Good Bible study requires regular reading of the Bible. Since the Bible was written in languages other than modern English (Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek) most people rely upon a translation of the Bible to know the will of God. However, there are numerous translations available today. Choosing a good translation can be an overwhelming task. The chart above will help you make a better decision by knowing what is the philosophy of several of the translations available.
The goal of a translation is to faithfully communicate the words/messages from the original language to the language of a reader in a way that is faithful to the original and readable for the reader.