Versions / Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

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The Easy-to-Read Version (ERV) is an English translation of the Bible by the World Bible Translation Center (WBTC), a subsidiary of Bible League International. It was originally published as the English Version for the Deaf (EVD) by BakerBooks.

Deaf readers sometimes struggle with reading English because sign language is their first language. The WBTC created a translation to make reading the Bible easier for them. The EVD used simpler vocabulary and shorter sentences. One of the basic ideas that guided the work was that good translation is good communication

In 2004, a major revision was finished. It uses broader vocabulary. The EVD was left unchanged, so it and the ERV now have different texts.

The ERV uses the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (1984) as its Old Testament text with some readings from the Dead Sea Scrolls. Also, it follows the Septuagint when its readings are considered more accurate. For the New Testament, the ERV uses the United Bible Societies' Greek New Testament (4th revised edition, 1993) and Nestle-Aland Novum Testament Graece (27th edition, 1993).

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Versions

Language Version Available Versions
dropdown close Arabic (AR) – العربية 1 Arabic Bible: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-AR)
dropdown close Awadhi (AWA) – अवधी 1 Awadhi Bible: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-AWA)
dropdown close Bulgarian (BG) – Български 1 Bulgarian New Testament: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-BG) NT
dropdown close English (EN) 1 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
dropdown close Spanish (ES) – Español 1 Palabra de Dios para Todos (PDT)
dropdown close Hindi (HI) – हिन्दी 1 Hindi Bible: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-HI)
dropdown close Hungarian (HU) – Magyar 1 Hungarian Bible: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-HU)
dropdown close Marathi (MR) – मराठी 1 Marathi Bible: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-MR)
dropdown close Nepali (NE) – नेपाली 1 Nepali Bible: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-NE)
dropdown close Oriya (OR) – ଓଡ଼ିଆ 1 Oriya Bible: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-OR)
dropdown close Punjabi (PA) – ਪੰਜਾਬੀ 1 Punjabi Bible: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-PA)
dropdown close Portuguese (PT) – Português 1 Portuguese New Testament: Easy-to-Read Version (VFL) NT
dropdown close Russian (RU) – Русский 1 Russian New Testament: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-RU) NT
dropdown close Serbian (SR) – Српски 1 Serbian New Testament: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-SR) NT
dropdown close Tamil (TA) – தமிழ் 1 Tamil Bible: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-TA)
dropdown close Thai (TH) – ภาษาไทย 1 Thai New Testament: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-TH) NT
dropdown close Ukrainian (UK) – Українська 1 Ukrainian New Testament: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-UK) NT
dropdown close Urdu (UR) – اردو 1 Urdu Bible: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-UR)
dropdown close Vietnamese (VI) – Tiêng Viêt 1 Vietnamese Bible: Easy-to-Read Version (BPT)
dropdown close Chinese (ZH) – 汉语 1 Chinese New Testament: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-ZH) NT

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