KJVO's: stuck on a desert island...

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  1. timothy 1769

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    This is a question for my KJVO brethern.

    If you were stuck on a desert island, and could only have one translation of the Bible, but not the KJV, which of the modern versions would you choose, and why?
     
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    This question is distasteful, to be sure. I would prefer a Bible based on the received text, but the NKJV translation is very, very poor in places. In fact, I often think even the NIV does a better job translating, even though it's based on the wrong text! I would prefer a more literal, word for word translation, but not so wooden as to be distracting.

    Hmmm.... So I guess I would choose the KJV21, or Green's Modern KJV. If that weren't possible, I'd probably take the ESV.

    Just thinking about this makes me thankful that we have God's preserved Word in English. Thank God for the KJV!
     
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    If I was stuck on a desert island with no KJB, I would find the nearest cliff... [​IMG]

    I would probably refuse any other translation and spend my time in prayer. Praying that God would send me a King James Bible [​IMG]

    But, maybe the NASB or KJV21, because I think they are the closest to the KJB, but could not touch it with a million foot pole. [​IMG]
     
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    Dr Jack Van Imple memorized about 15,000 verses from the KJV when he is in "Michigan" island. He would not need other MV! [​IMG] just jokin' [​IMG]
     
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    If I were stuck on a desert island without my 'straight stick', :eek: (the KJBible), I'd just have to rely on my memory the verses I've learned over the years. [​IMG] We're commanded to hide God's Word in our heart for those times when we're stranded without our Bible. [​IMG]
     
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    6 of one, half dozen of the other. They are all about the same. 'Course we'd have to have a scholar there too to tell us all what it "really says". Can you imagine that? All alone on an island with a new version and a "New Jack Scholar"? (shivers)

    Lacy
     
  7. Rocco

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    Hey Timothy . I posted a question almost exactly like what you asked a few months ago .I thought a funny reply from someone was " I would pray for a KJ version to float on shore" .
     
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    My first choice would be the Geneva Bible, followed by the Tyndale (but it is missing much of the Old Testament) 3rd Millennium Bible, followed by the KJ21, then Jay Green's literal translation, followed by the NKJV. If none of those were available I would read the ERV, ASV, NASB, RSV. If pressed I would hold my nose and read the New World Translation! Any bible is better than no bible at all.
     
  9. mesly

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    Can you elaborate on your statement about the NKJV? I haven't heard this before.

    Thanks,
    Michael
     

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