So often I go to this bible and am so pleasantly surprised by the text... I've fallen in love with this translation. It's one of the higher grade reading levels -- and it's also high on the Equivalence (definitely more to the dynamic equivalent and even into the paraphrase end of the continuum. But, it's very unique. Also, there is little to no contemporary colloquialism / idiomatic -- so it's really extremely ecumenical; not just from a faith standpoint, but from a global community standpoint. UNFORTUNATELY, it is not interlinear. If it were, this would likely be my top goto bible.