I am a serious student of Scripture and have at least a dozen or more study Bibles. By far, the Companion Bible is the best I own. I only regret not knowing about it sooner, as it is over 2,000 pp. full of notes on the meanings of the original languages and all their nuances. The scholar who did all the notes (originally in 1922) had to be a genius, and every page registers his abiding respect for its being God's Holy Word. The appendices alone are worth the price of the book ~ amazing scholarship. Just make sure you get the enlarged print edition.
I've always new that there was more to God word then what i was being told. The Heb and Gr. translation and translitteration gives you a more indepth understanding of Gods word then any One verse charlie preacher can ever teach. One verse does not get the job done. If you are looking for more to read and learn, then the companion bible is the best bible study tool....... learn more understand more and get closer to God. God Bless.