Versions / Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

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The Easy-to-Read Version (ERV) is an accurate translation of the Bible created by the translation team at Bible League International. New readers sometimes struggle with reading older standardized translations of Bible text because of their unfamiliarity with the Bible. The ERV uses simpler vocabulary and shorter sentences while maintaining the integrity of the original texts. One of the basic ideas that guided the work was that good translation is good communication. In 2015, a major revision was completed in the English text. It uses broader vocabulary and it is revised to reflect new cultural perspectives. The ERV is now in the process of revision for the other language texts while continuing to stay true to the original Biblical texts. In this process of revision we are committed to keeping the text fresh and applicable to the global community of Bible readers.

The ERV uses the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (1984) as its Old Testament text with some readings from the Dead Sea Scrolls. Also, it follows the Septuagint when its readings are considered more accurate. For the New Testament, the ERV uses the United Bible Societies' Greek New Testament (4th revised edition, 1993) and Nestle-Aland Novum Testament Graece (27th edition, 1993).

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Bible League International serves under-resourced churches worldwide, equipping them with Bibles and training so they can reach their communities with the Gospel. Our ministries include Project Philip Bible studies, Bible-based Literacy, Prison Ministry and Church Planter Training.

About Bible League International

Bible League International serves under-resourced churches worldwide, equipping them with Bibles and training so they can reach their communities with the Gospel. Our ministries include Project Philip Bible studies, Bible-based Literacy, Prison Ministry and Church Planter Training.

Versions

Language Version Available Versions
dropdown close Arabic (AR) – العربية 1 Arabic Bible: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-AR)
dropdown close Awadhi (AWA) – अवधी 1 Awadhi Bible: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-AWA)
dropdown close Bulgarian (BG) – Български 1 Bulgarian New Testament: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-BG) NT
dropdown close English (EN) 1 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
dropdown close Spanish (ES) – Español 1 Palabra de Dios para Todos (PDT)
dropdown close Hindi (HI) – हिन्दी 1 Hindi Bible: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-HI)
dropdown close Hungarian (HU) – Magyar 1 Hungarian Bible: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-HU)
dropdown close Marathi (MR) – मराठी 1 Marathi Bible: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-MR)
dropdown close Nepali (NE) – नेपाली 1 Nepali Bible: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-NE)
dropdown close Oriya (OR) – ଓଡ଼ିଆ 1 Oriya Bible: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-OR)
dropdown close Punjabi (PA) – ਪੰਜਾਬੀ 1 Punjabi Bible: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-PA)
dropdown close Portuguese (PT) – Português 1 Portuguese New Testament: Easy-to-Read Version (VFL) NT
dropdown close Russian (RU) – Русский 1 Russian New Testament: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-RU) NT
dropdown close Serbian (SR) – Српски 1 Serbian New Testament: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-SR) NT
dropdown close Tamil (TA) – தமிழ் 1 Tamil Bible: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-TA)
dropdown close Thai (TH) – ภาษาไทย 1 Thai New Testament: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-TH) NT
dropdown close Ukrainian (UK) – Українська 1 Ukrainian New Testament: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-UK) NT
dropdown close Urdu (UR) – اردو 1 Urdu Bible: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-UR)
dropdown close Vietnamese (VI) – Tiêng Viêt 1 Vietnamese Bible: Easy-to-Read Version (BPT)
dropdown close Chinese (ZH) – 汉语 1 Chinese New Testament: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-ZH) NT

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