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Which Bible Should I Buy?

Updated: May 2, 2021


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.

NASB

ESV

NET

KJV

NKJV


Meaning for Meaning

These Bibles were translated close to word for word but may leave out a word here and there.

GW


Thought for Thought

These Bibles were translated as to what was meant by the text without it being a literal translation.

CSB

NIV

NLT


Paraphrase

These Bibles were translated keeping the meaning of the text but adding in other sentences or phrases to emphasize or clarify the text.

MSG

GNT

NIRV



BIBLE KEY


nasb – New American Standard Bible


esv – english standard version


net – new english translation


kjv – king james version


nkjv – new king james version


gw – Gods word translation


csb – christian standard bible



niv – new international version


nlt – new living translation


msg – the message


gnt – good news translation


nirv– new international readers version



















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