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Scriptura: Electronic Versions of the Bible in English

Electronic Versions of the Bible in English

The table below demonstrates the availability of various English language Bible translations in most of the major Bible Study software packages/formats.

Items marked with a dollar figure are available for individual purchase; the pricing reflects what the product marketing identifies as “regular price”, or equivalent – in other words, I ignore “sale” pricing, which by definition is unreliable.

Items marked as “P” are not available as a stand-alone purchase, but are only available in larger “base” packages – which include the program engines. Some of them are available in entry-level packages, while others are only available with higher-end purchases – I make no distinction in this table.

Items marked with “B” are available outside of “base” packages, but only as part of some other bundle package (e.g the TNIV is not currently available as a standalone purchase, but can be purchased as part of an “NIV Family Bundle” on some platforms).

A “d” indicates that a vendor is either developing, or working on development funding to potentially produce, an edition of the work. Practically speaking, this refers to Logos’ Community Pricing or Pre-Pubs programs, since they are the only ones for whom I have any such insight.

This is the third edition of this table I have published. The information provided here is based on my best effort to produce an accurate assessment of availability and standard pricing for electronic Bibles in the previous two editions (January, 2014, and January 2010), plus the addition of several translations, and a previously unrepresented vendor/platform (Olive Tree). I did update the commercial vendors’ offerings pretty well in this 2015 edition, but have left the previous information for the five freeware packages on the far-right of the chart.

At this time, I do not have a PDF of this version prepared. Feel free to comment below with any corrections, etc.

