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Cheaper translations

As a youth leader I would love to use this with my teen small group but the translations teens could actually understand are too much for them to have to pay.

  • Guest
  • Jan 12 2016
  • Idea already exists
  • Feb 2, 2016

    Admin response


    Thank you for using Verses and taking the time to share this suggestion.

    We definitely empathize with your concern. Currently we have to pay a residual to any translation publisher if the translation isn't yet in the common domain. We do get to keep a portion of the purchase price, though, and that is how we fund our work on Verses.

    That being said, we're trying to figure out another way to fund our work so that we could make all the translations free precisely for situations like yours.

    In the meantime we really appreciate your support. Every little bit helps us stay full time on improving Verses to make sure it's the best tool possible for learning God's Word.

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  • Tony Hollick commented
    27 Jul, 2020 01:20am

    Is this app priced for rich people only in developing countries only or is it free in developing countries?

    I don't mind paying the current fees in my developed country if my payments go toward sponsoring a wholly free version in developing countries, especially countries where Christians are persecuted (e.g. Muslim countries, China, etc.).

    Having said that, I'm really not keen on annual fees and would prefer a one-off fee of $5/$10 (I had a bad experience with an expensive Christian app in the past which went to pieces after it was sold off and poorly maintained by the new owners).

  • Guest commented
    8 Oct, 2016 07:22pm

    The King James Version is free and it's a 4th grade reading level 

  • Jonathon Jones commented
    27 Sep, 2016 04:07pm

    It's rude to promote another tool here. There is potentially double honor due here because of the connection between their labor and the Word. People will always haggle on price, and I'd suggest that instead of cost you consider the value you receive for the cost.  If the app is good at helping you hide God's Word in your heart, then what is $5?  Many people spend that on fancy coffee or other pleasures on a regular basis.

  • Guest commented
    5 Sep, 2016 06:00pm

    NET Bible is free for stuff like this. And it is new and easy to read.

  • Guest commented
    5 Mar, 2016 08:49pm

    The app I use is called fighter verse. It is very simular to this app and I would highly recommend it! It does cost $3 but it is worth it and you get access to all translations. It had games and other tools to help you memorize scripture. Perfect for teens!