In this thread I am not at all doubting the soundness of the translation of the NKJV . It is theologically solid . I am addressing the wording of the version . It is not , nor has it ever been , a spoken form of English . It is not natural in its delivery . Something that stilted is deficient . I had a thread on Archaic Words in the KJV . It was stopped at the conclusion of Isaiah . It is a shame that you all will not be able to see gems like : Why trimmest thou thy way to seek love ? We are spoiled . My bowels , my bowels ! They are sottish children. And none shall fray them away . They must needs be borne , because they cannot go . A wonderful thing . [ meaning = a terrible thing ] The stock is a doctrine of vanities . The noise of the bruit is come . I try the reins . Very naughty figs . [ a classic ] Many of the same phrases in the KJV are in the NKJ . At times the wording is made clearer . That is a good thing . But much of the language remains wooden and mechanical . The NKJ wording is above and the TNIV wording is below . From The Book Of Jeremiah ( chapters 1 - 10 ) 1:8 Do not be afraid of their faces . Do not be afraid of them . 1:17 Do not be dismayed before their faces . Do not be terrified by them 2:2 The kindness of your youth , The love of your betrothal the devotion of your youth , how as a bride you loved me 2:8 And walked after things that do not profit . following worthless idols . 2:19 Your own wickedness will correct you Your wickedness will punish you 2:25 For I have loved aliens I love foreign gods 2:33 Why do you beautify your way to seek love ? How skilled you are at pursuing love ! 2:34 I have not found it by secret search , But plainly on all these things . though you did not catch them by breaking in . Yet in spite of all this 2:36 Why do you gad about so much to change your way ? Why do you go about so much , changing your ways ? 3:2 Where have you not lain with men ? Is there any place where you have not been ravished ? 3:25 And our reproach covers us . and let our disgrace cover us . 4:13 we are plundered ! We are ruined ! 4:20 And my curtains in a moment . my shelter in a moment . 6:11 The aged with him who is full of days . and the old , those weighed down with years . 7:33 And no one will frighten them away . and there will be no one to frighten them away . 10:8 A wooden idol is a worthless doctrine . taught by worthless wooden idols .