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Amplified Bible

Amplified Bible [Kindle Edition]

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When Your Knowledge of the Original Languages of the Bible Is Limited and You Don't Want to Lose Anything in the Translation If you want to get all the rich nuances and shades of meaning of the original Bible languages, the Amplified Bible is for you. No knowledge of Greek or Hebrew is required-just a desire to know all that God says in his Word. With its unique system of brackets, parentheses and italics, the Amplified Bible defines and expands key words and phrases right in the text. Verse by verse, the full meaning of Scripture unfolds as you read. And this Bible features other study aids as well to help you clearly understand God’s Word: - Footnotes-provide concise historical and archaeological information and devotional insights, plus hundreds of references to select sources and authors. - Book Introductions-tell you about the book’s author, background, purpose, and themes. - Concordance-helps you find the location of verses (25,000 entries). - Bibliography and Glossary-give you a handy list of the sources cited in the study notes and the most frequent amplifications in the text.

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The Amplified Bible uses a unique system of punctuation, italics, references, and synonyms to unlock subtle shades of meaning as found in the original languages. - Amplified Bible footnotes - Concordance - Introductions and outlines for every book - Bible reading plan - Double column format - 8 point type

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4317 KB
  • Print Length: 2018 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0310951720
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Zondervan; Lea edition (21 Sep 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003ZSIS94
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)
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60 of 61 people found the following review helpful
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If you enjoy "feasting" on the Word of God, you will never be hungry again! This is absolutely the richest, deepest and fullest translation you will ever read. Reading the Amplified Bible is like reading the KJV, NKJV, NAS, NIV, TLB, RSV, Phillips and a commentary at the same time. Observe: "Blessed (happy, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather, but his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord...(Psalm 1:1). I'll never read another translation!
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53 of 54 people found the following review helpful
I love the Amplified Version,and have found the precision of the translation really useful. However, this version has very small print and the size - somewhere between A5 and A6 - makes it awkward to read. Pity, especially as it comes at such a good price.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amplify your understanding of God's Word 22 Jan 2008
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I don't use this as my main translation but for a single, easy to carry item I have yet to find something that can beat the Amplified Bible for unlocking the meaning of certain words and thus the meaning of the scriptures themselves. You shouldn't use just one bible or one book but if you have space or money only for one it should probably be this one.

As a pocket (if you have quite a big pocket) size bible it of course has some disadvantages but those disadvantages will be found in most, if not all, pocket bibles.
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58 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars gave me understanding and clarity 20 Jan 2004
Format:Leather Bound
Considered by many as one of the most literal translations available, the Amplified Bible adds meaning and understanding for the reader by using contemporary language, and by giving the text its fullest meaning with added words (in brackets and parentheses) for clarification.
Some consider it fragmented in style, but once one gets into the flow of it, it is easier reading and very enlightening.
After many years of reading the KJV, I purchased the Amplified in 1999, and was astounded by how it made already familiar texts come to life. I am presently almost at the end of my second cover-to-cover reading, and love this translation more than ever.
The heart and soul of this translation was the dedication and scholarship of Dr. Frances Siewert (1881-1967), a remarkable woman whose passion for the scriptures and knowledge of languages, along with the commitment of the Lockman Foundation and Zondervan Publishing House, gave us this marvelous translation, first published in one volume in 1965.
Among the many sources used were Rudolph Kittel's Biblia Hebraica, Wescott and Hort's Greek Text, the 23rd Edition of Nestle Greek New Testament, and Greek and Hebrew lexicons.
Each book has an introduction that I find extremely useful; it gives historical perspective, insights into the authorship, and more.
The back of the volume contains a fairly extensive concordance, several maps, and the leatherbound and hardback editions have a print size that is kind to the eyes.
For those like me who are "non-academic", but want to understand and learn from the scriptures as much as we are capable of, I highly recommend reading this translation, at least once in a lifetime.
Psalm 46:1
Amplified: "God is our Refuge and Strength (mighty and impenetrable to temptation), a very present and well-proved help in trouble".
KJV: "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble".
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Amplified Bible Compact Camel Burgundy 7 Sep 2011
Format:Leather Bound
I have been waiting for a compact version of the Amplified Bible to come out for years. Years of carrying the hardcover version in my bag have now drawn to a close! The leatherbound cover is lovely, the font is just right and for 13.80 you can't go wrong. There are many versions of the Bible but the AMP is the one for me. It's deep, rich and expressive and now God has answered my prayer for a compact version that I can carry around with me everywhere. To God be the glory.
We need the Word of God inside us to build us up, God will only witness to himself so we need to give the Holy Spirit something to work with - the Word, Jesus Christ himself. Find a version of the Bible that appeals to you, pray and ask the Lord to enlighten you and give you understanding and then read. Allow the Holy Spirit to reveal God's truth to you so that you may adhere to it and apply it.
If you're feeling dry, ask God to give you a desire, a passion to read His Word, to meditate on His Word, to love His Word...Jesus said that if you do not have, it is because you havent asked. So ask and keep asking...
Knowing the Word isn't enough to get us into Heaven, having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, knowing Him intimately is what will lead to eternal life....
Do you know Jesus?
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The full picture bible 9 Sep 2009
By nicci D
I have read a few different translations of the bible,( king james, the message, Touchpoint bible) but nothing has ever matched up to the Amplified bible. It has opened my mind in a totally different way giving me a broader prospective onto the scene of what was happening the Gospals & the old Testiment. Because of the language and the explanations given i am not left with questions marks??? on what i feel the bible is saying to me. The word is taken from the original hebrew meaning which in most bibles the words they used to translate are not exactly accurate. If you want to read your Bible with passion again, well this translation is definitely for you. For the first time ever! i am finding it hard to put down.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for everyone who wants to deepen their WORD knowledge.
I had wished all my life to possess the Amplified version of the bible. I not only own one; I own a copy I can read and annotate anytime anywhere. Read more
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3.0 out of 5 stars Bible
Wanted an amplified Bible for some time and this does the job but the writing is very small which makes it difficult to read in bad light.
Published 10 days ago by SuzeyQ
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I am SO pleased with this large print bible , mad all the difference for me. I love this translation. God Bless.
Published 14 days ago by N. connelly
4.0 out of 5 stars Amplified Bible
Bought this bible as an addition to my other bibles on my Kindle. I like it very much it gives you alternative words and phrases which aids in your understanding of the text.
Published 1 month ago by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent purchase
This is everything I expected it to be, and much more. Very helpful to any Bible student, whether for serious study or casual.
Published 1 month ago by marmaladegran
5.0 out of 5 stars A great tool for bible study
I really love this version. It gives you a thorough understanding and the fact that it has concordance makes it a great tool for studying the bible.
Published 1 month ago by Vanessa Fotso Keou
5.0 out of 5 stars Good second bible
This is great"very easy to understand and a good bible for study im a kjv man but do like this
Published 1 month ago by martyn lister
2.0 out of 5 stars Text to speech does not work in many parts of the text
I love this bible translation but the text to speech does not work on all the text. I bought this on kindle, text to speech enabled, so that I can listen to this Bible as I am... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Rosie Virgo
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
A great way to understand the multiple meanings of the key words used throught the Old and New Testaments. Highly recommended.
Published 3 months ago by Pen Name
4.0 out of 5 stars A good book
Simplified and a good read........ It will break down certain scriptures that are usually difficult to understand. I would recommend this book.
Published 3 months ago by Fellyblue
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