There are so many bibles out here to choose from. How do you know which one to choose? It depends on the type of translation that appeals to you. So many bibles are online now so you can get a better perspective of what you are looking for on these free sites. BibleGateway.com, BibleStudyTools.com Bible.com are just a few.
The examples below showcase a few of the various styles of translation that Bibles have.
Word for Word
These Bibles were translated word for word from the original Hebrew or Greek text.
Meaning for Meaning
These Bibles were translated close to word for word but may leave out a word here and there.
Thought for Thought
These Bibles were translated as to what was meant by the text without it being a literal translation.
These Bibles were translated keeping the meaning of the text but adding in other sentences or phrases to emphasize or clarify the text.