit the back button (on Android devices, and I don't know how to do that on an iPhone), then you can choose the next episode— number 002.

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About our story

One of the main reasons I started the Daily Bible Reading Podcast was to leave the recordings as a legacy for our children and grandchildren. Gale and I (Phil) joined Pioneer Bible Translators (PBT) in 2009, and before that— starting in 1980, we were members of Wycliffe Bible Translators. During all that time, the focus of our ministry has been in Indonesia. The Orya New Testament (in the language of the Orya ethnic group, population 2,000) was launched in 2005. That same year we started to translate the New Testament into Plain Indonesian (Indonesia's national language). That New Testament was published in March of 2014. We praise the Lord that the New Testament (pictured below) is now available in book stores all over Indonesia, and in apps for smart devices such as the one published by YouVersion (

In 2012 we started a non-profit organization in Indonesia, called the OurLanguage Bible Organization (Yayasan Alkitab BahasaKita) and having the short name of Albata. Albata has the vision to promote the
understanding of God's Word in Indonesia, both in the national language and in ethnic languages. Currently Albata has an office manager (Daniel), a translation coordinator for translating the Old Testament into plain Indonesian (Balazi), and three half-time translators. Albata sponsors has an online Bible translation course— to enable people who would like to help us translate the Old Testament into Indonesian, or translate for any of the 400+ Bible-less ethnic groups in Indonesia.
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