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Hiya!

Does anyone happen to have a complete bible ebook w/resell rights and editable?

Thanks
Lee
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Originally Posted by Ken_Caudill View Post

    There's about a gazillion of them on the net. The bible is public domain.
    More exactly, some older translations of the Bible are public domain, like KJV (King James version).

    Just try to make an e-book of a newer translation published by some big Christian publishers... and watch how their lawyers will kick your ass with 'neighbourly love'
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
      Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

      More exactly, some older translations of the Bible are public domain, like KJV (King James version).
      The KJV is still protected under Crown copyright in the U.K.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    "And editable?" Now that's scary.

    Originally Posted by dreamerscove View Post

    Hiya!

    Does anyone happen to have a complete bible ebook w/resell rights and editable?

    Thanks
    Lee
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    • Profile picture of the author dreamerscove
      Hiya All

      Thanks for your help Still looking so if anyone knows of one LMK.

      Editable, so I can place some links in. Not to edit the scriptures

      Peace
      Lee
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Bard
    George beat me to it.

    Just imagine passing around one of those "edited" versions.

    Who needs a niche when you can start your own religion
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    I think the OP is looking for an ebook that is "brand-able" with their name/website and such ... Not that they want to edit the Bible itself..

    Course I could be wrong ....

    James
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    • Profile picture of the author dreamerscove
      Hiya All

      Yes, James, brandable. I was hoping to create a few links to sites we have. I hadn't consider placing ads in it.

      Peace
      Lee
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  • Profile picture of the author DanielCW
    Seems like a strange request???
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    • Profile picture of the author Luke Etheridge
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      • Profile picture of the author MJ Sterling
        Originally Posted by Luke Etheridge View Post

        Exactly what I was thinking...not the kind of market I would enter anyway...

        Luke
        The Christian niche is massive. There's a lot of money in it.
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  • Profile picture of the author WD Mino
    Hmmm.

    rev 22:18-20 18I [personally solemnly] warn everyone who listens to the statements of the prophecy [the [e]predictions and the consolations and admonitions pertaining to them] in this book: If anyone shall add anything to them, God will add and lay upon him the plagues (the afflictions and the calamities) that are recorded and described in this book. 19And if anyone cancels or takes away from the statements of the book of this prophecy [these [f]predictions relating to Christ's kingdom and its speedy triumph, together with the consolations and admonitions or warnings pertaining to them], God will cancel and take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the city of holiness (purity and hallowedness), which are described and promised in this book.
    20He Who gives this warning and affirms and testifies to these things says, Yes (it is true). [Surely] I am coming quickly (swiftly, speedily). Amen (so let it be)! Yes, come, Lord Jesus!


    End of story.


    The bible is under international copyright law. not under public domain btw
    -WD
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    • Profile picture of the author scrofford
      Originally Posted by WD Mino View Post

      Hmmm.

      rev 22:18-20 18I [personally solemnly] warn everyone who listens to the statements of the prophecy [the [e]predictions and the consolations and admonitions pertaining to them] in this book: If anyone shall add anything to them, God will add and lay upon him the plagues (the afflictions and the calamities) that are recorded and described in this book. 19And if anyone cancels or takes away from the statements of the book of this prophecy [these [f]predictions relating to Christ's kingdom and its speedy triumph, together with the consolations and admonitions or warnings pertaining to them], God will cancel and take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the city of holiness (purity and hallowedness), which are described and promised in this book.
      20He Who gives this warning and affirms and testifies to these things says, Yes (it is true). [Surely] I am coming quickly (swiftly, speedily). Amen (so let it be)! Yes, come, Lord Jesus!


      End of story.


      The bible is under international copyright law. not under public domain btw
      -WD
      He just wants to add links...not add or take away from the Bible dude.
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    • Profile picture of the author tj
      Originally Posted by WD Mino View Post

      Hmmm.



