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Favorite MV

Discussion in '2004 Archive' started by Phillip, Mar 11, 2004.

  1. Phillip

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    KJVO's please, don't bother to answer here, I'm not looking for a debate. Sorry, no offense.

    What is your favorite version, period, and if it is King James (which is fine, say so), then tell me what would be your second choice if you didn't have a KJV available.
     
  2. Ed Edwards

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    My Favorite Modern Version (MV) is the
    King James Version 1769 edition (KJV1769).

    If i don't have that around, I like
    the New Internationl Version (NIV) Bible.
    It helps me talk to my English speaking
    friends in English speaking places other
    the the USofA and England. BTW, the NIV
    has been the best selling Bible in the
    USofA since the mid 1980s.

    Intersting, the year the number of Africa Christian
    exceed the number of North America
    Christians is the year the NIV started
    outselling the KJVs. Thank you for helping
    me see the connection Brother Phillip.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Dr. Bob

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    ONE VOTE? Love the NKJV for the beauty of language without the archaic stuff, albeit from weaker Greek sources. (I use two Greek texts primarily - USB for best overall synthesis; St Stephens 1555 for Eastern Orthodox).

    For casual reading (NOT formal equivalence) I like the CJB - Complete Jewish Bible.
     
  4. dianetavegia

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    Without a doubt, NKJV.

    Diane
     
  5. AF Guy N Paradise

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    I kind of like reading the NLT just because of the ease, but realize it is not the best option.
     
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    KJV+NKJV. I like the marginal notes in the NKJV and KJV Scofield that help correct them back to the MT.

    NASB as a representative of CT. WEB as a representative of the MT.
     
  7. Bro Tony

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    I like the NKJV--I love the flow of the language. It enables me to read aloud without stuggling with the archaic words. It is also plan enough that I don't have to spend time explaining old English words that are no longer used and are not understood. Also if a person prefers to carry their KJV they can easily follow along as I read.

    Bro Tony
     
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    Another vote for the NKJV. When you are in a church like mine, who mostly use the KJV, the NKJV is good update of the KJV, as we are in the transition of changing our standard version. I also prefer its NT, based on the Traditional Text. Personally my favorites of the NKJV that I use are the Scofield, and Believer's (now called Baptist Study Bible). [​IMG]
     
  9. Charles Meadows

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    For me there's really only the KJV in English. I guess my next choice would be NKJV. The NIV is thoroughly bland and ungraceful and the NASB is stodgy! I still think they all are adequately accurate and OK for people to read - I just don't think they measure up stylistically to the KJV.
     
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    NKJV for general use.
     
  11. Terry_Herrington

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    As far a a MV is concerned, I love the NLT. I have been reading through this bible this year in a Chronological Bible and I throughly enjoy it. I would not want to use it exclusively, but as far as for just reading, I don't think it can be beat.
     
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    For reading through the Bible and general use, I am currently using the NIV. I have turned to the ESV and NASB for in-depth study. When I have the opportunity to preach, I usually do so from the KJV. But favorite translation? Right now I would have to say NIV.
     
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    I actually love the KJV. But, I love others also. So since this thread is about MVs, here goes. I love the NLT for personal devotions, and when not using the KJV for deep study, I like the NASB. I would love to see a ESV, but haven't had the chance yet. Thank you Charles, I've been trying to find a word that describes how I feel about the NIV. Although, I realize it is a great translation, when I read it, it does seem "bland."

    For a good laugh, I read "The Message"
    I'm not putting it down, just saying I like the way Peterson puts it. You know things like "sent those devils packing"
     
  14. rsr

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    1. ESV

    2. New American Standard

    3. KJV

    Honorable mentions: NET for its wonderful translators notes and the Phillips NT.
     
  15. Watchman

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    Hmmm. Another for the NKJV. Perhaps it should be the NAV, New Authorized Version.
    Seriously though, it keeps the beauty of the KJV, without the archaic and antiquated words. It has been much maligned by the avid KJVO'ers, but IMHO, it is a fine translation.
     
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    Difficult.

    I have a soft spot for the Statenbijbel, but being only 2 decades the junior of the KJV it certainly isn't a modern version.

    I'm very fond of the Canisius Bible, but that one despite being a 20th century translation also can't be considered a true MV.

    I go for the Willibrord Bible.
    (not claiming it is any good as anything but literature though, when compared to say the NASB)
     
  17. Orvie

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    E.S.V. w/ the NKJV as a close 2d.
     
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    KJV, NKJV, ESV, NASB, NIV, and NLT.

    in that order.
     
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    NIV,ESV and NLT are my top three .
     
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    NASB, NKJV, NIV, KJV

    God Bless!!!

    Adam [​IMG]
     
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