NIV bible

Hi does anyone have an niv bible for this software?
Daniel

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  • edited February 2007

    You would need to get permission from Zondervan to use it in openlp.org for display purposes. We removed it from openlp.org because of copyright issues.

  • edited April 2008


    Is this the same for the 'Good News Translation' ?


    Dave 


    www.allsaintsnewtonhall.org.uk

  • edited April 2008


    I'm not sure of the copyright of the Good News translation, but it'll be similar.


    According to the copyright notice inside the NIV Bible, you're allowed to quote, display, and use a certain amount of the verses in the Bible without paying royalties. What this means for you is that if you manage to find a openlp.org format version of the NIV Bible, you can use it and display it. We, however, are not allowed to redistribute the copyright versions of the Bible without prior permission (which is impossible without some commercial kick back for the copyright holders).


    That said and done, you could conceivably go to another site and download the NIV (and other versions of the Bible) and then import it into openlp.org... not that either myself or the openlp.org project are endorsing that...

  • In case folk are still wondering how to get an NIV translation into OpenLP, I've managed it.
    1. I found an NIV download in XML format (US language, so translated the US spellings to UK).
    2. Exported the XML into the tab-separated fields used in the SQlite database OpenLP uses (fields: 'id','book_id','chapter','verse','text'), prefixing the (verse) 'text' field with "'$" (<single-quote><dollar>).
    [Note: 'id' is a sequentially numbered value from 1 to 31102]
    3. Imported the tab-separated data into Excel (the "'$" stops Excel interpreting double-quotes in the text field, so preventing it joining multiple records trying to find the corresponding close double-quote).
    4. Global search+replace of "'$" with <blank> (to delete the "'$")
    5. Copy the RSV.sqlite file to NIV.sqlite
    6. Create an ODBC connection to NIV.sqlite, then open in Access (connecting to the data file, not importing it).
    7. Delete all rows in the 'verse' table.
    8. Copy all rows from Excel and paste into 'verse' table in Access (will take quite a few minutes, as there are 31,102 verse records).
    9. Update the 'name' and 'copyright' fields in the metadata table.
    Done.
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