The Message is a reading Bible translated out of the original Greek and Hebrew Scriptures by scholar, pastor, author, and poet Eugene Peterson. Peterson spent ten years working on the Message after teaching seminary and preaching in churches for more than thirty years. It combines the authority of the Word of God with the cadence and energy of American English and has been thoroughly checked and approved by twenty biblical scholars.
The Message is not intended to replace study Bibles; instead its purpose is to bring God's Word to those who don't understand the Bible or have lost interest in learning what it has to say. Passages that seem familiar will come alive! Read the Message today and rediscover what God has to say to you today!
Single-column, verse-numbered paragraphs
Guide from translator Eugene H. Peterson
Story of the Bible In Five Acts
Books of the Old Testament Organized by General Order of Events
Books of the New Testament Organized by General Order of Events