Don’t quit – keep at it! Read today’s reading, and skip what you missed, then make it up another time. You don’t get down on yourself when you forget to eat breakfast do you? Just make sure to eat lunch!
New International Version (NIV). This excellent translation is still the most widely used.
English Standard Version (ESV). The ESV is more of a word-for-word literal translation.
New Living Translation (NLT). The NLT is more of a thought-for-thought translation.
New English Translation (NET). The NET includes translators’ notes that reveal some of the thinking behind the translation process.
The Message. This is not a translation as much as a paraphrase into colloquial English. Also, it is written by one person rather than a team of translators; the other translations are done by teams.