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.
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.