A few million people world wide have
visited the Christian Library On-Line and were able to view
the Modern Literal Version and download a free copy for
This translation has been open for revision by anyone
since 1998, and this is the current result. This was a first
in the translation arena. You are invited to participate in
the ongoing revision of the “Modern Literal Version.” All
who have helped, have contributed something to further the
readability or accuracy of this translation or simply double
checked all who have worked on this translation. It is time
the Bible is back into the hands of the Christian, not some
big publishing company out to make money. This translation
will continue to stay ‘open’ with a yearly update or “change
log” until that is not possible.
Because of this, the "Modern Literal Version" plans to
Any corrections please email to mlvbible (at) gmail
(dot) com with subject line: “MLV”. Unlike all others before
it, this translation will be corrected when needed.
We adopted the THE GREEK NEW TESTAMENT: BYZANTINE
TEXTFORM (2005) for our text. Major reason it that it is a
compilation based off of 65+ manuscripts that represent the
65+ different families of the 5000+ manuscripts in
existence; not 2 of the oldest (W&H, UBS, NA), and not
just a possible 8 manuscripts (T.R.).