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When do you udate Your Bible version?

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by Yeshua1, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. Yeshua1

    Yeshua1 Well-Known Member

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    Do you do it each time the version updates, like when Niv 2011, Nasb 1995, or do you keep your originally Niv/Nasb/Esv as it was when first came out?
     
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    I didn't own an NIV until 1998 when the Korean pastor of the church I attended gave me the 84 edition as a gift. Of course it was newly published though being the 84 edition. I do not own the 1973 and 1978 editions.

    I bought my first TNIV in 2002 I think it was. I don't have it with me here. It's back in America. I received a free TNIV from Zondervan back in 2007/2008. It was called "The Books Of The Bible" because it had no chapter and verse divisions and other features. I won it because I had made more suggestions for improvement of the NT than anyone else. They had run a contest at the time.

    At one time I owned a 77 edition of the NASB --then I bought the 95 update (which needs an update!).

    If anyone is curious about the main translation I used prior to my first NIV --I used the Modern Language Bible which still has a fond place in my heart.

    I have physical copies of 20 or more Bible translations --most are in storage in South Korea. Among them is Tyndale's 1536 NT (which was itself an update). Tyndale's Bible was updated several times after he died. One of the most famous updates is ...what's it called? Oh yeah, the KJV. :)
     
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  4. Yeshua1

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    I am still waiting to hear from them on which Ljv version os the real one, and which TR text!
     
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    So you would wait until there was a major revision of an edition, such as nasb 1995/Niv 2011, and not buy one done say with just marginal changes?
     
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    I buy each new one for my collection. But still carry an NASB 95 as my main Bible.
     
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    Over the last decade or so the ESV has made small,incremental updates every few years. Do you mean to say that you went out and bought each one?
     
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    Forsooth! Not since 1611. ;)
     
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    I don't. I'm a pretty faithful bible-person. :) I used to use the NIV for years (using the KJV when I was younger and the RSV in Christian school) but went to the ESV about 6 or so years ago? I still have the older ESV version - not the updated one because my Bible is holding up and I have my notes in it!
     
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    As I had said, before coming to South Korea in 1998 my primary translation was the Modern Language Bible. I spent a great deal of time transferring my notes to my then new NIV. I don't want to repeat that laborious process. I still have that NIV which was given to me as a gift in 1998. So I refer to its notes sometimes when I use my current NIV.
     
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