|New Berkeley Version|
|Old Covenant||New Covenant|
This version of the New Testament (1945) has gained for Dr. Gerrit Verkuyl a place among the first rank of translators of the Bible into modern English. This version of the Old Testament (1959) under his editorship, exhibits the same characteristics of faithful rendering of the original texts into lively modern English that mark his New Testament.
The aim of this version was to achieve plain, up-to-date expression which reflects as directly as possible the meaning of the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. It is not a paraphrase.
After twenty-five years, the need for revision became evident. This revision was very extensive, while not being a retranslation. Explanatory notes were revised as well as added. Topical headings were rephrased.
Zondervan Publishing House (1969)
[Tyndale House, Cambridge, United Kingdom]
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness lay upon the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. This is the One who was in the beginning with God. Through Him everything came into being and without Him nothing that exists came into being.
Comparisons which include this version:
Additions and Omissions in the Synoptic Gospels
The Authenticity of the Second Epistle of Peter
Bishops, Overseers, Presbyters, and Elders
The Burden and the Yoke to Be Removed
The Deceived Prophet
From Eternity or From Ancient Times?
The Falsifying Scribes
The Fringe on the Borders of a Garment
The Gifts of the Spirit
God So Loved the World
Gods, God, or Judges
The Hebrew Synoptic Gospels
Horses from Egypt and Kue
The Israelites and Baal-Peor
The Miracle at Cana
The Name of Our Heavenly Father
Offering Sacrifices to the He-Goat
Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread
Sabbaths and Sundown
Scripture Inspired by God
The Seventy Weeks of Daniel 9
The Sides of the Court of the Tabernacle
Some Variations in the Book of Acts
The Song of Solomon
The Speech Problem of Moses
The Story of the Adultress
That Which Will Happen Before the End
Those Who Work Iniquity
The Time of Peleg
The Tragedy at Beth-Shemesh
Words with Heathen Origins in the Scriptures