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Although the Open Bible Data project is designed to showcase and make use of open-licenced Biblical materials, many commercial businesses copyright their Bible translations and other materials in order to restrict sites like this from being able to use them. So although we don’t consider their materials to be very useful here (and new, high-quality, open-licenced materials are currently being developed to replace them), we have included some of their verses on a few of our parallel verse pages just for interest and for comparison, so you’ll find their copyright details below.

Open English Translation (2030)

About the OET

The (still unfinished) Open English Translation (v0.15) consists of a Readers’ Version and a Literal Version side-by-side. You can read more about the design of the OET at OpenEnglishTranslation.Bible/Design/Overview.

Copyright

Licence

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Freely-Given.org for creating this exciting, radical, new Bible translation which is viewable from OpenEnglishTranslation.Bible. We are very grateful to Dr. Alan Bunning of the Center for New Testament Restoration whose many years of hard work the New Testament part of the OET-LV is adapted from. The Old Testament part of the OET-LV uses the morphology analysis from the work of the Open Scriptures Hebrew Bible team. We’re also grateful to the Biblica Clear Bible team who provide the pronoun referential information as part of their Macula Greek project and also some of the OT glosses as part of their Macula Hebrew project. Also, the Bible translation resources created by unfoldingWord have proven very helpful.


Open English Translation—Readers’ Version (2030)

About the OET-RV

The (still unfinished) Open English Translation Readers’ Version is a new, modern-English easy-to-read translation of the Bible. You can read more about the design of the OET-RV at OpenEnglishTranslation.Bible/Design/ReadersVersion.

Copyright

Licence

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Freely-Given.org for creating this exciting, new Bible translation which is viewable from OpenEnglishTranslation.Bible.


Open English Translation—Literal Version (2025)

About the OET-LV

The (still unfinished) Open English Translation Literal Version is a tool designed to give a look into what was actually written in the original Hebrew or Greek manuscripts. You can read more about the design of the OET-LV at OpenEnglishTranslation.Bible/Design/LiteralVersion.

Copyright

Licence

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Freely-Given.org for creating this exciting, new Bible translation which is viewable from OpenEnglishTranslation.Bible. We are very grateful to Dr. Alan Bunning of the Center for New Testament Restoration whose many years of hard work this literal New Testament is adapted from. The Old Testament Hebrew text (and the morphology analysis) is adapted from the work of the Open Scriptures Hebrew Bible team. We’re also grateful to the Biblica Clear Bible team who provide the pronoun referential information as part of their Macula Greek project and also some of the OT glosses as part of their Macula Hebrew project.

Notes

Note that the OET-LV is VERY literal (even including Hebrew and Greek words that are not normally translated into English) because it’s designed to be used in conjunction with our Readers’ Version.


unfoldingWord® Literal Text (2023)

About the ULT

unfoldingWord® Literal Text (2023) and derived from the 1901 ASV.

Copyright

Licence

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to unfoldingWord for creating this Bible translation which is designed to be a tool for Bible translators.


unfoldingWord® Simplified Text (2023)

About the UST

unfoldingWord® Simplified Text (2023). The UST has all passive constructions changed to active forms, and all idioms replaced with their English meanings.

Copyright

Licence

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to unfoldingWord for creating this specialised Bible translation which is designed to be a tool for Bible translators.


Berean Study/Standard Bible (2020)

About the BSB

Berean Standard Bible (2020).

Copyright

Licence

CC0 licence. All uses are freely permitted.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to John Isett and BibleHub for the BSB.


Berean Literal Bible NT (2022)

About the BLB

Berean Literal Bible New Testament (2022).

Copyright

Licence

The Berean Bible text is free to use in any electronic form to promote the reading, learning, and understanding of the Holy Bible as the Word of God.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to BibleHub for the BLB.


AI Critical NT (2023)

About the AICNT

The AI Critical New Testament (AICNT) is a critical English edition carefully compiled to indicate the text of the earliest manuscripts in contrast to later changes and in reference to Greek critical editions. The AICNT provides readers with a rich source of vital information and leverages AI (GPT-4) to translate with optimal transparency. See the preface at AICNT.org/preface. The site GPT.Bible offers enhanced search and viewing functionality for exploring the AICNT.

Copyright

Licence

Copyrighted. Used with permission.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Theophilus Josiah, founder.


