There are thousands of Bible translations available in many different languages. It is best for serious Bible students to use a variety of translations in his or her language. With that being said, there are some good translations and some very bad ones. A few of the most literal translations available consist of the American Standard Version (1901) and the New American Standard Bible. Other good translations include the New Revised Standard Bible, English Standard Version, and others. There are some I highly suggest that new believers avoid such as the “Message Bible” and the “Passion Translation”. There are other versions (such as the “New World Translation”) that have been “translated” along denominational lines. In other words, they were designed to present the beliefs of the “translators” instead of the literal text of God’s inspired Word.
- Believers Standard Bible
- American Standard Version – Cross References
- New Revised Standard Version
- World English Bible
- Brenton Septuagint Translation
Oftentimes commentaries can assist the earnest Bible student in gaining a better understanding of the Scriptures. While commentaries can be good Bible study tools, the perspectives of the authors should never supersede the inspired Word of God.
- Scofield’s Reference Notes (1917) (alternate link)
- Free access to 107 commentaries
- 50 commentaries free online
Bible Reading Plans
- Our Daily Bible Christian Ministries
- Customize your own plans
- Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings
Bible Reading and Study Software
Denominational and Organisational Links
I have found the resources on the following sites to be useful.
Magazines and Other Publications
I have found the following resources to be helpful.
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