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The Passion Translation: New Testament

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Encounter the heart of God.

The Passion Translation Bible is a new, heart-level translation that expresses God’s fiery heart of love to this generation using Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic manuscripts—merging the emotion and life-changing truth of God’s Word.

God longs to have his Word expressed in every language in a way that unlocks the passion of his heart. This translation will trigger inside every reader an overwhelming response to the truth of the Bible, unfolding the deep mysteries of the Scriptures in the love language of God, the language of the heart.

If you’re hungry for God and want to know him on a deeper level, The Passion Translation will help you encounter God’s heart and discover what he has for your life.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

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Key Features

  • Features in-depth footnotes that include insightful study notes, commentary, word studies, cross references, alternate translations, and more
  • Includes extensive introductions and outlines for each book
  • Subject headings introduce sections of Bible text

Most Highlighted Verses in The Passion Translation

Matthew 6:33–34: “So above all, constantly chase after the realm of God’s kingdom and the righteousness that proceeds from him. Then all these less important things will be given to you abundantly. Refuse to worry about tomorrow, but deal with each challenge that comes your way, one day at a time. Tomorrow will take care of itself.”

Matthew 11:28–30: “Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Then come to me. I will refresh your life, for I am your oasis. Simply join your life with mine. Learn my ways and you’ll discover that I’m gentle, humble, easy to please. You will find refreshment and rest in me. For all that I require of you will be pleasant and easy to bear.”

John 15:7: But if you live in life-union with me and if my words live powerfully within you—then you can ask whatever you desire and it will be done.

Romans 8:5–6: Those who are motivated by the flesh only pursue what benefits themselves. But those who live by the impulses of the Holy Spirit are motivated to pursue spiritual realities. For the mind-set of the flesh is death, but the mindset controlled by the Spirit finds life and peace.

Romans 8:17: And since we are his true children, we qualify to share all his treasures, for indeed, we are heirs of God himself. And since we are joined to Christ, we also inherit all that he is and all that he has. We will experience being co-glorified with him provided that we accept his sufferings as our own.

Romans 8:28: So we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together to fit into God’s perfect plan of bringing good into our lives, for we are his lovers who have been called to fulfill his designed purpose.

Galatians 2:20: “My old identity has been co-crucified with Messiah and no longer lives; for the nails of his cross crucified me with him. And now the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for the Anointed One lives his life through me—we live in union as one! My new life is empowered by the faith of the Son of God who loves me so much that he gave himself for me, and dispenses his life into mine!

Ephesians 1:7: Since we are now joined to Christ, we have been given the treasures of redemption by his blood—the total cancellation of our sins—all because of the cascading riches of his grace.

Hebrews 4:16: So now we come freely and boldly to where love is enthroned, to receive mercy’s kiss and discover the grace we urgently need to strengthen us in our time of weakness.

James 1:2–4: My fellow believers, when it seems as though you are facing nothing but difficulties see it as an invaluable opportunity to experience the greatest joy that you can! For you know that when your faith is tested it stirs up power within you to endure all things. And then as your endurance grows even stronger it will release perfection into every part of your being until there is nothing missing and nothing lacking.

Praise for the Print Edition

One of the greatest things to happen with Bible translation in my lifetime.

—Bill Johnson, Pastor, Bethel Church, Best-Selling Author

The Word of God is our collective and yet deeply personal love letter from above. It positions you and me within proven, godly wisdom and gives precious insight into the heart, nature, and goodness of God....With my husband, Brian, and our Hillsong church family, we know these pages will bring to life the One whose name is Jesus—whose passion is humanity and whose heart is for you.

—Bobbie Houston, Co-Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church

Forged many years ago while translating the Scriptures among South American tribes, and hammered out on the anvil of decades of personal devotion and apostolic experience, my dear friend Brian Simmons brings to the earth a powerful and refreshing translation of the Scriptures that is fueling and inflaming the hearts of tens of thousands worldwide. Like the Living Bible that sprung forth in the days of the Jesus Movement, this translation bursts forth from the womb of this present revival. Read it and get caught up in a God-swirl of spiritual understanding and revelation.

—Lou Engle, The Call

Brian Simmons’ work is truly breathtaking! We so appreciate the labor of love that went into translating the Scriptures directly from the Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic. The Passion Translation has energized our study of the Bible, and we’re certain it will do the same for you.

