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Flag Doodlebug02 May 23, 2008 5:05 AM EDT
What do you Bible version do you prefer?
Flag Doodlebug02 May 23, 2008 5:08 AM EDT
I prefer the KJV and believe that it is the only uncorrupted Bible version in English.  Here is a website explaining why I believe this:

http://www.wayoflife.org/fbns/superiority.htm
Flag mom-6 May 23, 2008 11:19 AM EDT
I actually have several 'favorites' for various reasons, but the one I use most often is the NIV. 

If I am going to be studying, I use a parallel version that has KJV, NIV, NASV, and Amplified , which just coincidentally happen to be all my favorites!

For the beauty of the language, especially in the Psalms, I definitely prefer KJV.
For general use, ease of understanding, etc. I like the NIV.
For scholarly literal rendering, there's the NASV.
And for more options to how a passage could be translated, there's the Amplified.

My take on it is that the more different translations that you use, the closer you are likely to get to the original meaning, as any time you go from one language to another you get some variations.

Also the more recent translations have access to more older manuscripts, which should be a benefit.
Flag Weeping_Willow1526 May 23, 2008 11:53 PM EDT
I agree with you on the KJV. That is my favourite as well.
Flag davelaw40 May 24, 2008 10:39 AM EDT
I like the KJV its what i grew up with; its the version i learned all my memory verses in and i do believe the original MS for the NT was closer to the Textus Receptus than any other version; i disagree that the version made for a crypto-catholic king who was also a latent homosexual where the translators specifically chose words to flatter their king and condemn the previous monarch-is the only uncorrupted version in English.
Flag smc93 May 24, 2008 4:06 PM EDT
[QUOTE=Doodlebug02;518648]I prefer the KJV and believe that it is the only uncorrupted Bible version in English.  Here is a website explaining why I believe this:

http://www.wayoflife.org/fbns/superiority.htm[/QUOTE]


As versions of the Bible go, the Authorised Version (so-called KJV) is OK.  As it was done for a Jacobean age in England, it wasn't bad for them.  As soon as it came into print, however, it already had begun to be obsolete.  Language changes that fast.  No one living today would be able to make full sense of the Authorised Version without a 'translator's helps' booklet.

There is nothing sacrosanct about a particular version of the Bible in English.  No version is perfect; no version ever has been perfect; no version ever will be perfect.  This is simply a fact. [To say that an English version of the Bible is 'perfect' would entail all God's children learning English before 'properly' understanding the Bible-- this is ludicrous.  This is more akin to saying what our sisters and brothers in Islam say about the Qur'an:  it is only the Qur'an when it is Arabic.]

In fact, to hope for a 'perfect' Bible is a bit idolatrous.  God's word has been in existence, coming to God's people throughout all time and eternity... without the benefit of stylus and papyrus, ink and paper.  Putting stylus to papyrus and ink to paper actually has hindered and hampered the word of God-- the unwritten, oral word of God.  As humans, we have tended to put our trust in a book rather than in our God, rather than in Christ, God's only Word.

Any and all versions are only as good as when they point us toward the Lord in Whom we have faith-- to  'have faith' in a version of the Bible is to be guilty of what the Bible would deem a grave sin.

I trust this is helpful to us all.  bless,  s

p.s. my favorites are the NRSV and RSV!  :-)
Flag smc93 May 24, 2008 4:15 PM EDT
[QUOTE=davelaw40;521005]I like the KJV its what i grew up with; its the version i learned all my memory verses in and i do believe the original MS for the NT was closer to the Textus Receptus than any other version; i disagree that the version made for a crypto-catholic king who was also a latent homosexual where the translators specifically chose words to flatter their king and condemn the previous monarch-is the only uncorrupted version in English.[/QUOTE]


Hi dave,

I grew up doing Sword Drills with the Authorised Version as well.  I can still quite sizable portions in Jacobean English!

And also be remiss if I didn't say that the manuscripts which have come to light since 1611 have helped translators immensely with their task of giving good versions to the world since King Jamie. 

