The New Testament in Modern English

J. B. Phillips

This translation of the New Testament was started in the 1960s. It is useful in that it is expressed in modern English. As with other translations, it exercises some freedom in phraseology as opposed to being a strictly literal translation. There is potential for misunderstanding since a non-literal translation is based partly on the translator's specific point of view in attempting to clarify the meaning of the original text for the reader. Sometimes that may be helpfu; sometimes not.