Which Bible version do you preach from?

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  1. GodsRealTruth

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    Just curious to find out what bible version most of us preach from?

    I have used the KJV and NIV version of the bible when preaching.

    Which bible version do you preach from?
     
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    KJV just because it is what I grew up with, memorized, etc and it is what most carry. It is out of respect for the majority of the congregation.
     
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    Same as Tim, and about for the same reasons. I am using my NKJV now for our informal Bible studies.
     
  4. Joseph M. Smith

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    The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV). The church I served as pastor adopted it for the pew Bibles, and it is also in the pews of the church of which I am now member (and occasional preacher).
     
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    While I'm not a "preacher" as we generally think of one, I testify, witness, & evangelize as Jesus commanded. I generally use the KJV for older folks, the NKJV or NASV for younger folks, & the NKJV or NIV for immigrants who don't have a full command of English. However, if someone requests I use a particular version, I will if I have it.
     
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    I use the 1960 Reina-Valera in Mexico.

    In the USA the majority of the time the KJV, but have used others if the folks I was speaking to desired it.
     
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    I use the NKJV. I would switch to the HCSB, but most of my church has already bought a NKJV.
     
  8. John of Japan

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    I use the Shinkaiyaku Seisho. :tongue3:

    There is no Japanese Bible in print from the Majority/Byzantine/TR. The Shinkaiyaku is similar to the NASV, but not nearly as accurate. On furlough I always preach from the KJV.
     
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    KJV

    (Cambridge)
     
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    I used the NASB 95
     
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    NKJV. I would use a NASB, but I wouldn't want to freak out the congregation.
     
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    Mostly from the NIV, sometimes from the NASB.
     
  13. Bobby

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    Jeremiah 20:9 ...his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones...





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    You could always put a KJV on your pulpit. (Sorry, I couldn't help myself)

    BTW, Bobby, I have a burning Bible..
    It was a prop my wife's great great uncle used as an illustration.

    I use it everyonce in a while.

    It is a wooden Bible that is painted to look like a real one.
    But it has a hollow section inside. In that hollow section, it has a 5 inch wick, and lighter.

    To set it up, you pour lighter fluid on the 5 inch wick. Then read the passage about the rich man and Lazarus (which is printed on the opening flap) When you get to the part "in Hell he lift up his eyes..." You use the built in lighter to set the wick on fire...

    Fire shoots up about a foot out of your Bible, while you are still reading...

    From the pulpit, it looks real!
     
  15. John of Japan

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    Ha! You jest, Bro. Tim! Or did I tell you once on the BB about the fellow whose pastor told him to do exactly that when he got to the mission field? :BangHead:
     
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    KJB

    I mean, GOD has blessed its use for the last 400 years and it doesn't dillute, correct, remove, bend, fold, staple or change any doctrinal truths.
     
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    I'm not really a preacher as many of you guys, but the Bible version I use most frequently is the NKJV. I also am Baptist and a Bible believer.
     
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    When I preach at KJV churches I'll grit my teeth and take a KJV. In traditional churches, I often use a NKJV.

    I preach in many churches where the NIV is the majority, though I don't like preaching from it.

    Where I can, I'll use the ESV and occasionally the NASB.
     
  19. Bro Tony

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    NKJV--I mean, GOD has blessed its use and it doesn't dillute, correct, remove, bend, fold, staple or change any doctrinal truths.--

    Bro Tony
     
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    I still preach from my 1945 copy of the KJV (Cambridge). There is no better version from which to develop sermons. Over the years, I have learned to paraphrase to what I think is the correct translation.
     

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