New Testament: Breakthrough Version


The New Testament: Breakthrough Version, translated by Ray Geide, is a New Testament Bible translation that aims to retrieve linguistic nuances that may have been lost in translation. The differences between the Breakthrough Version and other translations are subtle, and the Breakthrough does an excellent job at presenting the Gospel.

I wanted to see how this version compared to other texts, so I looked up some of my favorite verses. John 3:16 translates as, “You see, this is how God loved the world, He gave His only biological Son so that everyone who trusts in Him will not be ruined but may have life beyond this world.” And 1 Corinthians 13:4 says, “Love is patient for a long time and kind. Love does not get jealous, does not brag, is not conceited, […]”

This translation can spark in-depth conversations as readers study the meaning of the verses. It would be interesting if a group did a small study comparing this text to another version, such as King James or the NIV. The group members could discuss which version they resonate most with. Visually, the text is a good size, and the font is pleasing to the eye. It is always nice to explore a new Bible translation, and I enjoyed studying the nuances of the text.

You can find the book here.

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