ANY Here use the Geneva Bible As A Study version?

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  1. JesusFan

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    If so, how does it compare reading/accuracy wise to old KJV?
     
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    I have been reading some in my 1560 Gevena facsimile reprint. I have a growing affinity for this version. I have not taken the time to compare it to any other version. I am simply enjoying the time I spend reading it. :thumbs:
     
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    In many places, the Geneva Bible would be the same as the KJV.
    In some of the places where they differ, the KJV would be more understandable or more accurate or both than the Geneva Bible.
    In some other places where they differ, the 1560 Geneva Bible would be more understandable or more accurate or both than the KJV.

    You can see some clear evidence concerning the accuracy and readability of the 1560 Geneva Bible from the fact that there are many places where the translators of the NKJV ended up using the same wording or similar wording as that already found in the much earlier Geneva Bible.

    Gen. 1:3 Then God (Geneva, NKJV) And God (KJV)
    Gen. 1:5 So the evening (Geneva, NKJV) And the evening (KJV)
    Gen. 1:9 into one place (Geneva, NKJV) unto one place (KJV)
    Gen. 1:11 Then God (Geneva, NKJV) And God (KJV)
    Gen. 1:14 Then God (Geneva, NKJV) And God (KJV)
    Gen. 1:19 So the evening (Geneva, NKJV) And the evening (KJV)
    Gen. 1:21 according to their kind (Geneva, NKJV) after their kind (KJV)
    Gen. 1:24 according to (Geneva, NKJV) after (KJV)
    Gen. 1:28 said to them (Geneva, NKJV) said unto them (KJV)
    Gen. 1:28 fill the earth (Geneva, NKJV) replenish the earth (KJV)
    Gen. 1:31 So the evening (Geneva, NKJV) And the evening (KJV)
    Gen. 2:3 God had created (Geneva, NKJV) God created (KJV)
    Gen. 2:6 a mist went up (Geneva, NKJV) there went up a mist (KJV)
    Gen. 2:13 Cush (Geneva, NKJV) Ethiopia (KJV)
    Gen. 2:15 Then (Geneva, NKJV) And (KJV)
    Gen. 2:22 to the man (Geneva, NKJV) unto the man (KJV)
    Gen. 2:24 to his wife (Geneva, NKJV) unto his wife (KJV)
    Gen. 3:1 to the woman (Geneva, NKJV) unto the woman (KJV)
    Gen. 3:1 God indeed said (Geneva, NKJV) God said (KJV)
    Gen. 3:4 Then the (Geneva, NKJV) And the (KJV)
    Gen. 3:4 to the woman (Geneva, NKJV) unto the woman (KJV)
    Gen. 3:7 Then the eyes (Geneva, NKJV) And the eyes (KJV)
    Gen. 3:8 among (Geneva, NKJV) amongst (KJV)
    Gen. 3:9 called to (Geneva, NKJV) called unto (KJV)
    Gen. 3:12 Then the man (Geneva, NKJV) And the man (KJV)
    Gen. 3:13 to the woman (Geneva, NKJV) unto the woman (KJV)
    Gen. 3:14 said to (Geneva, NKJV) said unto (KJV)
    Gen. 3:15 He shall bruise (Geneva, NKJV) it shall bruise (KJV)
    Gen. 3:17 to Adam (Geneva, NKJV) unto Adam (KJV)
