|The right Bible translation helps. The books that make up the Bible were written over a period of about 1500 years. The last book was completed about 1900 years ago. The different parts of the Bible were originally written in one of three languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, or Greek. Since then, it’s been translated into many different languages. Today, the bestselling Bible translation in the world is the New International Version (NIV). The NIV has become the most-read and most-trusted version of the Bible because it’s the best combination of accuracy to the original texts and readability for the contemporary reader.