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Why the Modernized Geneva Bible?

A Bible designed to help you read every day

Improve your focus with a clean, clutter-free layout that removes distractions.

Creamy stock paper and easy-to-read font makes reading effortless. Slim volumes can be taken with you to work or doctor’s appointments, and finished in one sitting.

Unlike most reader’s editions, the MGB retains chapter and verse markings so you can keep track of Bible reading plans and sermon references.

In keeping with the original Geneva Bible, this is a Bible made to be read.

A Bible that connects you to your Christian heritage

The Geneva Bible was the first English Bible to be translated entirely from the original languages. John Bunyan, Shakespeare, the Puritans, and the Pilgrims all read it.

What’s more, the Geneva Bible was made for ordinary people, printed in easy-to-read font using common words. By 1640, it had sold over a million copies.

But despite the Geneva Bible’s profound impact on our Christian heritage, you’ve probably never had the chance to read it. We want to fix that.

A look inside the MGB to see how we format chapters like Matthew 4.

Personal access to a time-honored text

The Modernized Geneva Bible is not a facsimile reprint intended only for Reformation scholars with a magnifying glass. It’s a Bible for everyone.

Simple updates to spelling and vocabulary maintain the full force of the original while bridging the gap between the 21st century and the 16th.

So if you want a heritage-rich Bible that’s made to be read—or if you’re struggling with consistency in your daily devotionals—this is the Bible for you.

Get your MGB New Testament today.

A great advance.

Its most felicitous turns have gone into the KJV. A man would need to unmake himself before he was an impartial critic.

C. S. Lewis, on the Geneva Bible

The Bible of choice

for English-speaking Protestants...England was a Protestant nation, and the Geneva Bible was its sacred book.

Dr. Alister McGrath, on the Geneva Bible

The most popular Bible

throughout Shakespeare's lifetime. His references are often closer to the Geneva Bible than to any other.

Dr. Naseeb Shaheen, on the Geneva Bible

The People's Bible

was deeply loved by English Protestants, and not only those of the more zealous sort.

Dr. K. Edwards, Oxford Handbook on the English Bible, on the Geneva Bible

A masterpiece

of Renaissance scholarship printing and Reformation Bible thoroughness.

Dr. David Daniell, on the Geneva Bible