The Living Bible® for e-Sword
Kenneth N. Taylor
Tyndale House Publishers
Kenneth N. Taylor
Tyndale House Publishers
The Living Bible® is a groundbreaking paraphrase version of the Old and New Testaments. Its purpose is to say as exactly as possible what the writers of the Scriptures meant, and to say it simply, expanding where necessary for a clear understanding by the modern reader.
The Living Bible® is a "thought-for-thought" version as opposed to a word-for-word translation. "Paraphrase" is a restatement of an author's meaning using contemporary expressions.
Discover new insights and life application for your life and ministry!
Runs on e-Sword PC, Android, X for Mac®, HD for iPad®, and LT for iPhone®. These links show system requirements for using e-Sword software on your device. Recent versions of e-Sword are required in order to install and use e-Sword modules purchased from eStudySource.com.
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The Living Bible® for e-Sword
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Reviewed by (Jean Johnson, Chiefland, Fl, US) - I use Living Bible along side KJV for a better understanding. I love it. It is so much easier to read yet does not change the meaning.
Reviewed by (Malcolm Nodine II, Rock Hill, SOUTH CAROLINA, United States) - Added this for my Comparison E-SWORD feature. E-Sword Store was easy to use and download exactly as described. Thank you, E-Sword.
Reviewed by (Ernest Daniels, WHITE PLAINS, NY, US) - Excellent bible software to help a person learn more about the King James Bible. The Living Bible will make some Bible passages plain and understandable. I enjoy reading and using those scriptures to illustrate a thought.
My esword (3/18/2021)
Reviewed by (Lavonne Lane, Lutz, FL, US) - I love my e-sword program. I teach a Neighborhood Bible Study and use e-sword almost every day for research and bible information and the Living Bible added to my help in preparing my lessons. I have shared the e-sword Web information with several of my friends and they love it,too. Thank you e-sword for providing the bible and commentaries and all of the other info on one Web page with easy access. May God continue to bless you. Lavonne Lane
Invites your reading (2/2/2021)
Reviewed by (Patricio Kelly, CABA, Province, Argentina) - What I specially like about this translation is that it invites you to read it, without effort, just as I suppose people loved hearing the Master telling the parables. The simplest way to describe this translation is " "FASCINATING"
Good comparison reference (12/16/2020)
Reviewed by (Chaz Smith, Lacombe, LA, United States) - I have a hard copy but when you’re on the computer it’s easier to have it all at a click. I think of the Living Bible as more of a commentary than a translation. So, when using it as a reference it can help give some nuance to the text. I can’t accept all if it necessarily but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have value. Just realize it’s not a word for word (and most of them are not 100%).
Living Bible (6/13/2020)
Reviewed by (Petra Hattingh, Port Alfred Kleinemonde, South Africa, Easter Cape) - Wow!!! Thank you for making it easy and assessible to buy products!! Especially in the times we are founding ourselves!! Thank you so much!!! Appreciated! Petra
Easy Reading (4/13/2020)
Reviewed by (Cathy Ruff, Severn, MD, US) - I recently purchased The Living Bible for my iPad, iPhone and computer. I absolutely love it. I use NKJV for study and memorization but for reading I love The Living Bible. It is a smoother translation and makes it more enjoyable to do Bible reading. I would recommend it to anyone.
Excellent for Study. (4/13/2020)
Reviewed by (Audie Clairmont, Elsie, MI, United States) - E Sword is the only tool I use to study the Bible. I’ve had other resources that are good. E sword is so easy to navigate through. I have been the a Senior Pastor of a Church for over 24 years. E Sword has been my tool for most of those years. E Sword has everything you need to equip yourself for the Kingdom of God. Thank you for putting together a work of art for the christian community.
Understanding of a child (4/13/2020)
Reviewed by (john chin, Christchurch, Rolleston, New Zealand) - I use the Living Bible when became a Christian, i was later introduce to many other versions .... and thought that the Living Bible was for Children......only 35 years later i decide to purchase it again and i m bless how simple it is when you have read all other versions n the Living bible version gives you a simple understanding n explanation that even a child with understanding can comprehend.... Unless we become like children understanding, questioning and honesty.... how can we enter into the Kingdom of God
Living Bible Part of My Life (11/24/2019)
Reviewed by (Roy Hoffman, MILLMONT, PA, US) - The Living Bible is just one of about 23 Bible translations that are part of my e-Sword Bible package. I consider e-Sword to be one of the greatest Bible study tools available! Given the many Bible versions, commentaries, dictionaries, and other resources at one's fingertips, I can't imagine going back to a library of books. While I appreciate getting the perspective provided in the Living Bible, I more appreciate the opportunity to compare it with all the other versions. Thank you so much for providing this fantastic tool.
