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What is New Century Version

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by Phillip, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip <b>Moderator</b>

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    Maybe I am behind on the new versions, but I was listening to a podcast from a church (not Baptist) which I help out technically and the pastor mentioned the New Century Version.

    Give me any and everything you know about this version please? I would certainly appreciate it.
     
  2. jbh28

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Century_Version

    Don't know much about it. Saw it on sale at Sam's Club one time.
     
  3. franklinmonroe

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    Read it (NT) but did not like it. I place it dead last in its class; for example, the CEV (Contemporary English Version) is much better in my opinion. The NCV is on the 'loose' end of the dynamic range.
     
  4. Martin Marprelate

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    Crumbs! It must be really bad then!

    Steve
     
  5. sdonahue1

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    Started out as The International Children's Bible. Then was revamped and became the New Century Version. Was AGAIN revised and turned into another gender-inclusive wonder. It is a Dynamic Equivalence translation that has never been really popular. I certainly wouldn't recommend it.
     
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    If it came from the ICB I certainly wouldn't want it. We got our 8 year old an ICB. She tried reading it several times. It is now shelved and she wanted a NKJV like her dad. She reads the NKJV and says that it is easier to understand.
     
  7. Rippon

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    You are claiming that the NKJV is easier to read than the NCV? That is very unlikely.

    2 Cor. 6:12
    NCV : Our feelings of love for you have not stopped,but you have stopped your feelings of love for us.
    NKJV : You are not restricted by us,but you are restricted by your own affections.

    2 Cor. 6:13
    NCV : I speak as if you were my children. Do to us as we have done -- open your hearts to us.
    NKJV : Now in return for the same (I speak as to children),you also be open.

    Philippians 2:27
    NCV : Yes, he was sick,and nearly died,but God had mercy on him and me too so that I would not have more sadness.
    NKJV : For indeed he was sick almost unto death;but God had mercy on him,and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.


    Hebrews 7:18
    NCV :The old rule is now set aside,because it was weak and useless.
    NKJV : For on the one hand there is an annulling of the former commandment because of its weakness and unprofitableness.
     
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