What Are Major English Translations Of The Bible?
This article mentions some most important English translations of the Bible. You can find it useful in choosing a Bible translation for your own personal reading and study. You can browse through the internet to get information about the bible facts and statistics.
The Amplified Bible: The Amplified is a special translation produced by The Lockman Foundation, and brands use a special system of punctuation to indicate various shades of meaning that might not be obvious to most English readers of the Bible.
Contemporary English Version: The CEV is a product of the American Bible Society. This is not a literal, word for word translation, but using everyday English to communicate the truth of the Bible.
Douay-Rheims Bible: Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible is a traditional Bible, which was written around the same time as the King James Version that is familiar to Protestants. DRB which is still used by many English-speaking Catholics today, especially traditionalist Catholics.
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English Standard Version: The ESV is a relative newcomer, who used RSV as its base text. It is more literal but well balanced – and quickly gained the favor of evangelical Protestant Christians.
The Holman Christian Standard: The HCSB is the Bible more literally than Broadman and Holman publishers that also attempts to balance in a very understandable way. It has a small following but dedicated.
The New Jerusalem: The NJB, revision, and updating of the Jerusalem Bible, is a contemporary translation that displays an excellent literary style. Published by Random House in the United States, is also a popular choice among contemporary Catholics.