The NIV offers a balance between a word-for-word and thought-for-thought translation and is considered by many as a highly accurate and smooth-reading version of the Bible in modern English.
In 1967, the New York Bible Society (now Biblica) generously undertook the financial sponsorship of creating a contemporary English translation of the Bible. The NIV Bible was produced by more than one hundred scholars working from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.
The NIV Bible was first published in 1973, with revisions published in 1978 and 1983.
You can browse the NIV Bible verses by using the chapters listed below, or use our free Bible search feature at the top of this page.
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