CHART - BIBLE TRANSLATIONS COMPARISON
Ever wondered why there are so many different versions of the Bible? How do you know which translation is best you, your friend, your child or teen?
This handy chart compares 20 very popular translations:
-American Standard Version
-New American Standard Bible
-Revised Standard Version
-New Revised Standard Version
-English Standard Version
-King James Version
-New King James Version
-New Jerusalem Bible
-New American Bible
-NEW! New International Version 2011 (NIV)
-NEW! Common English Bible (CEB)
-Today's New International Version
-Holman Christian Standard Bible (Holman Bible)
-New Century Version
-New Living Translation
-New International Readers Version
-Good News Translation
-Contemporary English Version
Reading level by school grade: from formal English to contemporary word use
Describes the purpose of each translation and who sponsored the translation work
Explains which Greek and Hebrew texts were used for translation
Gives a sample verse in each translation to compare the readability and tone
Indicates which Bibles use "inclusive language," "gender neutral terms," or include features such as the Apocrypha.
Bible Translations Comparison offers help in understanding translators' different approaches (word-for-word, thought-for-thought, paraphrase, or some combination of the three.
Describes the purpose of each translation
Explains texts used for translation
Gives sample verses in each translation
Bible Translations Comparison offers help in understanding translators' different approaches (word-for-word, thought-for-thought, paraphrase, or some combination of the three). It also gives background on source texts and tells which texts were used for each version.
Reproducible worksheets and teaching tips on back of this chart. 19.5" x 26"