What Are Some Different Types of Bibles?

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Some of the common types or translations of the Bible include the King James Version, New King James Version, New American Standard Bible, Good News Translation, Common English Bible and New International Version. There are also many other versions of the Bible to choose from in English and other languages.

The King James Version was the first version of the Bible authorized by the Protestant church in the early 1600s. One of the most well-known types of Bibles, the language of the translation reflects the words used in that time period. An updated version with modern terminology, the New King James Version, was developed to make the Bible more readable.

Another Bible that is easier to read than the original King James Version, the New American Standard Bible, is widely considered the most direct translation of the Bible that is available in English. The Good News Translation is a Bible version with simple, informal language that is not difficult for kids to read.

Also translated for easy comprehension, the Common English Bible was translated to appeal to the average reader. The New International Version aims to deliver the original words of the Bible with a high level of accuracy; while still using present-day English phrases.