Good to see you.  s
Flag URK(S.B.) May 28, 2008 3:53 AM EDT
I feel that the Companion Bible (KJV) is the most correct translation to English.If any here use this bible please let me know on my profile!
Flag svanscoy June 9, 2008 8:00 PM EDT
I use as many different translations as i can find - i think a broad approach prevents undue bias on either my part or the inherently flawed translators... certainly i have favorites - TNIV (i think God meant to include us girls in the audience) - NRSV (love the poetry) - NASB (my personal study of Greek - its the most accurate word-for-word)... though as SMC says so well, there ain't no perfect translation - many of the words in Greek just don't translate well to English - just the concepts do, thus the whole dynamic equivalents deal...
Flag candicechenault June 19, 2008 12:34 PM EDT
I  use  different  versions as well. I use the NIV at home & take the KJV  with me to service sinc our Pastor
uses that version. I also have attended in the past other denominations & picked up bibles from there.
For instance I have the NWT (New World Translation) from the Jehovah's Witnesses,  even though I was never a baptized witness I do believe Gods word thrives in that bible version as well, and this is a choice between myself & God because not only do I understand the language, being English, but it is easier to read then the KJV.
I also like going to the public library & reading study bibles from there like the Jeruselem bible, the catholic bible, all it does is expand your mind to see Gods word in other parts of this Earth.It doesn't mean you support the church doctrine itself.
Flag Doodlebug02 June 28, 2008 6:46 PM EDT
[QUOTE=smc93;521678]As versions of the Bible go, the Authorised Version (so-called KJV) is OK.  As it was done for a Jacobean age in England, it wasn't bad for them.  As soon as it came into print, however, it already had begun to be obsolete.  Language changes that fast.  No one living today would be able to make full sense of the Authorised Version without a 'translator's helps' booklet.

There is nothing sacrosanct about a particular version of the Bible in English.  No version is perfect; no version ever has been perfect; no version ever will be perfect.  This is simply a fact. [To say that an English version of the Bible is 'perfect' would entail all God's children learning English before 'properly' understanding the Bible-- this is ludicrous.  This is more akin to saying what our sisters and brothers in Islam say about the Qur'an:  it is only the Qur'an when it is Arabic.]

In fact, to hope for a 'perfect' Bible is a bit idolatrous.  God's word has been in existence, coming to God's people throughout all time and eternity... without the benefit of stylus and papyrus, ink and paper.  Putting stylus to papyrus and ink to paper actually has hindered and hampered the word of God-- the unwritten, oral word of God.  As humans, we have tended to put our trust in a book rather than in our God, rather than in Christ, God's only Word.

Any and all versions are only as good as when they point us toward the Lord in Whom we have faith-- to  'have faith' in a version of the Bible is to be guilty of what the Bible would deem a grave sin.

I trust this is helpful to us all.  bless,  s

p.s. my favorites are the NRSV and RSV!  :-)[/QUOTE]

So then you do not trust the Lord at His word?

Psalms 12:6 KJV  The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
Psalms 12:7 KJV  Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
Flag Katep1313 June 29, 2008 3:06 AM EDT
The New Oxford Annotated Bible with The Apocrypha  Expanded Edition
Flag noseington July 5, 2008 5:14 PM EDT
The Thomas Jefferson Version.
Flag davelaw40 July 5, 2008 8:11 PM EDT

noseington wrote:

The Thomas Jefferson Version.



thats not  a baptist response lol

Flag Wilted_Rose63 July 9, 2008 11:35 PM EDT
I was brought up in the catholic school and church, we didn't study the bible.  We studied Doctrine.  I think the priests and nuns didn't encourage  people to read the bible because they  would gain too much of the "truth." When I bought my first bible it was the NIV and I read it from front to back.  I was so enchanted by it, I couldn't put it  down.  This transformation is a result of meeting my best friend, "sister" who was brought up on the bible. She would quote from it and I'd ask her where she got that and she  told me from the bible. So I got curious    and went and bought my own. And "the rest is history" as they say.
Flag Sara2008sara July 13, 2008 6:31 PM EDT
My favourite version is the NJB ...  I know most people don't share that opinion
Flag Mostyn32 September 5, 2008 10:45 PM EDT
My favourite version is the NRSV and I also like the NJB and the NRIV.

Doodlebug, the KJV is not the truest translation at all! In fact it is a very flawed translation, designed for use in the Church of England. The language is indeed beautiful but it is archaic and unless you have a thorough working knowledge of 16th/17th century English  (which I doubt) it is not intelligible to 21st century readers.  Nor did God write it - it was compiled by some 52 or 53 men working in eleven different committees! One of the underlying reasons for the compilation of the original KJV was the wacky notion of the Divine Right of Kings promulgated by James I/VI ! The other reason for the original KJV was to suppress Puritanism in the Church of England, which is why it always amuses me that the KJV - a thoroughly Anglican document - has its greatest support in  the more conservative wing of the church universal!

