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How to change your default Bible version

Did you know that you can change the default version of the Bible that the Bible Gateway uses? By default, the Bible Gateway makes use of the New International Version when you do a Bible search—but you can set the Bible Gateway to use any one of the dozens of versions available. Want the Bible Gateway to use the King James Version or The Message instead, or perhaps the Russian Synodal Version or another language?

No problem! To choose which version you want to the Bible Gateway to use, click on the “Preferences” link in the navigation bar on the left side of the page. This brings you to a page at which you can set a number of different preferences; halfway down the page you’ll see the Default Version selector:

The default Bible version selector

Simply select the version you want to use from the drop-down list (you can leave the other settings alone for now). Then click “Update your preferences” at the bottom of the page.

Congratulations–you’ve just changed the default Bible version that the Bible Gateway uses! From now on, when you visit the Bible Gateway, it will use the Bible version you chose instead of the New International Version! (You can always change this back to the NIV, or to another version, by visiting the Preferences page again.)

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