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Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by evangelist6589, Jan 15, 2015.

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  1. NIV 84

    2 vote(s)
    5.7%
  2. NIV 11

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  3. ESV

    5 vote(s)
    14.3%
  4. KJV

    8 vote(s)
    22.9%
  5. NKJV

    6 vote(s)
    17.1%
  6. NASB

    5 vote(s)
    14.3%
  7. HCSB

    4 vote(s)
    11.4%
  8. Other

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    11.4%
  1. evangelist6589

    evangelist6589 Well-Known Member

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    What is it and why?
     
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    padredurand Well-Known Member

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    Why? Tradition. I've been wearing one out since 1977. If you were looking for something a bit more intellectual you'll have to wait for somebody else. :wavey:
     
  3. annsni

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    Since my main Bible is an ESV, I guess I will have to say the ESV but I don't have a "favorite". I hold the NASB about equal with the ESV if not a little higher but our church uses the ESV so that's what I use. I also do love the NIV84 for it's ease of language and the KJV is the version we need to use for school to match up with the curriculum.
     
  4. Deacon

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    This year I've decided to try the Lexham English Bible (LEB).
    It's only available digitally so I still carry my ESV to church.

    I use the NIV for teaching in the adult Sunday morning bible study.

    Our pastor preaches from the NASB but references a number of translations.

    Rob
     
  5. evangelist6589

    evangelist6589 Well-Known Member

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    It is good to be in a church open to various translations. I wish they were like that in my church.
     
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    ESV. It's what the church I came from used so I use it and find it good.
     
  7. PreachTony

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    I've always preferred the KJV, and I find it works well for me. I preach and teach Sunday School from the KJV.

    While I'm definitely KJVP, I won't knock someone for not using the KJV, as some do.
     
  8. gigabyte71

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    I prefer the KJV and find it is much easier to read and understand for myself. But the church where we are members uses the NIV 84 for Services, and whatever the teacher uses for Sunday School. I also fancy the God's Word translation.

    I don't like not knowing what translation people are going to be using, as I don't know what translation to take with me. But I don't mind someone saying X translation makes it a bit clearer and then reading from it.
     
  9. PreachTony

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    A few years back, when I started teaching the young adult Sunday School class at my home church, it just so happened that everyone in the class had a Thompson Chain Reference KJV study Bible. Everyone, that is, except one guy. So it became a running joke among us that, when we got into the classroom I would say something, for example, like, "Alright, everyone turn to page 456..." Everyone would turn except him; he would just glare at me, knowing it was a joke.

    Yeah, it's off OP, but it's a bit of an example along the lines of what you were saying, gigabyte.
     
  10. BlueMoon

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    I can't really choose ONE. I like the ESV, NKJV, and the NAS 95. I use different versions at different times. I probably have more ESV's than the others - various study Bibles, etc. but that doesn't mean I prefer it over the other two. Regarding my choice, one thing's for certain - I strongly prefer a literal translation.
     
  11. Dr. Bob

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    Didn't have LVO (Latin Vulgate Only). For a thousand years it was the ONLY translation of the Hebrew/Greek into another language and the "gold standard" even of the early reformers.

    Think how many millions were saved hearing only sic enim dilexit Deus mundum ut Filium suum unigenitum daret ut omnis qui credit in eum non pereat sed habeat vitam aeternam
     
  12. InTheLight

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    Have transitioned from the NKJV to the NIV84. My church uses the ESV and I find it inferior to the NIV.
     
  13. RLBosley

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    HCSB. It's accurate and readable, more so than any of the other current popular translations IMO.
     
  14. Getting it Right

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    I've worn out my NASB, and I daily refer to a variety of study bibles.

    My NASB got hard to handle, so I attached four velcro strips on the back, and one on the front, then attached velcro strips to the fingers and thumb on my left-handed glove. Now when I grip the Bible "it ain't goin' nowher'" during my enthusiastic presentation!

    Thank God for Spiritual insights!!!

    :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  15. convicted1

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    I voted KJV, but I also love the YLT...

    KJV because I grew up with it and can remember verses easier, and I love the YLT for it's more literal wording....
     
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    I voted for the ESV. Mostly because I use it the most. I really like my ESV Study Bible and Reformation Study Bible. I also like the NASB and NKJV.
     
  17. go2church

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    NIV 2011, NRSV and CEB
     
  18. Rippon

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    I choose the 2011NIV because it's the best all-round translation. It incorporates elements of the NASB on one side, and components of the NLT on the other.
     
  19. Greektim

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    I got a free HCSB when I stated at SEBTS :D

    I like the '84 edition better. I have to switch back and forth every day and found the older one to be easier to read and memorize.

    In the end, I am moving towards the ESV b/c that is what reformed Chrsitians are supposed to do... and I like it as well ;)
     
  20. RLBosley

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    Really? How? Something specifically for you or everyone?
     
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