Amplified Bible

This translation is based on the American Standard Version. It uses a system of synonyms, punctuation, typographical features, and clarifying words or phrases to reveal shades of meaning of the key words in the original text.

The aim of the translation was that it be true to the original languages, be grammatically correct, be understandable to the masses, and give the Lord Jesus Christ His proper place which the Word gives Him. It is not an attempt to duplicate what has already been achieved but to progress beyond the point where others have stopped.

The translators were a committee of qualified Hebrew and Greek scholars.

The Amplified New Testament was published in 1958; the Amplified Old Testament, Part 1 (Genesis to Esther), in 1964; and the Amplified Old Testament, Part 2 (Job to Malachi), in 1962.

Sample Verses

Genesis 1: 1, 2
In the beginning God (prepared, formed, fashioned,) andcreated the heavens and the earth. [Heb. 11:3.] The earth was without form and an empty waste, and darkness was upon the face of the great deep. The Spirit of God was moving, (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters.

John 1: 1 - 3
In the beginning [before all time] was the Word [Christ], and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself [Isa. 9:6.] He was present originally with God. All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being.


The following comparative studies include this version:

  1. Burden and Yoke to Be Removed
  2. Commandments or Clean Robes?
  3. Deceived Prophet
  4. Entering His Rest
  5. Falsifying Scribes
  6. From Eternity or From Ancient Times?
  7. Fringe on the Borders of a Garment
  8. Gifts of the Spirit
  9. God So Loved the World
  10. Gods, God, or Judges
  11. Hebrew Synoptic Gospels
  12. Israelites and Baal-Peor
  13. Let No Man Judge You
  14. Lord Is My Shepherd: An Anthology
  15. Lord's Day in the Book of Revelation
  16. Name of Our Heavenly Father
  17. Offering Sacrifices to the He-Goat
  18. Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread
  19. Reference to the Trinity
  20. Sabbaths and Sundown
  21. Scripture Inspired by God
  22. Sides of the Court of the Tabernacle
  23. Some Variations in the Book of Acts
  24. Story of the Adultress
  25. That Which Will Happen Before the End
  26. Those Who Work Iniquity
  27. Time of Peleg
  28. Was Jesus Forsaken by God?
  29. Words with Heathen Origins in the Scriptures
Contents:Old Testament, New Testament
Source Used:Zondervan Publishing House (1965)
Location:Tyndale House, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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