expired FREE NIV Bible Download for OFFLINE Reading from YouVersion Apps

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Limited Time: Free NIV Download!
To celebrate Zondervan Publishing’s all-new Once-A-Day reading plan — Biblica, in cooperation with Zondervan, is offering the NIV (New International Version) to the entire YouVersion community for download in the Bible App beginning January 1.

When you download the NIV, that means you can read it anytime, anywhere—even when you don’t have an Internet connection or a network signal! (Check our Support site for details on how to download the NIV to your specific device.) Make sure you download your offline copy of the NIV soon — it’s only available until January 21!

https://www.youversion.com/mobile

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all OZB and may u have a great year!
keep the bargain & deals coming in :))
All the best!

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Mod: As with all deals but especially this one let's act respectfully taking note of the commenting and voting guidelines.


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  • +2 votes

    Awesome find. One problem with this app is, when you update the program, it seems like the offline NIV disappears. Well at least in the previous versions it did

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      If you are using android you can backup the file and then transfer it over via simple copy-paste.

      No idea about iOS tough..does anyone know?

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      I updated my app recently (before this free NIV offer) and the previously downloaded version of the NIV stayed on my phone. This is on the SGS2.

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      I've updated the app many times on my iPod touch, iPad and Blackberry with no dissapearing offline bibles (including time-limited-free NIV and NLT). I think they have resolved the problem now. :)
      And for Blackberry, yes you can copy-paste the file database into your computer.

        • +10 votes

          Why especially this one? Rules and voting guildinelines should apply to equally to all deals. Your example of modding is the reason why people get frustrated in the first place.

        • +15 votes

          No one is saying the rules don't apply everywhere. It's just that historically, people have frequently ignored or forgotten the rules when religion is brought up. No harm in a little reminder :)

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    Cheers for this one mate! Pls can you tell me where to sign up & download? Im on my phone and all i can see is the instructions.

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      You should be able to just do it via the app on your phone. You will just realise that the NIV version is now accessible to download for free (usually paid)

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        Sorry i dont quite understand, i domt already have a zondervan appon my phone & when i go to the app store i only see payed apps by them.

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          You're not "purchasing" another app.. you're "purchasing" a free version of the bible via "in-app" purchases. :)

    • +5 votes

      Feel free to post a free Harry Potter deal then.

        • +8 votes

          i certainly see someone else paying for eternity in paradise as more of a bargain. and there are no limits, it is available to everyone, and won't be cancelled like HN.

        • +5 votes

          JKRowling might have got her idea from somewhere to write that Harry Potter should, out of love for his friends, to have himself willing & sacrificially killed by Voldemort. And the strange thing is — he actually came back to life again and saved his friends! Not to mention that Harry asked that Tom Riddle guy to repent/have remorse at the final battle, before Tom's spell rebounded and killed himself.

          Some suspected that she was inspired by some literature written centuries ago… I wonder which one.

  • +25 votes

    No negative comments whatsoever

    Well I don't like licorice and I don't care who knows it.

    • +9 votes

      Outrageous!

    • +3 votes

      Damn it. I dont like it either.

    • -2 votes

      Crucify him !!!!!

  • +8 votes

    Free on iphone - https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/niv-bible*/id481765599?mt=8

    Uusual price is free - so not a bargain.

    • +8 votes

      Not a bargain, current product & most variations/original versions of it are free elsewhere already.

      • +5 votes

        As you and others have noted. Somehow many others here are wearing blinkers. Wait, wut.

    • +1 vote

      Actually for the app you pointed out, the NIV is a DLC… so actually not free.

  • +16 votes

    Seriously the bible in 2013, heard its a good read just dont take it too seriously.

    • +8 votes

      Especially that stuff about getting your dad drunk and sleeping with him.
      Incest is not cool yo.

  • +5 votes

    Thanks, just downloaded it. For those that don't know, youversion is way better than the other free Bible apps out there, and normally you DO have to buy the NIV version if you want that one offline.

    • -1 vote

      I love the OPs recommendation of using an alternate email address to game the system and get yourself… a second free bible!
      Not sure what happened to "if your enemy asks for your shirt, give him your ass as well". Or maybe that was coat, not ass. Whatever, I obviously need a free bible to check. But in either case… bending the rules to get free stuff isn't exactly biblical… unless that's one of the rules we choose not to follow these days.

