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Old 08-02-2013, 06:31 PM
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Which do you prefer verse by verse or paragraph ? I have a really hard time with the paragraph bibles just can't seem to find my place when looking for the verse number! I don't mind the paragraph bible if I 'am just reading but for study or following along with someone I just seem to get lost.
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:34 PM
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Which do you prefer verse by verse or paragraph ? I have a really hard time with the paragraph bibles just can't seem to find my place when looking for the verse number! I don't mind the paragraph bible if I 'am just reading but for study or following along with someone I just seem to get lost.
Paragraphs absolutely. It shows the context so much better rather the artificial segmenting of individual verse units. The latter may be ideally suited for Proverbs,but not the rest of the canon.
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Which do you prefer verse by verse or paragraph ? I have a really hard time with the paragraph bibles just can't seem to find my place when looking for the verse number! I don't mind the paragraph bible if I 'am just reading but for study or following along with someone I just seem to get lost.
Paragraphical for personal study, verse by verse for preaching.
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:43 PM
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:10 AM
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Verse by verse! Hate "paragraphs". Just my personal preference however. NOTHING wrong with paragraphs if you like that, although, it does seem to make finding verses much harder. I might use a paragraph Bible if they'd make the verse numbers larger and easier to find. I'm just an older person who is used to verse by verse, set in my ways.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:30 AM
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Since verse divisions have no grammatical purpose and no rhyme or reason for their divisions. Paragraphs. You would think that versification would at least not divide a sentence up. Lots of "verse" proof texts would have never appeared if some one hadn't done them. They definitely do not rightly divide the word of truth.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:55 AM
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Since verse divisions have no grammatical purpose and no rhyme or reason for their divisions. Paragraphs. You would think that versification would at least not divide a sentence up. Lots of "verse" proof texts would have never appeared if some one hadn't done them. They definitely do not rightly divide the word of truth.
This is so true. I like how some of the newer translations actually bump the endings of some chapters to the beginning of the next chapter. It makes the continuity of thought much clearer.
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NOTHING wrong with paragraphs if you like that, although, it does seem to make finding verses much harder.
Verses are still numbered in translations which use paragraphs.

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I'm just an older person who is used to verse by verse, set in my ways.
You called yourself an older person years ago. Some of your "set ways" need amending perhaps.
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I like how some of the newer translations actually bump the endings of some chapters to the beginning of the next chapter. It makes the continuity of thought much clearer.
I agree. It was said that the reason for the chapter divisions were that the person doing it was on horseback --kind of a herky-jerky thing.
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Since verse divisions have no grammatical purpose and no rhyme or reason for their divisions. Paragraphs. You would think that versification would at least not divide a sentence up. Lots of "verse" proof texts would have never appeared if some one hadn't done them. They definitely do not rightly divide the word of truth.
You are right on target.
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