UNDERSTANDING NEW CHRISTIANS IN PRISON
MAJOR BIBLE TRANSLATIONS
Literal English translation (1965)
“Amplified” by additional words and phrases, within brackets, that clarifies meaning.
Reading level: Grade 10 plus.
Essentially new literal translation (2001) accuracy with readability.
Reading level: Grade 8 plus.
Christian Standard Bible
Word for word translation (2003) directly from the original biblical languages using modern English.
Reading level : Grade 12 plus.
KJV King James
Elizabethan English translation (1611)
Known for its poetic literary style.
Reading level: Grade 12 plus.
Free paraphrase - converts Scriptures into everyday English language.
Reading level: Grade 4 plus.
American Standard Bible (1995)
Updated version of 1901 American Standard which is considered to be the most accurate direct translation from the original biblical languages using modern English.
Reading level: Grade 11 plus.
Originally written for children (1978). Concepts expressed in modern language.
Reading level: Grade 3 plus.
International Version (1984)
Modern English version from an international team of Protestant scholars.
Reading level: Grade 7 plus.
NKJV New King
Modern English update(1982) of KJV
Reading level: Grade 9 plus.
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