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Version Information

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

The New Century Version (NCV) Bible

The New Century Version (NCV) is a modern and accessible English translation of the Bible. It was first published in 1987 and aims to provide clear and straightforward language, making the biblical text easy to understand for a broad audience.

The translation process involved collaboration among scholars and linguists with the goal of producing a contemporary rendition of the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek manuscripts. The NCV emphasizes readability and clarity, making it suitable for both personal study and public reading.

With a focus on plain, everyday language, the NCV is often chosen for outreach and educational purposes. It includes both the Old and New Testaments, covering the entire biblical narrative. The translation is known for its simplicity, making it accessible to readers of various ages and backgrounds.

The NCV allows for the quoting of its text up to and inclusive of five hundred (500) verses without express written permission, as long as the quoted verses do not account for more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the work in which they are quoted, and a complete book of the Bible is not quoted.

For copyright details and proper attribution when quoting, specific guidelines are provided, similar to those you find in the previous response about the New Living Translation.

Overall, the New Century Version is recognized for its user-friendly language and its application in various settings, including personal study, educational contexts, and community outreach.

Copyright Info

New Century Version (NCV) Permissions

The text from the New Century Version® (NCV®) may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic, or audio), up to and inclusive of 500 verses or less without written permission, providing the verses quoted do not amount to a complete book of the Bible, nor do verses quoted account for 25% or more of the total text of the work in which they are quoted, and the verses are not being quoted in a commentary or other biblical reference work.

This permission is contingent upon an appropriate copyright acknowledgment as follows:

Scripture taken from the New Century Version®. Copyright © 2005 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

For churches requesting to use a small selection of material for church bulletins, sermons, or classroom use that falls within our “gratis use” guidelines, formal written permission is not necessary. Churches may use stand-alone quotations/scriptures in sermons, bulletins, newsletters, or projected in a worship setting without asking written permission provided the translation is correctly cited.

For requests not covered by the above guidelines, write to HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Attention: Permissions Department, P.O. Box 141000, Nashville, TN 37214 or go to http://www.harpercollinschristian.com/permissions/