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

Riggins Rights Management manages the rights and permissions for the RSV. If you have not yet acquired the rights to use the RSV, please contact NRSVcopyright@rigginsrights.com (the contact email address is the same for both the RSV and NRSV). Additional information about licensing and permissions is available here.

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.