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Why a New Translation?
A Look at the NIV
About the Translator
  • God's Word is respected and reverently translated - not "corrected" or "modified" to suit and support some person's theory or concept.

  • Original Manuscripts viewed as being verbally inspired, given by the Spirit.

  • Italics are used to indicate words supplied to clarify and to fit the idiom of the English language.  Each such word, when supplied, is indicated by italics.

  • Distinction between "faith" (belief) and "the faith" (God's word - Jude 3) is clearly identified.

  • Christ's law, the law of faith (Romans 3:27); the perfect law of liberty (James 1:25); the faith (Jude 3); Christ's doctrine (2 John 9) is emphasized and stressed at every opportunity. See 1 Corinthians 9:21 and Gal. 6:2.

  • Immerse, Immersion, and Immerser is used instead of baptize, baptism, and baptizer.

  • Immersed in and into water, instead of with water.

  • Easily used footnotes help identify, clarify and direct the reader to other information on the same subject.

  • Christ's doctrine about the church, plan of salvation, Christian living, worship, etc. are clearly translated, with additional information and references in footnotes.

  • Only begotten (monogenes) is correctly translated (e.g. John 1:18:3:16).

  • The last twelve verses of Mark (16:9-29) are faithfully rendered in the text, with note and footnotes to firmly defend those verses as being a part of the Spirit-given word.

  • The Holy Spirit's work in the new birth (John 3:3-8) is more clearly and accurately presented.

  • The Divinely given name, Christian, is rendered in Acts 11:26, with note to explain. Acts 11:26 has: "And the disciples were divinely called Christians first at Antioch."

  • Created in Christ Jesus on the basis of (epi) is much more clearly and accurately rendered, with further information in the footnotes of Eph. 2:10.

  • Person and people, rather than "man" and "men" from anthropos, anthropoi.

  • A text that is easy to read, yet that faithfully renders God's Word.

  • This is a work we are proud of and one you can safely read to follow the instructions of our Lord and Savior.