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Functional (Thought-for-Thought) Bible Translation Bundle 2, 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 2 includes the New Living Translation (NLT), New International Reader’s Version (NIrV), Christian Standard Bible (CSB), Good News Bible (GNB), and Contemporary English Version (CEV).

  • New Living Translation (NLT) - The New Living Translation provides a wonderful balance of readability and authority. It is easy to understand, poetically beautiful, powerful, and emotive. At the same time, due to the careful work of 90 leading Bible scholars, it is accurate to the original Greek and Hebrew text.
  • New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) - The New International Reader’s Version is a simplification of the New International Version (NIV). The NIrV uses shorter words and sentences targeted at a fourth-grade reading level making it understandable for all reading levels. Yet the translators still relied on the best and oldest copies of the Hebrew and Greek manuscripts guaranteeing that those who read it are getting the actual Word of God. Chapters are separated into shorter sections, and most have clear titles indicating what the section is all about.
  • Christian Standard Bible (CSB) - The Christian Standard Bible (CSB) is a highly trustworthy, faithful translation that is proven to be the optimal blend of accuracy and readability. It’s as literal to the original as possible without sacrificing clarity. The CSB is poised to become the translation that pastors rely on and Bible readers turn to again and again to read and to share with others.
  • 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.
  • 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 2, 5 vols.
  • Publishers: American Bible Society, Tyndale, Thomas Nelson, Holman, Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 1992–2020
  • Resources: 5
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Resource Type: English Bibles
  • Resource ID: {ABA93B73-11BA-4855-8CB0-789103C3CC04}
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