Red Letters for Jesus' words

Updated 7 months ago by Wayne L Harms

Red Letter Information
  • There were no red words in the original manuscripts, so there is no absolute right or wrong way to use red lettering
  • The publisher decides if the words of Jesus should be red depending on their preferences and theology
  • Some versions of the Bible have the words of Jesus in red, some do not
  • Among the red letter versions there are some differences in what is colored
Website (
  • Red letters are always on
Android or iOS apps red letter select
  1. Select the Aa at the top of any page in the reader
  2. Select ALL SETTINGS at bottom of page
  3. Select the Red Letters toggle for on or off

List of the red letter Bibles on YouVersion
  • CSB (Chinese Standard Bible)
  • ESV (English Standard Version)
  • KJV (King James Version)
  • MTDS (Mushuj Testamento Diospaj Shimi)
  • NASB (New American Standard Bible)
  • NCV (New Century Version)
  • NIV (New International Version)
  • NKJV (New King James Version)
  • NTV (Nueva Traducción Viviente)
  • VDCC (Versiunea Dumitru Cornilescu Corectată)
  • WEB (World English Bible)

If you are reading any other version, there will be no red lettering regardless of whether you have the switch turned on or off

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