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Saturday, December 07, 2019

Abbrevations for Bible Translations

Below is a list of abbreviations for nearly 100 translations of the English Bible. I place them here not as an endorsement, but as a resource that can be referred to when searching for these abbreviations – especially when I may reference a number of abbreviations in a post on this site.


ABBREVIATIONS OF ENGLISH BIBLE TRANSLATIONS
Abbreviation
Bible Translation
ACV
A Conservative Version, Walter L. Porter (public domain)
AKJV
Authorised King James Version (1611, 1769)
AMP
The Amplified Bible (2015)
AMPC
The Amplified Bible: Classic Edition (1987)
ASV
American Standard Version (1901)
AV
Authorised Version; same as AKJV and KJV
BBE
The Bible in Basic English (1965)
BHIB
Bible Hub Interlinear Bible (2004-2018)
BLB
Berean Literal Bible, Bible Hub and Discovery Bible (2015)
BRG
Blue Red and Gold Letter Edition Bible (2012)
CCB
Christian Community Bible (1988)
CEB
Common English Bible (2011)
CEV
Contemporary English Version, American Bible Society (1995)
CJB
Complete Jewish Bible, David H. Stern (1998)
CLV
Concordant Literal Version (1914 ... 2003)
COV
Coverdale Bible, Miles Coverdale (1535)
CSB
Christian Standard Bible (2017, an update of the HCSB)
DBY
Darby Bible, J. N. Darby (1890; Public Domain)
DRA/DRB
Douay-Rheims Bible, American Edition (1899)
DLNT
Disciples Literal New Testament (2011)
ECB
exeGeses Companion Bible (n.d.)
EMTV
English Majority Text Version: New Testament, trans. Paul W. Esposito (2009)
EHV
Evangelical Heritage Version: New Testament & Psalms(2017)
ERV
Easy-to-Read Version, World Bible Translation Center (2006)
ESV
The English Standard Version, Crossway (2001)
EXB
The Expanded Bible, Thomas Nelson Inc. (2011)
GNB/GNT
Good News Bible (1992) aka Good News Translation; formerly Today’s English Version (1976)
GNV
Geneva Bible of 1587, 1599
GRT
The Great Bible (1539)
GSD
The New Testament: An American Translation, Edgar J. Goodspeed (1923)
GW
God’s Word, God’s Word to the Nations (1995)
HCSB
Holman Christian Standard Bible (2003).
HNB
Holy Name Bible, A. B. Traina (1950-1963)
HNV
Hebrew Names Version of the WEB (2008, aka Messianic Edition of the WEB)
ICB
The Holy Bible, International Children’s Bible, Thomas Nelson (1986, 1988, 1999, 2015)
ISV
The Holy Bible: International Standard Version, ISV Foundation (1996-2012)
JB
Jerusalem Bible, Darton, Longman & Todd (1966)
JUB
Jubilee Bible (2000, 2001, 2010).
KJ21
21st Century King James Version, Deuel Enterprises, Inc. (1994)
KJB
King James Bible; same as AV and AKJV
KNX
Knox Bible, Westminster Diocese (2012)
LEB
Lexham English Bible, Logos Bible Software (2012)
LITV
Literal Translation of the Holy Bible, J. P. Green (1976)
LONT
Living Oracles New Testament, A. Campbell (1827)
MAT
The Matthew Bible (1537)
ME-WEB
Messianic Edition of the World English Bible, Public Domain (2008), See HNV
MEV
The Holy Bible, Modern English Version, Military Bible Association (2014)
MLB
Modern Language Bible: The New Berkeley Version in Modern English (1969)
MNT
Moffatt’s A New Translation of the Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments (1926)
MOUNCE
Mounce Reverse Interlinear New Testament, R. H. Mounce & W. D. Mounce (2011)
MSG
The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language, E. H. Peterson (2002)
NAB
The New American Bible (1970-1986)
NABRE
The New American Bible, Revised Edition (2010)
NASB, NAU
New American Standard Bible, (1960 ... 1977; Updated Edition 1995)
NCV
New Century Version, Thomas Nelson, Inc. (2005)
NEB
The New English Bible, Oxford University Press (1970)
NET
The NET Bible/New English Translation, Biblical Studies Press (2005)
NIRV
New International Reader’s Version, Biblica, Inc. (1998, 2014)
NIV1984
The New International Version, Biblica, Inc. (1984)
NIV2011
The New International Version, Biblica, Inc. (2011)
NIV
The New International Version, used for both 1984 and 2011
NJB
New Jerusalem Bible (1999)
NKJV
New King James Version, Thomas Nelson, Inc. (1982)
NLT
New Living Translation, Tyndale House Foundation (1996, 2007)
NLV
New Life Version, Christian Literature International (2006)
NMB
New Matthew Bible, Ruth Magnusson Davis (2016)
NOG
The Names of God Bible, Baker (2011)
NRSV
New Revised Standard Version (1989)
NSB
New Simplified Bible (2003-2006)
NTE
New Testament for Everyone, Nicholas Thomas Wright (2011)
NWT
New World Translation of the Jehovah’s Witnesses (1950-1961)
OJB
Orthodox Jewish Bible, Artists for Israel International (2011)
PNT
The New Testament in Modern English, J. B. Phillips (1958)
QB
A New and Literal Translation, aka The Quaker Bible, Anthony Purver (1764)
REB
Revised English Bible (1989)
REV
Revised English Version (2013)
RGT
Revised Geneva Translation (2019)
RSV
Revised Standard Version (1952, 1971)
RSV-CE
Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition (1966, 2006)
RV
Revised Version (1881-1885)
TBB
The Bishop’s Bible (1568)
TEV
Today’s English Version, now known as Good News Version
TLB
The Living Bible, Kenneth Taylor (1971)
TLV
Tree of Life Version, Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society (2015)
TMB
Third Millennium Bible, aka New Authorized Version (1998)
TNIV
Today’s New International Version, Biblica (2005)
TPT
The Passion Translation. BroadStreet Publishing (2017)
TYN
Tyndale New Testament, William Tyndale (1526)
VOICE
The Voice Bible, Thomas Nelson/Ecclesia Bible Society (2012)
WBT
Webster’s Bible Translation (1833)
WE
Worldwide English New Testament (1969, 1971, 1996, 1998).
WEB
World English Bible (1997)
WMB
World Messianic Bible (2014); aka Hebrew Names Version (HNV)
WNT
Weymouth New Testament, Richard Francis Weymouth (1903)
WSL
The New Testament, John Wesley (1790)
WYC
Wycliffe Bible, John Wycliffe (1395, translated from Latin)
YLT
Young’s Literal Translation, Robert Young (1898)





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