I have seen a number of Bible translation comparison charts but the one below is one of the most accurate in my opinion. I was a little surprised at the Amplified Bible (AMP) placed in the most literal category. The AMP is an ‘expanded’ translation with translation notes throughout in brackets and parens. If the parens and bracketed notes are removed then the AMP would certainly be classified as a very literal translation. (chart by Brent MacDonald at: www.notjustanotherbook.com).