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Best Known Versions

American Standard Version (ASV)

The American Standard Version, also known as the Standard American Edition, Revised Version, is a revised version of the KJV. It was completed in 1885 and newly edited by the American Revision Committee in 1901.

word-for-word

Douay-Rheims (RHE)

The Douay-Rheims is the translation upon which nearly all English Catholic Bible versions are based. It includes the seven Deutero-Canonical books (also known as the Apocrypha).

word-for-word from Latin Vulgate

English Standard Version (ESV)

The ESV Bible is a relatively new Bible translation that combines word-for-word precision and accuracy with literary excellence, beauty, and readability.

word-for-word

GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

GOD’S WORD Translation (GW) accurately translates the meaning of the original texts into clear, everyday language. Readable and reliable, GW is living, active, and life-changing.

thought-for-thought

Good News Translation (GNT)

The Good News Translation was first published in 1976 by the American Bible Society in a “common language.” The simple, everyday language makes it especially popular for children and those learning English.

thought-for-thought

Holman Christian Standard (CSB)

The HCS is a highly readable, accurate translation written in modern English. It is published by Holman Bible Publishers, the oldest Bible publisher in America.

word-for-word

King James Version (KJV)

The KJV is the first version of Scripture authorized by the Protestant church and commissioned by England’s King James I.

word-for-word

Lexham English Bible (LEB)

The LEB complements your primary translation with it’s transparent design and literal rendering. It helps you see the text of God’s Word from another angle.

literal

New American Standard (NAS)

The NAS is written in a formal style, but is more readable than the King James Version. It is highly respected as the most literal English translation of the Bible.

word-for-word

New International Version (NIV)

The NIV offers a balance between a word-for-word and thought-for-thought translation and is considered by many as a highly accurate and smooth-reading version of the Bible in modern English.

Combination word-for-word and thought-for-thought

New King James Version (NKJV)

The NKJ is a modern language update of the original King James Version. It retains much of the traditional interpretation and sentence structure of the KJV.

word-for-word

New Living Translation (NLT)

Using modern English, the translators of the NLT focused on producing clarity in the meaning of the text rather than creating a literal, word-for-word equivalence. Their goal was to create a clear, readable translation while remaining faithful to original texts.

thought-for-thought

New Revised Standard (NRS)

The New Revised Standard is a popular translation that follows in the traditions of the King James and Revised Standard Versions. It was written with the goal of preserving the best of the older versions while incorporating modern English.

word-for-word and thought-for-thought

Revised Standard Version (RSV)

The Revised Standard Version is a revision of the King James Version, the Revised Version, and American Standard Version. This text is intended for both private reading and public worship.

word-for-word using modern American language

The Message (MSG)

The Message is a paraphrase from the original languages written by Eugene, H. Peterson. The Message provides a fresh and unique Bible-reading experience.

thought-for-thought; paraphrase

Other Translations

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Search and read more than 20 translations online including some of the best known and popular Bibles like King James Version, New International Version, and English Standard Version, as well as other traditional translations and more modern versions that include both the Old Testament and New Testament. Search verses and read Scripture that in versions that are word for word translation of the original Greek and Hebrew text, thought for thought translation, or a combination of both. Experience the life changing power of the Gospel with online Bibles.

Apocrypha Books

Also known as Deutercanonical Books, these texts are books included as part of the Septuagint (the Greek version of the Old Testament), but not included in the Hebrew Bible. The Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches include all of the apocrypha (except for the books of Esdras and the Prayer of Manasseh), but refer to them as “deuterocanonical” books. These same books, books of Esdras and the Prayer of Manasseh, are referred to by Protestants as the “pseudoepigrapha.”

Commentaries

Written by well-known and popular theologians, Bible commentaries aid in the study of Scripture by providing explanation and interpretation of Biblical text. Whether you are just beginning to read Scripture or have been studying the Bible daily, commentaries offer greater understanding with background information on authorship, history, setting, and theme of the Gospel. Verse by verse exposition of the New and Old Testament can be found in commentary written by some of the greatest Christian church leaders including John CalvinMatthew HenryCharles Spurgeon, and C.I. Scofield.

Concordances

A Bible concordance is an alphabetical listings of words and phrases found in the Holy Bible and shows where the terms occur throughout all books of Scripture. With cross-references for verses, concordances make it easy to understand the meaning of terms and the context in which those words are used. Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance is the most widely known and popular and includes Greek and Hebrew dictionaries for a better understanding of the original meaning. Additional concordances such as Naves Topical and Torreys Topical are valuable Bible study resources.

Dictionaries

Bible dictionaries are one of the most practical and useful theological reference books available. The combination of definitions and proper names for Biblical words with online verse reference, allows users to define and analyze Scripture. Discover the meaning of words and study them in context to the theological concepts of that specific verse or passage. Many word searches also include the original Greek and Hebrew word with meaning. Popular dictionaries of the Bible include Baker’s Evangelical, Easton’s, and Smiths – named after their well-known theological authors.

Encyclopedias

Bible encyclopedias contain articles and definitions to thousands of words and terms used in Scripture. Entries include full historical references such as date, religious environment, family life, customs, language, and literature. All encyclopedia terms are cross-referenced and linked to the verses where they are found to help understand the full meaning of the word in context to its use in specific verses of the Bible. These online articles, provided by well-known and respected Christian leaders, have been written to help those seeking a greater knowledge of Biblical characters, events and places.

History

Study Bible history online with popular books, texts, and writings on the beginning of the early church. Information found in these resources includes chronological timelines, Biblical facts, and overviews of history of both BC (Before Christ) and AD (Anno Domini). Writings including creeds, confessions, and catechisms allow for the study of Christian doctrine, principles of faith and religious instructions. Other online historical books including Fox’s Book of Martyrs and the Works of Flavius Josephus give detailed historical accounts the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ through the beginning of the early church and Reformation.

Lexicons

Bible lexicons provide definitions and meaning of Biblical words found in the original New Testament Greek and Old Testament Hebrew languages of the Holy Bible. This study resource helps in understanding the origins and root meaning of the ancient language. Additional, lexicons give the context and cultural meaning intended by the authors. Using the online King James Version or New American Standard lexicon with Strong’s Concordance numbers provides a detailed understanding of the Hebrew and Greek language used in the Bible.

Other Resources

Maps, guides and other resources to enhance your study of the Bible.

Classics

Today’s Christians follow centuries of thoughtful Christians before them who wrestled with difficult points of theology, penned bestselling allegories, or simply encouraged others with honest accounts of their spiritual journey. This collection of classic Christian works includes cherished favorites like John Bunyan‘s Pilgrim’s Progress and landmark Christian works like St. Augustine‘s Confessions and Thomas a Kempis‘s The Imitation of Christ. It also includes more recent classics from theologians like B.B. Warfield and Christian writers like G.K. Chesterton.

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