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Here is the answer to exactly what is "updated" in the World English Bible Updated.

Date of changeDescription of change
22 February 2024Updated the Middle English "delivered" in PSA 7:4 to "plundered". This update also affecs the WEBBE, WEBC, WMB, and WMBB online due to its meaning being so significantly different in Modern English.
20 February 2024Updated "the Lord the LORD" in PSA 73:28 to "the Lord GOD". Updated "the Lord, the LORD" to "the Lord, GOD" in several places. This update also affecs the WEBBE, WEBC, WMB, and WMBB.
6 February 2024Made capitalization consistent for "Ancient of Days" in DAN 7:9, DAN 7:13, DAG 7:9, and DAG 7:13
17 January 2024Corrected missing "of" in Ezekiel 10:14. (Also done in WEB classic, since this was a typo correction.)
15 January 2024Changed breast->chest for males or crowds including males in JOB 32:19; DAN 2:32; LUK 23:48; JHN 13:23; JHN 13:25; JHN 21:20; 2ES 14:40; DAG 2:32. Added footnotes concerning the translation of "Yahweh" and "Yah".
15 January 2024Rolled back change to 1JN 2:32 in favor of eclectic reading in main text, moving MT rendering to footnote. See https://evangelicaltextualcriticism.blogspot.com/2018/04/two-important-shorter-byzantine.html for reasoning. This rollback makes the current electronic text closer to the printed versions. This rollback also applied to the WEB classic.
11 January 2024Split WEBU (World English Bible Update, USA spelling) and WEBUK (UK spelling) off from the main WEB project, using LORD or GOD instead of Yahweh in the main text for both. Going forward, this will (1) reduce fragmentation between editions of the World English Bible, and (2) be closer to the tradition of most English Bible translations. Those who prefer reading "Yahweh" in the text still have the classic World English Bible.


World English Bible Updated USA - WEBU
World English Bible Updated British Edition - WEBUK