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  1. OcalaGator

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    This is a very "head's up", rubber meets the road question. If you had to choose ONE Bible that would be the only Bible you could ever use for the rest of your life,. what would you choose. Please, no lists, no wiffola, no reasons why. And play nice, no fights. Just one Bible, for the rest of your life. Which one would you choose?:1_grouphug:
     
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    NASB. I carry a NKJV, and use half a dozen or more, but I would choose the NASB if I could only choose one for life.
     
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    Either the ESV or NASB.
     
  4. rbell

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    The one with all my notes.


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    Exactly!!!

    I'd say the same thing, if mine with 25 years worth of notes, including four years of Bible College, had not been taken from my cab, a decade ago. :tear:

    Since that happened, I have mostly used an NKJV, so I guess that would now be it. It now has 10 years of notes, although only about 10% as many as the other one had, which happened to be a wide margin edition of the KJV.

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    Either the TNIV or the NRSV.
     
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    What happened to the NET Bible and the HCSB?
     
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    I might just have to opt for the NET (for the notes.) But I would take an ESV over a NET reader's edition (the one without notes.)
     
  9. Askjo

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    Only the KJV because of the KJV superiority over modern versions.
     
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    My Wide Margin KJV.
     
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    ESV for me.
     
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    only one?
    since i know greek and hebrew...why mess with a translation. i'd take BHS (hebrew) & nestle-aland (greek). even great translations don't show all the options on translation.
    if it had to be an english translation...probably the NAS.
     
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    Just one, Rippon.
     
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    THE KJV, THAT'S THE BOOK FOR ME! :thumbs:
     
  15. Rippon

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    Mine would have to be a composite translation.
     
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    If I were totally forced, for some reason, to make this choice it would be the NKJV. (I REALLY like the leather on my new copy :) )

    This is, of course, assuming that the OP is referring to one English translation of the Bible.
     
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    I'm fancing the NRSV these days.
     
  18. Rippon

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    So you're fancying the NRSV huh? Well, that'a better choice than the ESV. Though the latter came out about 12 years after the NRSV came to town -- the language is a bit more current in places where the ESV sounds even more dated and stilted. The NRSV retains much of the old RSV wording. However, the translators really put in honest work hours. The ESV was a rush job, and therefore it is the ERSV = the Essentially Revised Standard Version.These revisors didn't do that much work, even with the so-called update taken into consideration.

    The NRSV is okay in my book. But my favorite is still my composite version :TNIV/HCSB/NET/ISV/NLTse.That sounds like a real nice Parallel Bible, but it probably doesn't yet exist.

    Carry on folks.

    You're familiar with those famous graphs where the versions on the left side are more formally equivalent and the versions on the right are more functionally Equivalent. Well, the NRSV is a bit more to the left than TNIV. Yet it still can possibly be grouped with mediating translations like TNIV,HCSB,NET, and ISV.
     
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    A parallel Bible with at least 4 side-by-side translations. You did not specify a single translation, so my selection meets your criteria, all bound in one volumn.
     
  20. Revmitchell

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    Where do you get your information that the ESV was a rush job?
     

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