How does one choose among the vast number of English translations of the Bible now available? Most important, of course, is to read any translation; but then it is important to know what kind of translation it aims to be, whether it is appropriate for the intended use, and what its biases are. Comparing several translations will bring even more insight.
Word & World
Throntveit, Mark A. “Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Moe: Can It Work for Bibles?” Word & World 31, no. 3 (2011): 245–54.
Throntveit, Mark A., "Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Moe: Can It Work for Bibles?" (2011). Faculty Publications. 189.