The NIV has become one of the most popular modern translations in history. Originally published in the 1970s, the NIV was most recently updated in 2011. Over 100 translators completed this work in 1978 which was composed from Kittle's, Nestle's and United Bible Society's texts, which include the Alexandrian Family codices. This is considered an "open" style translation. It is a good, easy to read version.