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Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by alexander284, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. alexander284

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    Moving on from the NIV ...

    I've decided I will no longer be using the NIV as my primary translation.

    Comments, anyone? :)
     
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    Yours is a personal decision. The only charge I give you is to follow Paul's words to the Colossians, "Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you" (Colossians 3:16).
     
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    Thank you for the encouragement.
     
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    Thoughts are this is a good move. Functional equivalent versions (in my opinion) should never be a primary translation but a secondary.
     
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    I appreciate your (informed) opinion on this topic.
     
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    You are welcome.
     
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    Stick to more formal versions like the nas and Nkjv. and if still want to use Niv, grab hold of a 1984 edition!
     
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    What about the ESV?
     
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    I see it as a Niv done for conservatives, Niv done right!
     
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    You are kidding right? It definitely falls in the formal equivalence track.
     
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    The NIV is a translation I have tried my best to dislike, but I keep coming back to it.
     
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    Not very different from Niv in my opinion, but according to the experts ESV is word for word.
     
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    Thanks for encouraging me to make the transition from functional equivalence to formal equivalence! :)
     
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    Thanks for encouraging me to make the transition from dynamic equivalence to formal equivalence! :)
     
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    Thanks for the encouraging advice! :)
     
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    Thank you for all your thoughtful replies here! :)
     
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    I think one of each is the way to go. One for general reading, and one for in depth study.
     
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    Yes! I'm now using the ESV for general reading, and the NASB for in depth study.

    Thank you for this excellent suggestion! :)
     
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    From my perspective, the ESV does, indeed, appear to be a "word for word" translation, but I always appreciate hearing your point of view, sir. :)
     
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    I know what you mean! It does have its merits, that's for sure.
     
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