Bible Translations Explained

There are many translations of the Bible ranging from word-for-word (literal) to thought-by-thought (paraphrase) translations. Literal translations are excellent for those who study the Bible in depth word-for-word. Paraphrases are designed for those who are new to the Bible and who desire to understand basic concepts. There is a wide range between.

Below is a listing of translations available ranked in order according to translation type.