The American Standard Version of the Holy Bible

The American Standard Version (ASV) of the Holy Bible was first published in 1901. It has earned the reputation of being the Rock of Biblical Honesty. Although the English used in the ASV is somewhat archaic, it isn't nearly as hard to understand as some passages of the King James Version of nearly 3 centuries earlier. This translation of the Holy Bible is in the public domain, since its copyright has expired. You are encouraged to download, copy, publish, and use this translation freely.

The World English Bible is an update of the American Standard Version that is still in the Public Domain, but uses more modern English.

The Old Testament

The 5 books of Moses -- the Law


Wisdom Literature

The Prophets

The New Testament

The Life of Jesus and the Early Church

Letters from the Apostle Paul

Other Letters from Apostles and Prophets

Prophecy - warnings for the present and revelation of the future

You may download the ASV in zipped archives containing HTML, XML (USFX) (defined here), Open Scriptural Information Standard (OSIS — defined here),  RTF, plain ASCII text, XML Scripture Encoding Model (XSEM — defined here), General Bible Format (defined here), or Unified Standard Format. Printed editions of the ASV are also available from other publishers.