Faster than ever before, we’ve been making new Bible versions and languages available in the Bible App for mobile devices and at YouVersion.com. Less than two weeks ago, YouVersion had 54 Bible versions in 24 languages. Today, you can find almost 110 versions of the Bible, representing 40 languages! And we’re just getting started. Our goal is for every person to be able to freely, easily engage with God’s Word in their own “heart language.” So in the coming weeks and months, expect to see a lot of new additions.
For now, check out YouVersion’s first Thai, Danish, Armenian and Ukrainian Bibles. There are even three ancient Greek New Testaments (SBLG, TR1624, TR1894) for the scholars among us! But with far too many new Bibles to list, we’d encourage you to go explore the list for yourself. Versions are sorted by language, so you can quickly drill down to find one you might enjoy. Also, please encourage your friends and loved ones to try out the variety and diversity YouVersion has to offer. There’s something for everyone.
We’d like to specifically thank the following Bible publishers for providing their Bibles free for our YouVersion community to use. This is just a partial list of some of these recent additions:
- From United Bible Societies:
- Reina Valera 1995 (RVR95). The 1995 version of the popular classic.
- 2009-10 Reina Valera Contemporánea (RVC). A more modern Reina Valera.
- Dios Habla Hoy Con Deuterocanόnicos (DHH)
- Traducciόn En Lenguaje Actual (TLA). A modern Spanish favorite, and
- Traducción En Lenguaje Actual Con Deuterocanónicos (TLAD). The TLA including the deuterocanonical books.
- Biblica, the same organization that brought us the NIV, presents:
- Slovo Zhizny (RSZ). YouVersion’s first modern Russian language version.
- 현대인의 성경, or Korean Living Bible (KLB). An easy-to-read modern translation for YouVersion’s ever-growing Korean community.
- New International Version Anglicized (NIVUK). The NIV in proper English.
- Het Boek (HTB). A modern Dutch language Bible.
- La Bible Du Semeur (BDS). A very popular French Bible, and
- Hoffnung für Alle (HFA). A favorite modern German language version.
- La Maison De La Bible brings us:
But wait, there’s more! Here are several other new additions:
- 中文标准译本圣经, or Chinese Standard Bible (CSB). A joint project of Asia Bible Society and Holman Bible Publishers.
- 新譯本（繁體字版） Chinese New Version (Traditional) (CNV). From The Worldwide Bible Society Limited.
- Nueva Traducción Viviente (NTV). An easy-to-read, modern language Spanish Bible from Tyndale.
- Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB). An English translation by Artists for Israel International Inc.
- พระคัมภีร์ภาษาไทยฉบับ Thai King James (TKJV). A Thai translation of the King James Version by Dr. Philip Pope.
- Biblia ya Kiswahili Toleo la Muungano (SUV). The Swahili Union Version of the Bible by Arthur Buliva and Ndungi Kyalo in Kiswahili.
- Kitaabka Quduuska Ah (KQA). The Bible in Somali from the Society for International Ministries.
- Верен (VBG). A 2010 revision of the Bulgarian Veren Bible.
- Ostervald (OST). A French translation by Swiss pastor Jean-Frederic Osterwald.