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Bible Publishers - Of The Most Popular Bibles



By Hal Dekker



Last page update:  2021.09.10



The following is an alphabetical list of fifty-two popular English Bible translations and versions, many of which are presently the most popular, and the corporations which publish them.  You may wish to look up some of them online and see which corporations are not for profit, and which ones are for profit.  The last time, many years ago, when I checked into about six or seven of the largest Bible publishers, Oxford was the only Bible publisher I could find which was a not for profit corporation.  How does producing and selling supposed copies of what the old covenant prophets wrote, and what the new covenant apostles of Christ Jesus wrote, agree with what apostle Paul wrote?


2 Cor. 2:17 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) we are (esmen) absolutely not (ou) as (hōs) many (polloi), ones selling (kapēleuontes) the (ton) Word (logon) of the (tou) God (theou)!


BUT (all’), as (hōs) out (ex) of clear judgment (eilikrineias), BUT (all’), as (hōs) out (ek) of God (theou), down opposite in front (katenanti) of God (theou), in (en) Christ (Christō), we speak (laloumen)!


The Gideon's organization, which places Bibles in hotel rooms and many other places, are much more in line with the Truth of the holy scriptures, that the Word and knowledge of God's Word is not to be sold or bartered for one's personal gain.  The Gideon's want you to have a copy of a Bible for free, no charge!  Who else does?  It's a typical poor Trinitarian translation, because it's chocked full of theologically biased paraphrases, creative "synonyms" and the usual neglect of identifying inflected forms, ellipses, zero copulas and indefinite articles; but at least they're not trying to make monetary income off of the things of the God and his son Christ Jesus, like virtually all other Bible producers.


For a much more complete list of known Bible translations and versions, and links to them, please visit The Bible Reader's Museum at this link.



American Standard Version (ASV) - WORDsearch Corp.


Amplified Bible (AMP) - Zondervan


Bible in Basic English (BBE) - WORDsearch Corp.


Centenary Translation of the New Testament - WORDsearch Corp.


Common English Bible - Common English Bible


Complete Jewish Bible - Jewish New Testament Publications


Concordant Literal New testament - Concordant Publishing Concern


Contemporary English Version (CEV) - American Bible Society


Darby Bible (DBY) - WORDsearch Corp.


Douay-Rheims Bible - WORDsearch Corp.


Easy-To-Read Version - World Bible Translation Center


Elberfelder Bible 1905 - WORDsearch Corp.


English Standard Version (ESV) - Crossway Books


God's Word Translation (GWT) - Baker Publishing Group


Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) - Broadman & Holman


Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Text - A. J. Holman Company


Interlinear Greek-English New Testament - Baker Book House


International Children's Bible (ICB) - Thomas Nelson Publishers


JPS Tanakh 1917 - WORDsearch Corp.


King James Version 1611 - Thomas Nelson Publishers


King James Version (KJV) - WORDsearch Corp.


King James Version Apocrypha - WORDsearch Corp.


Luther Bible 1912 - WORDsearch Corp.


Mace New Testament - WORDsearch Corp.


Moffatt, The New Testament: A New Translation (MOF) - WORDsearch Corp.


New American Standard Bible (NASB) Bundle - Lockman Foundation


New English Translation (NET) - Biblical Studies Press


The Christian Counselor's New Testament - Baker Publishing Group


The Geneva Bible 1599 - Tolle Lege Press


The Modern Language Bible: Berkeley Version - Hendrickson Publishers


The New Oxford Annotated Bible (RSV) - Oxford University Press


The Webster Bible - Durrie and Peck


New Century Version (NCV) - Thomas Nelson Publishers


New International Version (NIV) 2011 - Zondervan


New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) - Doubleday


New King James Version (NKJV) - Thomas Nelson Publishers


New Living Translation (NLT) - Tyndale House Publishers


New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) - National Council of Churches


Phillips New Testament Bible - WORDsearch Corp.


Revised Standard Version Bible (RSV) - National Council of Churches


The Holy Bible, The Great Light In Masonry - A. J. Holman Company


The Interlinear Hebrew Greek English Bible - Associated Publishers and Authors, Inc.


The Living Bible (TLB) - Tyndale House Publishers


The Message (MSG) - NavPress


The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures - Watchtower Bible and Tract Society


The Septaugint Bible - Shekinah Enterprises


The Septaugint With Apocrypha: Greek and English - Hendrickson Publishers


Today's English Version (TEV) - American Bible Society


Wesley's New Testament - WORDsearch Corp.


Weymouth's New Testament (WEY) - WORDsearch Corp.


Wuest Expanded Translation (WET) - Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company


Young's Literal Translation of the Holy Bible (YLT) - WORDsearch Corp.