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Old 06-20-2011, 02:42 PM
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Default Which is best Among NLT/NIV/HCSB?

as all 3 purport to be in the "middle/mediating" position in Bible translations?
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:41 PM
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as all 3 purport to be in the "middle/mediating" position in Bible translations?
No,the NLTse does not so purport.

I think the 2011 NIV is the best in that position. Although I favor the HCSB in many places --it's in that spot,but it's not the best i.e. general purpose mediating version. I really like the NLTse even though it's more dynamic.
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:45 PM
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No,the NLTse does not so purport.

I think the 2011 NIV is the best in that position. Although I favor the HCSB in many places --it's in that spot,but it's not the best i.e. general purpose mediating version. I really like the NLTse even though it's more dynamic.
So the NLT is "more free" while other 2 closer to formal than dynamic versions?
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:56 PM
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So the NLT is "more free" while other 2 closer to formal than dynamic versions?
Yes. With the NASB on the left side of the ledger and The Message all the way on the right:

ESV/NRSV,HCSB,ISV,2011NIV,NET Bible,REB,NJB,NLTse,GW

Just a sampling of some. The biggest break would be between the NET Bible and the REB. If point values were given NASBU (10),ESV/NRSV (20),HCSB (25),ISV (26),2011 NIV (27),NET Bible (30),REB (40),NJB (42),NLTse (50),GW (55). In my most humble opinion.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:07 PM
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Yes. With the NASB on the left side of the ledger and The Message all the way on the right:

ESV/NRSV,HCSB,ISV,2011NIV,NET Bible,REB,NJB,NLTse,GW

Just a sampling of some. The biggest break would be between the NET Bible and the REB. If point values were given NASBU (10),ESV/NRSV (20),HCSB (25),ISV (26),2011 NIV (27),NET Bible (30),REB (40),NJB (42),NLTse (50),GW (55). In my most humble opinion.
Would the 1977/1995 editions for NASV grade out same?

Where would NKJV/KJV grade out?
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:31 PM
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For me it's the HCSB. I just like how it reads.

The NLT is probably the easiest to read.

The NIV to me is just ok.
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The NIV to me is just ok.
Are you talking about the 84 or 2011 NIV?
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:55 PM
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Are you talking about the 84 or 2011 NIV?
The '84...I've only seen bits and pieces of the '11
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The '84...I've only seen bits and pieces of the '11
I think overall the 2011 reads better than the 84. I think the former is a bit more natural than the HCSB,but not by too much. The 2011 is very much like the TNIV. I have done threads comparing the TNIV with the HCSB and in my view the HCSB had some dated expressions at times. But still a good translation all things considered.
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... If point values were given NASBU (10),ESV/NRSV (20),HCSB (25),ISV (26),2011 NIV (27),NET Bible (30),REB (40),NJB (42),NLTse (50),GW (55). In my most humble opinion.
We both know that the ISV is very similar to God's Word version, so how can they be so far apart in points?
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