Have you ever wondered how the New International Version (NIV) Bible came to be? It started in the early 1500s with a humble man and a huge conviction: to translate the Bible into the English language. Today, the NIV is the most widely-read modern-English translation — a translation true to God’s Word that has changed how people read, experience, and live out the Bible ever since. Simple. Clear. Trustworthy. Beautiful. The NIV.