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Posted by JensG at Dec 9, 2007 2:22:18 PM
Re: Bibles in Portuguese
Sorry please. I have no time to proofread a Internet Source again a printed Book. I am a native German Speaker.

I hope you find another People.

Jens Grabner

Posted by Osk at Dec 9, 2007 4:56:09 PM
Re: Bibles in Portuguese
The issue isn't proof reading a text. The crux of this issue is that there is no such thing as the "João Ferreira de Almeida Atualizada". It's a corrupted copyrighted text, probably renamed to hide its source.

There are numerous discussions of this issue to be found around the web, for example:

I have checked the "João Ferreira de Almeida Atualizada" text against a number of Portuguese translations (both in print and in electronic editions). It is clearly derivative of copyrighted texts but I have not found any text by that title to exist.

You don't have to take my word for it, but you will be wasting your time if you don't.

Posted by VampiroSlack at Jul 15, 2008 1:56:21 PM
Re: Bibles in Portuguese
VampiroSlack, what do you think about translating the King James version to Portuguese?

there is a Brazilian King James Version existing, the New Testament has already been published, the complete Bible should be released soon. in other words, that would give troubles about copyrights....

Posted by VampiroSlack at Jul 15, 2008 2:23:11 PM
Re: Bibles in Portuguese
Here is a good Information about a Bible:

[link removed]

I hope this Bible from "The Unbound Bible" is free.

Please answere. I can make a Bible for the Sword Project.

Jens Grabner

as a matter of a fact, that "Link Removed" Bible seems to be free. after a first look made me suspect it might be Versão de Almeida - Revista e Atualizada no Brasil, I did some comparisons and could not identify the assembly of the text samples I took - that one I did it pretty randomly - with any printed version ever. an internet research told me that package's text might have been made up from several newer and older revisions of Bible versions in Portuguese by an unknown hacker. the modernized orthography is certainly his/her work. and that is a probable reason why it has never been named, or sometimes wrongly been informed to be the Versão de Almeida - Revista e Atualizada no Brasil.

most of the commentaries are in Portuguese, so at I found this information in English:

The Zefania XML site has two bible modules in Portuguese....

88 Portuguese Corrigida Fiel (1753/1995) (POR)
144 Portuguese Version (POR)

and after I saw its text in my girlfriend's Zefania XML - she uses Windows crying - it seems that "Link Removed" Bible is exactly the one described in the quote above as "144 Portuguese Version (POR)".

so I don't see how anyone may ever ask about copyright, chances are too remote the text have been any copyright holder's work.


Posted by Osk at Jul 16, 2008 8:47:10 PM
Re: Bibles in Portuguese

All of the "Almeida Atualizada" Bibles floating around on the net are the same. Unbound Bible, Bible Gateway, CCEL, Go Bible, Zefania, & e-Sword all use this text. That doesn't mean they should. That doesn't mean it is a public domain text. (Many of these groups have either been asked to remove other content in the past or don't care enough about copyright and source text quality.)

We will probably make use of the Projeto Bíblia Aberta text, but at the moment it is only 10 chapters.

Posted by JensG at Jul 22, 2008 5:33:05 AM
Re: Bibles in Portuguese
For Proofreading the Portuguese Bible, i have no Time and i understand not the language.

Sorry for that -- Jens

Posted by m2brazil at Oct 29, 2008 7:08:10 AM
Re: Bibles in Portuguese
I am an American Christian Missionary and have been waiting for a long time for a Portuguese Bible module to use in the GnomeSword. I want to use Linux for everything but things like this make me go back to Windows.

I prefer the Fiel or the Corrigida text myself. If there is something that I can do please let me know. For now I have the Portuguese Bible in HTML format and have to use two programs when building sermons. I study in English and then have to search the html for the corresponding Portuguese Bible verses.

As I understand, e-sword and several others are using what seems to be public domain files of the Port. Bible. Is there someone that is requesting to not use these files? Who are they? I will give them a phone call and ask for written permission.

Here is one that says that it is free

Proibido todo e qualquer uso comercial. (prohibited any kind of use commercially)
Se você pagou por esse livro (If you paid for this book)
VOCÊ FOI ROUBADO! (You were cheated)
Você tem este e muitos outros títulos (You have this book and many others)
direto na fonte: (From this place)

Edições em pdf e eBookLibris

I don't think João Ferreira de Almeida would mind if we used his translation.

Here is another one from 1850

A Biblia Sagrada contendo o Velho e o Novo Testamento, traduzida em portuguez
By João Ferreira d' Almeida
Published by Sociedade Americana da Biblia, 1850
Original from the New York Public Library
Digitized Aug 28, 2007
1139 pages

Copy writes usually end after 70 yrs. if they could claim copy write at all

Please! Someone give us the Portuguese Bible! Portuguese is spoken by over 180 million people in the world.

Posted by VampiroSlack at Apr 15, 2009 8:49:18 AM
Re: Bibles in Portuguese

think I've found what we need for the beginning: a module of the ACF - Versão de Almeida - Revista e Corrigida Fiel aos Textos Originais biggrin . yes, right your beloved Almeida Corrigida Fiel which also I pretty appreciate. smile

to download it, the link is this one: (link removed).

well, and I've not forgotten to advise about it at Crosswire's Wiki .

anyway, it's amazing how Brazil`s Bible societies and publishers ride on "their" copyrights which often, according to Brazilian law, they would not even have. Brazil's copyright legislation basically follows the Berne convention but in 1998 has raised authors' rights terms of expiry to 70 years; the Berne Convention's Articles 7 and 7bis are pretty quite clear. the specific law which rules copyrights in Brazil is Law Nº 9.610, from 19 February 1998.


Posted by Osk at Sep 26, 2009 5:53:14 PM
Re: Bibles in Portuguese
ACF has a 1969 publication date, which means this is under copyright.

The link in the above has been removed.

Posted by dmontier at May 2, 2011 4:32:54 PM
Re: Bibles in Portuguese
I know a bible enabled to use in the site

All files in this site are free of copyrigths, and it is official site of brasilian government,
there is possible to find a file of the bible, so i think we can use this text to enable the portuguese version, what do you think?

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