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Featured HELP! I am beginning to like the NLT!

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by Mexdeaf, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. Mexdeaf

    Mexdeaf New Member

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    Yes, I have started reading the NLT and I'm finding that I like it. I suspect that will be my preaching Bible next year.
     
  2. ktn4eg

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    Oh no!!!.......Quick, everybody, start singing, "Rescue the perishing, Care for the dying.........." :smilewinkgrin:

    PLEASE DON'T LET THIS OUT, BUT, I HAVE IT BY HIGHLY RELIABLE (but choosing to remain unnamed for security purposes) SOURCES THAT there may just be another member (besides our missionary brother here that is) that has also taken the bold, audacious step to be coming to (maybe, just maybe) sort of, kind of.....shall we say....actually begining to appreciate the NLT(2d ed) [Life Application Study version in this case] as well.

    Not only that, but also this very highly anonymous BB family member also has also come to appreciate the companion The One Year Study Bible NLT edition as well.

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    WOW!!!!

    Guess those KJV-corrects-the-original-autographs brethren now have a heap big mess to tangle with!!

    I can just visualize them now honing up their WMD's for the battle(s) they're about to fight here on the BB forums!! :thumbs:
     
  3. webdog

    webdog Active Member
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    Overall my favorite translation. I alternate every other year using it with other translations...and plan on getting a tattoo of the setting sun logo :)
     
  4. Yeshua1

    Yeshua1 Well-Known Member
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    nice translation, but think better suited to those just saved and learning the word, or coming from another language, as still prefer say nasb for serious study!
     
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    webdog Active Member
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    ...and what do you base this reasoning on...the fact it is not a wooden translation? I'm not a new believer and have grown the most using this translation since coming from the kjvo ranks.
     
  6. Mexdeaf

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    What does 'serious study' mean?
     
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    webdog Active Member
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    In places the NASB sounds like Yoda was on the translation team :)
     
  8. jonathan.borland

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    Hahaha, good one!
     
  9. GordonWayneWatts

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    In the mouth of 2-3 witnesses a Word established: Translation: Use SEVERAL translatio

    As the Scripture saith, it is in the mouth of 2 or 3 witnesses (true witnesses, I might add) that ANY word is established:

    Deuteronomy 19:15One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.

    2 Corinthians 13:1This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.


    So, if you want to be sure of the Scripture, I'd advise using no less than three (3) 'literal' translations, and some of my favourites are the following:

    #1 -- KJV (yes, it's hard to understand, but theologians KNOW it is VERY literally accurate!)

    #2 -- AMP (amplifies and expounds -- sounds like a talkative person on steroids, but VERY accurate)

    #3 -- NASB -- another good literal translation IT IS -- even if: Talks like Yoda IT DOES!

    #4 -- Look at the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek words to get the original flavour of the message. (Difficult, but not impossible.)

    :D
     
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  10. Mexdeaf

    Mexdeaf New Member

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    Good advice. With all of the online helps available today, Greek and Hebrew are not as difficult as they once were.
     
  11. Scarlett O.

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    The King James translators agree with you.

    From their preface -

     
  12. Yeshua1

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    the nasb tends to follow the greek construct closest, almost to a fault in the English renderings, so "good in greek, bad in English" applies!

    But the 1995 edition smoothed it hard, taking it from Yoda to vader like!
     
  13. Yeshua1

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    not putting the NLT down! just saying that when one wnats to more closely folow the original Greek wording and structuring, better to use nasb!
     
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    Why not have a more formally-equivalent version flanked by two more functionally equivalent ones?

    How many theologians quote from the KJV? Very few actually.

    The KJV may be more formally equivalent,but that doesn't necessarily = accurate.
     
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    I use the Nasb/Esv for 'serious studies', but also like to read from either the HCSB or Niv!
     
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    So then,the NLTse would be perfect for you!
     
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    Why not just get an interlinear for that purpose?
     
  18. Yeshua1

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    I have, in the nasb!
     
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    HA ha! -- Good poiint -- thx :D

    HA hah! Maybe I'll show this to a few friends who think that's it's KJV or bust! :D
     
  20. GordonWayneWatts

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    Intereting...

    I simply prefer literal -- that's just me. "Mo literal is Mo better!" :D


    I didn't know that, but it still is pretty accurate -- if I got 3 or 4 good literal translations, then a few bobbles in the KJV out to be no problem. :)
     
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