Welcome to the official Revised Standard Version (RSV) licensed user website.

The National Council of Churches (NCC), through its affiliate Friendship Press, is the copyright owner of the RSV and adaptations and translations thereof.

Licensing the RSV

Will Bergkamp at Friendship Press manages the rights and permissions process for the RSV. If you have not yet acquired the rights to use the RSV, are in need of additional permissions, or have any other questions, please contact:

  • Will Bergkamp
  • Copyright Manager
  • National Council of Churches
  • 110 Maryland Ave NE, Ste. #108
  • Washington, DC 20002

You may also send an email to CEO@friendshippress.org.

Additional information about licensing and permissions is available here.

NOTE: Riggins Rights Management continues to maintain royalty reports on behalf of the National Council of Churches. Current licensees should continue to submit reports and statements to Riggins as per the terms of the licensing agreement.

File Requests

Scribe Inc. manages and maintains the RSV database and is able to provide the full RSV text to licensees in the following file formats:

  • ScML (Scribe’s XML)
  • HTML
  • Microsoft Word DOCX
  • InDesign Tagged Text (IDTT)

Use the Downloads page to obtain your selected file format(s). Scribe will issue login credentials only after you have acquired the rights to use the RSV. For additional information about login credentials, please contact bibles@scribenet.com.

Licensees must refer to the errata and specifications for the RSV while preparing print and digital versions of the text.