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A dynamic-equivalent translation of the Holy Scriptures from the ancient Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic into modern English.


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The Passion Translation

“No promise from God is empty of power, for with God there is no such thing as impossibility!”

The Passion Translation Project is a groundbreaking attempt to re-introduce the passion and fire of the Bible to the English reader. God longs to have His Word expressed in every language in a way that would unlock the passion of His heart. The goal of this work is to trigger inside of every English speaker an overwhelming response to the truth of the Bible—unfolding the deep mysteries of the Scriptures in the language of love, the language of the heart. This translation is accurate to the Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic texts, but passionately powerful in a contemporary form.

So why another translation? Many wonderful versions of our Bible now grace our bookshelves, bookstores, software programs, even apps on our phones. So why add one more? The reason is simple: God wants His message of love to be received in every culture, every community, and every language. So, what about the language of love? There is a language of the heart that must express the passion of this love-theology. That is the purpose of the Passion Translation.

The Passion Translation is not merely a word-for-word translation; it is a thought-for-thought expression of God’s passion. Expect to be surprised, even stunned by the depth of revelation that this translation brings to you. Many have stated they wept after reading portions of the Passion Translation. This is a heart-level translation, from the passion of God’s heart to the passion of the reader’s heart. We pray this project will impact the Church for years to come.

Thank you for your support of the Passion Translation project.

Dr. Brian Simmons

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Leah from Michigan

Leah from Michigan

"Wow, stunned would not be an overstatement of how I'm feeling regarding the new intimacy I'm discovering with Christ in reading The Passion Translation! What an amazing journey it started me on. I am grateful for this new and unfolding revelation. I LOVE THIS TRANSLATION!!!"



I can probably count on one hand the number of times I have read a book and felt like I wanted to contact the author. THE PSALMS: Poetry on Fire-compels me to write. It is a wonderful, powerful translation that - I think - captures the true emotion behind those who composed the various psalms and the Holy Spirit who caused them to speak so loudly, wonderfully, comfortingly to us even today thousands of years after they were first written. Reading your translation is like being there with the composers of the psalms as they struggled with anger, with finding the right words of praise, with their own doubts and every day experiences, with their faith and failings, and with their concerns for justice, mercy, revival, and reconciliation with God. Thank you for this wonderful translation. It has rapidly become my favorite. I have probably 30 different versions of the Bible as well as over a 1000 books in my Logos Bible Software application. Yours speaks the most to my heart.

Dr. James W Goll

Dr. James W Goll

“With the Mind of a Scholar and Heart of a Lover, Brian Simmons combines the best of both worlds for us in his devoted translation work in Letters from Heaven. What a marvelous job my friend and seasoned leader is doing for the Body of Christ! I applaud the life and ministry of Dr. Brian Simmons!”


The Passion Translation Introduction

Brian has spent decades studying the Word of God and walking in a passionate devoted relationship with Jesus. Here he introduces The Passion Translation.

The Passion Translation Overview

Listen as Brian Simmons, the lead translator for the Passion Translation, explains why he undertook this project in more detail.

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About the Translator


Dr. Brian Simmons is a former missionary, linguist, minister, and Bible teacher. As a missionary, he and his wife, Candice, pioneered church plants in Central America. As a linguist, Brian co-translated the Kuna New Testament for the Paya-Kuna people of Panama. He and his wife have birthed numerous ministries, including a dynamic church, Gateway Christian Fellowship, in West Haven, Connecticut. He is also a gifted teacher of the Bible who has authored several books and serves churches worldwide through his teaching ministry. He and his wife have been described as true pioneers in ministry, laboring together for forty years to bring spiritual revival and present Christ in His fullness, wherever God sends them.

After a dramatic conversion to Christ in 1971, Brian answered a calling from God to leave everything behind, become a missionary, and bring the gospel to unreached tribes. Taking their family of three children to the jungles of Central America, he and his wife pioneered and shepherded church plants among the Kuna people group for many years. While serving as missionaries Brian witnessed firsthand God’s powerful gospel-movement among the nations through spiritual revival. As a linguist, Brian also served as a co-translator for the Kuna New Testament, providing this unreached people group with a copy of God’s Word for the first time.

After their ministry overseas, Brian and Candice returned to North America, where Brian began to passionately work toward helping people encounter the risen Christ and His story of redemption. Brian and Candice birthed numerous ministries, including the dynamic church Gateway Christian Fellowship in West Haven, Connecticut. They also established Stairway Ministries under which they travel full-time as Bible teachers in service of local churches throughout the world with the gospel. Brian serves as U.S. director for Harvest International Ministries, which oversees a network of nearly 20,000 churches and ministries worldwide.

Brian is the author of numerous books that promote the redemption and reconciliation of the nations through Christ and extension of His kingdom. His best-selling book, The Journey of the Bride, has been translated into Korean and French. Other titles include: Prayer Partners with JesusThe DreamerThe StairwayThe Prophet of ZionMoses the Deliverer, and The Image-Maker. Currently he is working on a new, fresh dynamic-equivalent translation of the entire Bible, called The Passion Translation.

Brian and Candice have been married for forty-two years and have three children, six grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. Their passion is to be loving examples of a spiritual father and mother to this generation.