BibleScope Translations

Here are the translations offered in BibleScope

Translations

Available for purchase

You can purchase the NIV Family pack (includes the NIV, TNIV, and NIrV), MSG, HCSB and the NASB translations directly from BibleScope. Coming soon are the ESV, ERV, and PDT translations.

NEW! Use your own translation

We now have a way to import your own translation into BibleScope. To import a translation make sure you are using the 1.6 or greater version of BibleScope. In the translation list, press your Menu button on your device and select the "Import translation" option. You will then enter the URL where the translation is located, the description you want to use, and finally the short abbreviation (ex NIV) to use for the translation.
More information at bottom below

Also available for free download within BibleScope

  • King James Version
  • World English Bible
  • NET Bible
  • KJV with Strongs numbers
  • Young's Literal Translation(YLT)
  • American Standard Version (ASV)
  • Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary
  • Darby Translation
  • Darby's Commentary
  • Spanish Reina Valera Antigua
  • Spanish Sagradas Escrituras
  • Russian Translation
  • German Translation
  • Portuguese Translation
  • Chinese Union Simplified Translation
  • Chinese Union Traditional Translation
  • Latin Vulgate
  • Greek New Testament
  • Turkish Translation.
  • Korean Revised Version
  • Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
  • Adam Clarke Commentary
  • Italian La Nuova Diodati
  • Douay Rheims
  • Japanese Colloquial Bible
  • French Louis Segond
  • German Elberfelder 1905
  • John Gill Commentary
  • Byzantine Greek
  • Douay Rheims

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The Message and the Easy to Read (ERV) translation

The Message is available now, just update your translation list in BibleScope. Go to the list of translations and press your device's Menu button and then select 'Update translation list'. The Message will show up in the list of available translations.
The ERV is coming soon. We have the license for this translation in the iPhone version of BibleScope, we are just waiting to verify the license agreement for the Android BibleScope

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New American Standard Bible (NASB)

If you already have a copy of BibleScope, then you can purchase the NASB translation directly from within BibleScope 3.0 for $10.00. Select the NASB from the translation list and press the Purchase button. You will be able to purchase the NASB using your Google Checkout accoutn, which you will then be emailed a code used to download the NASB.

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English Standard Version (ESV)

Coming soon. We have the license for this translation in the iPhone version of BibleScope, we are just waiting to verify the license agreement for the Android BibleScope

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New International Version (NIV)

The NIV Family Pack is now available! Open up BibleScope on your device, and go to the list of translations. Press the Menu button on your device, and then select the 'Update translation list' selection from the popup menu. Then select the NIV to purchase. The NIV Family Pack contains the NIV, the NIrV (New International Reader's Version) and the TNIV (Today's New International Version)

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Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

If you already have a copy of BibleScope, then you can purchase the HCSB translation directly from within BibleScope 3.0 for $10.00. Select the HCSB from the translation list and press the Purchase button. You will be able to purchase the HCSB using your Google Checkout accoutn, which you will then be emailed a code used to download the HCSB.

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La Palabra de Dios Para Todos (PDT)

Coming soon. We have the license for this translation in the iPhone version of BibleScope, we are just waiting to verify the license agreement for the Android BibleScope

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ESV, NASB, NIV, HCSB, MSG, and ERV Purchase Instructions

The ESV, NASB, NIV, HCSB, MSG, ERV, and PDT purchases can be made from within BibleScope. Select the translation you wish to purchase from within the BibleScope app, then press the Purchase button on the screen. You will be taken to a browser screen where you purchase the translation using a Google checkout page. Once the purchase is complete, you will be sent two emails, one from google with a receipt for your purchase, and the second from me with the download code. This download code is what you will enter in the Translation download page inside BibleScope.

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User-installed Translation Instructions



The easiest way to create your own translation is to use this import tool I created (PC needed): BibleScope XML Importer
This tool takes an XML file in the format of Zefania XML Bible Markup language. There are many examples and translations available to use at: Zefania Sourceforge

If you wish to bypass the tool and create your own translation, they will need to be in a SQLite database format with the following database format:

    Tables:
  • Bible
    • _id           (INTEGER PRIMARY KEY) - This is automatically populated when entering values into the database, so no need to worry about this
    • book        (TEXT) - This is a 0-based number for the book of the Bible, so values 0 through 65 are valid
    • chapter   (TEXT) - This is a 1-based number for the chapter in the book
    • verse       (TEXT) - This is a 1-based number for the verse in the book
    • content    (TEXT) - This is the text field where the verse contents will be.
  • android_metadata
    • locale     (TEXT)
In the android_metadata table, add a single entry with this value: en_US

A good tool for using SQLite files is the open source SQLite Database Browser

You will also want to add a index of some sort to speed up navigation. Enter this query into a database tool to create an index:
    CREATE INDEX ib1 ON Bible(book, chapter)

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