Bible Copyright Information

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Listed below are various translations, with each publisher's Bible copyrights, permissions, and guidelines included.

At times I'll use the 1611 KJV, with minor alterations for the sake of clarity. Those will be cited as KJV, which has no American copyrights.

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GraspingGod.com Copyright License

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When information from this site is used attribution to the article or page from which it was copied must be included and linked: www.graspinggod.com


New Heart English Bible

As of September 12, 2012 Grasping God Ministries publishes new content exclusively using two modern versions of the Scriptures for use on all materials, including www.graspinggod.com.

The first modern translation is the New Heart English Bible, which is translated specifically for the public domain usage.

This message is from the publishers:

  • The public domain NHEB Bible is print ready PDF files.
  • The goal of this work is to provide a modern and accurate English translation of the Bible for the public domain.
  • It is hoped that the Good News of Jesus Christ (Messiah Yeshua) will reach many and expand even further the kingdom of God.

I would like to thank my friends for their Christian service in providing this valuable document.


World English Bible

I will also employ the World English Bible, which is a modern adaptation of the American Standard Version, also a public domain translation of the Scriptures.

Please note the following information:

  • "World English Bible" and WorldEnglishBible.org are trademarks. Permission is granted to use the name "World English Bible" and its logo only to identify faithful copies of the Public Domain translation of the Holy Bible of that name published at eBible.org and WorldEnglishBible.org. The World English Bible is not copyrighted. The domain names WorldEnglishBible.org, eBible.org, mpj.us, and mpj.cx are trademarks of Michael Paul Johnson.

I'm grateful to all those involved in freely offering this work: eBible.org. WEB online: World English Bible.


New International Version

You may quote a text without written permission if the text and new work meet these four Fair Use Guidelines:

Summary of Fair Use Guidelines (All Must Apply)

  • No more than 500 words in total may be reproduced without permission.
  • Total words may not make up more than 25% of the work in which they are quoted.
  • All quotes/excerpts must be properly cited. See citation guidelines in the appropriate Permissions section below.
  • If you are creating a product which uses Bible Scripture/Verses then you must obtain written permission. See Fair Use for Bibles section above.

Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version©, NIV©. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.© Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. www.zondervan.com The NIV© and New International Version© are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.©

Text may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic or audio).


English Standard Version

ESV Copyright and Permissions Information

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version© (ESV©)
Copyright © 2001 by Crossway,
a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
All rights reserved.
ESV Text Edition: 2007

The ESV text may be quoted (in written, visual, or electronic form) up to and inclusive of one thousand (1,000) 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 50 percent or more of the total text of the work in which they are quoted.

Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version© (ESV©), Copyright: 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers ©. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

For more information: Good News Publishers Permissions


New Living Translation

What is Tyndale's Fair Use Guidelines for Bibles?
The text of the Holy Bible, New Living Translation©, 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, provided that the verses quoted do not account for more than 25 percent of the work in which they are quoted, and provided that a complete book of the Bible is not quoted.

When the Holy Bible, New Living Translation ©, is quoted, one of the following credit lines must appear on the copyright page or title page of the work:

Scripture quotations marked (NLT) are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation©, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

For more information: Tyndale House Publishers Permissions


New American Standard Bible

Permission to Quote the NASB©

The text of the New American Standard Bible© may be quoted and/or reprinted up to and inclusive of one thousand (1,000) verses without express written permission of The Lockman Foundation, 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 work in which they are quoted.

Notice of copyright as shown below must appear on the title or copyright page of the work:

Scripture quotations taken from the New American Standard Bible©, Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation Used by permission." (www.Lockman.org)

When quotations are primarily from the NASB text on an Internet Web page (scripture quotations not from the NASB must be identified), instead of the full copyright notice on the title page, this notice must be placed somewhere on the Web page containing the quotations:

"Scripture quotations taken from the NASB."

For more information: Lockman Foundation Permissions


International Standard Version

The trademarks "ISV," "International Standard Version," and the ISV triglyph device are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by The ISV Foundation. Use of either trademark requires written permission of The ISV Foundation.

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

Notices of copyright must appear on the title or copyright page of the work as follows:

Scripture taken from the Holy Bible: International Standard Version©. Copyright © 1996-2012 by The ISV Foundation. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED INTERNATIONALLY. Used by permission.


God's Word© Translation

The following outlines our permission policy for GW©:

FAIR USE: Up to 500 Scripture verses may be quoted in any form (printed, written, visual, electronic, or audio) without written permission, provided that no more than half of any one book of the Bible is quoted, and the verses quoted do not amount to 25% of the text of the product in which they are quoted.

For quotations not covered under fair use and/or questions about our policies, please email our permissions coordinator (permissions@bakerbooks.com) or write to Baker Publishing Group, Attn. Permissions Department, P.O. Box 6287, Grand Rapids, MI 49516.

Copyright notices for GW©:
NON-COMMERCIAL USE: If the quotation is used in a product that is not for sale, the designation 'GW' must always appear following each quotation.

For more information research: Baker Publishing Group Permissions


New King James Version

Grasping God Ministries does not employ the NKJV on any materials or on www.graspinggod.com, but this information maybe helpful to you:

The following outlines our Bible Quotation Policy: NKJV, NCV, ICB, Expanded Bible, and The Voice.

The below applies to any Bible of the New King James Version (NKJV), New Century Version (NCV), International Children's Bible (ICB), Expanded Bible, or The Voice.

Fair Use Guidelines: (all must apply)

  • No more than 250 verses quoted in total.
  • Scripture does not make up more than 25% of the total text.
  • Scripture does not account for an entire book of the Bible.
  • All Scripture must be properly cited (see below).
  • Scripture from any of the Thomas Nelson translations may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic, or audio) up to two Hundred fifty (250) verses or less without written permission, as long as the Scripture does not make up more than 25% of the total text in the work and the Scripture is not being quoted in commentary or another Biblical reference work. If an entire book of the Bible is being reproduced, regardless of verse count, written permission is required.

For more information: Thomas Nelson Publishing Permissions


American Standard Version

American Standard Version owns no copyrights, and will be cited as: ASV

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In Christ's Service,
Brad Johnson
Grasping God Ministries, Inc.