You would like to use texts or illustrations from publications of the German Bible Society in your own publications (either print or digital)? We appreciate your interest! As our publications are protected by copyright you need a written permission from us to use them, except for some specific cases.
Use of single verses in social media
The use of single verses in social media is permitted without prior permission. However, please make sure to include a short copyright-notice. You will find a list with copyright-notices here:
Lutherbibel 2017, © Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft
Gute Nachricht Bibel, © 2000 Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft
BasisBibel, © 2012 Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft
Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, © 1977/1997 Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft
Novum Testamentum Graece, © 2012 Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft
The Greek New Testament, © 2014 Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft
Septuaginta, © 2006 Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft
Septuaginta Deutsch., © 2008 Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft
Vulgata © 2007 Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft
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