Vocabulary of English

Nouns, definite articles, plurals

1. mother, the mother, mothers
2.    father, the father, fathers
3.    sister, the sister, sisters
4. brother, the brother, brothers
5.    daughter, the daughter, daughters
6.    son, the son, sons


For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone
who believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.


The Bible, John, 3, 16

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1.    water, the water
2.    fire, the fire, fires
3.    sun, the sun
4.    moon, the moon, moons
5.    wind, the wind, winds
6.    rain, the rain, rains


1. one
2.              two
3.              three
4.              four
5.              five
6.              six


Give us today our daily bread.

The Bible, Matthew, 6, 11

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1.    cat, the cat, cats
2.    dog, the dog, dogs
3.    horse, the horse, horses
4.    cow, the cow, cows
5.    fish, the fish, fish
6.    bird, the bird, birds
7.    tree, the tree, trees
8.    flower, the flower, flowers


The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

The Bible, Mark, 1,1

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1.    white
2.    black
3.    red
4.    green
5.    yellow
6.    blue
7.    grey
8.    brown


Do to others as you would have them do to you.

The Bible, Luke, 6,31

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Honour your father and mother and love your neighbour as yourself.

The Bible, Matthew, 19,19

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In the beginning, God created the universe.

The Bible, Genesis, 1,1

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Love is patient and kind;
it is not jealous or conceited or proud;
love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable;
love does not keep a record of wrongs.


The Bible, 1 Corinthians, 13,4-5

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Then he [the man on the cross next to Him] said
“Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
He replied,“Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”


The Bible, Luke 23, 42-43

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Old Mercian (800 A.D. - 1150)
Old Northumbrian (800 A.D. - 1150)
Proto-West Germanic (100 B.C. - 400 A.D.)
Proto-Germanic (1000 B.C. - 100 B.C.)
Late Indo-European (2500 B.C. ?)
Proto-Indo-European (3000 B.C. ?)

Another Early Germanic Language

Gothic (350 A.D. - 800 A.D.)

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