Thinking Out Loud

March 3, 2018

Popular Bible Verses in The Passion Translation (TPT)

Each year there are many new translations of the Bible released, but only a select few reach a level whereby they find acceptance and are known by the broader Christian community. We’ve seen conservative translations such as the ESV and more recently the CSB do this but there are also versions of the Bible which attempt to do something new and different, while still remaining faithful to original language documents.

Such was The Message and more recently The Voice; and it’s into that marketplace that The Passion Translation (sometimes being referred to now as TPT) by Dr. Brian Simmons steps. The New Testament is now complete, so we thought we’d share some verses with you.

 A hardcover edition is now available in two hardcover editions and several leather editions, with two more hardcovers due in March and in addition to the NT contains Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs.

Ephesians 2:8 – For it was only through this wonderful grace that we believed in him. Nothing we did could ever earn this salvation, for it was the gracious gift from God that brought us to Christ!

Matthew 28:18 – Now go in my authority and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

2 Timothy 3:16 – Every Scripture has been written by the Holy Spirit, the breath of God. It will empower you by its instruction and correction, giving you the strength to take the right direction and lead you deeper into the path of godliness.

Romans 10:9 – And what is God’s “living message”? It is the revelation of faith for salvation, which is the message that we preach. For if you publicly declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will experience salvation.

Romans 8:28 – So we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together to fit into God’s perfect plan of bringing good into our lives, for we are his lovers who have been called to fulfill his designed purpose.

Romans 12:2 – Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.

Philippians 4:13 – I know what it means to lack, and I know what it means to experience overwhelming abundance. For I’m trained in the secret of overcoming all things, whether in fullness or in hunger. And I find that the strength of Christ’s explosive power infuses me to conquer every difficulty.

…Read more; now available on your computer at Bible Gateway or on your smartphone at You Version.



  1. A very strange “translation” we would call more a strange “adding” to Paul’s words in his letter to Timothy: “, giving you the strength to take the right direction and lead you deeper into the path of godliness.” (2 Timothy 3:16)

    “ {1 } Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for {2 } instruction which is in righteousness. {1) Or Every scripture is inspired of God, and profitable 2) Or discipline } (2Ti 3:16 ASV)

    Comment by Belgian Biblestudents - Belgische Bijbelstudenten — June 20, 2018 @ 8:17 am

    • We would consider that “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,” (2Ti 3:16 NIV) and as such not pulling us to ungodliness, like the TPT wants us to believe.

      Comment by Belgian Biblestudents - Belgische Bijbelstudenten — June 20, 2018 @ 8:19 am

      • Bible translation is a very charged issue, both emotionally and theologically. We wanted to make people aware of TPT, but at the same time I haven’t, that I remember, quoted from it since this appeared in early March of this year. The translation has also undergone an overhaul and is already in the “second edition” which is now for sale.
        There are four things in this verse which must be included to be a faithful translation. I’ve outlined 3 translations in a short study we did here, along with my own, more narrative translation of where I think Paul was guiding Timothy:

        Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — June 20, 2018 @ 8:48 am

  2. Thanks for sharing this information. God bless us all. Continue on sharing God’s teachings and words.

    Comment by Ryan — April 5, 2019 @ 3:44 am

  3. Reblogged this on Rosettasister's Weblog.

    Comment by rosettasister — April 30, 2021 @ 11:19 am

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