      The bible is under international copyright law. not under public domain btw
      -WD
      Newer editions yes - older not. See definition for public domain content.

      Timo
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    • Profile picture of the author Jay Jennings
      Originally Posted by WD Mino View Post

      rev 22:18-20 18I [personally solemnly] warn everyone who listens to the statements of the prophecy [the [e]predictions and the consolations and admonitions pertaining to them] in this book: If anyone shall add anything to them, God will add and lay upon him the plagues (the afflictions and the calamities) that are recorded and described in this book. 19And if anyone cancels or takes away from the statements of the book of this prophecy [these [f]predictions relating to Christ's kingdom and its speedy triumph, together with the consolations and admonitions or warnings pertaining to them], God will cancel and take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the city of holiness (purity and hallowedness), which are described and promised in this book.
      20He Who gives this warning and affirms and testifies to these things says, Yes (it is true). [Surely] I am coming quickly (swiftly, speedily). Amen (so let it be)! Yes, come, Lord Jesus!
      When I first saw this I thought it was set up for spinning!

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  • Profile picture of the author Nigel Greaves
    WD,

    I guess your helpful post rules out the OP adding an MS Word Amazon link to the end of the passage "In the beginning was the word".

    It's probably also scuppered his "Monetizing The Torah" ebook as well.

    Ah well, back to the drawing board.

    Nigel
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  • Profile picture of the author shermancox
    Hey Dreamerscove,

    How about creating a ebook yourself. You could do something like a list of helpful scriptures with light commentary from you...

    for example: When you are hurting....when you need encouragement...etc...

    at the end do a "brought to you by XXXXX" You might be interested in xxxxxx.

    shoot for a 10-15 page list of helpful scriptures related to your websites. I don't know, but I would think that it would give you more clicks than the huge Bible with a few links in the back of it......
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Hi Lee,

    Quick idea to help you get your site out there. While there is some disagreement about the copyright of various versions of The Bible, you would be totally safe if you write a commentary on some of your favorite verses.

    This would likely appeal to those who want to know what the scriptures mean, and would probably make for a better venue for promoting your sites. You could (if you find one) include a copy of The Bible, without any links, as part of the package.

    All the best,
    Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    LOL, looks like Sherman and I had the same idea at the same time.



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  • Profile picture of the author dreamerscove
    Hiya All!

    Those are great ideas! I just have to find a version I can use.

    Peace
    Lee
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    • Profile picture of the author marciayudkin
      According to this site, which provides a digital copy of it, the King James version of the Bible is public domain in the U.S.:

      King James Version (KJV Bible) - Version Information - BibleGateway.com

      How can the Bible not be public domain since it is so old? Because it was not written in English, and translations can be copyrighted.

      Marcia Yudkin
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      • Profile picture of the author seasoned
        Originally Posted by marciayudkin View Post

        According to this site, which provides a digital copy of it, the King James version of the Bible is public domain in the U.S.:

        King James Version (KJV Bible) - Version Information - BibleGateway.com

        How can the Bible not be public domain since it is so old? Because it was not written in English, and translations can be copyrighted.

        Marcia Yudkin
        The KJV Bible WAS written in English! OLD English, but still ENGLISH! It IS Public Domain. HECK, it was commissioned to bring the Bible to the masses! BTW The copyrights on translations are STILL subject to expiration. The original Lutheran Bible is ALSO PD, even though IT is GERMAN! ALSO done to bring the Bible to the masses.

        I SHOULD add that the NKJV is NOT the KJV, and is probably STILL under copyright. Likewise the ASB, NIV, "living", etc....

        As for editable, as long as you know what you are doing, and merely EXPLAIN OBVIOUS WORDS, you should be OK. I think the KJV, NKJV, NIV, ASB(as I recall) are generally fine TRANSLATIONS! The "living" is technically an INTERPRETATION and spoils the whole idea of a translation. Even Jack Hayford might agree with me there, even though he had a hand in it!

