Does anybody have the KJV docx for PBB?

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David Burton | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Oct 5 2021 8:56 AM

I am looking for a PBB version of the ESV or KJV in docx (ideally with milestones, though it is fine if without) for a basis of a personalized study Bible. God bless.

Edit: I was unaware about the copyright of the ESV, I am still curious about the KJV (or another academic translation if public domain) in specifically PBB format, because I feel it will make the study far more in depth.

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Calvin Habig | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 5 2021 9:03 AM

David:

While I'm certain many other people will respond to this, I would say that since the ESV is under copyright, it would be both illegal and unethical for someone to share a PBB of the ESV text    The KJV (at least versions of the text before the mid-1920s) are pretty freely available online, but any (like the NKJV) that are since then are likewise most likely under copyright. 

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 5 2021 9:22 AM

Calvin Habig:
While I'm certain many other people will respond to this, I would say that since the ESV is under copyright, it would be both illegal and unethical for someone to share a PBB of the ESV text 

First, Calvin, thank you for all your MANY contributions.

But just as a fine-point, copyright is not the issue ... permissions is. And many of the modern translations allow (and apparently even encourage) personal-use (aka non-commercial).

As a result, thru the years, my own Bible software has an array of Bible version choices. But that said, I'd assume the 2 translations run afoul of Logos' own product offering (to include value-added). Don't know.

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Calvin Habig | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 5 2021 9:41 AM

You are correct.  It is not a simple matter of copyright but getting permission from the copyright holders. 

You are also correct: it runs afoul of the forum's policy of not sharing or posting works that are offered for sale by Logos. I should have mentioned that one, too.

(I actually didn't expect correction on the copyright issue.  I expected pushback on whether the four "editions" of the KJV were really editions [of which the NKJV purported to be the fifth] of if they were just "updates and corrections." and the KKJV was a totally new translation).

(I chucked when you thanked me for my MANY contributions when I note you have even more than me.   We just chime in when we think we can be a help.  Sometimes more of a help, sometimes less [as in this post perhaps!]).

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Justin Gatlin | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 5 2021 11:49 AM

What would a personal book do that the built-in notes tool would not do? I think that, while you can find many docx files of the KJV online, you can probably do what you want in a much easier way otherwise.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 5 2021 12:47 PM

David Burton:
I am looking for a PBB version of the (....) KJV (or another academic translation if public domain) in specifically PBB format

I wonder if ASV 1901 will work for you, see this old thread: https://community.logos.com/forums/t/42950.aspx - but as others wrote, the point of a study bible is in the notes, not the translation itself, and you could attach your notes (or even build a large PB-commentary with milestones running alongside the bible) to any existing bible in Logos.

Running Logos 9 latest (beta) version on Win 10

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