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NRSV Permissions

The latest version of the NRSV permissions policy can be found at nrsvbibles.org/?licensing.
bible.oremus.org endeavours to keep this page up to date as a reflection of the NRSV copyright holder’s policy but it is the responsibility of each user to ensure that they comply with the copyright holder’s rules. We last updated this information on 13 September 2017.

Up to 500 verses of the RSV or NRSV may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic or audio) without charge and without obtaining written permission provided all of the following conditions are met:

The total number of verses quoted is:

Special permission is not required for quotations from the RSV or NRSV meeting the above criteria that are utilized in non-salable media, such as such as church bulletins, orders of service, newsletters, class handouts, transparencies or other presentation media, whether electronic or mechanical.

The following copyright notices are authorized for use with the various editions of the NRSV:


For further details, for all other usage, and to enquire about permissions and licenses to use the NRSV see the NRSV pages of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA.


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