Made exclusively for CBD, the Essential Evangelical Parallel Bible brings four translations essential to the evangelical Christian community together in one book. This Bible contains the New King James Version (NKJV), the English Standard Version (ESV), the New Living Translation (NLT), and The Message. From the more literal translation such as the ESV, to The Message paraphrase, you can deepen your understanding of Scripture by comparing these popular translations. The Updated Edition contains newly updated ESV, and NLT texts.
Complete text of the NKJV, NLT, ESV, and The Message, laid out side-by-side on two pages
Helpful articles Understanding Bible Translations, Mark L. Strauss The Textual Basis of the New Testament Translation, Daniel B. Wallace The Textual Basis of the Old Testament Translation, John R. Kohlenberger III
The Essential Evangelical Parallel Bible enables readers to easily compare a quartet of modern translations that span the full range of approaches, from the most precise and literal to the most dynamic and reader-friendly. The New King James Version and English Standard Version permit close word-study, while the New Living Translation and The Message present the text as its earliest audiences might have experienced it. The complete texts of the four translations featured in this volume are conveniently displayed on facing pages (two translations per page), with the same set of verses on each one. The EEPB is particularly noteworthy because it is the first parallel Bible to feature the updated NLT text.