Note to Davelaw:  James I/VI homosexuality wasn't latent at all - he had more than one 'beautiful boy' (as he called them) on stand by at all times!  His chief favourites were Robert Carr and George Villiers.
Flag JenellY September 6, 2008 5:49 PM EDT
Excellent response! No, there is no 'divinely inspried' or sanctioned English translation. That said, I do love the beauty of launguage in the KJV, which i was raised with. but my preferred study bible is NRSV, followed by RSV. but i also have and use for comparison purposes during study the ASV, NJKV, as well as a few somewhat 'archaiac' versons I sometimes cross reference to, such as the Geneva bible. I have also taken some courses in basic classic and biblical Greek, and in serious study, will often use both a variety of english versions, while also examining Greek versions.
Flag JenellY September 6, 2008 5:49 PM EDT
Excellent response! No, there is no 'divinely inspried' or sanctioned English translation. That said, I do love the beauty of launguage in the KJV, which i was raised with. but my preferred study bible is NRSV, followed by RSV. but i also have and use for comparison purposes during study the ASV, NJKV, as well as a few somewhat 'archaiac' versons I sometimes cross reference to, such as the Geneva bible. I have also taken some courses in basic classic and biblical Greek, and in serious study, will often use both a variety of english versions, while also examining Greek versions.
Flag Brobrooz1 October 15, 2008 2:16 PM EDT
I use the NKJV as my 'main Bible', and then in study have various versions, and study editions in my Library.
i like to compare versions, study notes, and commentaries to get  well rounded information. Add prayer, and come up with thots on passages' meanings.
Flag imsavedru November 2, 2008 1:09 AM EDT
When I study with a new christian I like to use the New Living Translation because it is down-to-earth and uses "simple" wording. Bible study can be confusing for those who have never been exposed to some of the words that the King James version uses.

For personal study I like the Amplified Version.  It is like a Thesaurus - giving many words to make or justify a point- thereby clarifying the true context of the sentence/paragraph.

I use the Message to read to my kids at night.  It reads like a book and not like a bible (in a sense).
Flag slate November 2, 2008 3:58 PM EST
I am surprised that my favorite is not on the list, since it is the favored version in boht the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist church.  That is the new Revised standard Version.
Flag poppadan November 14, 2008 10:04 AM EST
My Dear Sister in Christ;
Be most careful when relying on any INTERPRETATION of God's word. I have found fault in the KJV. look up the word "EASTER" and think of why a pagon celebration would be stated as associated with The Church. The KJV was compiled by the Catholic protestants and Preists decided what should be there and what should not and they were not inspired. Mind you, Any int. of God's word that leads you to His Son as the only way to be saved, is a good one to learn from, but I myself as you, like the KJV because of its ease in devoting to memory but I teach from both KJV and NASB. After all, it is the Spirit of the word that we seek in gaining truth and increasing the Spiritural Mind daily. So it may overcome the carnal mind that is at war with God.
Flag poppadan November 14, 2008 10:04 AM EST
My Dear Sister in Christ;
Be most careful when relying on any INTERPRETATION of God's word. I have found fault in the KJV. look up the word "EASTER" and think of why a pagon celebration would be stated as associated with The Church. The KJV was compiled by the Catholic protestants and Preists decided what should be there and what should not and they were not inspired. Mind you, Any int. of God's word that leads you to His Son as the only way to be saved, is a good one to learn from, but I myself as you, like the KJV because of its ease in devoting to memory but I teach from both KJV and NASB. After all, it is the Spirit of the word that we seek in gaining truth and increasing the Spiritural Mind daily. So it may overcome the carnal mind that is at war with God.
Flag peterthesplitfish November 17, 2008 12:30 PM EST
Shalom,

I prefer the Gospel of the Nazirenes over the others and the Nag Hamadi Library.