  • +4 votes

    this "deal" should be removed or at the very least be flagged adults only and NSFW. its full of stories of prostitutes, murder, slavery, zombies and the some of the most disgusting instances of encouraging rape in 100's of years (example deuteronomy 22:28 and 29).

    some good truths at http://www.evilbible.com/

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      Thread should be about whether or not its a good deal, not whether or not you believe in Christianity. there are approximately 4,281,297 other places you can argue that point.

      • -1 vote

        imo books encouraging rape and glorifying murder should not be put in public spaces where children could see it, which imo makes this not a deal because its inappropriate content. just because its a 2000 year old book does not make it any more right/acceptable

        • -1 vote

          It's laughable that you have the audacity to judge what deal should/shouldn't be removed (on a very opinionated ground) when you have never even contribute a deal on this website.

        • +1 vote

          … ..

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          how is it glorifying rape and murder?

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          kermuffle on 04/01/2013 - 23:00
          how is it glorifying rape and murder?

          why am i not surprised you cant take written text for what it actually says/means… i clearly said glorifying murder and encouraging rape

          nosdan on 03/01/2013 - 17:34
          imo books encouraging rape and glorifying murder

          as for encouraging rape… deuteronomy 22:28 and 29 clearly say that if someone forces themselves on a virgin, that poor girl should then also be forced to marry her rapist and for ever be joined with them…. lovely book that you read…. sure in the last 10 or 20 years they have tried to change the meaning to suit the current climate of the majority of civilised people believing these days that rape is actually a bad thing, but for the last 2000 odd years the meaning of that passage was clear.

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          and as for the murder part…….. the best example is of childrens books glorifying the genocide that "god" brought upon the earth on a global scale by apparently flooding it for 40 days and 40 nights……. killing ever living thing all but one small boat….. which coincidently forgot to pick up all the dinosaurs… not to mention how it managed to keep 1/2 the animals hot (lions n stuff) and 1/2 of them really cold (like polar bears n stuff) but i guess when they wrote that book they never actually realised anyone was going to take it seriously huh?

    • -2 votes

      Man…I ran out of neg votes because too many idiots/trolls here. So please take this reply as a neg vote =)

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      You might be misinterpreting The Book. I read the passage you quoted and within context, see it in a different light. While I agree that there are some rather interesting 'stories', it's really much more than that. I have no idea what we would accomplish by trying to prove any of it wrong or inconsistent, especially if one doesn't have any interest at all. No harm done here, just thought I'd let you know that your comments come across as somewhat inciting.

  • +2 votes

    Thanks for this, had the You version Bible app the day i got my ipod. I've been trying to get a offline NIV copy when i'm not connected to wifi so thanks heaps

  • -1 vote

    I wonder how many of these people complaining about being allowed to post a Bible non-deal on this website would be in my thread complaining when I post a free copy of the Quran ?

    believe in the imaginary man, don't believe in the imaginary man, how come it's okay to sling shit at everyone in a hard drive thread but harmless comments here making some of you all butthurt?

  • +1 vote

    imo save your thoughts, theories and ideas about the content of this deal in a forum or something, this thead is about the bargain of a free download which is not normally available. Im using an android device so if it has always been free for ios means nothing to me….for me this is a deal, thanks op.

  • +2 votes

    With all due respect, which version/edition/revision of Bible is this? Would've thought that God's word would be absolute, unchangeable and protected, if you believe in God of course. Thanks nonetheless for the post and noble intentions.

    • +1 vote

      Well like any other translation, it needs to be updated to match the language and cultural understanding of those who read it. If anything I think it's more realistic than if they were saying you can't alter one stroke off the ancient Greek/ Hebrew/ stone etching it was found on… I thought one of the main complaints about most religions was because they can't change with the times? I think this is a good thing whether you believe in God or not.

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        Ahhh, so this is the version where rape is wrong, and being gay is accepted? :P

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          It 'A' version of the Bible. Not 'YOUR' version of the bible.

          By the way, I didn't neg your post (I'm just answering your question).

      • +1 vote

        iI suggest the lolcat Bible. It's written in modern net speak.

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      So you think everyone should read it in the original Aramaic, Greek and Hebrew. Gee, I cant even do English properly anymore let alone understand 3 more.

