As perhaps a breath of fresh air in the midst of the KJVo debates/arguments/(debacles?)...... I would like to ask the question as to which modern translation of the bible is "best", and for what reason. I would ask that, for purposes of definition only, the KJV circa 17th and 18th centuries not be included as a "Modern Translation". I am particularly interested in opinions as to translations dating from the 19th Century to present (which would include the NKJV). What makes a particular version better, and why is it the "best" in your opinion?