Open English Bible (in progress)

About the OEB

Open English Bible (in progress).

Copyright

Licence

Creative Commons Zero licence.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Russell Allen and team for generously providing this English translation.


Christian Standard Bible (2017)

About the CSB

(Holmes) Christian Standard Bible (2017).

Copyright

Licence

(coming).


New Living Translation (2015)

About the NLT

New Living Translation (2015).

Copyright

Licence

five hundred (500) verses without the express written permission of the publisher, providing the verses quoted do not amount to a complete book of the Bible nor do the verses quoted account for twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the total text of the work in which they are quoted.


New International Version (2011)

About the NIV

New International Version (2011).

Copyright

Licence

The NIV® text may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic or audio), up to and inclusive of five hundred (500) verses without the express written permission of the publisher, providing the verses quoted do not amount to a complete book of the Bible nor do the verses quoted account for twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the total text of the work in which they are quoted.


Contemporary English Version (2006)

About the CEV

Contemporary English Version, Second Edition (2006).

Copyright

Licence

Text from the Contemporary English Version (CEV) may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic or audio) up to and inclusive of five hundred (500) verses without written permission, providing the verses quoted do not amount to 50% of a complete book of the Bible nor do the verses account for twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the total text of the work in which they are quoted and the work is available for non-commercial use.


English Standard Version (2001)

About the ESV

English Standard Version (2001).

Copyright

Licence

The ESV text may be quoted (in written, visual, or electronic form) up to and inclusive of five hundred (500) verses without express written permission of the publisher, providing that the verses quoted do not amount to a complete book of the Bible nor do the verses quoted account for twenty-five (25%) percent or more of the total text of the work in which they are quoted.


New American Standard Bible (1995)

About the NASB

New American Standard Bible (1995): A revision of the American Standard Version (ASV) incorporating information from the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Copyright

Licence

The text of the New American Standard Bible® may be quoted and/or reprinted up to and inclusive of five hundred (500) verses without express written permission of The Lockman Foundation, providing that the verses do not amount to a complete book of the Bible nor do the verses quoted account for more than 25% of the total work in which they are quoted.


Legacy Standard Bible (2021)

About the LSB

Legacy Standard Bible (2021): A revision of the 1995 New American Standard Bible (NASB) completed in October 2021.

Copyright

Licence

The text of the LSB® (Legacy Standard Bible®) may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic, or audio) up to and inclusive of one thousand (1,000) verses providing the verses do not amount to a complete book of the Bible, nor do the verses quoted account for more than 50% of the total text of the work in which they are quoted, nor may more than 1,000 verses be stored in an electronic retrieval system. (Downloaded from LSBible.org/permission-to-quote-the-lsb/ January 2024)


James Quiggle Translation New Testament (2023)

About the JQT

James Quiggle Translation New Testament (2023).

Copyright

Licence

Limited to twenty verses.


The Second Testament (2023)

About the 2DT

The Second Testament: A new translation (2023) by Scot McKnight.

Copyright

Licence

Up to 300 verses may be used.


The First Testament (2018)

About the 1ST

The First Testament: A new translation (2018) by John Goldingay.

Copyright

Licence

Up to 300 verses may be used.


The Passion Translation (2017)

About the TPT

The Passion Translation (2017) by Brian Simmons.

Copyright

Licence

Up to 250 verses may be used.

Notes

A few selected verses included here for reference purposes only—this is not a recommended as a reliable Bible translation.


World English Bible (2023)

About the WEB

World English Bible (2023).

Copyright

Licence

Public Domain.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to eBible.org for supplying the USFM files.


World Messianic Bible (2023) / Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

About the WMB

World Messianic Bible (2023) also known as the HNV: Hebrew Names Version.

Copyright

Licence

Public Domain.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to eBible.org for supplying the USFM files.


The Message (2018)

About the MSG

The Message (2018).

Copyright

Licence

The Message text may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic, or audio), up to and inclusive of five hundred (500) verses, without express written permission of the publisher, NavPress Publishing Group, providing the verses quoted do not amount to a complete book of the Bible and do not account for twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the total text of the work in which they are quoted.


New English Translation (2016)

About the NET

New English Translation (2016).

Copyright

Licence

Free (without their many notes, which sadly we're unable to include).

Acknowledgements

Thanks to eBible.org for supplying the USFM files.


