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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.
Zondervan Publishing House (1965)
[Tyndale House, Cambridge, United Kingdom]
In the beginning God (prepared, formed, fashioned,) and created 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.
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.
Comparisons which include this version:
The Burden and the Yoke to Be Removed
Commandments or Clean Robes?
The Deceived Prophet
Entering His Rest
The Falsifying Scribes
From Eternity or From Ancient Times?
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
The Israelites and Baal-Peor
Let No Man Judge You
The Lord Is My Shepherd: An Anthology
The Lord's Day in the Book of Revelation
The Name of Our Heavenly Father
Offering Sacrifices to the He-Goat
Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread
A Reference to the Trinity
Sabbaths and Sundown
Scripture Inspired by God
The Sides of the Court of the Tabernacle
Some Variations in the Book of Acts
The Story of the Adultress
That Which Will Happen Before the End
Those Who Work Iniquity
The Time of Peleg
Was Jesus Forsaken by God?
Words with Heathen Origins in the Scriptures