Hi: my name is queenbee and I'm new to the BB. Posted this question earlier and another member suggested I redirect to this forum, so here goes.... I'm interested in getting into the discipline of some serious bible study. I currently have the NASB '71, but frankly, having trouble w the thee's & thou's in this and other translations and the general awkwardness. A paraphrase makes for great novel reading IMO, but it definitely isn't my first choice for serious study. I've been hearing some good things about ISV, the Net, TMB, NLTse and even considering studying from original Hebrew/Greek or the complete Jewish Bible for a more rounded perspective. I want accuracy from the original languages, but at same time, would like readability. Would any of you recommend any of these versions?? Is there such a thing as a parallel Greek/Hebrew and modern day English bible?? Seem to be getting more confusing the longer I do research. Ideas/comments?