Well , what do you think ? Is it proper to use contractions in a Bible version ? Would their usage somehow diminish the loftiness Of God's Word ? I personally think they are fine , if their occurrence is not too frequent . The Bible is written , but meant to be read aloud as well . I think a natural-sounding speech pattern is appropriate . It would not detract from the majesty of Holy Writ . I do not want the Bible to sound casual either . A balance must be struck .