    Gen. 4:7 do well (Geneva, NKJV) doest well (KJV)
    Gen. 4:9 Then the (Geneva, NKJV) And the (KJV)
    Gen. 4:16 Then (Geneva, NKJV) And (KJV)
    Gen. 4:23 Then Lamech (Geneva, NKJV) And Lamech (KJV)
    Gen. 5:5 So all (Geneva, NKJV) And all (KJV)
    Gen. 5:6 Enosh (Geneva, NKJV) Enos (KJV)
    Gen. 5:8 So all (Geneva, NKJV) And all (KJV)
    Gen. 5:9 Enosh (Geneva, NKJV) Enos (KJV)
    Gen. 5:11 So all (Geneva, NKJV) And all (KJV)
    Gen. 5:23 So all (Geneva, NKJV) And all (KJV)
    Gen. 6:5 the Lord (Geneva) GOD (KJV) the LORD (NKJV)
    Gen. 7:1 So Noah (Geneva, NKJV) And Noah (KJV)
    Gen. 7:14 all cattle (Geneva, NKJV) all the cattle (KJV)
    Gen. 7:18 exceedingly (Geneva, NKJV) great (KJV)
    Gen. 7:23 So he destroyed every thing (Geneva) And every living substance was destroyed (KJV) So He destroyed all living things (NKJV)
    Gen. 8:11 came to him (Geneva, NKJV) came in to him (KJV)
    Gen. 8:15 Then God (Geneva, NKJV) And God (KJV)
    Gen. 8:18 So Noah (Geneva, NKJV) And Noah (KJV)
    Gen. 8:20 Then Noah built (Geneva, NKJV) And Noah builded (KJV)
    Gen. 8:20 altar to (Geneva, NKJV) altar unto (KJV)
    Gen. 9:1 said to them (Geneva, NKJV) said unto them (KJV)
    Gen. 9:8 to Noah (Geneva, NKJV) unto Noah (KJV)
    Gen. 9:13 sign (Geneva, NKJV) token (KJV)
    Gen. 9:17 to Noah (Geneva, NKJV) unto Noah (KJV)
    Gen. 9:17 sign (Geneva, NKJV) token (KJV)
    Gen. 9:18 Now the sons (Geneva, NKJV) And the sons (KJV)
    Gen. 9:29 So all (Geneva, NKJV) And all (KJV)
    Gen. 10:20 according to (Geneva, NKJV) after (KJV)
    Gen. 10:22 The sons (Geneva, NKJV) The children (KJV)
    Gen. 10:23 sons of Aram (Geneva, NKJV) children of Aram (KJV)
    Gen. 10:31 according to their families (Geneva, NKJV) after their families (KJV)
    Gen. 11:1 and one speech (Geneva, NKJV) and of one speech (KJV)
    Gen. 11:3 Come (Geneva, NKJV) Go to (KJV)
    Gen. 11:5 But the (Geneva, NKJV) And the (KJV)
    Gen. 11:7 Come on (Geneva) Go to (KJV) Come (NKJV)
    Gen. 11:31 to Haran (Geneva, NKJV) unto Haran (KJV)
    Gen. 11:32 So the days (Geneva, NKJV) And the days (KJV)
    Gen. 12:5 Then Abram (Geneva, NKJV) And Abram (KJV)
    Gen. 12:5 and they departed (Geneva, NKJV) and they went forth (KJV)
    Gen. 12:8 he built (Geneva, NKJV) he builded (KJV)
    Gen. 12:8 called on (Geneva, NKJV) called upon (KJV)
    Gen. 12:11 to Sarai (Geneva, NKJV) unto Sarai (KJV)
    Gen. 12:17 But the (Geneva, NKJV) And the (KJV)
    Gen. 13:1 Then Abram (Geneva, NKJV) And Abram (KJV)
    Gen. 13:1 from Egypt (Geneva, NKJV) out of Egypt (KJV)
    Gen. 13:3 journey (Geneva, NKJV) journeys (KJV)
    Gen. 13:3 to the place (Geneva, NKJV) unto the place (KJV)
    Gen. 13:5 who went (Geneva, NKJV) which went (KJV)
    Gen. 14:10 Now the (Geneva, NKJV) And the (KJV)
    Gen. 14:11 Then they (Geneva, NKJV) And they (KJV)
    Gen. 14:21 to Abram (Geneva, NKJV) unto Abram (KJV)
