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Bible Translations

Studying Bible translations helps to understand the origins and the best use for different types of Bible translation. We want to help Christians research the translations of the Bible so that they are able to choose the right translations for their studies.

It is important to read the Bible every day. Knowing what types of Bibles use the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts, if other texts were used, who translated the scriptures, what methods were used to translate the Bible, and the mission and purpose behind the translation can help you decide what to use when you read the Bible.

MSG, LB & Philipps

Bible Translation: MSG, LB & Philipps

What is the Philipps Bible translation? The Philipps translation is a paraphrase translation by J.B. Phillips, an English clergyman who was well known within the Church…

CEV

Bible Translation: CEV

What type of translation is the CEV Bible translation? The American Bible Society (ABS) used the dynamic equivalence (thought-for-thought translation) method to create the Contemporary English…

CEB

Bible Translation: CEB

What is the Common English Bible (CEB) translation? The Common English Bible (CEB) was made to balance the dynamic equivalence and formal equivalence (word-for-word translation) translation…

NLT

Bible Translation: NLT

What is the New Living Translation (NLT)? The New Living Translation (NLT) is a thought-for-thought Bible translation. Starting out as an attempt at revising The Living…

GNT

Bible Translation: GNT

What is the Good News Translation (GNT)? The publication of the Good News Translation (GNT), or as the Good News Bible as it was formerly known,…

NIV

Bible Translation: NIV

What is the NIV Bible translation? Howard Long, a Seattelite engineer for General Electric, saw a growing need for a Bible every day people could read…

CSB

Bible Translation: CSB

What is the Christian Standard Bible (CSB) translation? The Christian Standard Bible (CSB) comes from the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB), which is an Optimal Equivalence…

LEB

Bible Translation: LEB

What is the Lexham English Bible (LEB) translation? Lexham English Bible (LEB) calls itself “your second Bible”. It is a moderate Bible translation that Lexham says…

RSV & NRSV

Bible Translation: RSV & NRSV

What is the Revised Standard Version (RSV) Bible translation? Both the RSV and NRSV Bible translations are Word-for-Word translations. The Revised Standard Version (RSV) was published…

NASB

Bible Translation: NASB

What is the New American Standard Bible (NASB) translation? New American Standard Bible, NASB, is prized as the most literal word-for-word English Bible translation. It was…

ESV

Bible Translation: ESV

What type of translation is ESV? The Bible has been translated and revised many times in English. The goal of ESV is to provide an English…

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