  The English Versions of Sacred Scripture as Available in Electronic Bible Study Software Formats                
Abbr. Name Date Accordance BibleWorks Logos OliveTree PC Study Bible PocketBible WORDsearch eSword LaParola Online Bible SWORD The Word
MEV Modern English Version 2014     d $10                
TLV Tree of Life Version 2013     d         Free        
LES Lexham English Septuagint 2012     $25                  
TV The Voice 2012       $40                
CEB Common English Bible 2011 $20 P $15 $10     $30         $10
EOB Eastern/Greek Orthodox Bible - NT (of PATr) 2011 P   $24                  
ESV English Standard Version 2011 $30 P $10 Free $24 $10 $30 Free   $19 (B) Free Free
NIV11 New International Version 2011 2011 $20 P $10 $8 $24 $10 $30 $25 (B)       $26
OEB Open English Bible 2011                     Free Free
NABRE New American Bible Revised Edition 2010 $20 P $17 $10 $24 $15            
CPDV Catholic Public Domain Version 2009                       Free
EXB Expanded Bible - New Testament 2009     $18 $20   $10            
GUV Grammar Uses Version 2009                 Free      
NHEB New Heart English Bible 2009                     Free  
COM Comprehensive New Testament (Clontz) 2008 $50                      
LEB Lexham English Bible 2008     Free         Free Free   Free Free
MIT MacDonald Idiomatic Translation Bible 2008   P                    
SAAS Saint Anthanasius Academy Septuagint 2008       $40                
VW Voice in the Wilderness 2008                       Free
ALT Analytical Literal Translation (NT) 2007               Free        
NETS New English Translation of the Septuagint 2007 $30 P   $25                
ABPE Apostolic Bible (English) (VanderPool) 2006               Free Free   Free Free
GST Contemporary Torah: Gender Sensitive 2006     $25                  
RSV2CE Revised Standard Version Second Catholic Edition 2006     $15                  
ACV A Conservative Version 2005                 Free   Free  
MagP Magiera New Testament (from Peshitta) 2005   P                    
NET New English Translation 2005 $20 P $10 Free $24 $10 $20 Free     Free Free
NLT New Living Translation 2005 $20 P $40 Free $24 $10 $30 $15       $17
TNIV Today's New International Version 2005 P P B   B              
AB Apostle's Bible (Esposito LXX) 2004                     Free  
ERV Easy to Read Version 2004       $10 $24   $30          
HCSB Holman Christian Standard Bible 2004 $20 P $10 Free $24 $15 Free $13   $19 (B)   Free
EMTV English Majority Text Version 2002               Free     Free Free
TM Message 2002 $20   $10 $8 $24 $10 $30 $13   P   $17
J2000 English Jubilee 2000 Bible  2000               Free     Free  
UKJV Updated King James Version 2000                     Free Free
WEB World English Bible 2000 P   d Free P Free   Free Free Free Free Free
AKJV American King James Version 1999                 Free Free Free Free
CENT Common Edition New Testament (Clontz) 1999               Free     Free  
DSSB-E Dead Sea Scrolls Bible 1999 $40 $30 $22                  
CJB Complete Jewish Bible (Stern) 1998 $25 P $10 $10 $30 $15 $35 $15   $15    
ISV International Standard Version 1998     $10 $10 $18     Free     Free Free
MKJV Modern King James Version (Green) 1998       $5       Free     Free  
SISR Scriptures 1998     $26               Free Free
TMB Third Millennium Bible 1998       $15                
JNT Jewish New Testament 1997     $10                  
OJBC Orthodox Jewish Brit Chadasha  1996                     Free  
CEV Contemporary English Version 1995 $20   $10 $10 P   $30 Free        
GW God's Word 1995 $20 P $10 $10 $24 $15 Free Free   Free Free $15
NASBU New American Standard Bible Update 1995 P P $10 $10 $24 $15 $40 (B) $20 (B)   $23 (B)   $30 (B)
NIrV New International Readers' Version 1995 $20 P $10 $10 B     B        
Sch Schocken Bible: The Five Books of Moses (Fox) 1995 $40   $36                  
RWB Webster 1833 Revised 1995   P               Free Free  
KJV21 21st Century King James Version 1994       $13           Free    
NCV New Century Version 1991     $10 $10 $24 $15 $30          
NRSV New Revised Standard Version 1989 $20 P $10 $8 $24 $15 $30 $15        
REB Revised English Bible 1989 $20   $42 $10               $20
MCT McCord's Everlasting Gospel (NT) 1988         $24              
ICB International Children's Version 1986             $30          
LITV Green's Literal Translation 1985       $5       Free     Free  
NJB New Jerusalem Bible 1985 $20 P $10       $30          
NJPS New JPS (TaNaKh) 1985 $20 P $10 $20                
NIV New International Version 1984         50 (B)              
NKJV New King James Version 1982 $20 P $10 $8 P $10 $30 $15   P   $16
NASB New American Standard Bible 1977 P P $45 $30 P   B B   (B)   $12
GNB Good News Bible/Today's English Version 1976 $20   $10 $10 P   $30 Free        
LB Living Bible 1971     $10 $14 $24   $30          
RSV Revised Standard Version 1971 $20 P $10 $10 $24 $10 $20 $13        
NEB New English Bible 1970     $40                  
BWE Bible in Worldwide English (NT) 1969                     Free  
CPG Cotton Patch Gospel< 1969     $40                  
MLB Modern Language Bible (New Berkeley Version) 1969     $40       $20          
RSVCE Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition 1966     $10                  
AMP Amplified Bible 1965 $20   $10 $10 $24 $15 $10 $20   $19   $25
BBE Bible in Basic English 1965 P P   Free P Free Free Free Free Free Free Free
WENT Wuest's Expanded New Testament 1961     $36 $10 P   $16 $10        
JBP Phillips' New Testament in Modern English 1958         $30   $20          
Wms Williams New Testament. 1936                   Free    
CTNT Centenary (Montgomery) Translation of the NT 1924             Free       Free  
JPS JPS Masoretic Text Translation 1917   P $10 Free     $30 Free     Free Free
