Sunday, April 19, 2009

Good Bible Translation Chart

Peter Cockrell at "Already Not Yet" posted this excellent Bible Translation Chart a few days ago.

I've always said that the NIV is right in the middle of the English translation continuum, and this chart seems to confirm that opinion. I used the NIV for almost 20 years as my major Bible Translation for both study and reading. Still like it.

However, now a days I read from the ESV on the moderate left of the chart and the NLT on the moderate right. Using the two gives a good balance.