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Featured What is your opinion regarding the English Standard Version of the Bible?

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by alexander284, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. McCree79

    McCree79 Well-Known Member
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    There is a couple verses in CSB that could have and should have been different. I suspect that some of that will change in an update. But even if it doesn't, I do not write off a translation for a couple of "bad choices" if they don't effect practice or doctrine of the church.

    We can dig into any translation and find multiple verses to disagree about how they should read...even the NASB.

    Overall the CSB is a great translation. I like it especially for those who are not strong readers and we use it with elementary and middle school kids with great improvement on reader comprehension when compared to the ESV and NKJV/KJV.

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  2. Yeshua1

    Yeshua1 Well-Known Member
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    Useful version for those newly saved, never read the Bible before, or English second language. Still think formal translation better for serious bible studies.
     
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  3. alexander284

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    I find myself in agreement with you again, sir.
     
  4. alexander284

    alexander284 Active Member

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    Your points are valid, and appreciated.
     
  5. Yeshua1

    Yeshua1 Well-Known Member
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    There are different translations doe different reasons, as not one fits the needs of all!
     
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    davidtaylorjr Well-Known Member

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    What are these "motives" people keep talking about with the start of the ESV?
     
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    I have seen people dump on Esv due to either being written "just" as a Calvinist version, or else not dynamic enough, for those into Niv!
     
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    davidtaylorjr Well-Known Member

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    All Bible's that are faithful to the text are Calvinist versions LOL ;)
     
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  9. alexander284

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    Would you be kind enough to elaborate on this, please?

    You've piqued my curiosity! ;)
     
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    Warning: Misinformation coming your way.
     
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    Or, by way of translation :" It is a useful version for the newly saved, those who have never read the Bible, or are ESL candidates. I still think formal translations are better for serious Bible students."
    Of course, I don't agree with the above.
     
  12. Yeshua1

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    which part?
     
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    All parts. You obviously have no knowledge of the subject. Besides, you have flip-flopped on the issue of
    the reliability of the CSB many times which leads me to think you don't know its contents.
     
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    Oh boy, you called that one right! ;)
     
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  15. Yeshua1

    Yeshua1 Well-Known Member
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    I used quite often the HCSB, and did casually read and use the Csb for awhile!
     
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    So where do you stand today on the reliability of the CSB? You are a fickle on the subject. No matter where you currently stand you are certain to position yourself elsewhere in a short time span.
     
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    slightly more formal than the 2011 Niv!
     
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    You didn't answer my question. (Nothing new there.) How reliable is the CSB in your view today?
     
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