CNT Campbell New Testament 1914     d                  
BUVI Bible Union Improved 1913     d                  
MNT Moffat NT: A New Translation 1913             $20          
Wey Weymouth New Testement in Modern Speech 1912 P   d Free P Free Free Free Free Free Free  
SCNTE Sahidic Coptic NT in English (Horner) 1911     $32                  
BCGE Burkitt's Curetonian Gospels 1904     B                  
TCNT Twentieth Century New Testament 1904                     Free Free
GTNT Godbey New Testament 1902                 Free   Free  
EBR Rotherham Emphasized Bible 1902   P $10 Free             Free Free
ASV American Standard Version 1901 P P $18 Free P Free Free Free Free Free Free Free
BCNTE Bohairic Coptic NT (Horner) 1898     $60 (B)                  
YLT Young's Literal Translation 1898 $10 P $10 Free P Free Free Free Free Free Free Free
WNDNT Weekes' New Dispensation NT 1897     d                  
LSPG Lewis Sinaitic Palimpset Gospels (from Peshitta) 1896   P B                  
RV Revised Version 1895 $10 P d Free       Free   Free   Free
Dar Darby Version 1890 P P $10 Free $0 Free Free Free Free Free Free Free
NPNT Norton New Testament (from Peshitta) 1889     d                  
HSOT Helen Spurrell Old Testament 1885   P B                  
Sharpe Sharpe Bible 1881     d                  
SLT Julia Smith's Literal Traslation 1876     d                 Free
SDNT Samuel Davidson New Testament 1876     d                  
CPB KJV Cambridge Paragraph Bible 1873     $10         Free        
PTISA Pauli's Tragum Isaiah 1871     B                  
Noyes Noyes Translation (Job - Rev) 1869   P d             Free Free  
HTANT Anderson New Testament 1866     d                  
BUCEV Common English Version (Bible Union) NT 1865     d                  
EDW Emphatic Diaglott (Wilson) 1864     $20             Free    
ETOJ Etheridge's Targums Onkelos & Jonathan ben Uzziel 1862     B                  
Sawyer Sawyer's New Testament 1861     d                  
BJSOT Benisch's Jewish School OT 1856     d                  
Leeser Twenty-Four Books of the Holy Scriptures 1853   P d             Free Free  
MPNT Murdock New Testament (from Peshitta) 1851   P $77         Free     Free  
KJVR King James Version 1850 1850                 Free      
EPNT Etheridge New Testament (Peshitta) 1849   P B               Free  
BLXXE Brenton's English LXX 1844 $30 P $34         Free Free Free   Free
Taylor Taylor's New Testament 1840     d                  
LONT Living Oracles NT 1835                   Free Free  
WBT Webster 1833 Bible 1833 P P d   P Free $30 Free Free Free Free Free
Palfrey Palfrey New Testament 1830     d                  
CTT Thompson's Translation of LXX & NT 1808     B                  
Newcome Newcome's New Testament 1796     d                  
WORNT Worsley NT  1770               Free     Free  
KJV King James Bible 1769 1769 P P $10 Free P Free Free Free Free Free Free Free
HLNT Hardwood's Liberal New Testament 1768     d                  
JWNT Wesley New Testament 1755             Free         Free
DRC Douay-Rheims Challenor (1899 imprint) 1752 $10 P $10 Free P     Free Free Free Free Free
WPNT Whiston's Primitive New Testament 1745     d                  
Mace Mace New Testament 1729     d       Free          
AV1611 King James Bible 1611 1611   P           Free       Free
Bishop Bishops' Bible 1568 P P d         Free       Free
TGB Geneva Bible 1560 $10 P d   $24 Free $30 Free     Free Free
MATB Matthew Bible 1537     d                  
TCB Coverdale's Bible 1535     d                 Free
Tyn Tyndale Bible 1534   P d Free         Free Free Free Free
WycNT Wyclif NT 1380     d Free       Free     Free  
Legend P = version available only as part of library package                   Revised July 28, 2015
  B = version available only as part of a bundle of resources/versions                 by John W Gillis  
  d = resource in development for future release             
  $ = cost of obtaining version as stand-alone download                   Version: 3.3  
  Free/cheap editions of NET Bible do not contain full notes                      

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  • Ralph

    How may I get an electronic version of the JST Bible? of other versions?

  • John W Gillis

    Ralph, if you follow the link I have in the right-hand column above the table to the SWORD Project home page, the JST can be downloaded from the Module Add-Ons section.

    For e-Sword, I think it is only available through

    Of course, if you don’t already have one of these programs, you’ll also need to download one of the core applications programs to read the JST module. Again, you can do that from the links I’ve provided above. These are both free programs. I find e-Sword a little easier to use, but both are well-constructed tools.

  • The Comprehensive New Testament is available on Accordance in two ways:

    1) as part of most of their bundle packages:

    2) as an individual module:

    The individual model is hard to find by the name of the translation because Accordance is emphasizing our cross-reference index with extra-biblical literature. But our published New Testament contains both the translation and the cross-references as well, so this isn’t really a bundle per se, but rather a module of our published New Testament.

    Not sure if this affects your coding between “P” and “B”, but I thought I’d give you more detail in case it made a difference.

    Thanks for mentioning us!


  • John W Gillis

    Hi Tim,

    Thank you very much for the clarification. I’m more than happy to correct the entry to indicate that your excellent-looking NT resource is also available as a stand-alone module in Accordance.

    God bless you,

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