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New Edition of Amplified Bible Now on Bible Gateway

According to The Lockman Foundation, the Amplified Bible is a translation that, “by using synonyms and definitions, both explains and expands the meaning of words in the text by placing amplification in parentheses and brackets and after key words or phrases. This unique system of translation allows the reader to more completely grasp the meaning […]

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Accolades for the New NIV Zondervan Study Bible

“…a magnificent achievement. The illustrations are stunning and the maps are expertly done. Most important, the content in both the articles and the commentary is superb. Every Bible reader and person in ministry should turn to it often for help.” Dr. Thomas R. Schreiner, Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Associate Dean, The Southern Baptist […]

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The Truth About the NIV: Guest Post by Carl Moeller

We’re living in a time when words are cheap. From the moment we wake up, all through our days, until we fall into bed, we’re bombarded by opinions, ideas, information, and advertising. While this makes it easier than ever to be informed and engaged in the world, it makes it much harder to sift out […]

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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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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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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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