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Have you ever wondered why there are so many different translations of the Bible? With so many versions, finding a Bible can be overwhelming. How can you decide which Bible version is best for you, your friend, your church, or your family?

The newly updated Bible Translations Comparison pamphlet shows you what you need to know about the 20 most popular English Bible translations today. Includes NIV, KJV, NLT, ESV, NKJV, CSB, AMP, NASB, and more!

This concise reference makes it easy to understand how each translation is unique and how each Bible version is used: serious Bible study, devotional reading, worship, or used by children, teens, and English learners.

Compare these facts side by side for each translation:

  • Translation method, from more literal to easy-to-read approaches
  • Reading grade level
  • Year of publication and later revisions
  • Number of translators
  • Sponsors: organization and people involved
  • Textual basis: Greek and Hebrew manuscripts used
  • Purpose: the reason for and goal of the translation
  • Notable facts
  • Sample verses of Matthew 4:19 and John 3:16–17 in the most recent editions

 

Includes these Bible translations:

  • New International Version (NIV)
  • King James Version (KJV)
  • New King James Version (NKJV)
  • New Living Translation (NLT)
  • English Standard Version (ESV)
  • The Message (MSG)
  • Revised Standard Version (RSV)
  • New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
  • New American Standard Bible (NASB)
  • American Standard Version (ASV)
  • Amplified Bible (AMP)
  • Revised New Jerusalem Bible (RNJB) (formerly JB)
  • New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE) (formerly NAB)
  • Common English Bible (CEB)
  • God’s Word Translation (GW)
  • Christian Standard Bible (CSB) (formerly HCSB)
  • New Century Version (NCV)
  • New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)
  • Good News Translation (GNT)
  • Contemporary English Version (CEV)

Also includes a glossary of important words and key information about the three most popular Greek New Testament texts.

Have confidence when choosing a Bible translation!

Product Information

Title: Bible Translations Comparison - eBook
Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: Rose Publishing
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 9781628620276
ISBN-13: 9781628620276
Stock No: WW44955EB

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: This 2nd Edition contains the new NIV 2011 and the new Common English Bible translations.


Compare 20 Bible translations in a single glance. Discover what the translations have in common, how they differ, and which one is best for you. It's all found in the bestselling Bible Translations Comparison pamphlet that offers an easy-to-use format, full color design, and glossy finish. The comparison chart displays: the name of the translation, the method of translation, sponsors, textual basis, purpose, sample verses to show the difference in wording, the year published, and much more. Some of the translations include: New Revised Standard, Amplified Bible, King James Version, The Message, among others.
Size: 8.5x 5.5 unfolds to 33 long. Fits inside most Bible covers.


Scholars have been translating the Bible for 2000 years and over the centuries, three primary methods of translation have evolved. The Bible Translations Comparison chart helps pastors, teachers, and students of the Word understand the approach to 20 Bible translations by providing the following information:

  • Translation method & reading level
  • Year it was published
  • Number of translators who worked on the project
  • Sponsor of the translation version
  • Textual basis
  • Purpose
  • Noteworthy facts
  • Sample verses

This Bible Translations Comparison fold-out chart also provides a brief glossary of key words regarding translations, as well as a diagram that explains the three most popular Greek texts used for Bible translation.

The Bible Translations Comparison pamphlet compares the following Bible translations:

  • American Standard Version(ASV)
  • Amplified Bible (AMP)
  • New American Standard Bible (NASB)
  • Revised Standard Version (RSV)
  • New Revised Standard Version (NSRV)
  • English Standard Version (ESV)
  • King James Version (KJV)
  • New King James Version (NKJV)
  • New Jerusalem Bible (NJB)
  • New American Bible (NAB)
  • NEW! New International Version 2011 (NIV)
  • NEW! Common English Bible (CEB)
  • Todays New International Version (TNIV)
  • God's Word (GW)
  • Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
  • New Century Version (NCV)
  • New Living Translation (NLT)
  • New International Readers Version (NIrV)
  • Good News Translation (GNT)
  • Contemporary English Version (CEV)
  • The Message



The pamphlet's introductory information explains why new translations continue to appear. Also provided is a brief overview of the three primary methods of translation as well as a fourth translation treatment that has evolved over the centuries. The side-by-side translations are color coded to reference the four translation treatments shown below:

  1. Word-for-Word
  2. Balancea process that mediates between word-for-word and thought-for-thought
  3. Thought-for-thought
  4. Paraphrasea restatement of a translation
The Bible Translations Comparison pamphlet provides a list of 13 Important Words to Know such as:
  • Apocrypha
  • Biblia Hebraica
  • Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Masoretic Text
  • Septuagint
And the major groups of Greek manuscripts or text types:
  • Western
  • Lucianic
  • Byzantine
  • Alexandrian

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