If you are not a registered Paratext user, click Getting Started to learn how to register for Paratext.
Current Version 9.1
Read our blog article to learn about the new features in Paratext 9.1
Download and run the install file from the table below.
Click the filename below to begin the download. Most users will only need the first file, as explained in the descriptions.
||Use this when installing while online. This file is the only one you need to download because it uses the Internet to download more files if needed during installation.|
||Use this to download and install when online or offline. To install offline, you will need this larger file and the patch below. You will also need to download Text resources for offline installation using the procedure explained here|
||Use this to download and update a computer that is offline. Run this on a new or existing Paratext 9.1 installation to bring it up to date without using the Internet.
Change log since patch 22.214.171.124
||Optional. This file can be used to ensure the installer file is not corrupted. You can use this MD5 and SHA Checksum Utility to validate your installer.|
The recommended version of Linux for all versions of Paratext is Wasta-Linux 18.04 or Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic). Wasta-Linux is a variant of Ubuntu customized to make installing SIL language software easier. It uses the same version numbers as Ubuntu.
|Paratext 9.1||Paratext 9||Paratext 8||Paratext 7.x
|Wasta or Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal)
or Linux Mint 20
|Wasta or Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic)
or Linux Mint 19
|Wasta or Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial)
or Linux Mint 18
|Wasta or Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty)
or Linux Mint 17
*There are serious obstacles preventing the release of Paratext 9.1 on Linux. Please be patient as we work to overcome them!
Paratext, a joint project of SIL and UBS, can be downloaded from the SIL Linux repository. You can either use the software or package manager to find the Paratext versions you wish to download, or download Paratext with a terminal command like sudo apt install paratext-9.0 (for Paratext 9). See packages.sil.org for instructions how to do this.
(Instructions in more details here: SIL Linux repository — detailed instructions).
For Android (Paratext Lite)
Paratext Lite is intended to be a companion to Paratext that runs on an Android tablet or phone. It does not have the full capabilities of Paratext, but enables some translation tasks to be done on smaller, more portable devices. A Paratext Lite user can get the latest copy of the text via send/receive, and travel to remote areas with the tablet or phone to read the Scriptures to others and to enter their feedback as project notes.
Light editing of the text (like the Basic View in Paratext) is also possible. Resource texts can be downloaded to Paratext Lite and the app can display up to four different projects or resources at once.
Paratext Lite is not a replacement for the full version of Paratext. Instead, its goal is to expand the size of the translation team for tasks such as reading, reviewing, and revising of the text, or even for the purpose of creating a back-translation. It can also be helpful where the use of a computer in parts of the language area may be inconvenient or impractical.
For more info, see the Google Play Store page. To download, open the Play Store on your device, and search for Paratext Lite.
Starting with Paratext 8, text resources are downloaded directly from Paratext by using the Download/Install Resources… menu item.
Pathway is a plugin that appears in the File menu of Paratext after it is installed, allowing users to export their Scripture data to various print and digital formats. Two of the most popular formats used are OpenOffice/LibreOffice and GoBible format for java-enabled phones. Learn more at the Pathway site.
This plugin helps prepare questions for comprehension checking by using a semi-automated process to translate them into the target language. Learn more at the Transcelerator site.
Publishing Assistant is available to those who have received PA training for publishing Paratext projects that are in the Publishing Tier. Developed jointly by UBS and SIL International, this software converts Paratext project content into fully styled Adobe InDesign documents. It automates and validates a large number of common page layout tasks so that new scripture translations can be accurately and efficiently formatted for printing. Learn more at pubassist.paratext.org
Scripture in Paratext is tagged with Unified Standard Format Markers. Here are the complete markup guides:
Key Terms of the Old Testament
On November 6, 2020, the Key Terms of the Old Testament (KTOT) project added 11 articles to bring the total number of articles to 46.
Because it is not yet fully integrated into Paratext, it is not included in the release version and must be downloaded and applied separately.
- Download the KTOTSLD.p8z file below
- Close Paratext
- Move the file to your _Dictionaries folder in My Paratext 8 Projects (or something similar, depending on your Paratext version and how you have set it up)
- Open Paratext>File>Open Source Language Dictionaries
- Choose Key Terms of the Old Testament