        Steve
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        • Profile picture of the author marciayudkin
          The KJV Bible WAS written in English!
          This is not true. The King James Version of the Bible is a translation, not an original work. The Old Testament was written in Hebrew and the New Testament was written mainly in Greek.

          If something is an English translation of another work, it is not accurate to say that that work was "written in English."

          For more information, see Authorized King James Version - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, where it says right in the first sentence that the King James Version of the Bible is a translation.

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          • Profile picture of the author wampcat
            Originally Posted by marciayudkin View Post

            This is not true. The King James Version of the Bible is a translation, not an original work. The Old Testament was written in Hebrew and the New Testament was written mainly in Greek.

            If something is an English translation of another work, it is not accurate to say that that work was "written in English."

            For more information, see Authorized King James Version - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, where it says right in the first sentence that the King James Version of the Bible is a translation.

            Marcia Yudkin
            actually, that's up for debate... many believe the NT was actually written in aramaic and then translated into greek...
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          • Profile picture of the author seasoned
            Originally Posted by marciayudkin View Post

            This is not true. The King James Version of the Bible is a translation, not an original work. The Old Testament was written in Hebrew and the New Testament was written mainly in Greek.

            If something is an English translation of another work, it is not accurate to say that that work was "written in English."

            For more information, see Authorized King James Version - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, where it says right in the first sentence that the King James Version of the Bible is a translation.

            Marcia Yudkin
            I meant that the KJV was originally in English. So what? Are you going to argue that it can't expire because it is a religious text, etc? BTW I DID say ""I think the KJV, NKJV, NIV, ASB(as I recall) are generally fine TRANSLATIONS! "!

            Even the INTERPRETATIONS could be argued to technically be translations, though the concepts are interpreted such that it may be misinterpreted by another.

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  • Profile picture of the author digigo
    remind me of a tv commercial selling DVD Bible... they hired a celebrity to promote it on TV .. I think they are selling for $19.95... they have unique content added though .. like pictures of the holy land... just to show you can still brand it and sell it with so many out there on the internet..
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  • Profile picture of the author netsys
    There's a great new free Bible software that has several modern translations.

    berbible.org

    I use it every day!
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  • Profile picture of the author garyv
    e-sword makes a killing on their bibles. They give away their bible software, that comes w/ several free bibles. Then they charge for some add on versions and translation. And they also charge for dictionaries, concordances, and other extras that can be added to the software. It's actually a very cool piece of software.

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  • Profile picture of the author shermancox
    Hey...It is highly dependent on the Bible you select. The nice thing about the text-commentary thing is that you can then use modern Bibles. for example the NKJV has the following permission policy:

    Printed, Visual and Electronic Uses:
    Up to 1,000 verses (inclusive) from assorted books of the New King James Version® (NKJV™) may be quoted in printed (e.g., book, brochure, magazine, newsletter, lesson outline), visual (e.g., film, videotape), and electronic forms (e.g., computer diskette, CD-ROM, on-line) without written permission, as long as the verses quoted do not amount to 50% of a complete book of the Bible and do not make up 50% or more of the total text of the work in which they are quoted.
    These uses of the NKJV must be acknowledged by an appropriate copyright notice as listed in Section II of this policy statement. Permission is contingent upon an appropriate copyright acknowledgment.

    So if you use less than 1,000 verses and your commentary on the verses you select is at least as long as the texts and you acknowledge the copyright holders then you can use the version....check out the permission use...

    Of course I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice...
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  • Profile picture of the author jazbo
    An edited version? Now that could ruffle a few feathers....
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    And I just wanted to be king. I need to raise my sights!


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  • Profile picture of the author dreamerscove
    Hiya All

    I didn't mean to stir up feelings in anyone. I've found several bibles that will work but none I can brand. Any ideas?

    Peace
    Lee

    BTW Lee <--- is a lady
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