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The Modern English Version (MEV) is the most modern translation produced in the King James tradition in 30 years. The Modern English Version (MEV) is a translation of the Textus Receptus and the Jacob ben Hayyim edition of the Masoretic Text, using the King James Version as the base manuscript. The MEV is a literal word-for-word translation. It is also often referred to as a formal correspondence translation. The Committee on Bible Translation began their work on the MEV in 2005 and completed it in 2013.
Translated by top theologians from every major Christian faith tradition, the MEV is a faithful representation of the original text and historical context without political, ideological, social, cultural or theological agendas distorting the translation.
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The MEV provides a unique cross-denominational approach to the translation of the Bible with an aim of giving fresh insight into the meaning of the Scriptures while staying true to the original intent of the authors. The end result is a translation that will be tremendously helpful for those in ministry and those who wish to know the Word of God in a more intimate way.
—N. Blake Hearson, associate professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
I expect that this translation will be readily understood by thoughtful readers of the Bible even as they find the classic truths of eternity expressed in understandable language of today’s English speaker.
—Jonathan M. Watt, adjunct professor of biblical studies, Geneva College
Terrific achievement, a breath of fresh air.
—Michael Brown, syndicate radio host, Line of Fire
The MEV fits within the tradition of the original KJV. It is a clear and concise translation that has the feel of the KJV but is updated and eminently more readable for today. It will be an encouragement to all but especially to the modern military men and women for whom the translation was initiated. I look forward to giving my son and his wife, both army medics, copies for their personal devotions.
—Eric Mitchell, associate professor of Old Testament and Archaeology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
The MEV has credibility. I recommend it to the other leaders for spiritual formation and discipleship.
—Jack Hayford, founding pastor, The Church on the Way
The MEV is a clear and concise translation that will appeal to modern Bible readers.
—Stanley M. Horton, distinguished professor emeritus, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary