The Bible is a powerful book. It contains God’s inspired, authoritative Word – what He wants us to know about His will for the world and how we can best live in it. However, all English Bible translation are just that, translations. They are done by flawed, imperfect human beings. While many may prefer one translation over the other, there is no perfect translation. This one is not perfect either. However, it is a faithful translation that brings the divinely inspired, original author’s message and meaning to life in a way that helps the contemporary person understand God’s Word.