  • +6 votes

    thanks OP. i read on the train so lose my connection to the online ones when i go through the city loop. hope the new living translation is next!

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    I've found a more interesting version of this story! Highly recommend reading.

    http://www.islamtomorrow.com/downloads/index.asp

  • +2 votes

    I am surprised this is so popular. I assume it is because of the magical word "FREE". In my experience, 95% of regular computer users are atheists and Marxist socialists, the younger they are the more leftist and vitriolically anti-religious they are. Only old folks like me have an interest in religion and conservative/libertarian principles.

    (For people who know little about the various translations) The NIV is one of the better bible translations, and one of the most expensive. I regard the original King James, New American Standard NASB, Revised Standard and Jewish Bible (JPS translation) more highly though. However, the latest version of the NIV has been neutered by politically correctness, what they term "inclusive" language, whereas this is not present in the other Bibles I have mentioned. Regardless, all the above employ sophisticated, mature English rather than the dumbed down, modern paraphrasing of hip Bibles like the amplified Translation.

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      iI think NIV adds things that were not in previous versions and excludes things that were. it's definitely not without controversies among xian folk.

    • +3 votes

      True with the revised NIV, but I think it's the NIV 1984 here which is the old one.

      I don't think NIV adds things that were not in previous versions, unless by "previous versions" you mean KJV/Authorised Version. It's more of the different manuscripts that the translators/scholars use. Some articles on Wikipedia:

      As of "more expensive", well, blame Zondervan, which is part of HarperCollins, which is part of News Corp :) They do publish good books, but they are less relaxed with the distribution of NIV translation, unlike Crossway, who allows distribution of ESV for free in many free Bible software/apps.

    • -3 votes

      I can understand the popularity of Christian products on Ozbargain. In my experience there are a lot of Asian Ozbargainers and Christianity is a big growth area in for this group.

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        Uh, that's generalising a bit too much. I'm Asian and I'm waiting for a Richard Dawkins freebie to pop up. In fact, the author was recommended to me by a fellow Asian.

  • +4 votes

    Lies make baby jesus cry.

  • +17 votes

    the greatest antidote to religion is the bible itself.. read and set yourself free

    • +3 votes

      Or don't and be even free-er….and have more time to play those steam games on special right now.

  • +6 votes

    Thanks. I got it last time it was free and it's very handy.

    I'm not sure about the other free versions that other people have posted up here but I'm not sure you can access those offline. This is so you can read the whole NIV bible without having an internet connection which you usually have to pay for. So a bargain IMHO.

    I have no qualms if people posted up other religious literature as bargains. I just wouldn't click on the link if it doesn't interest me.

  • +10 votes

    Jesus was an ozbargainer - Jesus saves.

    • +9 votes

      Not to mention Jesus went to the temple and totally kicked @#$% out of the brick & mortar retailers in there…

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    Managed to get it working, thanks Maestro for the help. I was clicking the deal link rather than the link in the description which gives the app download…..anyway i have some issues with this app, firstly ever since downloading my galaxy s2 volume will randomly turn itself all the way down to silent. Also im not able to search for words within the downloaded niv text offline, wants to connect to internet. Anyone else having these issues?

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    Thanks OP, I was thinking of accepting Jesus Christ as my personal saviour but was holding out until I could get a cheap deal on a bible. Does this come with all the DLC?

    • +4 votes

      Hi paizuri,
      other version that can be downloaded, will have green box with down arrow next to it.
      NIV version is the most common used today.
      Someone once suggested to me to start from Book of John, easiest to understand (John 3 : 16 is 1 of my favourite)
      You could read biography of Nick Vujicic to get some inspiration. :)

      In reply to those who find this useful and thanked me, I'm glad that you did, you're welcome.

      To those who do not like this post, it's fine, find another deal in OZB that's useful for you.

      Yes, It is free all the time, but the 3G data connection will cost some people money if they are on prepaid in order to read / access it.

      It's a new year, so let's all get along … "dear ozb, dear ozb, could we all just get along!"

      Have a great weekend all.

      • -1 vote

        He is taking the piss and you don't even realise it.

    • +1 vote

      Comes with the Old Testament, and the sequel

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    Thank you for the deal friend.

    Happy New year!

  • +2 votes

    Forums?

  • -2 votes

    Not a bargain. Can be had for free anytime.

    • -1 vote

      "Anytime"?

      That's simply not true.

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