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Too many Translations

I am completely beside myself when I ponder the sheer number of English Bible Translations we have today… and YET (!) there are Scriptureless peoples STILL waiting for their own copy, or even ONE BOOK!

This is self-incriminating evidence; direct testimony to the “consumeristic mindset” that keeps our community’s attention on growing itself rather than the truly SPIRITUALLY BANKRUPT. Instead of finding ways to put a single copy of the saving Gospel into the barren hands of Bibleless peoples, we as consumers of the Gospel, continue to expend yet more time and money to increase our own inventory of an ALREADY EMBARASSINGLY LARGE library of English Bibles! Does this not perplex your mind!?

…or am I the only one?

If this doesn’t convict your heart or cause you to ask how it is that our theology on evangelism hasn’t spurred more of us on to help these Scriptureless peoples… I exhort you pray for God to change the heart of our churches.

According to http://www.BibleGateway.com here is a running list of available English translations:

Available English Translations

  1. 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
  2. American Standard Version (ASV)
  3. Amplified Bible (AMP)
  4. Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
  5. BRG Bible (BRG)
  6. Common English Bible (CEB)
  7. Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
  8. Contemporary English Version (CEV)
  9. Darby Translation (DARBY)
  10. Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)
  11. Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)
  12. Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
  13. English Standard Version (ESV)
  14. English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK)
  15. Expanded Bible (EXB)
  16. 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
  17. GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
  18. Good News Translation (GNT)
  19. Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
  20. International Children’s Bible (ICB)
  21. International Standard Version (ISV)
  22. J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)
  23. Jubilee Bible 2000 (JUB)
  24. King James Version (KJV)
  25. Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
  26. Lexham English Bible (LEB)
  27. Living Bible (TLB)
  28. The Message (MSG)
  29. Modern English Version (MEV)
  30. Mounce Reverse-Interlinear New Testament (MOUNCE)
  31. Names of God Bible (NOG)
  32. New American Bible (Revised Edition  (NABRE)
  33. New American Standard Bible (NASB)
  34. New Century Version (NCV)
  35. New English Translation (NET Bible)
  36. New International Reader’s Version (NIRV)
  37. New International Version (NIV)
  38. New International Version – UK (NIVUK)
  39. New King James Version (NKJV)
  40. New Life Version (NLV)
  41. New Living Translation (NLT)
  42. New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
  43. New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised (NRSVA)
  44. New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition (NRSVACE)
  45. New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
  46. Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)
  47. Revised Standard Version (RSV)
  48. Revised Standard Version Cathoic Edition (RSVCE)
  49. Tree of Life Version (TLV)
  50. The Voice (VOICE)
  51. World English Bible (WEB)
  52. Worldwide English (New Testament) (WE)
  53. Wycliffe Bible (WYC)
  54. Young’s Literal Translation (YLT)
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