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which of these would you use and why?

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by nodak, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. nodak

    nodak Active Member
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    Sneezing season is upon me, meaning sore eyes at times. For that reason, this time of year I rely not on large print, but giant print for comfort.

    I currently have the updated NASB, TLB, and GNB in giant print. Limited to those three, which would you pick?
     
  2. Amy.G

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    NASB. Literal is best. :thumbs:
     
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    Isn't it kind of expensive to use Bible pages for tissue?

    :laugh::applause:
    Rimshot, please (I'll be here all week...).
     
  4. Amy.G

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    Oh boy.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Rubato 1

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    I know. An administrator should probably delete that whole post...
     
  6. moeowo2

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    NASB would be my choice...
     
  7. Amy.G

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    Nah. I think they know your humor by now. :laugh:
     
  8. Deacon

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    I'm not sure about what version to use for allergies but if you're constipated you should use Phillips

    Rob
     
  9. BaptistBarb

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    easy choice - NASB
     
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    I agree. Of the three, stick with formal equivalence.

    Now if you had an HCSB, I would go with that.
     
  11. Amy.G

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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  12. Ed Edwards

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    I see a need for a 4-Bible Parallel JUMBO PRINT with dolly (people with bad backs see most poorly).



    (Changed to have 'Jumbo' not 'gumbo'. A Gumbo Print would be an ad for Cajun food :) )
     
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  13. Amy.G

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    Ed, what is Gumbo print? :laugh:
     
  14. Rippon

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    When you say "TLB" , do mean the NLT or NLTse ?

    I would go with the giant print edition NLT of the three options you listed .
     
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    Actually literal may not be best . Functional equivalence might be the better route to take .

    The so-called literal versions are not so literal .
     
  16. Ed Edwards

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    See post 13.

    Recall this does NOT constitute a real CHANGE, but only a spelling correction. Still, there is a big difference between 'Gumbo' and 'Jumbo'. I sure the error was due to hunger.
     
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    I'll have to agree with you on this one.

    Amy, sorry for the ganging up. :praying:
     
  18. nodak

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    I mean the old original living bible when I say TLB. My nlt and nlt2e are smaller print.

    How I wish I had tniv, or nlt2e, net, cev, or message in giant print!

    I have a large print hcsb that is bold print and fairly easy to read. However, I kind of lost faith in that translation when I came to a part (no concordance so cannot look it up) that referred to someone having an inflated ego. Don't think psychobabble (forgive me, I like reading Dave Hunt) was around when the originals were written.

    I love the nasb and was always taught to go with the literal translations. But lately, I am beginning to believe that leads to straining over the meaning of a word and missing entirely the meaning of a passage.
     
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    NASB Literal is always best.
     
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    For in depth word level studies, I prefer the NASB. While I don't particularly like either the GNB or TLB, but if you are "comfort reading", those may be preferable because sometimes you can't see the forest for the trees with the NASB.
     
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