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Open English Translation—Literal Version (2025) Details

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 a lot more about the design of the OET-LV at OpenEnglishTranslation.Bible/Design/LiteralVersion.



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Thanks to 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.


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.

See details for ALL included translations and reference materials here.