I found this helpful little chart that maps out most of the major translations of scripture and thought it would be something helpful to pass along. Oddly in some circles there is a lot of debate over which translations are the best, but in my experience referencing a wide variety of translations helps enrich my understanding and appreciation of the scriptures themselves. I am personally an ESV junkie! But I typically often reference back to the HCSB because I enjoy how the translation reads, as well as picking up The Message translation from time to time to see the scriptures in a more poetic and descriptive way.
Just remember that all translations have their upsides and downsides but at the end of the day none of them are actually perfect and we do ourselves a disservice when we limit our study and use to a single translation.