Copyrights & Licences

The table below gives a high-level summary of copyrights and licenses used throughout the STEP Bible software. For comprehensive information about specific modules, please visit:
The STEP Bible project consists of different types of resources: 
STEPBible software
BSD 3-Clause License
This software may be freely distributed and freely developed by others.
Derivative software may be freely distributed. Get the software on Github
Tyndale House STEPBible datasetsCC BY-NC 3.0 Licence
These datasets may be freely used in other free projects. Profit-making projects are invited to ask for an individual licence.
This data may be freely distributed, with attribution to Tyndale House, Cambridge UK
Get the modules on our public repository or ask us for other data.
Please contact us  with any corrections.
CrossWire: Bibles and commentaries
Available for redistribution via websited etc:
(more available at the CrossWire repository)
Hundreds of datasets are kindly provided by CrossWire.  

CrossWire: JSword and related datasets JSword is the core library of routines which enable STEP to display and search the Biblical text.
It has been developed over many years by many programmers on a public licence.
Intellij IDEAAn IDE to help developers produce robust code efficiently
ej Technologies
install4j provide the framework for creating our desktop installation packages for Windows, Mac, ...
jProfiler is a tool for developers helping to ensure STEP remains as fast as possible.
SIL FontsOpen Font License (OFL) Hebrew and specialist fonts for languages around the world
ETCBC dataset from the
Eep Talstra Centre for Bible and Computer 
Hebrew OT morphology & syntax

If you see an error in the following please contact us.  
Datasets used with permissionCopyright/Licence
Apostolic Bible Polyglot
English & Greek texts
AB-Strong numbering system 
© 1996 Charles Van der Pool
Printed copies from 
Teknia Greek Dictionary© 1995-2013 Teknia owned by Bill Mounce  

Liddell - Scott - Jones Greek Lexicon, 9th edElectronic edition under CC-BY-SA by the
Perseus Project of Tufts University
(who must be offered all modifications)

Abridged Thayers Greek Lexicon
Abridged Brown-Driver-Briggs
© Larry Pierce of  

New American Standard Bible tagged text© 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973,
1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation 

English Standard Version©2011 Crossway Bibles,
a division of Good News Publishers

SIL Hebrew English Glosses© Summer Institute of  Linguistics Intl. 2003 

Chinese Standard Bible NT© Asia Bible Society 2013, B&H Publishing Group
Tagging for the Chinese Standard Bible
and the Chinese Union Version
© Asia Bible Society 2013, B&H Publishing Group
Tagging of the ASV & WEB© CrossWordProject 2013
Wade Masfield <

SBL Greek New Testament© Society of Biblical Literature
and Logos Bible Software 2010

Strongs tagging for French Louis Segond Bible© Larry Pierce of  

Arabic: Holy Bible, New Arabic Version (Ketab El Hayat)Copyright © 1988, 1997 by Biblica, Inc.®

(and many more)
English NIV-UK: Holy Bible, New International Version® (Anglicised), NIV®Copyright © 1979, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®
Chinese: Chinese Contemporary Bible (圣经当代译本修订版)Copyright © 1979, 2005, 2007, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®
Farsi/Persian: Farsi Contemporary BibleCopyright © 1995, 2005 by Biblica, Inc.®
Portuguese NVI: Biblia Sagrada, Nova Versão Internacional®, NVI®Copyright © 1993, 2000 by Biblica, Inc.®
Romanian: Holy Bible, New Romanian Translation (Noua Traducere În Limba Română)Copyright © 2006 by Biblica, Inc.®
Russian: Holy Bible, New Russian TranslationCopyright © 2006 by Biblica, Inc.®
Spanish NVI: La Santa Biblia, Nueva Versión Internacional® NVI®Copyright © 1999 by Biblica, Inc.®
Swahili (aka Kiswahili): Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu)Copyright ©1984, 1989, 2006 by Biblica, Inc.®
MultiLex Biblical Lexicon for Strongs in French, Spanish & EnglishCustotian: Biola University
Russian translation of Strongs
NET Bible with notes
<many more coming>

If you own a dataset which we have mistakenly regarded as Public Domain or Creative Commons,
please contact us and we will immediately investigate it.
Datasets not needing permission
Bible & Commentary modules
(any not listed by name on this page) 
<see individual copyright notices
by clicking on [ i ] next to the modules>
Ohienko Ukranian Bible

eBible ( to be Public Domain in each source file.