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A dynamic-equivalent translation of The Holy Scriptures From the ancient Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek 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 as it is unfiltered by religious jargon – unfolding the deep mysteries of the Scriptures in the language of love, the language of the heart. Accurate to the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek 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.

This will not be merely a ‘word for word’ translation, but 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 will be a heart-level translation, from the passion of God’s heart to the passion of the reader’s heart. This ground breaking 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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Available October 2014

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The Psalms

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Song of Songs

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Hebrews and James

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Letters from Heaven

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Luke and Acts

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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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Book: Luke

Book: Proverbs

Book: The Psalms

Book: Song of Songs

Book: Hebrews and James

Book: John

Book: Letters to Heaven

About the Translator


Brian and Candice Simmons have been described as true pioneers in ministry. As a spiritual father and mother, their teaching and spiritual gifts have opened doors in many nations to take the message of authentic awakening and revival to many. For the last 40 years they have labored together to present Christ in His fullness wherever God sends them.

After a dramatic conversion to Christ in 1971 Brian answered the call of God to leave everything behind and become a missionary to the tribes. Taking his wife and three children to the jungle of Central America they pioneered church plants for many years with the Kuna people group. While serving as missionaries, Dr. Simmons planted churches and established leadership for the churches that Jesus birthed. As a linguist, Brian also was the co-translator for the Kuna New Testament.

While Brian was in the missionary harvest fields God swept through their village with mighty power. That revival gave Brian fresh understanding of God’s prophetic purposes for the last days awakening among the nations. After their ministry in the tribes Brian and Candice returned to North America. Brian began to preach with power and authority for the coming days of glory that will usher in the return of Christ.

Brian and Candice have birthed numerous ministries, including a dynamic church, Gateway Christian Fellowship in West Haven, Connecticut. They also established Stairway Ministries under which they travel full-time. They are known as loving and compassionate servants that bless the local church and the regions they are sent to. He serves as  U.S. Director. H.I.M. that oversees nearly 20,000 churches worldwide. Known as dynamic and anointed speakers they now travel the nations releasing this message of end time awakening.

Brian is the author of numerous books that reveal depths of insight that the Holy Spirit has released for the last days. His best-selling book, The Journey of the Bride, has been translated into Korean and French. Other titles Brian has written include: Prayer Partners with Jesus, The Dreamer, The Stairway, The Prophet of Zion, Moses the Deliverer, and The Image-Maker. He is also is committed to finishing the translation of the entire Bible into a new dynamic-equivalent version called, The Passion Translation.

Brian and Candice have been married for 42 years and have three children and six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Their passion is to be loving examples of a spiritual father and mother to this generation.