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Some Criteria for Use of Bible Verses in Your Commercial Work

the word1) If you use Bible verses in your commercial work, you must include the proper permission line on the copyright page of your work for every Bible version you quote. For example, if you use the the New Living Translation, one of the following credit lines must appear on the copyright page of your work:

Scripture quotations marked (NLT) are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

(These permission lines were found at: http://www.biblegateway.com/versions/New-Living-Translation-NLT-Bible/)

Tip: To find these permission lines, go to the permissions page of the website of the publisher of the Bible version, the copyright page of the printed version, or to an online Bible source, such as www.biblegateway.com. Bible Gateway is the easiest way to go. Just click on this link: http://www.biblegateway.com/versions/, find your Bible version in the list, click on it, scroll down to “copyright information,” and you will find the permission line(s) to use.

 

2) Include the version abbreviation after quoting each verse or passage in your work. For example, when quoting John 3:16 from the New International Version, you would show the abbreviation (NIV), as follows: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16, NIV). This is required by most editors and a value for your readers. 

Tip: If you use one version of the Bible far more than others (your primary Bible version), you need not include the abbreviation after each quotation from it. Instead, list the permission line for the primary Bible version first on your copyright page. Use the version that begins with the words, “Unless otherwise indicated…” For example (for the NLT):

Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

Then you would merely include the appropriate abbreviation after quoting all other Bible versions.

 

3) It is recommended that you copy verses or passages directly from online resources and paste them into your manuscript to avoid errors. All publishers of Bible versions require you to use verses exactly as they are, without adulteration or changes.

Tip: If you add bold or italics for emphasis, you must state that you have done so. For example, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16, NIV, italics added). Alternatively, you may include a statement like this in the copyright page: “Italics in Scripture quotations have been added by the author for emphasis.”

Tip: Though you may capitalize personal pronouns for God in your writing, you must not change these in the verses and passages you quote. Using the example above, you would not change “he gave his one and only Son,” to “He gave His one and only Son.”

Tip: Avoid adding parenthetical commentary or notes to quoted Bible verses or passages. Many publishers of Bible versions prohibit this, or require you to gain permission to add such commentary. The best practice is to save commentary or notes for after the quote—do not intermingle them.

Tip: Never trust your memory when it comes to quoting Bible verses in your work.

 

4) Most publishers of Bible versions are very generous in allowing use of quotations, even in commercial works. But all have limits and you must observe them. For example, the New Living Translation has limited use as follows:

The text of the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic, or audio) up to and inclusive of five hundred (500) verses without express written permission of the publisher, provided that the verses quoted do not account for more than 25 percent of the work in which they are quoted, and provided that a complete book of the Bible is not quoted.

There is more to say on this. See future posts!

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