New International Version

Latest publication: 2011

Publisher: Zondervan

Sample Old Testament Verse (Isaiah 53:5)

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. (formatted as poetry)

Sample New Testament Verse (1 Timothy 2:3-4)

This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

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Format Information
The publishers have provided chapter headings and sub-headings within the text of scripture. Footnotes are also provided to show readers how the original language has been understood and to indicate textual differences between various original manuscripts. Poetry is formatted as poetry and the text is in paragraph style.

Translation Information
The NIV was translated from the original languages with a “thought-by-thought” approach. Because thought patterns and syntax differ from language to language, the translation committee believed that accurate communication of the meaning of the Biblical authors required regard for varied contextual uses of words and idioms and for frequent modifications in sentence and structure. Other words have been substituted for “man” when the original text intended to refer generically to men and women equally. This is a change from the 1978 and 1984 versions.

Description by the Publisher
The complete NIV Bible was first published in 1978. It was a completely new translation made by over 100 scholars from many denominations and churches. This breadth of denominational and theological perspective helped to safeguard the translation from sectarian bias. An initial revision of the text was released in 1984. A more thorough revision was completed in 2005 and published as Today’s New International Version (TNIV). The current version builds on both the original NIV and the TNIV.