Two New Bible Translations Now Available on Bible Gateway: The J.B. Phillips NT and ESV Anglicised

We’re happy to announce that two new Bibles have been added to Bible Gateway!

The first is the J.B. Phillips New Testament. J.B. Phillips began work on this translation during the London Blitz after seeing the youth in his church struggle with the Authorized Version. He completed and published the New Testament in 1958. You can get an idea of the flavor of the translation by reading the first five verses of John:

At the beginning God expressed himself. That personal expression, that word, was with God, and was God, and he existed with God from the beginning. All creation took place through him, and none took place without him. In him appeared life and this life was the light of mankind. The light still shines in the darkness and the darkness has never put it out.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the J.B. Phillips New Testament or start reading the gospel of Matthew.

The second new addition to our library is the English Standard Version Anglicised. This Anglicised version of the popular ESV Bible is largely the same text as the ESV already on Bible Gateway, but its use of British spelling conventions should make it easier on the eyes for our friends in the UK. For example, see the spelling differences in John 5:22-23:

ESV Anglicised
The Father judges no one, but has given all judgement to the Son, that all may honour the Son, just as they honour the Father. Whoever does not honour the Son does not honour the Father who sent him.

ESV
The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, that all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.

You can read more about the ESV Anglicised, or start reading in Genesis.

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