    Gen. 15:13 to Abram (Geneva, NKJV) unto Abram (KJV)
    Gen. 16:3 Then Sarai (Geneva, NKJV) And Sarai (KJV)
    Gen. 16:5 Then Sarai (Geneva, NKJV) And Sarai (KJV)
    Gen. 16:5 to Abram (Geneva, NKJV) unto Abram (KJV)
    Gen. 16:6 to Sarai (Geneva, NKJV) unto Sarai (KJV)
    Gen. 16:6 roughly (Geneva) hardly (KJV) harshly (NKJV)
    Gen. 16:13 Then she called (Geneva, NKJV) And she called (KJV)
    Gen. 17:1 When Abram (Geneva, NKJV) And when Abram (KJV)
    Gen. 17:3 Then Abram fell (Geneva, NKJV) And Abram fell (KJV)
    Gen. 17:11 between (Geneva, NKJV) betwixt (KJV)
    Gen. 17:19 Then God (Geneva, NKJV) And God (KJV)
    Gen. 18:2 to the ground (Geneva, NKJV) toward the ground (KJV)
    Gen. 18:4 be bought (Geneva, NKJV) be fetched (KJV)
    Gen. 18:5 And I will bring (Geneva, NKJV) And I will fetch (KJV)
    Gen. 18:7 ran to (Geneva, NKJV) ran unto (KJV)
    Gen. 18:7 took a tender and good calf (Geneva, NKJV) fetcht a calf tender and good (KJV)
    Gen. 18:8 which he had prepared (Geneva, NKJV) which he had dressed (KJV)
    Gen. 18:15 But Sarah (Geneva, NKJV) Then Sarah (KJV)
    Gen. 18:19 do righteousness (Geneva, NKJV) do justice (KJV)
    Gen. 18:29 to him (Geneva, NKJV) unto him (KJV)
    Gen. 18:32 Then he said (Geneva, NKJV) And he said (KJV)
    Gen. 19:1 in the evening (Geneva, NKJV) at even (KJV)
    Gen. 19:1 Lot saw them (Geneva, NKJV) Lot seeing them (KJV)
    Gen. 19:5 said to him (Geneva, NKJV) said unto him (KJV)
    Gen. 19:9 So they pressed (Geneva, NKJV) And they pressed (KJV)
    Gen. 19:12 Then the men (Geneva, NKJV) And the men (KJV)
    Gen. 19:15 punishment of the city (Geneva, NKJV) iniquity of the city (KJV)
    Gen. 19:20 See now (Geneva, NKJV) Behold now (KJV)
    Gen. 19:30 Then Lot (Geneva, NKJV) And Lot (KJV)
    Gen. 19:33 So they (Geneva, NKJV) And they (KJV)
    Gen. 20:14 Then Abimelech (Geneva, NKJV) And Abimelech (KJV)
    Gen. 21:4 Then Abraham (Geneva, NKJV) And Abraham (KJV)
    Gen. 21:4 when he was (Geneva, NKJV) being (KJV)
    Gen. 21:7 to Abraham (Geneva, NKJV) unto Abraham (KJV)
    Gen. 21:12 But God (Geneva, NKJV) And God (KJV)
    Gen. 21:14 So Abraham (Geneva, NKJV) And Abraham (KJV)
    Gen. 21:16 of about (Geneva, NKJV) as it were (KJV)
    Gen. 21:25 rebuked (Geneva, NKJV) reproved (KJV)
    Gen. 21:26 know (Geneva, NKJV) wot (KJV)
    Gen. 21:29 Then Abimelech (Geneva, NKJV) And Abimelech (KJV)
    Gen. 22:1 God did prove (Geneva) God did tempt (KJV) God tested (NKJV)
    Gen. 22:11 But the Angel (Geneva, NKJV) And the angel (KJV)
    Gen. 23:3 Then Abraham (Geneva, NKJV) And Abraham (KJV)
    Gen. 23:7 Then Abraham (Geneva, NKJV) And Abraham (KJV)
    Gen. 23:11 No (Geneva, NKJV) Nay (KJV)
    Gen. 23:12 Then Abraham (Geneva, NKJV) And Abraham (KJV)
    Gen. 23:15 between (Geneva, NKJV) betwixt (KJV)
    Gen. 24:1 Now Abraham (Geneva, NKJV) And Abraham (KJV)