Product Review (10/19/2019)
Reviewed by (Richard Harkey, San Saba, Texas, US) - This translation more closely ministers to me than any of the other translations I have access to. This brings out thoughts and truths that were hidden in other translations that I checked the other Bibles to see if it was really in the Bible, the other translations proved it right, only in words easier understood. My memory verses previously were in King James, so I go back to KJ to recite those verses. Good companion version for Bible Study. I highly recommend.
Reviewed by (Aristotle Papadatos, ATHENS, ATTIKA, GREECE) - Excellent book!
Excellent resource. (7/27/2019)
Reviewed by (Gary Martin, Winton, CA, US) - The Living Bible has been around for many years. The electronic resource is an added plus because it can be taken with me on my laptop. I've always enjoyed the paraphrase for its ease of reading and understanding, even though it is not a scholarly text.
Reviewed by (Tom Lawrence, Byron, GA, US) - The Living Bible downloaded into my E-Sword program and works as expected. It makes for easy reading and is great for making explaination to new converts or non beleivers.
Simply Helpful (7/27/2019)
Reviewed by (Helen Uy, New Hyde Park, NY, US) - The Living Bible is not my go to Bible but I will be using it as a supplement to my bible study. I have been a long time user of e-Sword (almost 9 years in May). ALL the modules I have bought over the years I'm still using. e-Sword is on my PC, iPhone and iPad! God bless you always Rick (Meyers)! I thank the Lord for giving you the wisdom to create something that helps others to grow in their love and knowledge of our Savior.
Superior study source ! (3/10/2019)
Reviewed by (Rich Harting, Madison, Ohio, US) - An excellent paraphrase translation of the bible. I highly recommend it! It is my go to bible for a deeper understanding of the scriptures.
Reviewed by (Sheila Maurer, Fallon, NV, US) - I love almost all versions of the Bible including TLV. E-sword has made Bible study simple and easy. I love it and I recommend it to friends and family.
I like The Living Bible (10/30/2018)
Reviewed by (Weldon Brewer, Canyon Lake, Texas, US) - I have read the Holy Bible in various versions & really enjoy the tools in e-sword
Reviewed by (Mike Wolf, Germanton, North Carolina, United States) - e-sword is still my favorite software since I am so familiar with it, and the Living Bible makes it even more enjoyable. As a free resource e-sword is hard to beat but with the inexpensive add-ons that we can purchase that makes a great tool greater.
A Beautiful Supplement (6/3/2018)
Reviewed by (Lana Law, Elkhart, IN, US) - I would never read The Living Bible exclusively for my Bible reading. I have found a few verses changed or missing and prefer the KJV. I do find some the LB has a poetic explanation that I find appealing. Corinthians 13:4 & 5: Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud, never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and WILL HARDLY EVEN NOTICE when others do it wrong.
How I use the modules I have Purchased (12/15/2017)
Reviewed by (James Stoner, Tucson, AZ, US) - I have used E-sword for more than 15 years and I have purchased Bibles, Commentary, and dictionary. It is a powerful tool and resource. 99% of my modules have purchased from Estudy Source, I have been extremely happy with this company. I love the fact they save all my install codes for access when I computers have crashed or when I have upgraded my systems. I give this company 5 star ratings, and a big thank you.
Easy To Read Bible (12/15/2017)
Reviewed by (John Perry, MONTGOMERY, Texas, US) - The Living Bible is a welcome addition to the E-Sword community of electronic bible resources. It is a good way to gain an overall understanding of a scripture. The language is easy to understand and very helpful in understanding the big picture of a section of scripture which aids in explaining a scripture or telling a Bible story.
SUPPLEMENTAL READING (12/15/2017)
Reviewed by (JOANNE EGGEBRAATEN, LAKELAND, Florida, US) - I teach a Bible study and I like to use different translations for comparison. I didn't have this one in my list and one of my ladies uses this version so I wanted it as I said, for comparison. I really like my e-Bible program and adding translations etc. is very easy and inexpensive. It also saves me from having my table full of books. I just click back and forth between my document and Bible version I'm looking at. Thanks for making studying the Bible so enjoyable and affordable.
