Current Translations

In this section we will be looking at English language translations of the Scriptures. We’ll be placing an emphasis on those which are contemporary, although significant translations from earlier history will be included.

Many of these versions are available via, BibleGateway. For a more exhaustive list of translations see the Wikipedia page on Modern English Bible Translations.

Better Known Contemporary Translations

  • American Standard Version (ASV) – 1901.
  • Amplified Bible (AMP).
  • Common English Bible (CEB).
  • Contemporary English Version (CEV).
  • Douay-Rhiems Catholic Bible (RHE).
  • English Standard Version (ESV).
  • Expanded Bible (EXB).
  • GOD’S WORD Translation (GW).
  • Good News Translation (GNT).
  • Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB).
  • International Standard Version (ISV).
  • J.B. Phillips’ New Testament (The New Testament in Modern English, PHILLIPS).
  • Lexham English Bible (LEB).
  • Mounce Reverse-Interlinear New Testament (MOUNCE).
  • New American Bible (NAB).
  • New American Standard Bible (NASB).
  • New English Translation (NET).
  • New International Version (NIV).
  • New King James Version (NKJV).
  • New Living Translation (NLT).
  • New Revised Standard (NRS).
  • Revised Standard Version (RSV).
  • The Message (MSG) – A paraphrase by Eugene Peterson.
  • Weymouth New Testament (WNT).
  • World English Bible (WEB).
  • Young’s Literal Translation (YLT).

Better Known Older Translations

  • King James Version (KJV).
  • Tyndale (TYN).
  • Wycliffe (WYC).

Lesser Known Contemporary Translations

  • 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
  • The Darby Translation (DBY)
  • Disciples Literal New Testament (DLNT)
  • Easy to Read Bible (ERV)
  • Hebrew Names Version (HNV)
  • International Children’s Bible (ICB)
  • Jubilee Bible 2000 (JUB)
  • Living Bible (LB) – A paraphrase created by Kenneth Taylor, the New Living Translation (NLT) is its successor.
  • Modern English Version (MEV)
  • Names of God Bible (NOG)
  • New Century Version (NCV)
  • New International Reader’s Version (NIRV)
  • New Life Version (NLV)
  • Open English Bible (OEB)
  • Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)
  • The Bible in Basic English (BBE)
  • The Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
  • Third Millennium Bible (TMB)
  • Today’s New International Version (TNIV)
  • The Voice (VOICE)
  • The Webster Bible (WBT)
  • Wesley’s New Testament
  • Worldwide English Bible (WE)

Lesser Known Older Translations

  • 1599 Geneva Translation.