Permissions Guidance

Quoting from the NIV Bible

Up to five hundred (500) verses from the NIV Bible may be quoted for commercial or non-commercial use in any form (written, visual, or electronic), without express written permission of the publisher, providing the verses quoted do not amount to a complete book of the Bible nor account for 25 per cent or more of the total text of the work in which they are quoted (based on word count).

The appropriate notice of copyright must appear on the title or copyright page of the work as follows:

Scripture quotations [marked NIV] taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version Anglicised Copyright © 1979, 1984, 2011 Biblica

Used by permission of Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, an Hachette UK company

All rights reserved.

‘NIV’ is a registered trademark of Biblica UK trademark number 1448790.

When quotations from the NIV text are used in non-saleable media, such as church bulletins, orders of service, posters, transparencies or similar media, a complete copyright notice is not required, but the initials (NIV) must appear at the end of each quotation.

Any commentary or other biblical reference work produced for commercial sale that uses the New International Version must obtain written permission for use of the NIV text.

Permission requests for commercial use within the UK, EU, and EFTA countries that exceed the above guidelines must be approved in writing by Hodder & Stoughton Publishers,  Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DY. Please download and fill in the permissions request form and once completed, send it to

Permission requests for commercial use within the USA and Canada that exceed the above guidelines must be approved in writing by Zondervan Publishing House, 3900 Sparks Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, USA. Please see details for how to request permission at

Permission requests for non-commercial use which exceed the above guidelines, must be approved in writing by Biblica, 1820 Jet Stream Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80921-3696, USA.

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