Bible Translations

The Lexham English Bible is a freely available resource from Logos Bible Software that provides a clear English translation, and explains how it is derived. It is one of the components in a suite of resources from Logos Bible Software which connect the original languages texts to formal translations.

Fast and powerful searching, infinite scrolling, and the ability to easily switch between over 25 translations while maintaining your current verse selection. A great online Bible.

A valuable resource fast searches of multiple versions (New International Version, Revised Standard Version, New American Standard Bible, New King James, Vulgate). The site is available in several different languages with Bible translations available in each (French, Dutch, German, Italian, Swedish, Portuguese, Norwegian and more).

Another valuable resource — here one can look up verses and do searches on more translations including the NRSV (New Revised Standard Version) and the Vulgate. Other resources (not aimed at the academic, but often useful, e.g. concordances, dictionaries) are available at the same site. There is also an Interlinear Bible available, but you will need to download the BST fonts.

At Biola University, U.S.A.: another excellent resource. Here one can search for passages in the Greek NT, Septuagint, Hebrew Bible, New American Standard, King James, Norwegian, Russian, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Swedish. It will also display parallels in up to four of these versions.

Another very useful on-line Bible: search the King James Version and access also an interlinear Greek and Hebrew facility for every verse. The new, simpler URL brings with it a major new design and lots more functions (as of May / June 2000), e.g. access to more Bible versions and translations: the RSV, the Vulgate, the Septuagint. Greek and Hebrew verbs are all parsed and linked to Strong’s concordance.

The aim of this project, hosted by the University of Chicago, is to build parallel, searchable versions of the Bible as part of an experiment to facilitate multi-lingual processing. Currently includes King James English, Luther German, Louis Segond French and Jerome’s Latin Vulgate.

A very useful website on which you can search for either (multiple) specific passages or words/phrases, in the following translations: NRSV (Anglicized Edition), NRSV, Authorized Version (KJV), the Common Worship Psalter, the ASB Psalter, and the BCP Psalter.

From the easy-to-use on-line New English Translation Bible.

By John Hurt: one can download, read or search several versions quickly from this new, charitable site (KJV, Young’s, Parallel New Testament and Nestle’s Greek New Testament). The unique element here is that it is designed in order that you can download everything and use the site for searching and browsing without the need for a web server.

There are a variety of Bible texts and tools in different languages to download here and to use in the free Online Bible programme, which lets you search, add notes, compare versions, look up entries in lexicons and so on. You will need to download the programme first and then the individual modules. Some of the modules are only available for purchase on the CD, but many are free. The site has separate portals for North American English, European English, Nederlands, Deutsch and Français. A very useful programme — recommended.

By Rick Meyers: excellent, free bible programme. Download this onto your computer and then select which modules you would like to add. They include translations like Darby, KJV, 1901 American Standard Version, Good News Bible as well as a Greek New Testament and a Hebrew Old Testament. There are dictionaries, commentaries and graphics. Customise it for your own needs. Another excellent free programme.

By Brent Maurer: another fine piece of free software. There are more than 50 Bibles in over 30 languages available to use in the programme (including KJV, RSV, ASV; Greek N-A26 and more). Like the On-line Bible, you download the programme and then choose which Bibles and which extra features (Bible Dictionaries, devotional commentaries etc.) you would like to download. One of the strengths of the web site connected with the programme is that it is very well documented, and detailed easy-to-follow instructions are provided on how to work with the software.

Full on-line version of National Conference of Catholic Bishops (United States Catholic Conference) translation of the Bible, for browsing from URL above, or available to Search from this URL.

From the University of Virginia, U.S.A.: Search, browse and study the King James Version and the Revised Standard Version of the Bible and Apocrypha side by side.

Information and search facility for one of the newest translations of the Bible, provided by the publishers (Tyndale House Publishers).

By Aaron Cardenas: comprehensive and helpful list of on-line Bibles, in English and other languages. Each site featured has a summary of its content and arrangement. The English versions are usefully grouped into the categories Multiple Translations, King James Version, Revised Standard Version, Other Versions, and Search Utilities.

Useful and well-organised directory of Bibles in over 140 different languages, in print, audio and on-line. Based at Ethnic Harvest web site.

Hosted by, the whole of the King James Version is available in an easy-to-access audio version, narrated by Alexander Scourby. You will need to have Real Player installed.

From the Humanities Text Initiative at the University of Michigan, U.S.A.: searchable versions of Luther Bible, King James Version, Revised Standard Version and The New Testament (Rheims, Challoner Edition).

Site provided by the International Bible Society providing useful, extensive (and generally conservative) resources connected with the New International Version, including FAQ, press releases and full text books and articles. This is a very useful site for anyone interested in contemporary Bible translation.

Online passage search and translation information about Today’s New International Version. From

The whole of Wesley’s translation on-line at the Wesley Centre of Northwest Nazarene College web site. You can either view it on the web or download it as a rich text file.

Full on-line version of J. B. Phillips’s Translation of the New Testament at CCEL.

By Barton Warren Johnson (1891): web version of a wonderful, very old-fashioned Bible commentary and exposition.

Edited by John W. Marshall: a terrific “HTML presentation of the Five Gospels . . . designed to be a teaching tool for introductory level classes in New Testament and Christian Origins”.

The section on the New Testament Gateway providing a list of on-line Gospel synopses and texts, in Greek and English.

Produced by Mark Davies: in the new version of this resource you can view Luke in 30 languages, allowing full-text searching and side-by-side comparison of up to seven languages. An excellently designed and very useful site.

By Wayne Leman: a very useful web site dealing with issues in bible translation, featuring contrasts between different translations, a link to a discussion group and an extensive series of links on the topic.

A French-language resource that includes a number of French translations of the Bible, including parallel Greek and Hebrew versions.

A useful catalogue of online translations and other resources, including parallel Greek and Hebrew versions, the RSV, and the NEB.

A huge index of foreign language Bible translations that lists translations in 4,300 languages and has 14,000 links.

Morthke Shmuel Bergmann, הברית החדשה: דאס נייִע טעסטאמענט פון דעם משיח. (London: British and Foreign Bible Society, 1912).