Custom Bibles

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

What is the mission of the American Bible Society?

The mission of the American Bible Society is to make the Bible available to every person in a language and format each can understand and afford so all people may experience its life-changing message.

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How long has the American Bible Society been in existence?

We are proud to say that we have been in existence since 1816.

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How can I pay for my order from

When you place an order on-line at, you can pay for your order with either: Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover card. You can also fax your order, with credit card number and authorized signature to: 1-866-570-1777

We also accept checks and money orders for these alternative methods of ordering:

By phone at: 1-800-32-BIBLE within the U.S. 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (This is a Toll Free number)

By standard mail:

American Bible Society
PO Box 2854
Tulsa OK 74101-9921
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How long does it usually take to receive my order within the U.S.?

Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

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What if I need my order in a hurry?

Please call us at 1-800-32-BIBLE for Express shipping rates and information. Please note: Express shipping is only available within the United States.

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Do you collect sales tax?

In certain states we are required to collect sales tax. Applicable sales tax corresponds to residents in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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What if I am unhappy with my order?

The American Bible Society is happy to offer a "Satisfaction Guaranteed" policy where if you are not completely satisfied with your order, please call 1-800-32-BIBLE for return or refund authorization within 90 days of receipt of order.

For the complete return policy of the American Bible Society, please refer to the Return Policy page.

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Do you offer discounts for volume purchases?

If you are interested in purchasing ABS Scripture products in large quantities, you may be entitled to discounts. For more information, please visit the Volume Purchasers page.

American Bible Society representatives are prepared to work directly with churches, denominational headquarters, the military, correctional institutions and a wide variety of other ministries. They are available to provide personal service for Volume Purchasers. Call us toll free at 1-888-239-3976.

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Do you offer any customizing or special imprinting on Scripture?

Specialty printing of Bibles and New Testaments is available, allowing customization of the outside and inside cover of many American Bible Society Scriptures, and/or the insertion of additional pages that would tell others about a particular ministry. (Minimum orders of 1,000 Bibles or 2,000 New Testaments are required).

For information regarding Volume Purchasing or Specialty Printing, please contact us at 1-888-239-3976.

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Once I place my order with, what will you do with my personal information?

Any customer information stemming from Scripture sales orders placed with the American Bible Society will remain confidential.

We do not rent, swap or sell our internal customer database/mailing list.

From time to time we will offer an American Bible Society catalog or promotional vehicle to that internal list of customers, unless we are asked not to by that particular customer.

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What is the complete Privacy Policy provided by the American Bible Society?

For the complete privacy policy of the American Bible Society, please refer to the Privacy Policy page.

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Can I resell American Bible Society Scripture products?

American Bible Society editions of the Holman Christian Standard Bible, New King James Version, New Revised Standard Version, New American Standard Bible, New International Version and New Jerusalem Bible cannot be sold to bookstores and/or for commercial resale due to contractual agreements with commercial publishers.

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What is your back order policy?

If an item is temporarily out of stock, we will inform you within 30 days when we expect shipment.

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How can I have a copy of the American Bible Society's Scripture resource catalog sent to me?

Would you like a copy of our latest print catalog? If so simply e-mail your name and complete address to or call us at 1-800-32-BIBLE within the U.S. and we will rush a copy out to you, free of charge!

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Is it safe to order via

Yes. Our web site utilizes a standard secure server and is a secure site.

On your screen you should be able to see a "key lock" icon located in the bottom right corner of your browser. That would indicate that the site is secure.

If you are not seeing that icon, please contact us before ordering so we can investigate why you are not viewing our website as secure.

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