—John and Lisa Bevere, Founders of Messenger International and Best-Selling Authors

I believe the Passion Translation will be the Bible of choice for the next Jesus people movement.

—Dr. Ché Ahn, President & Founder, Harvest International Ministry Founder, HRock Church, Pasadena, CA, International Chancellor, Wagner University

The Passion Translation makes powerful truths more accessible and at the same time stirs our inner man to rejoice and receive.

—Graham Cooke, Speaker, Author, and Founder of Brilliant Book House

About Brian Simmons

Brian Simmons is a former missionary, linguist, minister, and Bible teacher. As a missionary, he and his wife, Candice, pioneered church plants in Central America. As a linguist, Brian co-translated the Paya-Kuna New Testament for the Paya-Kuna people of Panama. He and his wife have birthed numerous ministries, including a dynamic church, Gateway Christian Fellowship, in West Haven, Connecticut. He is also a gifted teacher of the Bible who has authored several books and serves churches worldwide through his teaching ministry.

Brian began his biblical studies with The New Tribes Bible Institute and continued on to earn his doctorate with Wagner Leadership Institute, with a specialization on prayer. His doctoral thesis is now published, Prayer Partners with Jesus.

While Brian serves as the lead translator for The Passion Translation, every book (including the numerous footnotes) is evaluated by respected scholars and editors. In preparation for the release of the full New Testament October 31, 2017, BroadStreet Publishing is forming an even more extensive and diverse team to review and provide critical feedback to ensure The Passion Translation is faithful to the original text and heart of God.

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  1. Dustin Ashenfelder
    The only purpose I see for this to be available as a "translation" is for the purpose of refutation. It is neither biblical nor a translation.

  2. James and Regina Harwell
    Love it and it is so nice to set and read— still use others to study for 30 years. Things are changing but Word and Jesus never does. Just bought Isaiah. Wish this had Psalms, Proverbs, and Song of Solomon like the hard copy has

  3. Brian



  4. Lucas Lee

    Lucas Lee


    Please remove this LOGOS as this is no reliable translation of scripture.

  5. zazueffect



    This is not a translation. This author is not qualified to do a translation. In a 2015 TV program, he stated that Jesus appeared to him, breathed on him, and commissioned him to write a new translation. He has accepted that he does not have training in Biblical languages and his degree is from the unaccredited Wagner University. This school focuses on miracles, healing, and dream interpretation. This guy mixed his NAR theology into his work on this Bible and heavily distorted the original meaning of Scripture in favor of his theology. He adds complete paragraphs and omits parts in them. So stay away from it or use it to help your church see why it's a bad resource.

  6. Trent Haymore

    Trent Haymore


    I'm not anti-paraphrase, but I feel like this has too many red flags to be even considered a fair paraphrase. Just hearing some of the back story to the translation from Brian Simmons perspective is enough to make me feel compelled to warn people to steer clear. From translation philosophy to actual translation practices it is so interpretative that it leaves very little of the inspired message in tact. Not to mention that it seems that Brian claims that this is a divinely inspired translation... if you want a paraphrase just stick to the Message.

  7. Philip Ellis

    Philip Ellis


  8. johnny hernandez
    please stay way from it

  9. Brian



    Not sure why this is in my library. I can't use my Greek Interlinears with it because of the numerous additions to the text. This is NOT a proper bible translation. If you are looking to study the Bible in its truest form, stay far away from TPT. I absolutely do not recommend it for any earnest Bible study. Why is the Bible being modified after ~2000 years with less regard for what the original manuscripts actually said? It seems the author thinks the original writers from ~2000 years ago had it wrong and felt the need to correct their mistakes by inserting what they forgot. (Let's justify this with the claim of divine inspiration) Claiming that work is inspired is effectively saying you are not entitled to question it, as you are effectively questioning God Himself. I'll be moving this book to my "Hidden Resources" in Logos as it was included with Logos. I rather read proper translations that make an earnest effort to honor the original manuscripts. The danger of this translation is that people may confuse this with what the Bible actually says...when in fact, it's what Brian Simmons wishes to embellish and add to scripture. Sorry for the long rant, I am just hugely disappointed that I discovered this in my Library today.

  10. Matthias Liebrecht
    I am not for banning books either, but as a Bible translator and exegete for an African local language I think I know a bit the principles and requirements of a good and responsible translation. Sadly these are not met by the TPT. So no recommendation from my side on this poorly done 'paraphrase' (at the most you can call it that).


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