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BBT Bible Introduction

The Bible Blender Translation (BBT) is a new work-in-progress translation that builds on the New English Translation and is similar to modern-day translations such as New International Version and New American Bible.  BBT differs from alternative translations in these ways (1) Vague or difficult-to-interpret phrasing is presented in its original form, (2) Parenthetical notations are freely incorporated to explain difficult-to-translate phrasing, and (3) Parenthetical notations are freely incorporated to provide alternative translations in-line with biblical text.  I believe previous translations attempt to “dumb-down” biblical phrasing, often using inaccurate or vague phrasing which misrepresents the original biblical text.  BBT attempts to correct those misrepresentations to more accurately express the biblical author’s original phrasing and intent.

The BBT Bible can be downloaded for free and freely placed on the Internet – for non-commercial (profit-making) purposes.

Reader comments and translation suggestions are encouraged and will be considered for inclusion in the official text.  You may contact me using this form.

Books of the Bible

Old Testament

Gen Genesis
Exod Exodus
Lev Leviticus
Num Numbers
Deut Deuteronomy
Josh Joshua
Judg Judges
Ruth Ruth
1 Sam 1 Samuel
2 Sam 2 Samuel
1 Kgs 1 Kings
2 Kgs 2 Kings
1 Chr 1 Chronicles
2 Chr 2 Chronicles
Ezra Ezra
Neh Nehemiah
Esth Esther
Job Job
Ps(s) Psalms
Prov Proverbs
Eccl Ecclesiastes
Song Song of Songs
Isa Isaiah
Jer Jeremiah
Lam Lamentations
Ezek Ezekiel
Dan Daniel
Hos Hosea
Joel Joel
Amos Amos
Obad Obadiah
Jonah Jonah
Mic Micah
Nah Nahum
Hab Habakkuk
Zeph Zephaniah
Hag Haggai
Zech Zechariah
Mal Malachi

New Testament

Matt Matthew
Mark Mark
Luke Luke
John John
Acts Acts
Rom Romans
1 Cor 1 Corinthians
2 Cor 2 Corinthians
Gal Galatians
Eph Ephesians
Phil Philippians
Col Colossians
1 Thess 1 Thessalonians
2 Thess 2 Thessalonians
1 Tim 1 Timothy
2 Tim 2 Timothy
Titus Titus
Phlm Philemon
Heb Hebrews
Jas James
1 Pet 1 Peter
2 Pet 2 Peter
1 John 1 John
2 John 2 John
3 John 3 John
Jude Jude
Rev Revelation

Books of the Old Testament Apocrypha

Bar Baruch
Add Dan Additions to Daniel
Pr Azar Prayer of Azariah
Bel Bel and the Dragon
Sg Three Song of the Three Young Men
Sus Susanna
1–2 Esd 1–2 Esdras
Add Esth Additions to Esther
Ep Jer Epistle of Jeremiah
Jdt Judith
1–4 Macc 1–4 Maccabees
Pr Man Prayer of Manasseh
Ps 151 Psalm 151
Sir Sirach/ Ecclesiasticus
Tob Tobit
Wis Wisdom of Solomon