Spanish Bible Versions – Free Online

by Jim on 6 March 2011

For our Bible study, Where did the Bible come from?, we talked about many different Bible versions in Spanish (the good, the bad, and the ugly!).  I wanted to give people access to some of the versions out there, so I’ve created this list of some of the versions that are currently available online.

Note: some versions I intentionally left off the list for various reasons, others are not currently available free online to my knowledge.  Also, there are a number of versions available at, but I in my links below I try to start with an interface in Spanish as much as possible.

Here’s the list, with the name of the version, the date (of the linked version, not necessarily the first edition), and a handy URL to use to find it…

* This list was updated on the 19th of April 2013 *

Bibles of historic interest

La Biblia del Oso

La Biblia del Oso (The Bear Bible) was the first full Bible to be printed in Spanish.  La Biblia Mexicana de Vence (The Vence Mexican Bible) was the first Mexican translation.  It was in 25 volumes (!) – a parallel Bible in Spanish and Latin, but I’ve included just 4 volumes as samples.

La Biblia del Oso (1569) —
La Biblia Mexicana de Vence (1831) 1 —
La Biblia Mexicana de Vence (1831) 4 —
La Biblia Mexicana de Vence (1831) 5 —
La Biblia Mexicana de Vence (1831) 7 —

Bibles in common use today

As far as I know these are all still in print today.  The most common Bible in Spanish is probably the Reina-Valera 1960 (a descendant of La Biblia del Oso), likely followed by a Roman Catholic version, La Biblia de Jerusalén (based on a French translation).  The four in bold are ones I focused more on in the study, because they give a good spectrum of different types of translation.

Nueva Biblia Latinoamericana de Hoy

Reina-Valera Antigua (1865) —
Reina-Valera (1909) —
Reina-Valera (1960)
Reina-Valera (1995) —
Dios Habla Hoy (1996)
La Biblia de las Americas (1997) —
Nueva Versión Internacional (1999)
Nueva Biblia Latinoamericana de Hoy (2005)

Audio Bibles

Reina-Valera (1960) (MP3) —
Nueva Versión Internacional —
The New Testament in La Biblia las Américas or Nueva Versión Internacional (online only) —

To read this information in Spanish, visit Versiones de la Biblia en Español – Gratis en Internet

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David Radlowsky June 4, 2016 at 11:22 pm

Jim, the Gideons in Canada have a smart phone app called NewLife and it has a free Spanish Version of the Bible available for download. The link is

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