New International Reader's Version (NIRV Bible)

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A Word about the NIrV

God has always spoken so people would know what he meant. When God first gave the Bible to his people, he used their languages. They could understand what they read. God wants us to understand the Bible today too. So we have worked hard to make the New International Reader's Version easy to read and understand.

The New International Reader's Version

The New International Reader's Version (NIrV) is a new Bible version based on the New International Version (NIV). The NIV is easy to understand and very clear. More people read the NIV than any other English Bible. We made the NIrV even easier to read and understand. We used the words of the NIV when we could. Sometimes we used shorter words. We explained words that might be hard to understand. We made the sentences shorter.

We did some other things to make the NIrV a helpful Bible version for you. For example, sometimes a Bible verse quotes from another place in the Bible. When that happens, we put the other Bible book's name, chapter and verse right there. We separated each chapter into shorter sections. We gave a title to almost every chapter. Sometimes we even gave a title to the shorter sections. That will help you understand what each chapter or section is all about.

Is the NIrV an Accurate Bible?

At the time the Bible was written, God's people used the Hebrew and Greek languages. So the first writers of the Bible used those languages. We wanted the NIrV to say just what the first writers of the Bible said. So we kept checking what the Hebrew and Greek said.

We used the best and oldest copies of the Hebrew and Greek. Some of the first English Bible could not use those copies because they had not yet been found. But today we can check copies that are closer in time to the ones the first Bible writers wrote. We wanted to make sure we were giving you the actual Word of God.

What Is our Prayer for You?

The Lord has blessed the New International Version in a wonderful way. He has used it to help millions of its readers. Many have put their faith in Jesus after reading it. Many others have become stronger believers because they have read it.

We hope and pray that the New International Reader's Version will help you in the same way. If that happens, we will give God all of the glory.

Copyright Information

Copyright © 1996, 1998 by Biblica

TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT

BIBLICA PROVIDES THE SEARCHABLE TEXT OF THE NEW INTERNATIONAL READER'S VERSION® ("NIRV® TEXT") OF THE BIBLE AND ALL OTHER SERVICES ON THIS WEB SITE SUBJECT TO YOUR COMPLIANCE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN THIS TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT (the "Agreement").  BY ACCESSING THIS WEB SITE, BY USING THE NIRV® SEARCH FUNCTION, BY CLICKING ON THE "I AGREE" OR "SEARCH" BUTTONS, AND/OR BY ACCESSING THE NIRV® TEXT IN ANY WAY, YOU AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE, YOU SHALL NOT ACCESS NOR OTHERWISE USE THE NIRV® TEXT. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY:

  1. Copyright.  The NEW INTERNATIONAL READER'S VERSION® Text has been registered with the U.S. Copyright Office and is the property of Biblica, a Colorado nonprofit corporation, and is protected by the copyright laws of the United States and worldwide by various copyright and intellectual property laws and treaties. You do not acquire ownership rights to any NIrV® Text through the use of this Web Site. You agree to abide by any and all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained on the Web Site.  By accessing and/or using the NIrV® Text in any way, you acknowledge the validity and enforceability of Biblica's copyright in the NIrV® Text and agree that you will not in any way infringe, either directly or indirectly, Biblica's copyrights in the NIrV® Text.
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    a) Individuals: You are permitted to reproduce the NIrV® Text solely for personal, non-commercial  use, as  described in this limited revocable license Agreement. For these uses, the NIrV® Text may be  quoted in written format, up to and inclusive of 50 verses, without express written permission from Biblica,  provided the verses quoted do not amount to a complete book of the Bible nor do the verses quoted  account for five percent (5%) or more of the total text of the work in which they are quoted. This  limited  license may be revoked and/or modified at any time by Biblica in its sole and absolute discretion.

    b) Churches and non-profit educational institutions: You are permitted to reproduce the NIrV® Text  solely for personal, non-commercial use, as described in this limited revocable license Agreement. For  these uses, the NIrV® Text may be quoted in written format, up to and inclusive of 500 verses, without  express written permission from Biblica, provided the verses quoted do not amount to a complete book of  the Bible nor do the verses quoted account for twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the total text of the  work in which they are quoted. This limited license may be revoked and/or modified at any time by Biblica  in its sole and absolute discretion.
  4. Copyright and trademark notices. Whenever any portion of the NIrV® Text is reproduced in any format, notice of copyright and trademark ownership must appear on the title or copyright page or opening screen of the work (as appropriate) as follows. If the reproduction is in a web page or other comparable online format, the following notice must appear on each page on which NIrV® Text is reproduced:

    Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, NEW INTERNATIONAL READER'S VERSION®.Copyright © 1996, 1998 Biblica. All rights reserved throughout the world. Used by permission of Biblica.

    NEW INTERNATIONAL READER'S VERSION® and NIrV® are registered trademarks of Biblica. Use of either trademark for the offering of goods or services requires the prior written consent of Biblica.

    When quotations from the NIrV® Text are used by Churches for non-commercial and non-salable uses such as church bulletins, orders of service, or transparencies used during the Church service, complete copyright and trademark notices are not required, but the initial "NIrV®" must appear at the end of each quotation.
  5. Prohibited uses.  Any use beyond the permission granted above, including but not limited to reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display, performance, publication, or creation of derivative works of any NIrV® Text, is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of Biblica.
  6. Permission requests.  Permission request for use of the NIrV® Text that exceed the above guidelines should be directed to, and approved in writing by Rights and Permissions Administrator, Biblica, 1820 Jet Stream Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80921-3696.
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