The Powered Access Bible: Terms of Use

The Powered Access Bible is free for non-commercial use.

Different portions have different copyright stati:

  • All original work in "the Holy Bible, Uncensored" is governed by the following copyright:

    For the duration of this copyright statement, 'the work' are taken to mean all portions of all files distributed from this website (, that are not previously covered by other copyright status. The work is copyright 1992-2007 by Jonathan Hayward. All rights are reserved; rights to the work are granted as follows:

    1. Permission is granted to view the work online, and to copy as needed for that.
    2. Permission is granted for "fair use" quotations, as defined by "fair use" laws.
    3. Permission is granted to quote from the work in promoting and linking to .
    4. Permission is granted to distribute only verbatim copies of the documents, only without charging money above distribution expenses, and only with attribution to Jonathan Hayward.
    5. All other permissions require the explicit and prior written consent of Jonathan Hayward.
    6. No person other than Jonathan Hayward may receive remuneration above distribution expenses for distribution of the work.
    7. Where there is ambiguity as to the meaning of this copyright statement, the most restrictive legally permissible interpretation is binding unless otherwise stated expressly and in writing by the author.
    8. This license shall always be legally interpreted and judged under the laws of the State of Illinois, in the United States of America.
    9. If one or more portions of this license is found to be unenforceable, not legaly binding, or otherwise inapplicable, this license and all portions thereof shall remain binding and in full effect to the maximum effect permitted by law.

    As a special exception, permission is granted to copy "the Holy Bible, Uncensored" for non-commercial purposes only provided that it remains unaltered. This applies only to those portions of "the Holy Bible, Uncensored" that are not in the public domain.

    "The Holy Bible, Uncensored" is a slightly modified version of the New Testament and Protestant Old Testament taken from the World English Bible, together with most of the Apocrypha taken from the King James Version, and III-IV Maccabees and Psalm 151 taken from Sir Lancelot Brenton's translation of the Septuagint, as modified by various errata. (But the amount that has been changed isn't really all that much.)

  • The text of the RSV (that is, the Revised Standard Version) is used by gracious permission. The following header is required to be posted with the text:

    Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. -- 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.


    Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.

  • The text of the KJV (that is, the King James Version) is in the public domain. It may be copied freely.

  • The computer program, and all other original material exclusive of "the Holy Bible, Uncensored" in the Powered Access Bible, is copyright 2001-2007 by Jonathan Hayward (home page; e-mail), and is made available to you under your choice of the Artistic License or the Free Software Foundation's General Public License. In other words, you may download, use, and modify the software with a fair degree of freedom under whichever of these two licenses you prefer. You can download the Powered Access Bible from the The Powered Access Bible home page, and are invited to visit the author's home page and see what else he's made.