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  1. Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) Support

    Add headers to support Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) for usage from client side javascript..

    62 votes
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    • Support for Commercial Apps and Websites

      Current licensing only allows for non-commercial usage. This feature would support a paid model for use in commercial apps or websites.

      59 votes
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      • Option to retrieve scripture in plain text

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

        53 votes
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        • Add NIV (New International Version)

          Make NIV version available in the API. Although it would be nice to have free ministry use, open to paying a license fee if needed.

          36 votes
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          • Add NLT (New Living Translation)

            Make NLT version available in the API. Although it would be nice to have free ministry use, open to paying a license fee if needed.

            26 votes
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            • Add NKJV (New King James Version)

              Make NKJV version available in the API. Although it would be nice to have free ministry use, open to paying a license fee if needed.

              25 votes
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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.

                23 votes
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                • 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.

                  15 votes
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                  • Add the 1984 NIV bible to your API.

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

                    13 votes
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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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                      • Include Chapter Headings

                        Include chapter headings in chapter and passage endpoints.

                        8 votes
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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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                          • An option to omit section headings

                            An option to include or omit section headings

                            7 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

                              6 votes
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                              • Retrieve chapters and passages in additional versions

                                Allow for specifying additional versions to include in a response to support parallel views. This would take into account the varying versification systems between some versions to ensure that the correct verses were being returned.

                                6 votes
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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.

                                  5 votes
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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.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • 4 votes
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                                      • ESV version gone

                                        Today I noticed that the ESV version was missing from the API. It is my favorite version, so I'm very sad to see it gone.

                                        4 votes
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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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