ISV - 1998
International Standard Version
New Covenant
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This version, which will include both Covenants in the year 2000, was translated by a committee of academics. It is a literal-idiomatic translation, which avoids the dangers of being over-literal and over-interpretative. The goal has been to achieve both accuracy and excellence in communication.

A number of specific principles of translation have been followed. The twenty-seventh edition of the Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece and the fourth corrected edition of the United Bible Societies Greek New Testament are the base texts. Inclusive language is used wherever possible without compromising scholarly integrity or good English style.

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Davidson Press (1998)

[Tyndale House, Cambridge, United Kingdom]

John 1: 1 - 3

In the beginning, the Word existed. The Word was with God. Through him all things were made, and apart from him nothing was made that has been made.