Bible Translations

Here are a wide variety of Bible translations, 27 of the Bible in English, and 35 of the Bible in other modern languages. The English ones run the range from very literal versions, through versions claiming dynamic equivalence, to paraphrases. Most of those from other languages are of the dynamic equivalence type.

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[IN ENGLISH] [IN OTHER MODERN LANGUAGES]

In English

Chart: The Development of the English Bibletranslation of the bible in english | Chart: The Translation Continuum (between word-for-word and thought-for-thought) | See B. M. Metzger’s Theories of the Translation Process | Persistent Problems Confronting Bible Translators | Frederick Field’s Notes on the Translation of the New Testament | The Bible Translator (qtrly, 1950-2000)

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

  1. American Standard Version (1901) | 1885 Preface (British) | 1901 Preface (American) | About version
  2. Bishops’ Bible (1568)About version
  3. Contemporary English Version (1995) | On sale | About version
  4. Coverdale Bible (1535)Preface | About version
  5. Douay-Rheims Bible (Roman Catholic transl. of Latin Vulgate with Apocrypha) (NT: 1582; OT 1609) | On sale
  6. Easy-to-Read Version (World Bible Translation Center, 1981, rev. 2006)
  7. English Standard Version (2001) | Audio | On sale | About version
  8. Good News Translation – U.K. (NT: 1968; OT: 1976; Apocrypha/Deuterocanonical: 1979) | On sale | About version
  9. Hebrew Bible in English (OT only, Jewish Publication Society, 1917
  10. Living Oracles (NT only, transl. by George Campbell, James Macknight, and Philip Doddridge, 1826; 4th ed. 1835) | About version
  11. New American Bible (Modern-speech Catholic Bible with Apocrypha, 1986) | On sale | About version [TOP]
  12. New American Standard Version (NT: 1963; OT: 1971) | Audio (NT only) | On sale | About version
  13. New English Bible (NT: 1961; OT: 1970) &150; New Testament only | On sale | About version
  14. New International Version, 2010 Edition(NT: 1973; OT: 1978; Revised, 1984, 2010) | 1984 Edition | Audio | On sale | About version | About 2010 revision
  15. New Revised Standard Version (1989) | On sale | About version [TOP]<
  16. Penn, Granville – The Book of the New Covenant of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (1836).
  17. Phillips, J. B. – Four Prophets (Amos, Hosea, First Isaiah [chaps. 1-39], Micah, paraphrased from the Hebrew, 1963) | New Testament in Modern English (Paraphrase, 1958) |Translator’s Foreword | On sale
  18. Revised Standard Version (with Apocrypha) (NT 1946; OT: 1952) | On sale | About version
  19. Sharpe, Samuel – New Testament Translated from Griesbach’s Text (1840, 5th ed. 1865).
  20. Taylor, Edgar – New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (1840, text of Griesbach)
  21. Twentieth Century New Testament (1901) | About version
  22. Tyndale Bible (1525)
  23. Webster’s Bible (Noah Webster) (1833) | Preface | Introduction | About version
  24. Weymouth (NT only, 1912) | About version
  25. World English Bible | Audio [TOP]
  26. Wycliffe Bible (John Wycliffe) (1384)
  27. Young’s Literal Translation (Robert Young) (1898) | About version
  28. Other English translations (on sale): Amplified | International Children’s Bible | Jerusalem Bible | The Message | New Century Version | NET Bible | New International Readers’ Version | New King James Version | New Living Translation | Revised English Bible | TANAKH (Hebrew Scriptures only) | Today’s NIV [TOP]

In other modern languages

(NOTE: In the following list, I have tried as much as possible to prefer modern-speech Bible translations over traditional [read ‘antiquated’] ones. The rationale for this is to make this list of Bible translations useful for seekers, for whom the traditional Bible translations may be more hindrance than help.) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

  1. Arabic (Book of Life translation, NT listed first) | Book of Life Audio | Smith-Van Dyke version
  2. Bengali
  3. Bulgarian (NT only)
  4. Burmese (NT only)
  5. Cambodian (Khmer) (NT only, text & audio)
  6. Chinese
  7. Croatian (NT only)
  8. Danish
  9. Dutch (1988 IBS translation)
  10. Farsi (IBS translation) | Audio (NT only)
  11. French La Bible du Semeur
  12. German (Hoffnung für Alle, NT only) | Elberfelder Bibel (1871) | Luther’s translation (1545)
  13. Greek – Modern
  14. Hebrew (NT only)
  15. Hindi
  16. Hungarian (NT only)
  17. Indonesian (NT only)
  18. Italian (1997 La Parola è Vita, NT only) [TOP]
  19. Japanese
  20. Korean (IBS translation, NT only)
  21. Malayam
  22. Nepali (NT only)
  23. Norwegian (1906 Norst Bibelen)
  24. Portuguese (Brazilian) Nova Versão Internacional
  25. Punjabi
  26. Romanian (NT only, with par. col. in Eng.)
  27. Russian
  28. Serbian (NT only)
  29. Spanish (Nueva Versión Internacional)
  30. Swedish (1917 Bibeln eller Den Heliga Skrift Konungen År)
  31. Tamil
  32. Telugu
  33. Thai (NT only)
  34. Ukrainian (NT only)
  35. Vietnamese (NT only) [TOP]

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