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Functional (Thought-for-Thought) Bible Translation Bundle 1, 5 vols.

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Why use multiple translations? Using multiple translations while you study will give you a well-rounded understanding of the text at hand. Though it’s good to have a primary version for memorization and meditation, reading from different translations demonstrates sound scholarship and can help you better understand a passage by seeing what the biblical author meant in new ways.

The goal of every Bible translation is to balance faithfulness to the wording of the original language with readability in everyday English. Typically, each translation will lean more toward faithfulness to the wording or readability.

Functional (also known as “thought-for-thought” or “dynamic”) Bible translations try to reproduce the original text using more modern language to communicate the broader meaning of the text. These prioritize readability, and though they provide an easy-to-read version of Scripture (and thus tend to be easier to understand), they do this by occasionally being a bit freer to interpret than formal translations are.

The Functional (Thought-for-Thought) Translation Bible Bundle 1 includes the New International Bible (NIV), Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB), Good News Bible (GNB), The Complete Jewish Bible (CJB), and Contemporary English Version (CEV).

  • New International Bible (NIV) - The NIV Bible has become the best-selling English version of the Bible since the King James Version. This functional Bible presents clear, understandable English and is the most readable English Bible ever produced, the result of 10 years of work from more than 100 scholars from 6 English-speaking countries. This 2011 version is the most up-to-date NIV translation.
  • Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) - The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) sets the standard in painstaking biblical accuracy and pure literary form. Accurate, yet highly readable, it's a translation committed to leaving both the grace and gravity of the original languages intact while carefully creating a smooth flow of wording for the reader.
  • Good News Bible (GNB) - The Good News Bible (also known as Today's English Version) uses simple everyday language and vocabulary shared by everyone, regardless of age or background, to communicate the meaning and style of the original text in a unique way.
  • The Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) - The Complete Jewish Bible presents the Word of God from Genesis to Revelation as a unified Jewish book. It connects Jews with the Jewishness of the Messiah and non-Jews with their Jewish roots. Names and key terms are returned to their original Hebrew and presented in easy-to-understand transliterations, enabling the reader to say them the way Yeshua (Jesus) did.
  • Contemporary English Version (CEV) - The Contemporary English Version has been described as a “user-friendly” and a “mission-driven” translation that can be read aloud without stumbling, heard without misunderstanding, and listened to with enjoyment and appreciation because the language is contemporary and the style is lucid and lyrical. The Contemporary English Version is not a paraphrase but an accurate and faithful translation of the original manuscripts.
  • Title: Functional (Thought-for-Thought) Bible Translation Bundle 1, 5 vols.
  • Publishers: American Bible Society, Thomas Nelson, Holman, Jewish New Testament Publications, Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 1992–2011
  • Resources: 5
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Resource Type: English Bibles
  • Resource ID: {A6953E73-6C19-475B-823E-616145C98B13}
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