Abbreviations Used in Comparisons

Traditional Bibles
Abbreviation Title First Published
AV
Authorized Version
(King James Version)
1611
D-R
Douay-Rheims Version
(Original Catholic English Version)
Tan Books and Publishers
1609
KJ21
21st Century King James Version
KJ21 Bible Publishers
1994
TMB
Third Millennium Bible
Third Millennium Publications
1998

[The 21st Century King James Version and the Third Millennium Bible are not new translations but careful updatings of the Authorized (King James) Version of 1611.]

Contemporary Bibles
Abbreviation Title First Published
CEV
Contemporary English Version
Thomas Nelson Publishers
1995
GW
God's Word
World Publishing
1995
NAB
New American Bible
Catholic Book Publishing Co.
1970
NASBU
New American Standard Bible Updated
Lockman Foundation
Foundation Publications, Inc.
1995
NIV
New International Version
International Bible Society
Zondervan Publishing House
1973
NJB
New Jerusalem Bible
Doubleday and Company, Inc.
1985
NKJ
New King James Bible
Thomas Nelson Publishers
1982
NLT
New Living Translation
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
1996
NRSV
New Revised Standard Version
Thomas Nelson Publishers
1989
OxI
New Testament and Psalms -
An Inclusive Version
Oxford University Press
1995
REB
Revised English Bible with the Apocrypha
Oxford University Press
Cambridge University Press
1989
TEV
Today's English Version (Good New Bible)
American Bible Society
1976

Back to Bible Word Comparisons