ESV English Standard Version
The ESV is a revision of the RSV (1971). It draws on up to date scholarship and in recent years has grown in popularity for its accuracy.
KJV King James Version
The KJV (also known as the Authorized Version) was originally published in 1611 at the request of King James I of England.
The Message is a paraphrase of the Bible. Using contemporary language the author draws out the original meaning of the text using everyday phrases and imagery.
NIV New International Version
The NIV is the most popular translation in the UK. It's great for individual study and public worship.
NKJV New King James
The NKJV updates the vocabulary and grammar used in the KJV, while retaining the purity and stylistic beauty of the original KJV.
NLT New Living Translation
The NLT use language which is easy to read & understand whilst accurately communicating the original meaning of the scriptures.
NRSV New Revised Standard Version
The NRSV is the latest translation in the King James tradition. It aims at being readable, but it also tries to keep familiar words and phrases from the KJV.