Bible Promises 1.2 – now in three versions!

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The latest version of our Bible Promises software is now available on the iTunes App Store and Android Marketplace. Version 1.2 adds one of the most requested features: support for multiple Bible translations.

img_0001 Choosing your preferred Bible translation is really simple! Just tap on the Settings button on the Bible Promises home screen and choose between the ESV, NIV or KJV versions. All Bible verses will now be shown in the correct translation. Your preference will be remembered, so next time you start the app, you'll see the verses in your preferred text.
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English Standard Version - ESV

The English Standard Version (ESV) is a revision of the 1971 edition of the Revised Standard Version. The first edition was published in 2001 by Crossway Bibles.

The ESV Study Bible, also by Crossway Bibles, was published in October 2008. The ESV Study Bible uses the ESV translation and adds extensive notes and articles based on evangelical Christian scholarship. The stated intent of the translators was to produce a readable and accurate translation that stands in the tradition of Bible translations beginning with English religious reformer William Tyndale in 1525–26 and culminating in the King James Version of 1611. In their own words, they sought to follow a literal translation philosophy. To that end, they sought as far as possible to capture the precise wording of the original text and the personal style of each Bible writer, while taking into account differences of grammar, syntax, and idiom between current literary English and the original languages.

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New International Version (NIV)

The New International Version is an English translation of the Christian Bible. Published by Zondervan, it became one of the most popular modern translations made in the twentieth century.

The translation took ten years and involved a team of up to 100 people from the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. The range of those participating included over twenty different denominations such as Baptists, Evangelicals, Methodists, Lutherans, Anglicans, and more.The intent of the translators was to produce an accurate and readable translation that would fall between formal and functional equivalence. An emphasis was placed on thought-for-thought, but it was meant to be no freer than necessary to carry the sense of the original.

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King James Version (KJV)

The Authorized King James Version is an English translation of the Christian Bible begun in 1604 and first published in 1611 by the Church of England. The Great Bible was the first "authorized version" issued by the Church of England in the reign of King Henry VIII.[4] In January 1604, King James I of England convened the Hampton Court Conference where a new English version was conceived in response to the perceived problems of the earlier translations as detected by the Puritans, a faction within the Church of England.

The king gave the translators instructions designed to guarantee that the new version would conform to the ecclesiology and reflect the episcopal structure of the Church of England and its beliefs about an ordained clergy. The translation was by 47 scholars, all of whom were members of the Church of England.

Version 1.2 is a automatic free upgrade for existing users, or visit the Bible Promises site to download.


Scripture quotations marked ESV are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved

Scripture quotations marked NIV taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

Scripture quotations marked KJV from the King James version are in the public domain.

Information on Bible translations from Wikipedia: KJV, ESV, NIV.

Matt Mayer

Matt Mayer is a founder at ReignDesign. Matt is from the UK and was based in Shanghai for ten years. He is now living in Bangkok, Thailand.

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