Bible Translation - How do you choose?

Bible translation, John 3:16 -

Bible Translation - How do you choose?

Have you ever stared at the Bible section in a book store or scrolled online and you can't decide what translation to go with or even which style of Bible? There are so many Bible options nowadays!

Recently, I was selecting Scripture verses for a worship night at church. As I was searching words and Scripture references that contained the word or something similar, it was an overwhelming task. Fortunately, there are some online sites that made this easier!

Here are a two sites that I have found useful. You can search by a specific Scripture or by topic. Also, you may specify a translation or view across multiple translations.


For fun, here are a few translations of the popular Scripture John 3:16.
King James Version (KJV)For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
New International Version (NIV) - For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
The Message (MSG)This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.