Now your reading time can be in-depth learning time! The Expanded Bible New Testament, developed by a respected team of Bible scholars, make God’s Word easier to understand – and more relevant and real for today’s Christian – with innovative expansions in the text that you can use as you read.
Perceive clearly what God is saying in language that’s easy to read
Learn the full significance of each passage with additional terms and expressions
Immerse yourself in the Bible’s culture with helpful descriptive comments
See how Scripture teaches Scripture by using key cross-references
Understand God’s Word like never before
If you’re familiar with the Amplified Bible this is similar: the text is expanded to bring out the subtleties and alternatives in the original Greek. But there are differences, and in my view it makes this one better. The “base text” is a more modern translation, which I know will not please everybody, but there are times when I struggle with a more traditional reading. It is much easier to see which expansions are alternatives for the same word or phrase with substantially the same meaning, and which are alternative interpretations. In some cases, the expansions also include the literal meaning and/or a word or phrase from a more traditional Bible version which people may be familiar with. There are also some in-line cross-references and comments.