Bible Version

Which Bible version is used on this site?  It is a public domain version.

The problem with using Bible versions on the internet is that there are copyright laws that may apply in one country, but not another.  Or perhaps,  in some cases, these laws may apply worldwide.   The only solution is to use a public domain version.

An additional problem with giving credit to this particular version is that while the version itself is not copyrighted, the name is.  Therefore, to give credit in each post would  pose a problem because the name would be mentioned on each post.  This page is the solution to that problem and gives blanket credit to this version.

A link only to this public domain version is given here.  Since there  has to be a link to an actual verse, John 3:16 had been chosen.  The name is not mentioned, but credit is given.

This version is the one primarily used on this site.*

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I’ve had to revisit this page and add to it.  For certain scriptures, I find it certain translations unsatisfactory and other translations more to the point, but then there is the copyright issue.

To keep things simple, I sometimes use one translation….when I would really prefer to use a different translation.

One translation that is copyright free uses “Yahweh” for “the Lord” in the Old Testament.  I much prefer Lord as the word used,  so sometimes use the KJV (King James Version) as it does translate Lord.

I am  not always consistent indicating (KJV).

If there are “thees” and “thous” it is probably KJV.

Here is more information on copyright questions and translations from the Bible Gateway site.

*Another version used frequently is the KJV.