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The New King James Version

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by UnchartedSpirit, Oct 13, 2006.

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  1. UnchartedSpirit

    UnchartedSpirit New Member

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    I just got a NKJV that I like-it's understandable-but theres a bible reading radio program that uses NKJV too but it's arranged differently. Could the preacher just be doing that himself, or are there different versions of this translation?
     
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    Whaddya mean by "arranged differently"? Order of verses? Order of chapters?

    I have two copies, & the only differences in them are in the extra-textual material.
     
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    To my knowledge the NKJV from 1982 and today are identical. Unlike the NIV that has different editions that actually change words, order, etc.
     
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    it's just this preachers version has simpler vocabulary than mine-but it gets complex in places different in mine. Its really wierd
     
  5. EdSutton

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    Well, you know. Ya' gotta' have it on the level that a preacher can understand!

    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    Ed
     
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    The NKJV is the NKJV is the NKJV. Who is the preacher? Maybe he's actually using something else.
     
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    I'm fairly new to the Baptist Board, so I've come in on this thread rather late. When the New King James Version first came out in the United States, a "British English" version was also published, with British spellings like "Saviour" and "colour", and British words like "cockerel" for "rooster". This was known as the "Revised Authorised Version", because over here the 1611/1769 translation is called the "Authorised Version", or "AV" for short. (I don't think the Revised Authorised Version is in print any more, so us "Brits" have to get used to "Savior", "honorable", "color" and so on :) )

    Those are the only two versions of the translation I know of.
     
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    The preacher at our church, although mildly KJVO, will occasionally "read" a different word than what is in the text. This is done in order to make the meaning a little clearer. This may be the intention of the preacher who was mentioned although he is using the NKJV.
     
  9. Ed Edwards

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    Yes, Brother Keith, that does happen.

    My pastor has probably memorized 1/4 of the Bible from the KJV.
    So if he were reading from the nKJV he would say the word in
    the nKJV and follow it with "The King James uses 'whatever' ".
     
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    Ah I see, but do any of them make the vocabulary level harder? I think its Gideons International that publishes their own version of the NKJV, in the little hotel formats?
     
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