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Version Information

Publisher: Zondervan

The Amplified Bible Classic (AMP) is an English translation of the Bible that offers a unique approach to understanding the Scriptures. First published in 1965, it aims to "amplify" the text by using a system of brackets and parentheses to provide additional meanings and clarifications.

The translation was conceived to assist in the understanding of the Bible's rich nuances and layers of meaning. It provides insights into the original Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic texts to enhance comprehension and interpretation.

The Amplified Bible Classic is known for its detailed approach to translation, with an emphasis on explaining and illustrating the meanings of words and phrases within their biblical context.

This translation is particularly appreciated by those who study the Bible in-depth and seek a more precise understanding of the original languages. It includes both the Old and New Testaments.

The AMP has been influential in providing deeper insights into the biblical text, especially for those without knowledge of the original languages. It is widely used for study, teaching, and personal reflection.

The translation team aimed to combine the benefits of word-for-word and thought-for-thought translation philosophies to achieve both accuracy and clarity.

The Amplified Bible Classic's distinctive approach has made it a valuable resource for deeper biblical study and understanding across different Christian denominations.

Copyright Info

The AMP text may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic, or audio), up to and inclusive of five hundred (500) verses without express written permission of the publisher, providing the verses do not amount to a complete book of the Bible nor do the verses quoted account for twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the total text of the work in which they are quoted.

When the AMP is quoted in works that exercise the above fair use clause, a proper attribution must be included as follows:

THE HOLY BIBLE, AMPLIFIED® BIBLE, CLASSIC EDITION, Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.

The Amplified Bible Classic is copyrighted by The Lockman Foundation and has been made available for personal use only. Any other use including, but not limited to, copying or reposting on the Internet is prohibited. These Scriptures may not be altered or modified in any form and must remain in their original context. These Scriptures may not be sold or otherwise offered for sale.

These Scriptures are not shareware and may not be duplicated.

For permissions or other use cases exceeding the above guidelines, direct inquiries to The Lockman Foundation.

"Amplified®" is a registered trademark of The Lockman Foundation.

Used with permission.