Replacing a Bibleversion.

Discussion in '2004 Archive' started by mioque, Feb 11, 2004.

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I am going to make this Bible disappear.

  1. The Jehovah's witnesses NWT

    75.0%
  2. The 1611 AV with Apocrypha and the translator's footnotes

    4.2%
  3. The 1769 KJB with neither Apocrypha nor footnotes

    8.3%
  4. The NIV

    8.3%
  5. The New Jerusalem Bible with Deuterocanonical books and footnotes

    4.2%
  6. The Family Rosary edition of the Douay Reims Bible

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. The NKJV

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. mioque

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    God has granted you one use of the power to change all the Bibles of one version in the USA into one other version.
    What version do you transform into what other version?
     
  2. Ed Edwards

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    The NIV is good to change to.
    The NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION (NIV) is
    translated using the English that
    is spoken internationally (not just
    in the USA or England or Australia).

    I know that Engish is the official
    language of the city state of Singapore.
    Folks there can read the NIV better
    than strictly English translations
    or American translations.
     
  3. mioque

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    I am conflicted on this issue myself.
    On the one hand turning all NWT Bibles into NKJV's would be good for the souls of many Jehovah's Witnesses throughout the US. [​IMG]
    On the other hand thinking about the expression on dr. Bob's face when he discovers his NKJV studybible has been transformed into a Family Rosary edition Douay Reims translation of the Vulgate (with fullcolour photo's of all of the American cardinals of the 50's), makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. [​IMG]
     
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    What? No choices for New American Standard or English Standard Version?
     
  5. Pastor Larry

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    That is hard to answer. I agree with the KJV translators on this one ... that a multitude of translations is good to gain the sense of the passage.

    I use the NASB 95 Update because, IMO, it is the easiest Bible to preach from. I usually read the NIV for devotional reading. Recently I read some of hte ESV for the first time and liked it fairly well.
     
  6. Precepts

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    How many of those do you have, Ed? I think the last count was , what, 13?
     
  7. BrianT

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    Didn't vote. If I had that power, I don't think I would exercise it. Each version has its place.
     
  8. USN2Pulpit

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    I agree, with the NWT as a glaring exception.
     
  9. BrianT

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    I agree, with the NWT as a glaring exception. </font>[/QUOTE]Maybe, maybe not. I think the NWT, as a translation, is very skewed by its translators, and should not be used in general by Christians. However, it is more effective to witness to a JW directly out of the NWT (especially if you can get their older, pre-updated interlinear) than to use any other version. Where other versions disagree with their doctrines, they simply reject the reading. Where the NWT disagrees with their doctrines, they actually have to listen to what you're saying to them. [​IMG]
     
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    I agree, with the NWT as a glaring exception. </font>[/QUOTE]Maybe, maybe not. I think the NWT, as a translation, is very skewed by its translators, and should not be used in general by Christians. However, it is more effective to witness to a JW directly out of the NWT (especially if you can get their older, pre-updated interlinear) than to use any other version. Where other versions disagree with their doctrines, they simply reject the reading. Where the NWT disagrees with their doctrines, they actually have to listen to what you're saying to them. [​IMG] </font>[/QUOTE]If one looks at how Jesus dealt with people he started with what was credible in their eyes. With the Sadduccees he only used the Torah and with the Pharisees he used the entire OT.
     
  11. Dr. Bob

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    Thank you very much. I had a feeling like that when I read the post . . but I THREW UP and now feel much better!! [​IMG]

    I have a Confraternity Bible (Catholic 1960's) which lists in detail how many years I can get out of purgatory for prayers, rosaries, bible reading, missals, etc.

    And YOUR bible only has pix of red birds? Hah. ;)
     
  12. mioque

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    Clearly this is a humorous poll not to be taken seriously at all. [​IMG]

    Then the serious feedback started coming in
    :eek:

    Bobster
    "I had a feeling like that when I read the post . . but I THREW UP and now feel much better!!"
    To be honest I was imagining your picture going :eek: & :confused: at the same time. :D

    "I have a Confraternity Bible (Catholic 1960's) which lists in detail how many years I can get out of purgatory for prayers, rosaries, bible reading, missals, etc."
    WANT ONE! WANT ONE! WANT ONE!
     
  13. mioque

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    What I find surprising is that at the time I am typing this nobody who is KJVO has responded to this poll. :confused:
    What is easier than answering that you would (for example) swap out the NIV for the KJB.
     
  14. mioque

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    Someone who is apparently KJVO ihas responded.
     
  15. HankD

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    What exactly does that prove?

    The 1611 First Edition King James Bible contained the RCC Apocrypha, A chart of "Scripture" readings (some from the Apocrypha), and a list of Holy Days and Saints Days (including Mary) to be celebrated at the "appointed" time.

    Also, the KJV has about 15 readings which are exclusive to the RC Latin Vugate. The KJV translators spoke very highly of Saints Jerome and Augustine in their introduction.

    HankD
     
  16. mioque

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    "What exactly does that prove?"
    That certain members on this board have had their sense of humor surgically removed.
     
  17. Craigbythesea

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    Why do you believe that the NASB 95 Update is the easiest Bible to preach from? (This is not a confrontational question, I agree with you. [​IMG] I just want your input).
     
  18. HankD

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    In the words of the Apostle Paul "God forbid".

    Athough I will admit it's better than having one's common sense surgically removed.

    HankD
     
  19. mioque

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    "Athough I will admit it's better than having one's common sense surgically removed."
    I disagree. Without a sense of humor one is German (or possibly Japanese). :eek:
    Anyhow I was born without a shred of common sense and I can't say I mis it. :D
     
  20. HankD

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    I am too much of a gentleman to say that it shows.

    JUST KIDIN' [​IMG]

    But since you do have a keen sense of humor I thought you would enjoy my little charade.

    HankD
     

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