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Your Favourite Bible Version And Why?

I wanted to go and get myself another bible lately and there were alot of versions of the Holy Bible. Just want you guyz to share with me. Your favourite Bible version and why?

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psalms.

aside from my personal prayers they give me strength when I am down.

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Thanks Babyosisi and TayoD,

I think it just amounts to share immaturity to focus on the "process" rather than to focus correctly on the "product". Whether a Bible is translated or original script, the importance to you as an individual is not on the process of the production of the bible but on the "product" i.e. the message. The inspiration on the original bible cannot be transfered to you by simply touching it, the same as the inspirations from the translated bible. Inspiration comes only from the content of the Bible, the message of salvation which leads to the Crusifixion of Jesus Christ.

As long as a Bible is about: the promise and prophesies of Jesus Christ in the old testament; the birth, life, teachings, Crusifixion, Resurection and Ascension of Jesus Christ in the Gospels of New Testament; a further exhortation on the life, lifestyle and messages of Jesus in the Epistles of New Testament; and a promise of the coming again of Jesus Christ in the Revelations, then such a Bible regardless of version is an inspired word of God. The inspiration to you as a Believer is not "ON" the Book, it is "INside" the Book.

Having said this, I wish to add that King James Version remains my favourite Bible version.

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I really don't understand what you all are driving at by trying to find out if differenet Bible translations are inspired by God or not. None of the versions can claim inspiration from God in the sense of laying claim to the scripture that says "all scripture is given by the inspiration of God, " The inspiration of God is on the original writings while the translations are noble work done by men who may or may not even be Christians.

God may have led some to actually do the work of translation, but that does not mean that He inspired them as the early Writers of the scriptures were inspired by the Holy Ghost to utter the things they did.

In short, all Bible translations are mere work of scholarship, some good and some bad. And from the information I have, they most were done from the original texts. The style is just the only difference while the messages remain the same.

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To any Christians and anyone interested in learning of God by the scriptures[b],do not listen to drusilla[/b]

The king James is translated from the original tongues and would be my recommendation,The new King James got rid of the thees thou and thine  replacing them with you and yours as todays English is.

It is also highly recommended .

NIV,The New American standard,Revised standard,Good news and others are Bibles,they have a lot  more modern English writing styles easier for anyone to understand.

You will be ministered to by all of them.

If you're a new Christian or just looking to see what the Bible is about,get the NIV or Goodnews for simpler English and make references to the the King James being that it's from the original tongues.

any BIble translation you can get read it,any translation is better than none

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dominobaby,

As bible people like to say: I believe that the original hebrew and greek documents were inspired by God.

As far as trying to claim inspiration for any particular version of the bible. Your going to run into serious problems because of even simple things like technical errors.

Or more serious issues like the passover to easter thing.

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Drusilla, so the KJv wasn't inspired by God? That is a no no!

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jaymann,

Would God inspire people to change the name of Passover to Easter?

Which is homage to Ester or Isis or Auset, a goddess of the babylonians?

How can a person possibly believe that God inspired the KJV?

It has just as many errors as the others.

The reason the KJV is such a good bible compared to others is this: It is an actual translation.

The bibles I mentioned are not translations. They actually try to tell you the meaning of the words, not translate the words into your language.

They are giving you their version of what the bible MEANT, the KJV is a real translation.

This is why it is good and in my mind the Modern and New King James Version are the best versions out there.

Their actual translations.

Where the others that I named are not literal translations.

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@Jayman

I hope u are not one of them KJO's [King James Only People]. U make it sound as if the KJV is the only authentic translation. You said It is a tranlation from the original greek and Hebrew into English by assembl;y of scholars ordered by God through King James. But other versions were also translated from the original Hebrew and Greek like the KJV and also by a body of scholars. And scholars have pointed out a few mistakes in the KJV. In fact you should realise that the KJV was revised a number of times after it was translated.

@Drusilla

Why? These versions are not bad are they? I use the NIV and AMP and i enjoy both. what are your specific reasons? The Living Bible has always been a paraphrase we all know. Thats why The New Living Translation came on board.

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King James version is the true version, inspired by God himself. It is a tranlation from the original greek and Hebrew into English by assembl;y of scholars ordered by God through King James. The others are versions intended for clearity and many mistakes are made as they are only humans trying to maybe make some cash. Remember in the Bible, no one should add or remove, that is what is being disobeyed by creating those versions. They shouldn't be called versions of Bible, but rather religious books.

check this out: http://www.biblebelievers.com/KJV_Defended_Hills.html I have other facts about the King James version.

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Drusilla, you just might well give elaborate reasons why peeps should 'stay away' from those versions.

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Huh? Those ones were not inspired of God as well? I thought all scripture was.

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New King James Version or Modern King James Version. Are two of the best.

The NIV should be read for clarity.

The King James Version should be read for lyrical beauty.

Stay away from these bibles:

The Living bible

The Amplified

The Good News

The JPS

The Names bible

Their all just junk. Many more could be added to this list but I have forgotten them.

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