How Do You Do It?

Discussion in 'Bible Versions/Translations' started by TCGreek, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. TCGreek

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    I've read where some people have a study Bible, let's say an NASB, and then they have another Bible for regular reading like the NLT.

    How do you do it? Isn't memorization cumbersome? Don't you find your mind crowded with the read of the NASB as you try to read the NLT?
     
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    I guess I just compartmentalize it all well.

    I use the NIV in my devotional life and for memorization (only out of convience because I memorized verses from the NIV as a kid) and I tend to use the NRSV when doing my academic work.
     
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    I have a lot of the KJV stored-up in my memory . Since I read so many versions I have not prepared myself to commit any particular modern version to memory ( yet ) .

    In the future , DV , I would like to do a survey of verses where the NASB and NLTse read almost exacly the same . That would surprise a lot of folks .
     
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    Rippon,

    I'm looking forward to that NASB/NLTse comparison, giving their varying translation philosophy.
     
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    I memorized out of the KJV. My daily reading last year was the entire NIV; this year its through the New Testament only, simultaneously the CEV, NCV, NLT, NKJV, and The Message (in a parallel format). I carry the NET to church sometimes. I have a NASB in my car. My study can include CLV, ALT and several others.
     
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    I memorize from the KJV since it's the version I'm most familiar with. I browse through the NIV (occasionally) but regularly read the NLT (second edition.) It can be somewhat difficult "thinking" in three different versions and I'm considering limiting myself solely to the NLT... which in my uneducated opinion is the greatest translation EVER.
     
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    I join with you in your enthusiasm for the NLTse Ivon . But are there any parameters attached to your praise ? How about :"I think it might be the best Bible version in the English language for the early 21st century among discerning Christians who distain the artificial constructs of biblish ."
     
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    Rippon,

    So what is your idea of the "artificial constructs of biblish?"

    Are you proposing a discontinuity with the past theologically?

    Are their technical theological terms in the biblical text?
     
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    Memorization's always cumbersome for me...
    but that has nothing to do with the version(s) I use :smilewinkgrin:

    The KJV's have the advantage of high style when it comes to memorization but I've always altered the verses a bit to make them more understandable... usually a KJV/NASB mix.
    Recently in the Psalms I've been using Holman's CSB.

    Most of my study is on the computer so changing versions and comparisons are easy.
    I read from 2 or more versions at a time.

    At church I'll reach over to my wife or daughters and compare versions when curiosity itches me.

    I've resisted the urge to carry a Greek text to church but I know who I can ask if I just have to take a gander.

    Rob
     
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    Well, I did say, "in my uneducated opinion is the greatest translation EVER." :) But you make valid points. It's the best translation, to me, in English.
     
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    I memorize the KJV... From my youth up..

    But I read from the NLT for my personal devotions...
    It gives a fresh new insight...

    Then when something hits me from the NLT, I go to the KJV, and research why the NLT translated it that way...

    I have learned alot more from the KJV this way...

    I remember I won $5 at a youth conference one time because I could quote Eph. 2:8-9 from the KJV.. .

    All other youth pastors couldn't they knew it from other translations... but having grown up when I did.. I got the money!!
     
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    I find it very easy to have one main study bible and then other translations for general reading. I usually have four to five books I'm reading at once, so I tend to do the same thing with my bibles.
     

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