Welcome to the Free Bible Version

Free—available to anyone
Copying—with no limit
No cost—no charge for downloading and use
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UPDATE July 2014: MP3 audio files now complete

UPDATE March 2014: Now developing the audio files (mp3 format)

UPDATE November 2013: New EPUB version of the Free Bible Version developed thanks to Jon Nash. Easy navigation! Available HERE: fb.epub

UPDATE May 2013: Now uploaded: version 1.1 of the FBV, as well as the complete New Testament in one composite file.

 

AUDIO

 

Matthew Ephesians Hebrews
Mark Philippians James
Luke Colossians 1 Peter
John 1 Thessalonians 2 Peter
Acts 2 Thessalonians 1 John
Romans 1 Timothy 2 John
1 Corinthians 2 Timothy 3 John
2 Corinthians Titus Jude
Galatians Philemon Revelation

TEXT


Complete New Testament (PDF format): FBV New Testament

 

Complete New Testament (ePUB format for iPads etc): FBV New Testament

 

New Testament books (PDF format)

 

Matthew Ephesians Hebrews
Mark Philippians James
Luke Colossians 1 Peter
John 1 Thessalonians 2 Peter
Acts 2 Thessalonians 1 John
Romans 1 Timothy 2 John
1 Corinthians 2 Timothy 3 John
2 Corinthians Titus Jude
Galatians Philemon Revelation


New Testament books (ePUB format for iPads etc)

 

Matthew Ephesians Hebrews
Mark Philippians James
Luke Colossians 1 Peter
John 1 Thessalonians 2 Peter
Acts 2 Thessalonians 1 John
Romans 1 Timothy 2 John
1 Corinthians 2 Timothy 3 John
2 Corinthians Titus Jude
Galatians Philemon Revelation


We are now out of stock of the printed copies of the Free Bible Version 1.1.
If you wish to help with the expense of a new printing you can do so HERE: Donate THANK YOU!

 

The Free Bible Version NT is a new translation into modern English from the standard Greek text. Its intent is to be as faithful to the original meaning without being awkward or misleading. The style is contemporary English without using slang or colloquialisms, speaking to our modern society in a way people will understand.

This is an ongoing project that expects change and development. If you come across any glitches that need to be fixed, please let us know! You are encouraged to copy and share this resource, subject to the limitations of the license. It is provided under a Creative Commons license that allows free use and dissemination provided that the source is given (Free Bible Version) and the text is not changed. You can also find the latest versions on this website and use the Free Bible Version in the e-Sword Bible Study program. Use the links on this website.

 

Free

 

Finally, a truly free Bible—free in terms of availability, free in terms of use, and free in terms of cost for download from the Internet. What does this mean?

The Free Bible Version (so far just the New Testament) is freely available. This means it can be viewed online, re-posted on other websites, and printed. It is free for use not only in the sense it doesn’t cost anything to use, but that the whole of the Free Bible Version can be used without any restrictions as to quantity and books.

This contrasts with almost all other modern English language translations available today. Most people (including church leaders) are not aware that modern copyrighted English versions limit the amount of text you can use. This is often set at a specific number of verses, and also that no complete single book of the New Testament can be copied. Technically this would mean that you could not copy out the book of Philemon say for your Bible study class, even though it only comprises 25 verses.

A brief review of modern English versions reveals that the maximum number of verses that can be reproduced is usually between 250 and 500 in total. Limits are invariably placed on how much of a Biblical book can be published, such as up to 50%. Otherwise you have to ask for written permission and may have to pay royalties.

No such limits are placed on the use of the Free Bible Version. You are free to republish the whole text, complete books, or as long quotes as you wish. The only stipulation is that you identify the Free Bible Version and do not change the text.


So now you can use the Bible as freely as you want—producing booklets for Bible study on specific books, making the Bible available for viewing and/or download on your website, using it for personal Bible study on your phone or iPad or computer as you wish.

Let your church know. Let your minister know. And may this free version of the Bible be a blessing to all as God intended.

Yours in our gracious God,

Dr. Jonathan Gallagher, translato
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The Free Bible Version is a project of Free Bible Ministry

 

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