The Readable Bible
The Bible in Today's Language & Modern Formats

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The Readable Bible ... A fresh, new way to read the Bible and see things in God’s Word you’ve never seen before – even if you’ve read the Bible many times!

Numbers 8 Side-by-Side Comparison
The Readable Bible Difference
The Readable Bible presents the Bible in modern, easy-to-read formats like today's non-fiction books:

  • Cascading text
  • Agreements
  • Narrative paragraphs
  • Census tables
  • Outlined law codes
  • Numbered steps
  • Specification documents
  • Assignment tables
  • Callouts
  • Maps
Exodus 26 Side-by-Side Comparison
Why Another Translation?
Today’s readers struggle with the Bible. Long, complex sentences, old fashioned “holy” words, and page after page of plain paragraphs make for difficult reading. Publishers have tackled the problem by moving further and further from the text—from literal translation (KJV, NASB, ESV), to thought for-thought translation (NIV, NLT), to paraphrase (TLB), to loose paraphrase (The Message), which often leaves the reader with little idea what the biblical text actually says. The Readable Bible reverses this trend. It presents the literal text, but does so using modern formats. The result is a literal translation that is as easy to read as a paraphrase.
Why Modern Formatting?
Over the last 200 years over a dozen new formats have been developed to make information easier to read. Yet Bibles are still using plain text in paragraphs to present even the most complicated information. While over a dozen new Bible formats have been developed since 1850, none of them has been used to make the Bible easier to read! If today God told Moses to “list the descendants of Adam and their life spans,” Moses would make a table or chart, not write a paragraph. Using modern formats makes it easier for people to read, comprehend, and remember Scripture. The Readable Bible maintains the integrity of the literal text but places it in easy-to-read formats. It's the best of both worlds!

"The Readable Bible is Scripture in today’s formats, the way it would look if Moses, David and Paul were sitting at a computer when God spoke to them."