Which Bible Versions Are Easiest to Start with?


If you are not familiar with the Bible stories or you are not an English native speaker, you should start with the easier Bible versions. The Bible is the first printed and the most sold book ever. It is translated into 636 different languages with at least 108 different variations. Because the previous version was too complicated and flowery, authors made different varieties of the Bible according to the different reading levels. So even if you just started learning the language, you can still fully understand those stories.

There are also illustrated versions that you can read to your child as the bedtime stories and they will understand everything without any problem. Those new versions are written in a so-called common language, which is understandable to the wider audience instead of the old one filled with figurative elements that took several readings to understand. Sentences are shorter and simplified and there is no need for reading between the lines to get the point of the story.

As a beginner, you should try the most popular Bible version of all, the New International Version that provides the needed balance between the words and thoughts and is written in the way that touches your heart with every new sentence. Besides this one, there are 4 more versions that turn up in Insider Monkey’s list of 5 easiest Bible versions to read and understand for beginners.