Examine the Scriptures
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A three-tiered study Bible to connect you from a smooth and accurate translation through to the root of the Greek and Hebrew meanings.

Berean Literal Bible
A literal yet readable translation that takes the reader to the core of the Greek and Hebrew meanings.

Now these, who were more noble than those in Thessalonica, received the word with all readiness, on every day examining the Scriptures, whether these things were so.

  • Acts 17:11

Berean Literal Bible

The second step in the translation process was the development of a word for word English word order text. In most instances, this text closely follows the interlinear. Some of the features of the Literal Bible are as follows:

1. Parts of speech match as closely as possible in translation from Greek to English.
2. Tense, mood, and voice of verbs are maintained as closely as possible.
3. All tags from the interlinear are maintained so that the word for word translation can be connected back to each element of the original text.
4. Gender is translated to be consistent with the Greek sources (This is also maintained in the Interlinear and Study Bibles).
5. Pronouns that represent Deity are capitalized for clearer study of difficult passages (This format is maintained from the Interlinear and through the Study Bible).
6. Sentence structure is maintained so that, in general, the flow of the longer Greek sentences is not interrupted in the translation to the literal version.