I'm a voracious reader & like to read in many different translations, including many different ones in Spanish. I am curious as to what some of the other's here prefer & why. I use the KJV as my main translation. My other faves are Ferrar Fenton's Bible in Modern English. The OT texts are GREAT!!! Especially the Psalms. In the Psalms if you read them out loud they actually have a cadence to them. I'm a music teacher so to me that caught my attention right away. Also his book of Genesis is great. I also like the Worrell New Testament. He uses the word IMMERSE in place of baptism. Makes a difference!!! Phillipps translation I just recently got into & of course the Amplified. I also have the usual slew of NKJ, NIV, NASB etc. But those are sort of "run of the mill". I like it when there is an actual difference in some of the wording. Not a loss in translation just a different way of saying something. I haven't yet bought an ESV though I've heard a lot of good things about it. Can anyone else recommend any nice translation's other than the usual?