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The Living Bible - TLBBible

The Living Bible (TLB)

1971

Tyndale House Publishers
author: Kenneth N. Taylor
www.tyndale.com

All measures of weight and length are aligned, money is transferred to dollars. It moves away a bit from the original, because when translating, the whole preference was given to stylistics.

This translation has never become the main one, but almost every believing family in the US has this version of the Bible at home.


The Message - MSGBible

The Message (MSG)

The Bible in Contemporary Language

2002

author: Eugene H. Peterson

Highly artistic translation of the Bible.
And here it was more important to convey the beauty and style than the accuracy of the word or even a parable that could be replaced by a familiar and more understandable American.

The Psalter and Proverbs are translated in verse.
A connoisseur of the language will be very interested in reading this version. Perfect English, unexpected turns. However, the correct translation. The essence of the Bible is not distorted.

Of course, such a translation can not be the main one.


The Remedy, 1st Edition - RemNew Testament

The Remedy, 1st Edition (Rem)

2005

Come And Reason Ministries
author: Timothy R. Jennings

New Testament paraphrase that communicates God's remedy for our sin-sick terminal condition. I invite you to partake The Remedy.


The Passion Translation - TPTBible

The Passion Translation (TPT)

2017

BroadStreet Publishing Group
author: Dr. Brian Simmons
www.thepassiontranslation.com

The purpose of the Passion Translation is to reintroduce the passion and fire of the Bible to the English reader. It doesn’t merely convey the literal meaning of words. It expresses God’s passion for people and his world by translating the original, life-changing message of God’s Word for modern readers.


John 3:16-17 (or Genesis 1:1 for the OT)

TLB - The Living Bible: For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
17 God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.

MSG - The Message: This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.
17 God didn't go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again.

Rem - The Remedy, 1st Edition: For God loved the world so much that he gave me, his One and only Son, so that all who open their hearts and trust me will be healed, and therefore not perish but have everlasting life.
17 For God did not send me, his Son, into the world to condemn the world, but to provide healing from sin in order to restore the world to unity with God through me.

TPT - The Passion Translation: For God loved the world so much that He offers His One and Only Son, so that all those who believe in Him will never perish but experience eternal life.
17 God did not send His Son into the world to be its Judge and to condemn it, but to be its Savior and to rescue it!