Literal Standard Version (2020)

About the LSV

Literal Standard Version (2020).

Copyright

Licence

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to eBible.org for supplying the USFM files.


Free Bible Version (2018)

About the FBV

Free Bible Version (2018).

Copyright

Licence

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Free Bible Ministry for this translation. Thanks to eBible.org for supplying the USFM files.


Text-Critical New Testament (2022, Byzantine)

About the TCNT

Text-Critical New Testament: Byzantine Text Version (2022) from their own Byzantine-priority Greek New Testament.

Adam Boyd released the Byzantine Text Version in 2022. It is based on the Robinson-Pierpont third edition (RP2018). Boyd describes it as following the “‘optimal equivalence’ philosophy of translation, employing a literary style that is reminiscent of the Tyndale-King James legacy while flowing smoothly and naturally in modern English.” He added: “On the literal to dynamic scale, I would put it somewhere between ESV and CSB (but closer to ESV).”

Copyright

Licence

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to ByzantineText.com for this work. Thanks to eBible.org for supplying the USFM files.


Translation for Translators (2017)

Key to Abbreviations

See key and more information here.

About the T4T

Translation for Translators (2017).

Copyright

Licence

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License as per here.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to the late Ellis Deibler for his work in preparing this specialised text to be used as a Bible translation tool. Thanks to eBible.org for supplying the USFM files.


Lexham English Bible (2010,2012)

About the LEB

Lexham English Bible (2010,2012).

Copyright

Licence

You can give away the Lexham English Bible, but you can’t sell it on its own. If the LEB comprises less than 25% of the content of a larger work, you can sell it as part of that work.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Logos Bible Software for supplying a XML file.


New Revised Standard Version (1989)

About the NRSV

New Revised Standard Version (1989).

Copyright

Licence

(coming).


New King James Version (1982)

About the NKJV

New King James Version (1979).

Copyright

Licence

(coming).


Bible in Basic English (1965)

About the BBE

Bible in Basic English (1965).

Copyright

Licence

Public Domain.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to eBible.org for supplying the USFM files.


The Moffatt Translation of the Bible (1922)

About the MOF

The Moffatt Translation of the Bible (1922).

Copyright

Licence

Copyright expired. Public domain.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to the OEB team for their USFM transcriptions of Moffat’s work.

Notes

Please note that including Moffat’s work on these pages doesn’t mean that we endorse The Documentary Hypothesis or other things that he espoused. However, Moffat wasn’t just a follow the crowd person, so he’s likely to have had at least some good ideas that we all might be able to learn from.


Jewish Publication Society TaNaKH (1917)

About the JPS

Jewish Publication Society TaNaKH (1917).

Copyright

Licence

Public Domain.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to eBible.org for supplying the USFM files.


American Standard Version (1901)

About the ASV

American Standard Version (1901).

Copyright

Licence

Public Domain.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to eBible.org for supplying the USFM files.


Douay-Rheims American Edition (1899)

About the DRA

Douay-Rheims American Edition (1899).

Copyright

Licence

Public Domain.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to eBible.org for supplying the USFM files.


Youngs Literal Translation (1898)

About the YLT

Youngs Literal Translation (1898).

Copyright

Licence

Public Domain.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to eBible.org for supplying the USFM files.


Darby Translation (1890)

About the DBY

Darby Translation (1890).

Copyright

Licence

Public Domain.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to eBible.org for supplying the USFM files.


English Revised Version (1885)

About the RV

The English Revised Version (1885) was an officially authorised revision of the King James Bible. (See Wikipedia entry.)

Copyright

Licence

Public Domain.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to eBible.org for supplying the USFM files.


Webster Bible (American, 1833)

About the WBS

Webster Bible (1833).

Copyright

Licence

Public Domain.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to eBible.org for supplying the USFM files.


King James Bible (1769)

About the KJB

King James Bible (1611-1769).

Copyright

Licence

Public Domain.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to eBible.org for supplying the USFM files.


Bishops Bible (1568,1602)

About the BB

Bishops Bible (1568,1602).

Copyright

Licence

Public Domain.

Acknowledgements

(coming).


Geneva Bible (1557-1560,1599)

About the GNV

Geneva Bible (1557-1560,1599).

Copyright

Licence

Public Domain.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to eBible.org for supplying the USFM files.


