HOW DO I FIND A BIBLE I CAN UNDERSTAND?
Below I listed some of my favorite, easy-to-read translations. The chart gives you details of the same verse in the different bibles.
My opinion is whatever version you will read & study, is the version for you!
I do advise using The Message bible along with another version, instead of your main study bible. (just my opinion again but I do like it as a compliment)
chart condensed/adapted from Zondervan Publishing Chart. (link no longer works)
You may find the rest of this BASICS 101 helpful too!