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  1. Please add more languages

    Or try to make a deal with YouVersion, which supports 1134 languages.

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    • 3 votes
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      • Please add a tamil version to your API

        It would be really good to see the tamil version in your api. Can you please let me know whether its possible.

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        • Please fix: it's impossible to get 36 chapter using API

          If you use such url: https://bibles.org/v2/passages.js?q[]=2Chr36&version=eng-MSG&include_marginalia=true&lang=nl
          than you will get 500 status (Internal Server Error).
          Also you can try to change a numbers of chapters and verses (because 35:26 and 36:1 are combined and appears to be a single verse).
          I tried to use such combinations: 35:26-36:23 and similar to them.
          Please fix bug inside your backend part :)

          9 votes
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          • Retrieve Verse Count per Chapter for Entire Bible (to Support a Verse Chooser UI)

            I would like to retrieve the verse count for each chapter in an entire bible version.

            Basically, I need a list of books, chapters, and verse count in each chapter.

            This is needed to build a verse chooser UI, where the user can choose the book, chapter, and verse before any additional api request is made.

            Also, since each book can have it's own versification using a generic verse count does not always work.

            By making a specific api endpoint for this purpose, it would be easy to cache and make efficient on both sides. (Right now I have to…

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            • Tamil API

              It would be nice to have Tamil API version.

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              • Either use standard ISO language codes or provide a way of getting the names of the language codes you use.

                There currently doesn't seem to be a documented way of getting the names of the languages for each version of the bible, nor of getting the full list of languages you support. This makes it hard to provide a UI where a user selects their language followed by a specific version.

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                • Please add the 1984 NIV bible to your API.

                  It would be really good to see the 1984 NIV version in your API.

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                  • Add german versions of the bible

                    So many versions available but not a single one in German!
                    Ideally you could integrate Luther 2017 or Schlachter 2000 translations.

                    If you would do this, you would be the only service to provide an API for the German Bible

                    4 votes
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                    • Insert API key directly into URL

                      Most APIs allow for the insertion directly into the URL string. This would make it easy to use in native iOS apps. As it is today, the use of the API key is complex. I see no examples of how to code this for native iOS apps in Swift 3.0

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                      • Create example code to use the API in c#

                        It would be great to have official or community supported examples of how to the use the API in C# (.NET). Code samples or reference implementations would optimally cover how to handle authentication, fetching content and complying with the FUMS reporting.

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                        • Add RNKSV and NKRV version

                          kor-NKRV and kor-RNKSV are available at bibles.org. Could you add these versions into the API. Especially, NKRV is the most popular bible version in Korea. Thanks for your consideration.

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                          • Query usage statistics

                            The API limits to 5000 queries/day. Current usage of the month should be available to the developer.

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                            • Add fra-LSG to API

                              fra-LSG access is available at bibles.org. It would be great if it was available through the API as well. Thanks for your consideration.

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                              • Allow for full bible downloads

                                Allow the developer to download the full bible json/xml by version key instead of by chapter. I think this would make it nicer for offline support of applications.

                                19 votes
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                                • Fix broken references (eng-GNTD:Zech.4.10b, eng-GNTD:Matt.1.6b, eng-GNTD:Mark.16.9)

                                  If you walk through verse by verse, the next verse pointer points to these IDs, but they do not exist. If you walk backwards using previous, they are still pointed to, but they do not exist.

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                                  • Add NABRE

                                    Is there API access to the NABRE? Didn't see it in the list. Can it be added?

                                    7 votes
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                                    • Option to retrieve scripture in plain text

                                      A plain text option to retrieve text without any tags/xml

                                      50 votes
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                                      • Include Chapter Headings

                                        Include chapter headings in chapter and passage endpoints.

                                        8 votes
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                                        • Return results for over-spanned searches

                                          If I search "James 1-6”, I should receive James 1-5 (since there is no chapter 6). Currently the API returns nothing.

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