I've been looking specifically for a PDF version of the Martin Luther 1534 translation of the Bible with a Parallel English translation (preferably KJV, but any edition will do). I've been hitting a serious brick wall in finding any such composition. Does such a creature exist?

I have a Crossway hard copy edition, but the Martin Luther translation is a revised edition and of course it's physical - I need a PDF for portability and markup purposes (using Liquid Text for markup and note taking): Genesis

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    I cannot help with your request but I would be very interested in an English translation of Luther's bible, myself.
    – Nigel J
    Jan 10 '19 at 13:43
  • This would be better suited at Stack Overflow; basically, just find a simple text version of both Bibles (if you already have biblical software installed, just use the menu to save each as such), and create a banal computer program to interleave them, verse by verse; then convert the result to PDF, using a (free) application of your choice, or simply create one of your own. And voila !
    – Lucian
    Sep 5 '21 at 9:35
  • I am looking for a PDF scan of the original 1534 Martin Luther German Bible too. Did you ever have any success in finding this?
    – P Ryan
    Sep 8 '21 at 17:05
  • @PRyan would love to find a good PDF too. Only able to buy a printed copy, which is not grep'able and very difficult to find things obviously.
    – ylluminate
    Sep 18 '21 at 23:52

If you are looking for a free digital (non-pdf) solution, The Sword Project allows for multiple Bibles to be viewed at once, and does include as one of its available Bibles:

German Luther Übersetzung von 1545 (moderne Rechtschreibung)

Unfortunately, depending on your needs, this version includes modern German spellings, and appears to be an edition a few years later. Additionally, while it is not in PDF, it should be accessible on a variety of platforms.

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    I'm afraid this is not helpful. I'm sure the OP knows later versions are available, and I'm quite sure one an be found in PDF form at archive.org, for example. At minimum we need to find a PDF of a near-original version for a useful but unsatisfactory answer.
    – Bit Chaser
    Jan 10 '19 at 18:38
  • There is a pdf file of a Luther bible here: archive.org/details/GermanBibleLutherTranslationVersion . If you want to include that and the online text at ccel, I will upvote your answer. It is not clear exactly which version this is. It comes from unbound bible, so they may have additional information. While unsatisfactory, this may be helpful. I hope someone can eventually find the parallel version asked for.
    – Bit Chaser
    Jan 10 '19 at 19:16

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