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What is ESV version of the bible?

How is it different from NKJV?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:47 AM on Mar. 26, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • english standard version... i think.. more mainstream language.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:50 AM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • English Standard Version. It is just in easier to understand English. I have it, dont mind it, but not my favorite version.

    Answer by ministrymom at 12:59 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • It is a more direct word for word translation than NKJV- but not much.

    My pastor did a class and talked about the different versions annd had them on a chart (more like a spectrum line). He told us wich were the more WORD FOR WORD translations and which were more of s Thought For Thought translation. He likes ESV the best. He is very much 'into' reading al thhe origial greek and hebrew and says the ESV is the closest translation to the originally (word for word).
    NIV was on the "Thought for Thought" side (and written at a middle school reading level- so good for kids/youth/new Christians)

    NKJV was in the middle but closer to the Word for Word side.

    King James Version was in the middle- closer to the thought for thought I thing.

    I forget where he had the others.

    Answer by Kiter at 1:03 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • English Standard Version (ESV) | Read

    The ESV Bible is a relatively new Bible translation that combines word-for-word precision and accuracy with literary excellence, beauty, and readability.


    Answer by ReneeK3 at 2:32 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • New King James Version (NKJ) | Read

    The NKJ is a modern language update of the original King James Version. It retains much of the traditional interpretation and sentence structure of the KJV.


    Answer by ReneeK3 at 2:33 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • You do know that Martin Luther added the word "only" after faith? So it then read faith only? Which goes directly against Christs teachings? Which is why the KJV is not a correct Interpretation? It's works and faith. Together hand in hand. Not one or the other. Faith alone cannot help you. Live your life as Christ did. As his Apostles and their followers did. Show Christ within you to all who see and hear you. For when they see Him in you then they will ask, and then you can teach. But to teach to those who don't want to listen because they see judgement and hatred does noone any good.


    Answer by Anonymous at 5:40 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • which verse are you talking about, Anon? - the "only" being added after "faith"

    Answer by Kiter at 6:14 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

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