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Old 04-13-2014, 07:11 PM
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Default Favorite bible translation?

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I'm looking to buy a new bible-and I already have a KJV. I'm not interested in the ESV because it was translated from a reformed perspective.

Any opinions on the NLT or the NRSV?
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:52 PM
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The majority of the time I use my NIV translation.
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:54 PM
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The NKJV, NIV and the New American Study Bible would be the main ones I would use
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I have been using KJV for the last couple of year. Before that I was using NKJV and I grew up using the NIV.
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:54 PM
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The biggest difficulty with any translation is trying to bring what is in one language fully into another. Wuest has a translation of the New Testament that is more accurate (especially with regard to verb tenses) but is more difficult to read in English.

The Amplified is good because it expands definitions so as not not lose what slips through the cracks in word to word translations.

I found esword really helpful. It is free and lets you compare translations as well as give you the Greek and Hebrew for deeper study.
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I was brought up on the KJV, and then moved on to the RSV and the Good News Bible. In recent years, our local church has settled on the NIV and most of the churches I visit also use this, so I tend to use it most of the time.

However, I think it is often useful to have a range of translations available if possible, because a different version can sometimes shed new light on a scripture, and present the ideas conveyed with a freshness which surprises us.
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Care to share?

I'm looking to buy a new bible-and I already have a KJV. I'm not interested in the ESV because it was translated from a reformed perspective.

Any opinions on the NLT or the NRSV?


I am currently using the NIV 2011. It is very readable and the Lord has shown me many passages of scripture clearly that I did not see in KJV or other translations alike.
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