Coverdale Bible (1535-1553)

About the CB

Coverdale Bible (1535-1553).

Copyright

Licence

Public Domain.

Acknowledgements

(coming).


Tyndale New Testament (1526)

About the TNT

Tyndale New Testament (1526).

Copyright

Licence

Public Domain.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to eBible.org for supplying the USFM files.


Wycliffe Bible (middle-English, 1382)

About the WYC

Wycliffe Bible (middle-English, 1382).

Copyright

Licence

Public Domain.

Acknowledgements

The entire English-speaking world is indebted to John Wycliffe for his brave work to make the Bible available in the language of the common people at a time when most priests insisted that the Bible was only valid in Latin.


Luther Bible (German, 1545)

About the LUT

Luther’s German Bible (1545).

Copyright

Licence

Public Domain.

Acknowledgements

The entire German-speaking world is indebted to Martin Luther for his brave work to make the Bible available in the language of the common people at a time when most priests insisted that the Bible was only valid in Latin.


Clementine Vulgate (Latin, 1592)

About the CLV

Clementine Vulgate Bible (Latin, 1592).

Copyright

Licence

Public Domain.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to eBible.org for supplying the USFM files.


Statistical Restoration Greek New Testament (2022)

About the SR-GNT

Statistical Restoration Greek New Testament (2022).

Copyright

Licence

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Acknowledgements

Grateful thanks to Dr. Alan Bunning who founded the Center for New Testament Restoration and gave around twenty years of his free time (plus a few full-time years at the end) to make this new, high-quality Greek New Testament freely available.


unfoldingWord® Greek New Testament (2022)

About the UGNT

unfoldingWord® Greek New Testament (2022).

Copyright

Licence

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to unfoldingWord for creating this GNT from the Bunnings Heuristic Prototype GNT.


Society for Biblical Literature Greek New Testament (2010)

About the SBL-GNT

Society for Biblical Literature Greek New Testament (Michael Holmes, 2010).

Copyright

Licence

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to SBL and Logos Bible Software for supplying this GNT.


Text-Critical Greek New Testament (2010, Byzantine)

About the TC-GNT

Text-Critical Greek New Testament (2010) based on Robinson/Pierpont Byzantine priority GNT (RP2018).

Copyright

Licence

Public Domain.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to eBible.org for supplying the USFM files.


New English Translation of the Septuagint (2009,2014)

About the NETS

NETS is a new translation of the Greek Jewish Scriptures, entitled A New English Translation of the Septuagint and the Other Greek Translations Traditionally Included Under that Title. For more information on this project, see the main NETS webpage.

Copyright

Licence

The text of A New English Translation of the Septuagint (NETS) may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic, or audio) up to and inclusive of 250 verses without written permission from Oxford University Press, provided that the verses quoted do not account for more than 20% of the work in which they are quoted and provided that a complete book of NETS is not quoted.


Brenton Septuagint Translation (1851)

About the BRN

Sir Lancelot C. L. Brenton’s 1851 translation of the ancient Greek Septuagint (LXX) translation of the Hebrew scriptures.

Copyright

Licence

Public Domain.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to eBible.org for supplying the USFM files.


(Brenton’s) Ancient Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures (~250 BC)

About the BrLXX

μετάφραση των εβδομήκοντα: Ancient Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures (~250 BC) compiled by Sir Lancelot C. L. Brenton.

Copyright

Licence

Public Domain.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to eBible.org for supplying the USFM files.


unfoldingWord® Hebrew Bible (2022)

About the UHB

unfoldingWord® Hebrew Bible (2022).

Copyright

Licence

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to unfoldingWord for creating this HB from the OSHB.


Tyndale Open Bible Dictionary (2023)

About the TOBD

Tyndale Open Bible Dictionary (2023).

Copyright

Licence

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for their generous open-licensing of this Bible dictionary.


Tyndale Open Study Notes (2022)

About the TOSN

Tyndale Open Study Notes (2022).

Copyright

Licence

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for their generous open-licensing of these Bible study and related notes.


unfoldingWord® Translation Notes (2023)

About the UTN

unfoldingWord® Translation Notes (2023).

Copyright

Licence

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to unfoldingWord for creating these notes to assist Bible translators.


United Bible Societies open-licenced resources (2023)

About the UBS

United Bible Societies open-licenced dictionaries (2023).

Copyright

Licence

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to UBS for making these available.