Sunday, November 7, 2021

King James Version - Patriarchal Text

I just had an email about a version I hadn't noticed before (Thanks, Joshua!). It is called the King James Version - Patriarchal Text. The New Testament is available here in PDF format. It is the work of David Hawthorne.

Friday, April 16, 2021

First Nations Version

I just heard about this new work: The First Nations Version.


From their website

First Nations Version of the New Testament is a new translation, attempting to capture the simplicity, clarity, and beauty of our Native storytellers in English while remaining faithful to the original language of the New Testament.


The entire New Testament is expected on August 3rd, 2021.  Part of the New Testament is available as a free download or for purchase on Amazon. The description on Amazon is as follows:

The First Nations Version was first envisioned by the author Terry M. Wildman and with the help of and Wycliffe Associates has expanded into a collaborative effort that includes First Nations/Native Americans from over 25 tribes. This book is the introductory publication of the First Nations Version of the New Testament. A translation in English by First Nations/Native Americans, for First Nations/Native Americans. This project was birthed out of a desire to provide an English Bible that connects, in a culturally sensitive way, the traditional heart languages of the over six million English-speaking First Nations people of North America. The First Nations Version Translation Council has been selected from a cross-section of Native North Americans-elders, pastors, young adults and men and women from differing tribes and diverse geographic locations. This council also represents a diversity of church and denominational traditions to minimize bias. For more information visit



Monday, September 21, 2020

2019 King James Version

 This one is a revision of the King James Version done by a Christian Scientist.  It isn't clear who did the revision, only that it was a "Christian Scientist who is also a Bible scholar."

 There is a comparison of the 1769 King James Bible and the 2019 revision here.  There are also samples of the revision here.

 In it the writer says this about inclusive language in the 2019 revision:

Following the lead of many recent mainstream translations, the 2019 KJV is dedicated to the use of inclusive language, with the intention to avoid usage so common in previous centuries which appears to exclude women by the constant use of the word “man” where more modern writers would use “person” or “one.”

While updating language, punctuation and spelling this is not intended to replace the 1769 King James Bible:

The 2019 version in this column builds on the inspiration of the 1769 KJV of the Bible.  The 2019 KJV updates the vocabulary, punctuation, and spelling of words in the 1769 KJV, adds quotation marks, and capitalizes pronominal references to God the Father consistent with Mary Baker Eddy’s system of capitalization.  When it is not certain whether a pronoun refers to God, the pronoun was not capitalized.
The 2019 KJV demonstrates that it would be possible to publish a KJV with limited updating which retains the majesty, power, and above all spirituality of the beloved 1769 KJV.  To produce a modified KJV retaining these characteristics, as well as the theology of the 1769 KJV to a great extent, has been the goal of those who have labored to bring forth the 2019 KJV.
This Bible is not intended as a replacement for the 1769 KJV.  Rather it is being presented to demonstrate the feasibility of producing an updated alternative to the 1769 KJV.



Legacy Standard Bible

Dr. John MacArthur and the Master's University are working on an update to the 1995 New American Standard Bible. It will be called the Legacy Standard Bible.


There is an article about the thinking behind this work on the Master's University Website.

There is also an interview with MacArthur on Youtube.

NASB 2020 is Available

 Lockman Foundation's update to the New American Standard Bible is now available.  Visit their online store for copies.

Updated American Standard Version

Work on the Updated American Standard Version has been proceeding quickly. They expect to finish the New Testament by this Friday. The Old Testament is expected to be finished in March. They are adding books of the updated Bible to the Christian Publishing House Blog.  For more information and online reading of the completed portions you may also visit the UASV website.

Friday, August 14, 2020

NASB 2020

 The New American Standard Version is currently undergoing an update.  Zondervan has a bit of information about it on their website.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Refreshed American Standard Version

I just received an update from Matt Jarka, Executive Editor at and Providence Press LLC. The Refreshed American Standard Version website is RASV.ORG He wrote: "In a quick follow-up, in addition to the New Testament actively undergoing proofreading, we have just released the Book of Esther, and with it the completion of the last of the Historical books of the Old Testament. The RASV is now actively in proofreading for the New Testament, Pentateuch, History, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Isaiah, Jonah, Zephaniah, Haggai, and Malachi." Thank you, Matt!

Friday, February 28, 2020

Update / Revision of the Christian Standard Bible

Joshua Holman just notified me that the Christian Standard Bible was updated recently. There is a brief notice of this on the CSB website.  A list of examples of the changes made can be viewed here.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Literal Standard Version

Another new version recently! This is the "Literal Standard Version" - "A Translation that's literal, but easy to read." You can learn more about or read it online at the translation website.  Paperback copies are available for purchase on Amazon.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The Alpha & Omega Bible (AOB)

I just received an update on this Bible from Pastor Tim of I Saw The Light Ministries, he writes:

"We now have a new improved update that was just released Feb. 16. I would greatly appreciate it if you would please consider posting about this update

Many things make the AOB very unique, including:
  • The name "Jesus" is used for the name of GOD in much of the Old Testament, instead of "The LORD"
  • The words of GOD are in red or bold in Genesis, Exodus and a few other books and verses in the Old Testament,
  • This study bible has some very interesting notes. Some of these notes proclaim prophecies of the president of Syria, Bashar Assad, being the end time Son of Perdition (Antichrist). It also says that Assad is a fallen angel who will manifest himself in the sky in a fake coming of Jesus on the date of Purim of some year. Then exactly 30 days later, invade Israel. Whether anyone agrees or disagrees with these prophecies, these are significant statements that are worthy of notice.
  • A full PDF file copy is available for free online for inspection before purchasing the paperbacks from Amazon."
Visit the Alpha & Omega Bible page here to learn more & download a preview.

Friday, February 14, 2020

New Catholic Bible

Just heard about this one and don't have much time to research anything. But I will share the link for the New Catholic Bible. You can view some PDF samples on their website.