Good News Translation w/ Apocrypha GNTA

This modern version of the Bible in mid-20th century American English, prepared by a group of American biblical scholars, is also known as the Good News Bible. Taking advantage of the many archaeological and manuscript discoveries as well as the insights of linguistic and biblical scholarship since the 16th century it was designed to meet the needs of a world-wide explosion of evangelism in a secular world where English had become the dominant international language and a familiarity with traditional theological terminology could not be assumed. Its style avoids the looseness of paraphrase as it translates the deep structures of the text in its original languages. This pioneering version has set the pattern for innumerable new translations and revisions of the Bible in other languages as well as in English. Over 40 million copies of the Good News Biblehave been distributed world-wide since its first printing.

Quote Policy

The GNT (Good News Translation) text may be quoted in any form (written visual, electronic or audio) up to & inclusive of one thousand (1,000) verses without written permission, providing the verses quoted do not amount to a complete book of the Bible nor do the verses account for fifty percent (50%) or more of the total text of the work in which they are quoted. This permission is contingent upon an appropriate copyright acknowledgement as seen below:

Scripture taken from the Good News Translation - Second Edition, Copyright 1992 by American Bible Society. Used by Permission.

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