Starting today (Saturday, Feb. 12), YouVersion is giving away free downloads of the NIV version of the Bible. They are doing it in honor of the 400th anniversary of the King James Version (which begs the question, why not give away the NKJV? Maybe next time. check the fine print.)
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2011 marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible. To celebrate this milestone of making God’s Word available in the common language of the people, all throughout this year, YouVersion will be highlighting several special events and opportunities that will make it easier than ever to access, engage and share the Bible.
The first event we’reexcited to tell you about is a special 400-hour promotion made possible through a partnership with Biblica and Zondervan. Exclusively through the Bible App™ you’ll be able to download the New International Version (NIV) using an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android device…absolutely free. Downloading the NIV means you’ll be able to read it anytime, anywhere—even when you can’t connect to your service provider or the Internet, and after the 400 hour promotion is over. This special offer only lasts for a limited time, starting THIS SATURDAY, February 12, at 8:00 PM U.S. Eastern Time (GMT-5) and ending at 12:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 1, marking the first availability of the NIV update in print. For more details about the availability of the NIV offline on your mobile device, follow
And even if you don’t have an iPhone or Android device to take advantage of this first offer, we have something for you, too. We continue adding new reading plans to help you connect with God’s Word, with more than 60 available now! One seasonal example is the 5-day “Love and Marriage” plan. If you and your special someone start reading it together now, you can wrap it up just in time for Valentine’s Day! You’ll find it under “Topical” in the Bible App’s Plans, or at
YouVersion would like to thank Biblica and Zondervan for making the NIV available offline. You can learn more about both of these organizations at their web addresses below.

God has already done so much in 2011. We’re looking forward to seeing where He takes us as we continue to celebrate and share His Word.

Your Friends at YouVersion



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