Hi there, I am looking for a version of the bible called Modern English Version (MEV) Published by Passio. I find this a very useful version as here in the UK if we use the KJV (which I love) we have to pay to use it in our books, but the MEV is a good close second to the KJV and we are able to use it better. It would be good to get it in the format that I can use on e-sword. E-Sword makes it so much easier to get information all in one place.
It has "All rights reserved" by the copyright so we need permission to copy it or Rick Meyers (who made e-Sword) can make or distribute a premium module.
The Holy Bible, Modern English Version. Copyright © 2014 by Military Bible Association. Published and distributed by Charisma House. All rights reserved.
The text of the Modern English Version (MEV) may be quoted or reprinted without prior written permission with the following qualifications:
(1) up to and including 500 verses may be quoted in printed form as long as the verses quoted amount to less than 50 percent of a complete book of the Bible and make up less than 50 percent of the total work in which they are quoted;
(2) all MEV quotations must conform accurately to the MEV text.
Any use of the MEV text must include a proper acknowledgment as follows:
Scripture taken from the Modern English Version. Copyright © 2014 by Military Bible Association. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
If you are looking for other English Textus Receptus based translations after 1611. (other than MEV and NKJV).
(RHB) Restored Holy Bible (Public Domain) my translation.
(TRi) Stephanus Textus Receptus with accents, interlinear, Strong's numbers and parsing info (TR 1550)
(LitNT) Literal New Testament (TR 1550)
(YLT) Young Literal translation (Public Domain)
(RYLTNT) Revised Young's Literal Translation of the NT (RYLT-NT) (2000)
(SLT) Julia E. Smith translation (Public Domain)
(KJ3) King James 3 - The Literal Translation Green © 2005
(LITV) Literal Translation of the Holy Bible(TR) Green © 1976-2000
(MKJV) Modern King James Version (Red Letter) Green © 1998
Thomas Haweis NT 1795 (Public Domain)
(WORNT) John Worsley’s New Testament 1770 (Public Domain)
(CTB) Charles Thomson Bible 1808 (LXX+TR) (Public Domain)
(Webster) Webster Bible 1833 (TR KJV) (Public Domain)
(Rev Webster+) 1995 Revised Webster Bible (1833) w/ Strong''s Numbers (Red Letter)
AKJV-R American King James Version red letter edition (AKJV) 1999 (Public Domain)
(KJ2000)King James 2000 (Red Letter) © Dr. Robert A. Couric
(KJV21) King James 21st Century Version © 1994 Deuell Enterprises
(KJVCNT) King James Bible, Clarified NT (KJC) (1998) (Red Letter) (Public Domain) Bill McGinnis
(ASV-2014) edited by Jeff D. Huddleston (mistranslated only-begotten)
(VW) Voice in the Wildness-edition (TR) © 2010 (TR KJ) Paul Becker
(LHB)The Lighthouse Bible (TR KJ) David Plaisted
(BSV) Bond Slave Version(TR KJ)
(JB2000) English Jubilee 2000 Bible (TR Mix) © 2000
By the way: who are the we? "we have to pay to use it in our books, but the MEV is a good close second to the KJV and we are able to use it better."
Any Public Domain translation is free to use in your books. All translations made before 1900 are Public Domain by age (except the UK versions of KJV that has Crown Copyright ).