I have some close friends that have advanced degrees in biblical languages and I recently had a discussion with them about English Translations (which ones are good which ones are bad.) First off, they are ALL firm supporters of the KJV, not wacko Ruckmanites at all, not even close, but they all affirm the accuracy of the KJV. They teach and preach primarily form the KJV - they are all die hard Baptists. They did mention that the 1901 ASV is a VERY GOOD if not better translation for 21st century Americans. I was kinda taken back since I know so little of that translation. Can anyone here shed some light on the 1901 ASV and also the NRSV?