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International Network of Children’s Ministry Adopts the International Children’s Bible® as Its Official Bible Translation

The International Network of Children’s Ministry (INCM) (@INCM) has adopted the International Children’s Bible® (ICB™) as its official translation, the result of a partnership with Thomas Nelson Publishers (@ThomasNelson). This partnership coincides with Thomas Nelson’s upcoming new product releases that feature the ICB translation, the first version of the Bible translated specifically for children. [Read […]

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Learn What Bible Study Resources Are Keyed to the NIV Bible Translation

When Bible scholars on the Committee on Bible Translation (CBT) were first commissioned in 1965 to translate the New International Version (NIV) Bible, their goal was to create a readable version for the entire English-speaking world. Translators from the United States, Canada, England, Northern Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand were involved in the process to […]

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Why is Bible Engagement Down in an Age of Digital Accessibility? Rachel Barach on Technology and Scripture

It’s easier than ever before to access the Bible. In addition to reading a print Bible in any of the dozens of versions and translations on the market today, you can read Scripture from any online computer, listen to it on your morning jog or commute to work, pull it up on your smartphone, and […]

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50th Anniversary Celebration of the NIV Commissioning Continues with “Made to Share” Quarterly Theme

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the commissioning of the world’s most read modern-English Bible, the New International Version (NIV), Biblica (@BiblicaMinistry) and Zondervan (@Zondervan) have partnered on a year-long commemorative #NIV50 campaign featuring quarterly themes to recognize the powerful impact that the NIV has made on the Christian church. The third theme of […]

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The Modern English Version on Bible Gateway

Bible Gateway has added the Modern English Version (MEV) translation of the Bible to our library of more than 200 Bible versions (also see our Twitter List of Bible versions). The MEV “formal correspondence” translation seeks to maintain the beauty of the 400-year-old King James Version language while balancing it with fresh clarity for 21st […]

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Invitation to the New Testament: An Interview with Ben Witherington III

One way to understand the New Testament and its world is to enter into that world and begin to think as the people living then thought. For example, modern culture is primarily text-based with a preponderance of books and documents. But in ancient cultures the oral word was primary and documents were secondary (due, in […]

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Biblica and Zondervan Announce Renewed Commercial License Agreement for NIrV Translation

Biblica and Zondervan have come together to make the New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) of the Bible available to all English-reading children and those who read at a lower level. For centuries, God’s Word has been translated and shared so that all who read it can understand it and experience the good news of the […]

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Zondervan to Release NIV Zondervan Study Bible

This August, Zondervan will add a vital member to its study Bible family. The New International Version of the Bible, the world’s most read and most trusted modern-English Bible translation, is now complemented by study notes and resources designed and edited by general editor and The Gospel Coalition co-founder, D.A. Carson. The new NIV Zondervan […]

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The Message Audio Bible Now on Bible Gateway

The Message Bible, available for reading on Bible Gateway and in print, was born out of Eugene Peterson’s desire to engage his congregation in the Word of God—in a way that would make its relevancy obvious in their lives. His goal was to bring into English the rhythms and idioms of the original language. He […]

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What Distinguishes One Bible Translation From Another?

If you’ve browsed a Christian bookstore and walked into its Bible section, you’ve seen the tremendous variety of Bible translations that are available. You’ll also notice those same translations here on Bible Gateway. [See our blogpost: Read More Than One Bible Version Side-By-Side.] You may wonder what distinguishes one translation from another. Or ask, “What […]

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