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Choosing a Bible Translation

Literal Translations | Paraphrased Translations | Greek & Hebrew Texts | Bibles in Other Languages

The number of Bible translations can be a bit overwhelming. What is the difference between the translations? How do you know which translation will best suit your purposes? This information is intended to help you answer these questions.

Literal Translations are a word-for-word rendering of the Greek and Hebrew, conveying the literal meaning of the text.
Paraphrased Translations use modern lanugage and idoms to try to capture the thought and essence behind the original text.
Greek & Hebrew Texts enable you to search the Scriptures in the original languages they were written in.
Bibles in Other Languages including French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Italian, and many others are also available.