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Bible Translations (Grades 3-12)


  • As noted in the Family Handbook, in our commitment to a biblical worldview, academic professionalism, and enriching the lives of staff, faculty, and our student body, Enlightium has a standardized list of approved Bible translations.
  • Students in grades 3-12 are required to use an Enlightium approved translation when quoting the Bible on paragraph questions and/or written projects, such as essays.
    • Elementary and middle school students are encouraged to use any of the formal or dynamic equivalence translations listed below.
    • High School students are encouraged and recommended to use any of the formal equivalence translations listed below.
  • Students may use other translations outside Enlightium’s approved list as secondary sources supporting a given paragraph question and/or project.
  • Students are not required to quote from the Bible unless the assignment indicates so.

Approved Formal Equivalence Translations

  • ESV
  • HCSB
  • CSB
  • KJV
  • NASB
  • RSV
  • NRSV
  • NKJV

Dynamic Equivalence Translations

  • NIV
  • NLT

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