Bibles That We Recommend

We strongly encourage using a "literal translation" also known as a "word for word translation" because it conveys what The Heavenly Father is saying rather than man's interpretation of thoughts on what The Heavenly Father is saying.
A serious Bible student really needs to have a literal translation which is also known as a word for word translation.
We are a firm believer in literal translation which is what you'll find below.
Please note that we may or may not agree with the doctrines, theologies or Biblical stances of these publishers.
At this time we do
not endorse any publisher.
Although we do appreciate and are Blessed by their works!

The New Jerusalem Version

This is a literal translation.
Do not confuse this with the "New Jerusalem Bible" which is catholic
The New Jerusalem Version is primarily an update of the 1901 ASV, WEB and “The Holy Scriptures According to the Masoretic Text,’’ published in 1917 by the Jewish Publication Society. Both translations are considered to be highly reliable “word-for-word’’ translations based on the Masoretic Text, and comparable to the KJV. The Brit Chadashah (New Covenant) is mainly based on the Byzantine Majority Text (M-text).

Both translations are considered to be highly reliable“word-for-word’’translations based on the Masoretic Text, and comparable to the KJV."
The translation is based on:

"The Brit Chadashah (New Covenant) is mainly based on the Byzantine Majority Text (M-text).

   Footnotes in the New Jerusalem Version list additions, changes, and omissions relative to the authoritative Majority Text (M-Text). "NU" refers to the Nestle-Aland and "TR" refers to the "Textus Receptus" or "Received Text."

The Name of the Heavenly Father is in Hebrew without vowel point.
Messiah's name is translated Yeshua as it should be.
God, Lord are all used for titles.

This is the best Messianic Translation!!

Here are two links where you can buy this fine translation:

New Jerusalem Version

Messianic Market Place

Messianic Bibles

"The Scriptures"
Is a Messianic Translation

Available in Blue Softcover, Blue Hardcover, Blue Large print Hard cover, Leather Large Print,
They also offer a pocket edition.
Available in CD format, and for E-Sword.

Names of the Heavenly Father, and The Son are in Hebrew Font.
All other names are restored to the original Hebrew pronunciation.
This is a very good translation, however it maybe hard to grasp for the novice.

Institute for Scriptures Research

The Scriptures

"The Tree of Life Version"

The Tree of Life Version is a top notch literal translation with the exception of the Jewish un-scriptural tradition of the forbidding of pronouncing The Heavenly Father's Sacred Covenant Name
YHWH, and replacing it with Adonai.
It still uses the common titles God, and Lord which can bridge the gap between Christians, and Messianic / Hebrew Roots believers.
Elohim is used in some places.
This version uses the correct form of Messiah's name which is Yeshua which is a contraction of Yehoshua.
Both Christian, and Scholars worked together on this translation.
It reads easy, and has been compared to the NASB for it's accuracy.

Tree of Life Bible Society

Tree of Life

Christian Bibles

New American Standard Bible"

The NASB is a great literal translation from older manuscripts with modern English giving it easy readability. This version ranks the highest on the literal chart.


"English Standard Version"

The ESV is another great literal translation from older manuscripts with modern English giving it easy readability. This version ranks not far behind the NASB literal chart.


In-depth Study Bibles

"Interlinear Bible"

Keyed to Strong's Exhaustive Concordance and
the only complete interlinear Bible available in
English, this one-volume Interlinear
Bible offers pastors, students,
and laypeople a time-saving tool for
researching the subtle nuances and layers of
meaning within the original biblical languages.
Featuring the complete Hebrew and Greek
texts with a direct English rendering
below each word, it also it also
includes The Literal Translation of the
Bible in the outside column. Strong's numbers are printed directly above the Hebrew and Greek words which enables those with no prior knowledge of Greek or Hebrew to easily access a wealth of language reference works keyed to
Strong's Greek/Hebrew dictionaries, analytical lexicons, concordances, word studies and more.
The Hebrew is based on the Masoretic Text and the Greek is from the Textus Receptus. The sources of the texts are documented in the preface, and are essentially the same (with some minor variations) to the Hebrew and Greek texts used by the KJV translators.

Interlinear Bible

"Companion Bible"

An in-depth study Bible with extensive margin notes on the structure of the biblical text, explanations of Hebrew words and their use, charts, parallel passages, lists of proper names, calendars, and timelines, along with cross references and 198 appendixes by E. W. Bullinger, covering such topics as:

Companion Bible

Bible Dictionary's

"The Strongest NASB Exhaustive Concordance"

This concordance is based on the New American Standard updated Version of the bible. It contains over 400,000 entries that list every word in the NASB Updated Bible alphabetically, with each book, chapter, and verse where the word appears.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

"Zondervan's Pictorial Bible Dictionary"

This best-selling Bible dictionary features more than 5,000 entries that include discussions across the biblical spectrum. Historical, geographical, chronological, and biographical issues are explained by the use of over 700 black and white pictures that help you visually understand these topics as well as nine pages of maps that give background information on key events and locations. You'll also find scholarly articles on important theological subjects written by a team of 65 scholars and experts.

The spellings in this dictionary correspond to the King James Version and alternative spellings found in the American Standard Version and in the Revised Standard Version are also given. This pictorial dictionary is part of the Zondervan Classic Reference Series.

Zondervan's Pictorial Bible Dictionary

Paraphrases are on the right, and we do not recommend them because it's man's ideas of what The Heavenly Father is saying.
A word for Word is what The Heavenly Father is saying to us.
So please disregard the ones on the right side of this chart.

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Consider These Things Ministries