Finally Read the Modern Version bible!

Discussion in 'Bible Versions/Translations' started by Yeshua1, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. Yeshua1

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    Leafed thru one in local bible store, seemed to be reading like the Nkjv, except all thees and thous been removed...

    Seems to be based fully upon same source texts as the 1611 KJV, but did not see any footnotes or margin sources cited!
     
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    There are no thees and thous in the NKJV.
     
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    Thank you for the clarrification, as it had been awhile since read from that version...

    have you checked out the MVB yet?
     
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    Are you talking about the Modern English Version published by Charisma Media?
     
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    The Modern King James version, published in 1999 has been around for a while, and as far as I know, never sold near the level of the NKJV. Now I see the MEV (Modern English Version) was published in 2014 and so I expect this is the one the OP addressed. It (MEV) is listed as one of the 19 versions in the KJV family.
    Here is a link: http://modernenglishversion.com/

    And here is John 3:16 according to the MEV: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life."

    As you can see, the translation does not reflect near the modern scholarship found in the WEB. Here is the WEB, 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
     
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    Either rendering can be supported from the Greek though...

    How about remainder of the MEV?
     
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    I obtained a Thinline Reference Bible edition of the 2014 Modern English Version published by Passio or Charisma Media.

    It shows another 2014 copyright by Military Bible Association.

    Its "Preface to the Reader" states: "Today, realizing the need to update the King James Version for the twenty-first century, forty-seven scholars serving as professors, or chaplains to the Armed Forces of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and to the United States Armed Forces, comprising the Committee on Bible Translation under the leadership of the senior editorial advisor Dr. Stanley M. Horton and the chief editor Dr. James F. Linzey, have joined forces to produce a more updated English edition of the King James Version called the Modern English Version, which is based on a modern English vernacular" (p. x).

    Its "Preface to the Reader" also states: "The Modern English Version is a translation of the Textus Receptus and the Jacob ben Hayyim edition of the Masoretic Text, using the King James Version as the base manuscript. The Committee on Bible Translation adhered to the principle of formal equivalence, the meaning of which is to be as literal as proper English syntax and grammar will allow" (p. x).
     
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    So an updated NKJV then?
     
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    It is not an updated NKJV. It is similar to the NKJV although some of its renderings differ from the NKJV.

    It is an updated KJV and a translation of the same original language texts from which the KJV was translated.
     
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    Would you recommend it for study purposes?
     

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