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Why do you use the Bible translation you use?

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by 37818, Dec 27, 2021.

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  1. 37818

    37818 Well-Known Member

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    My short answer is a King James Version. More often than not it follows, I have found that it follows what is understood to be the common readings of the original texts Hebrew/Aramaic and Greek texts. In general added words by the translators are given in italics. And the keeping of the singlar and plural old English pronouns to agree with the original langauges.

    My second choice is the New King James Version.

    My third choice American Standard Bible 1995 edition. (I have the 1977 edition)

    My fourth choice New International Version 1985 edition (out of print). (I have the 1978 edition)
     
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    RipponRedeaux Well-Known Member

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    A more correct title would be : Why do you use your Bible translation? And your answer was the KJV. And that, of course is a non-answer.

    Most Christians use or consult a variety of Bible translations. I certainly do. They all have strengths and weaknesses. And I'm fine with that.
     
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    NASB77 ...

    It was my first after “children’s living”

    What you learn first you learn best.

    Sadly, Lockman has sullied NASB with their 2020 release.
     
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    37818 Well-Known Member

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    Which is not a bad idea to do so. I have done this for years.
     
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    37818 Well-Known Member

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    They did not take their 1995 edition out of print.
     
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    Correct ... .but the ‘77 is officially a relic. Sad.
     
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    What do you see in their 1977 edition that was better?
    I always thought their use of "Thee, Thou and Thine" silly to keep just to address God.
    Through out the translation is better.
     
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    NASB 2020
     
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    The Lsb edition of the nasb is excellent
     
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    Still use my edition, as prefer its very formal renderings
     
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    37818 Well-Known Member

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    That general link did not specify what you thought was better in the 1977 edition over the 1995 edition.

    Romans 12:1, "I URGE you therefore, . . ." 1977
    Romans 12:1, "Therefore I urge you, . . ." 1995
     
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    I tend to use two translations. ESV for closest to literal greek phrasing. NLT for easy to read contextual meaning of the text.
     
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    Why is "your Bible translation" more accurate? Most Christians do not own a translation copyright.
     
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    They kind of did and kind of didn't. They also brought out the 2021 NASB update, the LSB. The 2020 NASB went the more liberal way and the LSB went the opposite way. LSB is an excellent translation.
     
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    The Lsb to me seems to read like the Nas 1977 updated
     
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    That is pretty much what it is. Its goal was to be more literal, yet more readable than the 77. I think it is indeed both.
     
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    I have the NT … is the full Bible translation ready?
     
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    It is.
     
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    That's a myth.
     
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    Meh. I am sure you think so and I doubt you would change your mind so believe whatever you wish.
     
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