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Which Bible Version Do You Prefer To Use And Why?

There are several translations and versions of the bible. KJV, NKJV, Amplified, NASB, NIV, NLB. etc

Which Bible translation do you prefer to use and why?

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You are welcome@Syrup.

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I particularly like the KJV of the Bible; though admittedly its diction in Old English style proves somewhat difficulty for some people.

The perculiar "thee, thou, doeth," etc., are not sufficient reasons for anyone to find the KJV out of place. At least, it helps to distinguish between singular and plural subjects being addressed and minimizes the misconceptions that might emerge from the word "you" (as that is used for both singular and plural English tenses).

The reverence is preserved; and the complaint that it smacks of a holier-than-thou impression is funny - the Bible is holy, and it should not be seen as otherwise.

However, I enjoy other versions including the Amplified, English Standard Version (ESV), and the NIV. I'm not an enthusiast of "The Message" version.

@Ndipe, thanks for those links.

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I tend towards the New king James. Its easier on the eyes.

I can't say that I'm a big fan of KJV.

Some say it tends to project a holier-than-thou impression of 'Thou, maketh, liveth etc'. You get my drift.

Also, many christians do not really understand what they are saying when they quote from King James version.

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Below is the link that I found that contains some details about the NIV. Please scroll below the link and you will see it.

http://www.av1611.org/kjv/nivname.html

http://www.jesus-is-lord.com/

http://www.bloomsburgbaptistchurch.net/NIV.html

Another reason why I like the King James Version is the REVERENCE that is accorded God in the Holy Bible, by capitalizing His Name, even in the Pronoun tense.

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True indeed Trini_girl

And that is why we have to keep going back to the original hebrew and greek in deriving a better understanding of difficult passages. Believe you me, there are some very difficult passages that will throw you into a spin, if all you're doing is simply taking them at face value.

My translation of choice is the NKJV.

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he didnt ask for a recommendation sha, just say what you prefer and why. geez. why get into skepticsms with no proof?

and what makes you think the KJV don't doesn't have "edited words" as well? It's far from the original manuscripts and contains mistakes.

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We already know that there are various versions and in various languages, for various reasons.

Hence, this thread is meant only for the christian to express his/her views.

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I like King James Version all the way!!!. I have read from other websites that some of this new Bible editions have edited words from the original King James Version. If there is one Holy Bible version that I would recommend, go with King James Version.

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