The red-lettering of the words of God in the Old Testament is a unique characteristic of the Sword Bible. While we firmly believe that all of the Bible is God’s Word and is therefore inerrant (see 2 Timothy 3:16), the red-lettering of Christ’s words in the New Testament has proven to be a special help and blessing to countless people. In that spirit, this Bible uses red type to highlight the direct words of God throughout the entire Old Testament as well as in the New Testament.
While readers should be aware that the red-lettering is meant to be suggestive, not definitive, great effort has gone into color-coding the text as accurately as possible. This added emphasis, we hope, will bring additional blessing and clarity to Old Testament devotional reading and study just as it has in the New Testament.