Peter M.
Flag steve123 November 25, 2008 1:47 PM EST
I like the version that Dr. Charles Stanley uses - NASB.  This is a nice bible, just picked one up:

http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/ … er_reviews
Flag URK(S.B.) December 23, 2008 10:56 PM EST
Pop, you are right about the word "easter"! Yet the KJV is more of an original than the other bibles listed here and the Original KJV can easyly be related back to even more original forms rather quickly! Others can not! As to the term easter when reverted back is Pasal and everywhere else that term was used it was tranlated Passover! any Christian how studies with the proper study tools and Guidance ^1 knows that! All English sources have such issues! I can list many mistranslations of this source but those willing to devote time to study can break them down with ease! That is why I support the Companion  (original KJV) bible. It does much of this work for you and have only found one place where it's appendixes have messed up! Either way no Christian of deep study should only be relying on A English source for their studies!
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Now lets go into detail about how the word is devine and comes from the Holy spirit! Lets see who is willing to study these things for themselves! And lets share some good study tools! If not interested don't waste your time with the following people!
One on the narrow path can discern truth from falsehoods through the HOLY SPIRIT.
The double edge sword of truth(Flaming sword) :
Man can not speak the "Pentecost" tongue (language), they are but an instrument of it! The true Pentecost tongue is the Holy Spirit speaking(Matt.10:20) and it is not an unknown language! It is understood by all that hear it. Some churches seem to have the wrong understanding and teachings. Many fake this gift and pretend to be more Holy than thou. Babel is confusion. God is the father of truth not confusion. 1st Cor.14: (4,19,26-28)

 
If one is interested in the study , in truth here is the documentation:
 
Luke 24:49 (Wait to receive the gift )/ Acts 1:1-8 (Receiving the gift)/ Acts 2:1-8(Using the gift)/ John17:17&18 (description)/1st Cor. 14:7(tongue=language (not born with)) John 20:21&22 (description from Christ)/ Acts 21:4(Paul is warned through the spirit)/ Mark 13:11(Using the gift when the time comes)/ Joel 2:28-32 (Event before the second Advent)/ Matt. 24:14 (2 witnesses)/ 2nd Pet. 3:1-2/ Matt. 28: 1-20(The Holy Spirit)/ John 3:6/ Matt. 25:44-46 (the elect need to answer their calling)/ Luke 12:32/ Rev. 5:9-10(the elect) Rev. 7&14/ Rev.20:6/Rev.2:16(sword of truth)/ 2nd Tim. 3:16/ 2nd Pet. 1:21/Jer. (stand up)/ 2nd Thes. 2:8-12(sword of truth)/ Luke 21:15/John 6(symbolizim_spiritual) Acts 10:46/ John 14:6(God’s word is truth)/ John 8:32/ Ez.2:2
 
I dont know about yall but often times I like to study the documentation for my-self rather than be subjected to too much of ones personal view.(Proverbs 3:5)I think this type of format is good for those who enjoy studying and open their bibles.
 
Luke 12:10 (11&12)/THE unpardonable-*can only be committed during a certain time which has not come Yet! Only God’s elect can commit the unpardonable sin. This could only happen when they are delivered before the anti and it would be to refuse the Holy Spirit to speack through you. They know better. I doubt that any will ever commit such. Unpardonable and reason for the spirit of slumber:

Rev.22:18/Heb.10:26/ Mark 13:11? Matt. 10:19-20/ Matt. 12:32/Luke 12:47&48/2nd Peter 2:21/Rom.16:17-19/Jer.5:23-25/Rom 11:7&8/1st Cor. 3/1st Tim. 6:5/Prov. 12:15/ Pro. 3:1,5/Luke 10:25-37/Is. 29:10:13/Deu.29:3,4
 
The 2 witnesses come in The holy Spirit! They come not to be anyone’s doormats and  serve as a wake up call! Those that study the powers and actions to be expected of them know what I mean.(I have journal entries such as: The 2 witnesses, Rebuke, & Spiritual Discernment! 1st Advent-to bring the message of salvation into the world. The 2nd Advent- issues in LOUD a wake up call for The day (millennium) until the end of  the millennium in which all are judged!
 
Beware of traditions of man and it's effect on The Word in your walk! Matt.5:10&11 /Mark 7:13
Spiritual body & Flesh body-1st Cor 15:44
.2nd Peter2&3
 
Also evidence is in Is.40:22 when one realizes that we were told of the shape of the earth land before such became common knowledge. Also I have noticed one recently pointed out that the same verse exposes that the universe is expanding as did the Hubble recently. Don’t get me wrong. We know that evolution is a joke. The only evolution I study is Evolution of elevation. I don’t support the big bang theory. I see no need to, for I know all I need to on the subject and that is that there is but one^. Intelligent design!
 
