‘What Bible Translation Do You Recommend?’

I get that question every year around Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions of other sorts from several folk, without fail.

Here’s my answer- The Revised English Bible.

You simply cannot do better. If you’re looking to pick up a bible for a loved one, get that one.  And get one for yourself.  Short of reading Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic, it’s as close to the meaning of the text as you’ll get (in English).