Best-Selling Bible Translations

Here are the best-selling Bible translations, according to the Christian Booksellers Association*:

Based on Dollars

1. New International Version (NIV)

2. New King James Version (NKJV)

3. King James Version (KJV)

4. New Living Translation (NLT)

5. English Standard Version (ESV)

6. Holman Christian Standard Version (HCSB)

7. New American Standard Bible update (NASB)

8. The Message**

9. New International Readers Version (NIrV)

10. Today’s New International Version (TNIV)

Based on Units

1. New International Version (NIV)

2. King James Version (KJV)

3. New King James Version (KJV)

4. New Living Translation (NLT)

5. English Standard Version (ESV)

6. Holman Christian Standard Version (HCSB)

7. The Message

8. New International Readers Version (NIrV)

9. New American Standard Bible update (NASBu)

10. Reina Valera 1960 (Spanish)

*This does not take into account sales by companies not affiliated with the CBA, which I assume would include sellers like Walmart, Target, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and many others.

**The Message by Eugene Peterson should not be considered a Bible translation. It is a paraphrase. Treat it as a supplement to the Bible instead of an actual Bible.

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One thought on “Best-Selling Bible Translations”

  1. Hello Pastor Brett,

    Terribly sorry to have failed to get you your “prize” for guessing the reason for the name of my blog FacesOfLions. Accidentally deleted your mailing address, and just now tracked your blog down.

    Please email your mailing address (again) to dwilson132@tampabay.rr.com and I promise to get your package out in the mail right away. By the way, your blog is really well done!

    Thanks,
    Dave

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