Parallel Bible....

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  1. IFB Mole

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    Just a hypothetical question.

    You want to publish a 4 version parallel Bible that will serve the serious student of the Word as well as a new Christian and the Evangelical. You can only have 4 because that way you can have 2 columns on each page each containing a version so where ever the Bible is open to, you can examine 4 different translations more easily. Remember you WANT it to be of interest to as many Christians as possible without compromising accuracy and personal conviction and well ,you DO want it to sell too!

    I would choose these:

    KJV - NAS95 - ESV - TNIV

    I was really wanting to get the HCSB in there but I wanted it to be of interest to as many believers as possible. You have the proven and dearly loved KJV on one end and the super popular TNIV on the other end. In the middle is the very literal and highly regarded by scholars, NAS95 and then the easier to read yet accurate ESV.

    I think it is a virual MUST to have the KJV as one of the versions just becuase it is the KJV!! Also, so many today just enjoy the NIV so you almost HAVE to have that one if you want it to sell and by all accounts the TNIV is better than the NIV. So these two versions are essentially a must IMHO.
     
  2. Mexdeaf

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    I would go KJV, NIrV, ESV, NASB. But that's just me.
     
  3. Deacon

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    New American Standard Bible

    New Revised Stand Version

    Holman's Christian Standard Bible

    New Living Translation

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  4. Gold Dragon

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    NASB - for the serious student

    NRSV or KJV - for the serious student

    NIV - for the average evangelical

    NLT - for the new Christian
     
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    The Modern Language Bible aka New Berkeley Version
    New American Standard Bible
    American Standard Version of 1901
    Knox Version
     
  6. Dale-c

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    ESV (one of my favorite translations-wonderful formatting and layout)

    NASB (1995) (regarded as one of the most literal)

    NIV(not the TNIV because the NIV is much more prevalent)

    KJV (1769) (like it or not, this is still the de facto standard to many. There are also a ton of reason to have the traditional english text at our disposal since many of us memorized from this as a child.)
     
  7. Marcia

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    KJV

    NASB

    NIV

    New Living Translation


    These are not necessarily my favorite translations (though the NASB is one of my favorites) but I think these 4 would be most useful for me side by side.
     
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    I have that Parallel.. it is my favorite..
     
  9. Rippon

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    TNIV
    ISV ( It's 92.58% complete now.)
    NLTse
    HCSB
     
  10. Dale-c

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    I am thinking that perhaps the ESV and the NASB are somewhat redundant in my list.
    I might replace one of them with a NKJV.
    Though I am not sure which one I would leave out since I now use the NASB and the ESV mostly.
     

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