KJV VS. NKJV

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  1. Preacher2015

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    Do not get me wrong I love the KJV but I also like the NKJV. Anybody out there feel the same way? I started using it from the pulpit and my people seem to love it also.
     
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    This needs to be moved.
     
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    I am an old KJV guy who loves the NKJV. Excellent bible. There are a few places I would have done things differently but all in all an excellent job. :)
     
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    Westcott & Hort "contaminated" the NKJV
     
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    How? It is based on the same Greek text as the KJV.
     
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    I really like the KJV. The NKJV I read very little of. NIV type of guy I'yam...
     
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    Maybe that is why that one deacon acts differently.
     
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    Ditto.
     
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    This needs to be moved.
     
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    It already be moved! :D :D
     
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    I used the NKJV when I first started out preaching. The text is very accessible and I found it to be a consistently good translation. For my druthers, I don't care much for the KJV for preaching or teaching (but will occasionally reference it when appropriate.) The NKJV is a helpful upgrade to the KJV. The textual basis isn't the best, and some of the interpretive decisions are not ideal, but it is solid.
     
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    Corrected. I even bolded the word 'be'. :D
     
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    Two reformed guys who like the NIV? What's this world coming to?!?!?!?
     
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    Uggggh! Two NIVO's. Alien
     
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    Better than the Encrypted Synoptic Version
     
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    Or Everybody's Simple Version
     
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    I heard the ESV was about to the level of 'The Message' now. Not quite to that level of scholarly work, but ever striving...ever climbing.
     
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    Mad
     
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    I heard it was on part with TNG bible, too.
     
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    You need your blood pressure checked. You look a little too red around the gills...and not John either.
     
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