Bible Translations Continuum

The English Bible translations are listed according to the word–for–word/thought–for–thought/paraphrase continuum. The abbreviations are in the left column and their means are in the right column.

Inter    –     Interlinear (Hebrew/Greek/English) Bible
NASB     –     New American Standard Bible (1971, 1995)
AMP      –     The Amplified Bible (1965)
ESV      –     English Standard Version (2011)
KJV      –     King James Version (1611)
NKJV     –     New King James Version (1982)
HCSB     –     Holman Christian Standard Bible (2004)*
NRSV     –     New Revised Standard Version (1989)
NIV      –     New International Version (1978, 1984, 2011)
NCV      –     New Century Version (1991)
NLT      –     New Living Translation (1996, 2004, 2007)
GNT      –     Good News Translation (1976, 1992)
CEV      –     Contemporary English Translation (1995)
CJB      –     Complete Jewish Bible [Messianic Jewish translation/paraphrase] (1998)

*NOTE: For this study we will be primarily be quoting from the HCSB.

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