Which Version Do You Preach From?

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WHICH VERSION DO YOU, OR DOES YOUR CHURCH/PASTOR PREACH FROM?

  1. NLT

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  2. ESV

    16.7%
  3. KJV

    31.3%
  4. NKJV

    16.7%
  5. TLB

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  6. NASB

    10.4%
  7. NIV

    14.6%
  8. TNIV

    4.2%
  9. HCSB

    4.2%
  10. OTHER

    2.1%
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  1. preacher4truth

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    I have only preached from the KJV. I will be switching to the NASB in a couple of weeks. I am really liking this version, reading it on e-sword. Pretty solid translation.


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  2. annsni

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    Our church (the whole of the church - all 3 campuses) are currently using the NIV (the old one) for preaching. Hubby would prefer to use the ESV or the NASB but for now, our senior pastor is asking that we use the NIV.
     
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    If I were to preach in public, I would use the HCSB. I like the flow.

    The NASB doesn't have 1 Opinions or 1 and 1 Calamity, does it? :D
     
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    No but it certainly has Hesitations.
     
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    When I first got saved, back in 1987, I bought a Thompson Chain NIV. I could never get used to it, and stuck with the KJV, and gave away the NIV. Then I went to college and learned that any other version other than the KJV is just plain wrong, well, at least to the students from the Bible Belt. I am looking forward to the NASB Allan. It won't be long now!!!


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    Aint thems only in the ABSV?

    1 Opioneth. It lends itself to the legacy of the KJV and Tyndale.

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    Oh just wait until you feel that baby. It's SOOOO amazing.
     
  8. Mexdeaf

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    This should have been a multiple choice poll- but I digress.

    I generally use the ESV, but also may use the KJV, NKJV, NIV, NIRV, and HCSB.

    Bible Gateway is such a blessing!
     
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    It could have been, but I wanted it to be limited to get a better understanding of which may be more popular in the pulpit these days.

    Bible Gateway is nice. E-sword is good to, and using, searching, is much faster than Bible Gateway. I have 30 some versions on e-sword. It's a free program too, if you aren't already aware of this.
     
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    I translate the passages myself. But when preaching (and have a LOT of verses to quote) use the ESV for those more than any other translation.

    Note: definition of 'version' = translation (Webster). I use the term translation to remind everyone that this is not just another type of inspired God-breathed document, but simply a man-made translation of the inspired God-breathed document.
     
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    Dr. Bob, what did you use prior to the ESV?
     
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    I used the ASV1901 1965-75 for preaching
    Shifted to the KJV1769 Oxford revision for preaching 1975-88
    Split between the NKJV and NIV 1989-2005
    ESV ever since

    But these are for "collateral" texts. I still translate the main text from a huge blend of Greek documents and call it the GET Real Bible (Griffin Expanded Translation)
     
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    uh...you blew me away.

    When will RL Allan begin to bind the GET? I want one in Highland Goatskin.
     
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    Our church preaches from the NIV. I prefer the Holman Christian Bible for preaching, but have done most of my preaching from the NASB over the years.

    I've probably preached just one sermon from the KJV, and never returned to it, as I found myself having to re-translate just to make it understandable enough to preach. I had the same experience in a Sunday school setting where the class used the KJV because they always had.

    I am also very fond of the ESV and use it a lot for study, but like Dr. Bob, I work in the original languages a lot when preparing sermons, so any version that conveys the accurate message will do.
     
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    I'm a little amazed at the responses. I've been attending baptist churches since I was 3 years old, and the KJV or the NKJV are the only two versions I've ever heard being preached from. The congregation uses several different versions, NIV, HCSB, ESV, NASB, etc., but the pastor always preaches from a KJV or NKJV. Must just be my area.
     
  16. preacher4truth

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    What part of Ohio are you in?


    I am from Ohio. Born in Columbus, lived up in the Cleveland area.
     
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    I'm near Norwalk. Lots of the people in our congregation use the NIV, but from talking with several different Pastors over the years, they don't think too highly of that version, which makes me curious as to the responses on here. Preaching from an NIV is something I've never heard.
     
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    The first six years of my ministry I preached from the NIV. But, when the organization put out the TNIV with the politically correctness ingrained I switched to the NASB. Most pastors I know do not use the KJV. Seems to me that you will find the KJV more often in rural churches.
     
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    The TNIV is not a politically correct version. It is an update.

    I use it as my primary reading text.
     
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    Good for you! And, it is politically correct in that it incorporates gender inclusiveness which is a product of political correctness and not sound exegesis (IMO).
     
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