Praise for the NIrV

The NIrV has been endorsed by scholars, pastors and ministry leaders alike including these Christian leaders and academians.

  • Gary M. Burge

    The New International Reader’s Version offers us a powerful combination of faithfulness to the original languages and true contemporary language that is at once accurate, elegant, and compelling. Many translations attempt this goal; few do it well. The NIrV eliminates technical jargon and archaic words that are rarely used today and avoids complex constructions that alienate many readers from the scriptures. This translation reads the way we speak — and because of this, it will speak directly to its many readers. Again and again I found myself looking at favorite verses and admiring how this translation offers something fresh, unexpected and inspiring. I am confident it will be used widely and treasured for many years to come.

    — Gary M. Burge, Ph.D., Professor of New Testament, Wheaton College & Graduate School

  • Ryan Frank

    I highly recommend the revised NIrV Bible to parents and church leaders. It’s the perfect Bible for today’s kids. I’m highly impressed with the updates that have made to help the Bible come to life for children.

    — Ryan Frank, CEO, KidzMatter, Publisher, KidzMatter Magazine

  • David Hubbard

    The NIrV meets a crying need. Its simplicity, clarity and accuracy put God’s Word within reach of millions of persons who find standard translations beyond their grasp. They include children, of course, but equally important are educationally deprived adults and the multitiudes here and abroad for whom English is a second language.

    — Dr. David Hubbard, Former President/Old Testament Professor Emeritus, Fuller Theological Seminary

  • Craig Johnson

    There is nothing better than introducing future generations to the Word of God in a tangible way. The translation committee has brought to life the Bible in a translation that will make it understandable for kids so they can apply it to their everyday lives. If you are looking for a version for elementary age students then I would highly recommend the NIrV Bible for your children. Watch your kids grow through God’s Word to be everything God has designed them to be.

    — Craig Johnson, Director of Ministries, Lakewood Church

  • Mike Johnson

    The New International Readers Version is extremely easy to understand, and it maintained the integrity of the Biblical text, but on a level appropriate for the desired age. I think you have hit on a winner here!

    — Pastor Mike Johnson, Director of Childhood Leadership Development, Fellowship Church

  • Tremper Longman III

    Children (and adults) will love the NIrV. This version is accurate to the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek as well as very readable. What makes me most excited is that the NIrV will encourage many to read the Bible longer and more frequently. I love it, and I know that my children and my grandchildren will love it as well.

    — Tremper Longman III, Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College

  • Klyne Snodgrass

    Translation is a difficult and never-ending task, but the NIrV is a significant achievement. The goal was to prepare an accessible translation, and the translators did the job well. Here is a translation that allows people easy entrance into hearing the Word of God.

    — Klyne Snodgrass, Paul W. Brandel Professor of New Testament Studies, North Park Theological Seminary