Science is man’s best understanding, (rationalizations) or theories of God’s works! I do think that science points are close often times to the facts of the catabo(destruction), and what followed (the beginning of the second age). I will say that God describes the change between the ages of the dino's and this age (Ex. Jer.4:22-27). He also describes A Dino in JOb 40, that he created when we were created,(We were spiritual bodies(defacto? YES)  In the first age not physical like onto the dino's. He also describes his hand separating THE land mass and genitally moving them. All these thangs are evident in science! In due time, I will make another journal entry on the ages. I would also like to make one on the "KEY" and the depths it opens yet that maybe too much to hope to spoon feed others without that study or understanding here at bnet.Only certain people need to aquire that knowledge anyway. Everyone has their own gifts.If one seeks ask HIM^ to show you the way!
URock,    WILL   (WWW.ShepherdsChapel.com)
THE SOURCE!


We have documented The Word came from God (The Holy Spirit).It helps to have faith. That is the key that opens most doors!John 1:1/Rev. 4:11/ ******JOHN 1:3************All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.:
Notice the prophesies that come (came) to pass! Not to mention knowledge that has been given to us LONG before it became common knowledge.
 
To those that study the word on a regular basis, I suggest you get around to studying in the original languages and sources as much as possible. As far as an English source goes, The Companion Bible (KJV) is the most correct translation! (in my opinion!)
   
These are sources I support and use and tools of the trade and books I find enlightening and that I feel agree with (the Word of) truth!Unfortunately, you won’t find most in your public library! I can help others acquire these sources, For the most part!
 
America B.C.-Dr.Barry Fell/***Apocrypha-Edgar J. Goodspeed/***All That Remains-Robert L. Pyle/***Atlas of the Bible Lands-Hammond/***Biblical MathematicsEd F. Vallowe/***Celt, Druid & Culdee-J.H. Elder/***Compaion Bible -Kregel Pub./***Dan the Pioneers of Israel-Colonel J.C. Gawler/***Discovering God's Natural Truth- Phyllis McCullough Downing/***Discory of Acient America-David Deal/***Drama of the Lost Disciples-George F. Jowett/***Figures of Speech Used in the Bible-E. W. Bullinger/***Greek  Lexicon & Concordance NT-E.W. Bullinger/***Green's Interlinear NT-Baker Book House/***Green's Interlinear 4 volume OT & NT-Hendrickson/***How to Enjoy the Bible-E.W. Bullinger/***Incredible Cover-Up-Dave MacPherson/***Judah's Sceptre.Joseph's Birthright-J.H. Allen/***King James Bible-Be carefull some use the basic name with twists within the text!-Thomas Nelson/***Moffatt Bible-Kregel Pub./***North American Sun Kings-Joseph Mahan/***Number in Scripture-E.W. Bullinger/***One Man's Destiny-C.R. Dickey/***Rapture Plot-Dave MacPherson/***Sargon the Magnificent-Mrs. Sydney Bristowe/***Serenity New Testament-Thomas Nelson/***Smith's Bible Dictionary-Thomas Nelson/***St. Paul in Britain-R.W. Morgan/***Strange Parallel-Helene Kopajan/***Strong's Concordance-Hendrickson Pub./***Strong's ..-Thomas Nelson Pub./***Witness of the Stars-E.W. Bullinger{/***the Mosahrah(lock in code(with in writting) and not able to be touched by public/***The Torah/***The Dedakey/****The Greek Septuagint!}
 
Note-Bullinger was one of the few to ever have access to the Mosahrah!
Reasons for using a Strong's Exhaustive Concordance: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyz13fWWu2o) 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsvoEkst-uY) 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtRO1ykiruI) 4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVMoG8oJhNE)  The Companion Bible: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huAMgYQIJg8) 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke-UV9V9PKo) 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdWM1EksbdQ)
Another link on info!
( (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50ifOxukevA) )
Flag miami-ted February 21, 2009 6:53 AM EST
Hello Doodle,

Well, for my likes it's the NIV.  I have the KJV in my library but rarely use it.  As a Gideon I do 'church assignments' where we speak before a fellowship to report on the work that the Gideons have done and are doing and request an offering to supply Scripture for that work.  We are always advised to check with the fellowships before we do a service and see which version they regularly use and tailor our message to that version.   This is about the only time I will pull out my KJV is when I need to quote Scripture to a KJV fellowship.

