Bible Gateway, a website that hosts Bible translations, reading plans, devotionals, and study tools, has removed The Passion Translation (TPT) from its site. TPT has been a subject of controversy since its edition of the New Testament was first published in 2017.
In a statement to Christianity Today, Bible Gateway parent company HarperCollins said, “We periodically review our content, making changes as necessary, to align with our business goals.” They declined to give any further detail.
TPT has been the subject of ongoing criticism on a number of fronts, most of which revolve around its lead translator, Brian Simmons. Simmons describes TPT as a “heart-level translation using Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic manuscripts,” which “expresses God’s fiery heart of love, merging emotion and life-changing truth, and unfolds the deep mysteries of the Scriptures in the love language of God.”