YOU CAN'T DO MUCH BETTER (12/15/2017)
Reviewed by (HERBERT TROKIS, BENONI, GAUTENG, South Africa) - I am a retired forensic auditor who derives enormous pleasure from researching bible topics and undertaking bible studies, both for myself, my wife and family. Although I have an extensive library of (hardcopy) bibles, commentaries, dictionaries and a Strong's. Ever since I was first introduced to e-Sword nearly 20 years ago, it has become one of my most favored resources. I bought The Living Bible because I was told that the version provides an excellent translation in relatively simple, easily understandable (modern-day) English, without compromising the integrity of the Word. It would be an understatement to say that I was more than satisfied. It is a truly worthy addition to my e-Sword resources and I recommend it highly.
Reviewed by (Chan Smith, Bedford, Kentucky, United States) - I am very happy that this is available on e-sword. I remember having this as a kid but for some reason it became hard to find. Ty for having this.
It's a Teacher's little Helper (12/15/2017)
Reviewed by (Richard Grubb, Louisville, Kentucky, US) - I've discovered over my 36 years of Teaching that when the KJV got a little bit difficult to understand....The New Living Trans. or New Century Version said things easier to understand on some Verses....Now I have the Living Bible as my Teachers little Helper as well and its a Blessing for me and the Guys in my Class....Thank You eStudySource....Thank You very much !! Richard Grubb
Engaging paraphrase (7/1/2017)
Reviewed by (Richard Carpenter, Scarbororough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom) - I'm not usually a fan of paraphrased versions of the Bible but I have found the TLB to be a valuable part of my library of Bible versions on E-Sword, sometimes just giving a fresh view of a passage not noticed before.
eSword and the NLT; My Thots (7/1/2017)
Reviewed by (Jay Rodriguez, Memphis, TN, US) - I like eSword. I got sucked into getting WordSearch, but after having used it, I like this one better. Could it have something to do with the fact that I got eSword 7-8 years earlier? Hmmm? Very likely. Not that I am a Bible software connoisseur or hoarder, but I think eSword is as good as it gets. At least, until a new, improved version comes out. We use the NLT at our church. Not exclusively, nor do we condemn those that would choose to struggle with the KJV. I find it much more readable than the NASB, HCSB, and the ESV. (I have these, just in case you are wondering. I prefer Proverbs in the CEV.) I had some difficulty with my order of this, but the folks at eStudySource were great about helping me correct things. Can I recommend this? Sure! Can I recommend that you purchase this? Well, to paraphrase a Nobel Laureate, I can't think for ya, you'll have to decide, whether this good translation has GOD's word inside.I am very happy with my purchase and have no regrets.
Just a great tool!!! (7/1/2017)
Reviewed by (Dorothy Nelson, Memphis, TN, US) - Thank you so much Mr. Meyer your bible software is awesome, just awesome and free at that, I like that you made The Living Bible available because I was going to another website and I would copy and paste TLB translation into my study notes, now that I have my own copy that is not necessary anymore. Once again thank you for a great product (Esword). DN, Tennessee
Review for ESword Living Bible (7/1/2017)
Reviewed by (PastorA Morgan, Upper Marlboro, MD, US) - I was thankful to receive this on line Bible. It reveals the word in simple language so that anyone may understand.
Reviewed by (Gene Mitchell, Gulfport, Mississippi, US) - To me, the Living Bible is a superb paraphrased translation of the Bible and now through the simplicity of e-sword, it's made available to read. Thanks e-sword!
Reviewed by (Wilfred Cordova, Commerce city, CO, US) - Great addition to my bible library
Favorite Translation (7/1/2017)
Reviewed by (Catherine Smith, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) - The Living Bible is one of my favourite translations, it makes it so easy to understand the Bible when I am studying every day!! Having the Living Bible with my e-sword software makes it so much more enjoyable studying God's Word. Thank you so much for this translation of the Bible!!
Great Version (7/1/2017)
Reviewed by (Chris Blaustone, Windsor, CA, United States) - This insightful version isn't so easy to find in print. I love to devotionally read it. Thanks E-sword!
A good reference tool (7/1/2017)
Reviewed by (Richard Macklin, Kansas City, Missouri, United States) - I purchased the 'Living Bible" as a reference tool and study aid.