The Most Popular Modern English Translation of the Bible Worldwide

The New International Version (NIV)
The NIV began with one man’s vision for a faithful rendering of the Bible in contemporary English. It became the world’s best-selling Bible in modern English in 1986 and continues so today. Why the enduring popularity? From Bible scholar to novice lay reader, those seeking God in His Word enjoy the clear, understandable language of the NIV and the trustworthy accuracy of the translation to the original languages of the Bible.

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Who Was Pontius Pilate?

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