Why don’t you have certain versions of the Bible?

We seek to display the Bible in as many languages and reliable translations as possible.  If the Bible you seek does not appear on Bible Gateway, it may be for one or more of the following reasons:

  • Orthodoxy: Bible Gateway requires that the Bible translations displayed on Bible Gateway reflect the understanding of the Christian faith as expressed in the historic creeds of the church and in our Statement of Faith. Any Bible translations that do not represent historic, orthodox Christian belief are therefore not included in our library of Bibles.
  • Permissions. Alternatively, some Bibles do not appear on Bible Gateway due simply to our inability to secure licenses or permissions to display them. We are constantly working with copyright holders to expand our library of Bibles, but the legal licensing process takes time.
  • Formatting. Other Bible texts are not properly formatted for display on the Web. In these instances, we work with the licensors to convert the text into a workable format. Such processes require significant time and resources, however, and often postpone display of the text on the site.

Please note also that beyond these reasons, we at Bible Gateway often have to make decisions about which Bibles to pursue or prioritize based on the resources and time we have available. Sometimes a Bible or other piece of content must simply take a lower priority than more pressing projects, or may be deemed to not be a good fit for Bible Gateway for other reasons.

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