Can You Download the Text of the Living Bible for Free?

Worshippers can read the full text of the New Living Translation of the Bible online at and for free, but neither website has a downloadable version of the BIble available. The New Living Translation presents the Bible text in everyday English.

The New Living Translation Bible translators use contemporary English language to accurately convey the original meaning of Biblical text, while making the text relevant to modern worshippers. The translation team included 90 Bible scholars. They clarified metaphors while preserving the intended meaning of the ancient text by translating entire thoughts rather than individual words, and they maintained rhetorical devices found in the original text to provide literary structure to the translation.