I have started a couple threads in the past on this subject , but will renew it again . I personally favor the TNIV . I think it is a fine translation . In the New Testament it differs with the NIV by 7% . And the 7& difference is an enhancement . I don't have any figures for the changes made to the Old Testament but I think it was altered by more than 10% . I only went through the book of Proverbs and compared the NIV with the TNIV . About 60 per cent of the verses were changed -- but marginally so . There has been such a hue and cry over the TNIV and I honestly cannot see what all the fuss has been about . The rancor against it has been nonsensical . The translation is solid and sound , all the negative hype notwithstanding . I checked some things out with my ESV -- which is usually paired against the TNIV . The two are much closer than all the noise signifying nothing has proclaimed . From Acts to Revelation the ESV has 137 references in which it states in so many words : " Or brothers and sisters . " Yes, the word brothers is in the text of the ESV , but the revisionists were honest enough to admit that brothers and sisters is also a valid rendering . Adelphoi means siblings . The word brethren in the KJV etc. does not always carry the meaning of men only . Notice I said "does not always" . Of course it carries that meaning a number of times in which no women are in view . If you are curious , the books that had the greatest number of those particular footnotes in the ESV were : 1 Cor. = 25 ; Acts = 23 ; 1 Thess. = 16 ; and James = 14 . Proportionately 1 Thess. has the most because there are only 5 chapters in that book . Acts has 23 chapters and 1 Cor. has 25 . I do have some reservations on the renderings of some verses . But I could produce a list even longer for some other Bible translations . The NLT and NET have escaped the wrath of man which the TNIV has borne . But why the inconsistency is puzzling to me . Wayne Grudem is the chief spokesperson who brings his scholarly guns out and blasts away mercilessly at the TNIV . James Dobson has had him on his show quite a lot . Dobson does not allow any scholar who favors the TNIV on his big program . That I find is galling . But I digress . Grudem endorses the NET Bible enthusiastically . However , the same alleged " multiplied errors" that the TNIV has are not in his crosshairs for the NET Bible . That is mystifying to me . I have made the most astounding discovery -- most laymen critics do not even own the TNIV in book form ! They take their axes and hack away at what they perceive ( and have been led to believe from their respected church leaders ) to be a liberal femi-nazi plot . They mimic the words from their trusted leaders and think they are defending the faith against godless manipulators of God's Holy Word . But it sounds more like the mindset of KJVO folks -- their kissing cousins . " Don't cha dare mess wit mah NIV ! "