This is a tiny little web app that provides a JSON API for grabbing bible verses and passages.
This service is provided by Tim Morgan. You can get the source code for this app and the open data for its database at https://github.com/seven1m/bible_api.
You can get pretty crazy with book names and with verse ranges using commas and hyphens. It mostly just works. (Though, if it doesn't, you can submit an issue and let us know!)
|Cherokee||Cherokee New Testament||cherokee|
|English||Bible in Basic English||bbe|
|English||King James Version||kjv|
|English||World English Bible||web (default)|
|English (UK)||Open English Bible, Commonwealth Edition||oeb-cw|
|English (UK)||World English Bible, British Edition||webbe|
|English (US)||Open English Bible, US Edition||oeb-us|
|Latin||Clementine Latin Vulgate||clementine|
|Portuguese||João Ferreira de Almeida||almeida|
|Romanian||Protestant Romanian Corrected Cornilescu Version||rccv|
Help us add more bible translations! Contribute to our repository of open and freely-licensed bibles.
This service is free for anyone to use as long as you don't abuse my server. I regularly block IP addresses that hit this service too frequently and degrade the service for others. Do not use this API to download an entire bible, one verse or chapter-at-a-time. That's absolutely nuts. Please get the data from the source.
I make no guarantees about this service's availability, quality, or correctness. In fact, this server can and will go down frequently because it's just a hobby for me.
If you need more reliable service, remember you can grab the code and data for this site here and host it yourself!