    Gen. 24:5 to him (Geneva, NKJV) unto him (KJV)
    Gen. 24:9 this matter (Geneva, NKJV) that matter (KJV)
    Gen. 24:10 to the city (Geneva, NKJV) unto the city (KJV)
    Gen. 24:24 to him (Geneva, NKJV) unto him (KJV)
    Gen. 24:29 Now Rebekah (Geneva, NKJV) And Rebekah (KJV)
    Gen. 24:32 Then the (Geneva, NKJV) And the (KJV)
    Gen. 24:37 Now (Geneva, NKJV) And (KJV)
    Gen. 24:42 to the well (Geneva, NKJV) unto the well (KJV)
    Gen. 24:47 Then I (Geneva, NKJV) And I (KJV)
    Gen. 24:53 Then the (Geneva, NKJV) And the (KJV)
    Gen. 24:59 So they (Geneva, NKJV) And they (KJV)
    Gen. 24:61 Then Rebekah (Geneva, NKJV) And Rebekah (KJV)
    Gen. 24:62 Now (Geneva, NKJV) And (KJV)
    Gen. 24:65 to the servant (Geneva, NKJV) unto the servant (KJV)
    Gen. 25:7 seventy and five (Geneva) threescore and fifteen (KJV) seventy-five (NKJV)
    Gen. 25:22 But the (Geneva, NKJV) And the (KJV)
    Gen. 25:23 to her (Geneva, NKJV) unto her (KJV)
    Gen. 25:29 Now (Geneva, NKJV) And (KJV)
    Gen. 25:29 weary (Geneva, NKJV) faint (KJV)
    Gen. 25:33 to him (Geneva, NKJV) unto him (KJV)
    Gen. 26:3 Dwell (Geneva, NKJV) Sojourn (KJV)
    Gen. 26:6 So (Geneva, NKJV) And (KJV)
    Gen. 26:9 Then Abimelech (Geneva, NKJV) And Abimelech (KJV)
    Gen. 26:20 But the (Geneva, NKJV) And the (KJV)
    Gen. 26:28 between us (Geneva, NKJV) betwixt us (KJV)
    Gen. 27:2 Then he (Geneva, NKJV) And he (KJV)
    Gen. 27:15 clothes (Geneva, NKJV) raiment (KJV)
    Gen. 27:15 elder son (Geneva, NKJV) eldest son (KJV)
    Gen. 28:11 And he came (Geneva, NKJV) And he lighted (KJV)
    Gen. 28:18 Then (Geneva, NKJV) And (KJV)
    Gen. 28:20 clothes (Geneva) raiment (KJV) clothing (NKJV)
    Gen. 29:5 Then he (Geneva, NKJV) And he (KJV)
    Gen. 29:8 But they (Geneva, NKJV) And they (KJV)
    Gen. 29:21 to Laban (Geneva, NKJV) unto Laban (KJV)
    Gen. 30:4 Then she (Geneva, NKJV) And she (KJV)
    Gen. 30:25 to Laban (Geneva, NKJV) unto Laban (KJV)
    Gen. 30:36 between (Geneva, NKJV) betwixt (KJV)
     
  4. Logos1560

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    In 1772, David Durell (Hebrew scholar and friend of Benjamin Blayney and who assisted Blayney in the making of the 1769 Oxford edition of the KJV) maintained that “it [the KJV] does not exhibit in many places the sense of the text so exactly as the version of 1599 [the Geneva]“ (Critical Remarks on the Books, p. vi). Scrivener noted that “even King James’s revisers sometimes retain renderings of the Bishops’ Bible, when they are decidedly inferior to that of the Geneva New Testament” (Supplement, I, p. 94). In 1827, Baptist Samuel Green asserted that “some learned men speak highly of this copy [the Geneva] of the English Scriptures, and do not hesitate to declare, that it is at least equal to that of King James’s translators” (Miscellanies, p. 256).
     

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