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Offer the NIV84 as an alternate option Merged

When I bought the NIV, it was the 84 version. I was halfway through Philippians when the app automatically switched it to the current version. I want to continue in the 84 NIV version. There should be an option to choose which version. And it shouldn't be changed automatically on people wasting their time. 

  • Edward Jackson
  • Feb 25 2016
  • Will not implement
  • Feb 29, 2016

    Admin response


    You're absolutely right, that was a mistake on our part. We should have given much clearer warning before updating the version.

    Unfortunately the update was mandated by the publisher. They currently do not offer licensing for the NIV84 and require all products to use the NIV11. Once we realized we had used the NIV84 we needed to update in order to comply with their policies. Otherwise we would absolutely offer both version. There are many folks, like you, who prefer the NIV84 over the NIV11.

    That being said, I've updated the title of your request and will keep it live for others to comment and vote on. If we gain enough traction we may be able to convince the publisher to allow us to offer both translations for use within Verses.

    Again, please accept our apologies for not notifying you of the switch more clearly. 

    And thank you for using Verses!

  • Oscar Avalos commented
    22 Mar, 2016 05:43pm

    Hello, is it possible to get reimbursed for my purchase of NIV84 since it is now a new version that I can't use?

    Thank you.

    Oscar Avalos
    Cru Boston Metro
    Sola Gratia!

  • Guest commented
    1 Mar, 2016 05:19am

    Please petition NIV relentlessly to offer the NIV 84 version. All my memorized verses are in that version. The update should have said the version was switching to allow us not to update. Thank you.

  • Guest commented
    26 Feb, 2016 11:26pm

    Agree 100%. Having the option for NIV84 would make the app useful again for reviewing verses that have already been committed to memory in that version.

  • Guest commented
    26 Feb, 2016 06:25pm

    Agreed, especially because some people might prefer the older version. I couldn't understand why all of the sudden I wasn't getting my verses correct. 

  • Oscar Avalos commented
    25 Feb, 2016 06:03pm

    Yeah, that's not cool! Please have both options available because now I have to relearn it in the new version.