Yes,I am aware of the many negatives about this version of God's Holy Word. I will address them at a later time in this thread. You will not surprise me with anything new. Some readings I certainly oppose. I know that it was produced with few conservative Evangelicals. But first I'd like to quote a number of striking passages. Psalm 23:6:Yes,goodness and faithful love will pursue me all the days of my life,and I will live in the Lord's house as long as I live. Pursue is a very apt word in this context. "Follow me" is rather weak in comparison. Ephesians 6:18b: Stay alert by hanging in there and praying for all the believers. Philippians 2:6 : Though he was in the form of God,he did not consider being equal with God something to exploit. Philippians 3:1b :It's no trouble for me to repeat the same things to you because they will keep you on tract. Philippians 3:8b-9a: I have lost everything for him,but what I lost I think of as sewer trash,so that I might gain Christ and be found in him. Hebrews 1:3a :The Son is the light of God's glory and the imprint of God's being. James 5:5b:You have stuffed your hearts in preparation for the day of slaughter. 2 Peter 2:12 : These false teachers are like irrational animal,mere creatures of instinct, born to be captured and destroyed. They slander what they don't understand and,like animals,they will be destroyed. ______________________________________________________ I have many more examples that I will give later on. Like it or not,this version is getting to be very popular. I think it needs a number of evangelical revisions,but it it is taking its place in the top selling English Bible translations. It leans a bit more towrd the mediating side of things. However,the largely functionally-equivalent NLTse is better overall in my very humble opinion.