Compare Bible Translations as You Study

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By Scott Gassoway

Bible translators make different decisions when it comes to translating the original languages. That is why comparing translations is a valuable step in good Bible study.  Logos makes it easy to spot these differences between various translations.

For example, in Proverbs 18:24, the NIV speaks of “unreliable friends,” but the ESV renders this as “many companions,” while the NLT qualifies these “friends” with added quotation marks.

The Text Comparison Tool identifies all the differences between your base text and any number of translations you want to compare. Check out the video below for a demonstration of how to use this tool in Logos. 

Open the Text Comparison Tool in Logos.

Recommended resources

Check out Lexham Textual Notes on the Bible for concise notes on areas of textual variation in the Bible.

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Faithlife (makers of Logos Bible Software) is the largest developer of Bible study software and a worldwide leader in multilingual electronic publishing. Faithlife partners with more than 500 publishers to make more than 120,000 Bible study resources available to customers around the world. More recently, Faithlife has launched the world's first integrated ministry platform, a full suite of ministry, communication, and management tools for churches.

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