I've been reading the HCSB more and more, and I really like it. Sometimes, though, the translation seems a little wooden or predictable or even sacrificing precision for a smoother style. I was wondering what other folks' experiences are with it and their assessments. It flows real smoothly (particularly, the translation of Revelation), but at times it seems much less literal than the ESV or the NASB. Using the research and summary at the web site below, I figure that the HCSB lands somewhere between the ESV and the NIV when it comes to literalness. Does that correspond to others' experiences? Maybe, for Bible study the ESV is superior, but for general reading and devotional purposes, the HCSB might be preferred? http://www.propadeutic.com/ I'd sure appreciate any thoughts from anyone.