Darby's New Translation was published in 1871 in response to the increased need for new and accurate English translations of the Bible. A tireless minister to the Brethren assemblies of England and the European Continent, John Nelson Darby had previously translated the Bible into German and French to meet the needs of assemblies there. His stated purpose was “not to offer to the man of letters a learned work, but rather to provide the simple and unlearned reader with as accurate a translation as possible.”
Darby's English translation is a trusted, scholarly work based on a thorough knowledge of the original languages. More than 125 years after its introduction, The New Translation is still considered to be one of the most accurate English translations of the Bible.