THE AMPLIFIED BIBLE
Latest publication: 1987
Sample Old Testament Verse (Isaiah 3:5)
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the strips [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.
Sample New Testament Verse (1 Timothy 2:3-4)
For such [praying] is good and right, and [it is] pleasing and acceptable to God our Savior, who wishes all men to be saved and [increasingly] to perceive and recognize and discern and know precisely and correctly the [divine] Truth.
Study Bibles with the AMP text
- AMP Cross Reference Bible
Devotional Bible Options
- Everyday Life Bible
- Note Taker’s Bible
The text of the AMP include words in parentheses and brackets. The words in parentheses signify additional phases of meaning included in the original word, phrase or clause of the original language. Brackets contain clarifying words or comments not actually expressed in the immediate original text as well as definitions of Greek and Hebrew names. The AMP includes footnotes, introductions and outlines for each book of the Bible and a reference system contained within the text. Each verse begins at a new line and the poetry is presented as prose.
The AMP goes beyond “word-for-word” translation. The translators intend to reveal, together with the single English word equivalent to each key Hebrew and Greek word, any other clarifying meanings that may be concealed by the traditional translation methods. Gender language of the original text is maintained.
Description by the Publisher
The AMP is an unusual translation of the Bible. Rather than translating the text of the Bible in word-for-word format, the AMP seeks to bring the richness of the original text into English by providing any additional words that may illuminate the meaning. These additional words are placed in the text in parentheses and brackets. For instance John 11:25 reads “Whoever believes in (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on) Me, although he may die, yet shall he live.” If you have read through the Bible a few times, this translation can be really rich. It is probably not the best Bible for those who are reading the Bible for the first time and would probably not be the best choice for a gift Bible.