I also have a fairly extensive library of translations and I do find that some are better than others in how they are worded, but I have yet to find any of the 'standard' translations that leave a soul with any doubt as to what God's purposes and plans for mankind and the salvation thereof are.  Anyway, I am more inclined to leave it to the power of God through His Holy Spirit to open the blinded eyes of those who can't see.  One should consider that Paul probably didn't record his message to every fellowship that he visited and so each time some of the words may have been different, but never was the message changed.  Similarly with any 'good' translation some of the words may be different but never is the message changed.

Do not be beholden to any law but that to love one another. 

God bless.
In Christ, Ted.
Flag smc93 February 22, 2009 11:56 PM EST
The Jerusalem Bible is a great one.  I like the New English Bible as well.  It's good to compare the 17th century English of the Authorised Version with the 20th century English of the NEB; fascinating!  :-)
Flag Roodog May 23, 2009 12:42 PM EDT

I use in worship what my Church uses although it is not my favorite. My Church uses the NIV.


My preference is the family of translations based on the American Standard Version: The ASV itself, The NASB, The 1973 edition of the RSV with the restored passages and the English Standard Version which is a conservative revision of the RSV. I like the New King James Version. These are more literal translations than the NIV which I trust more. I do tend to dislike the gender neutral revisions of otherwise good translations.


The King James Bible is a product of the Church of England which is catholic. It is a revision of the Bishops' Bible which Anglican scholars admitted was flawed. Conservative Protestants of that day, the Puritans and other Reformed Christians, first rejected this new Anglo-Catholic version sponsored by King James. (The Calvinists preferred the Geneva Bible which predated the KJV by fifty years. and pretty much clung to it throughout most of the Seventeenth Century. BTW the Geneva Bible is back in print with modern spelling of the word for word transcription of the 1566 and 1599 editions. )Furthermore we now use the 1769 revision of the KJV since the old 1611 is almost unreadable with it's archaic spelling.


In the contaversy over Bible Texts, the solution is to produce a fresh new translation of the same texts the KJV was based on.


Protestant tradition which includes Baptist tradition calls for the use of the vernacular in worship. We tend to reject a temple language like Latin in the Catholic Church. British English in general and King James English in particular is not the vernacular language in the United States. We have our own dialect. We need Bibles in our dialect.

Flag puzzleman June 19, 2009 9:20 PM EDT

I like the KJV its the only bible our pastor will preach from.

Flag Roodog June 29, 2009 3:52 PM EDT

Using the King James Bible is fine if you can understand the language, not just the words but the grammar and usage. This usally requires a twelfth grade level of reading skills. One needs a dictionary to look up the words no longer in general use today.


The King James we know and love is not the 1611 original but a 1769 revision thereof. The 1611 original had the full Catholic canon of Scripture which was an extra seven books in the Old Testament and additions to Daniel. The 1769 revision modernised the spelling so we can actually read and make sense of the text.


Because of my stand on the use of the common language in public worship and rejection of a temple language,(like Latin in the Catholic Church) I favor a good contemporary translation of the Bible in public worship.

Flag Dadyslitlgrl January 5, 2013 9:57 PM EST

I have 2 versions I like very much.  I think I like the NKJV the best. My Pastor reads from the KJV, but I can follow along and understand it better with the NKJV.  I also like the NIV version a lot too.  I can understand everything and I can also compare with the NKJV.  I have several other versions in my home as well and sometimes will compare the versions while studying.  

Flag five_point_dad February 4, 2013 8:35 PM EST

   I teach New Testament Greek at a seminary, and I especially like the NASB which I regard as the most accurate English available today.  Having said that, I must also add that I don't think there is anything such thing as a perfect translation and there are some I would not recommend.  I also admire and like the KJV and love the magestic language it has. 

Flag Dawninva June 25, 2014 1:52 PM EDT

I like my NIV Bible.  It was recommended to me by the wonderful ladies at the LifeWay book store.  I have a very old, brittle KJB, but it's the new NIV that I use daily, take to church and use in Bible study.  Last week, I purchased a woman's NIV study Bible that is very beautiful and easy to use when studying, but my plain NIV Bible has been with me since I became a christian two years ago and is like a faithful friend to me. Smile

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