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New International Version

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The New International Version (NIV) is an English language translation of the Bible. The New Testament was released in 1973, and the full Bible in 1978. The NIV is especially popular among evangelical Christians. The translators of the NIV sought a middle ground between formal equivalence and dynamic equivalence.

It was the most popular English translation of the Bible during the 1980s and 1990s, and remains popular despite revised versions of the NIV now on the market: Today's New International Version, and the New International Version Inclusive Language Edition, both of which use "gender-inclusive" language and caused controversy over the commitment of the International Bible Society to the authority and trustworthiness of scripture [1]. The New International Reader's Version is another revision of the NIV intended to be readable by children.


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