Do you want to read the New Testament? Together with friends, we read through the New Testament every 90 days, at a pace of 2-3 chapters each day. You can join in at any stage because we’re always cycling back to where we started.

Our Reading Plan

Here is a link to the reading plan we use:

Our WhatsApp Group

Interact with others for accountability:

Each morning we post the passage that we read for that day to the WhatsApp group. When you’ve read the passage reply to the message with a ✅. Keep the responses simple. We don’t want to clog up our WhatsApp inboxes. Here are our WhatsApp guidelines: https://tinyurl.com/3j64pztv.

Translations

You can read the Bible in any translation you choose. You might want to read from a different translation from time to time. Here is some advice:

Christian Standard Bible: Using original Greek (Nestle-Aland) and Hebrew texts, the CSB used optimal equivalence, seeking to combine the best features of formal equivalence (word-for-word) and dynamic equivalence (thought-for-thought). In places where a literal rendering might be unclear, a more dynamic translation is given. In a handful of instances the CSB has opted for a more gender-neutral rendering of some biblical wording (read The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood article here). This is the “house” Bible of Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni (find out why). This would be a great translation to start with.

New American Standard Bible: The NASB evolved from the American Standard Version which was a revision of the Revised Version. The NASB focuses on fidelity, literal accuracy, grammar and terminology, especially verb tenses. The goal of the NASB is to be as literal “word-for-word” as possible. As such the English is not as smooth and free-flowing as it could be. This is a great translation for serious students of God’s Word.

English Standard Version: The ESV is a revision of the Revised Standard Version published by Crossway with J. I. Packer as the general editor. The ESV follows a literal word-for-word translation philosophy capturing precise wording and personal style of each Bible writer, while taking into account differences of grammar, syntax, and idiom between current literary English and the original languages. It is more literal than the NIV2011 but more fluent and colloquial than the NASB.

King James Version: The most read edition is the KJV1611. The KJV1611 was translated from the Textus Receptus. The KJV1611 is a deeply revered English Bible, with literal translation precision as well as a beautiful and majestic style.

New King James Version: The NKJV is a modern translation of Scripture yet retains the accuracy, purity and stylistic beauty of the KJV. The NKJV uses the Textus Receptus and is literal.

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