If you were not aware, the Bible was originally written primarily in Hebrew and Greek. We live in an English speaking society, thus we are dependent upon the work of translators.
- 1. Word for Word
- 2. Thought for Thought
- 3. Paraphrase.
- #1 The New American Standard Bible (NASB) (1995 Update).
- #2 The English Standard Version (ESV).
- #3 The New King James Version (NKJV).
- (These 3 versions successfully balance accuracy with readability).