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Is there a particular bible version you like?

I try to read the KJV but it gets so confusing.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:55 PM on Nov. 21, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I like the NASB for myself, I usually tell people who aren't familiar with the Bible to go with NIV or something similar that uses vernacular language
    preacherskid

    Answer by preacherskid at 2:57 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • i prefer to use the new world translation, but i also use kjv and american standard.
    proudmomma777

    Answer by proudmomma777 at 2:59 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • I always used the KJV growing up so it "sounds" like the Bible to me. But I do really like the NASB. That is what I currently own. The church we have been going to uses the ESV and I really like it too. I may have to buy one of them.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:01 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • i use new american standard bible (nasb) but also New Living Translation (not the same as New world translation - which is the JW bible), rarely use KJV anymore... grew up on it and then changed to NKJV. NASB is one of the more accurate translations. I also use the amplified.

    If you're trying to find a bible you like I would suggest going to biblegateway.com where you can read different versions/translations online for free. Just type in a passage and choose the translation you like.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:03 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • The New World Translation, The Good News Bible and New Jerusalem Bible.
    CosyMama

    Answer by CosyMama at 3:21 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • I read the KJV and if I have any questions, I will look that passage up at the Biblegateway.com or ask my Pastor about it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:52 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • I don't particularly like KJV or NKJV. I like NIV, New American Standard, and the NLT

    Amlimommy

    Answer by Amlimommy at 4:01 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • I have the devotional bible with max lucado. For studying prophecy and things like that you really need a kjv, but other than that you just need to find what speaks to your soul.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 4:55 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • 1. NASB
    2.NLT
    3. THE MESSAGE
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 4:55 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • O.K. first some background many, many people don't get. There are two classes of Bibles, translations and paraphrases. A translation goes back to the original languages. A paraphrase only goes back to an earlier version. So a paraphrase maybe less accurate than a translation.

    So I use NIV which is a translation, it is written at about a 9th grade reading level, compaired to King James which is a 12th grade level.
    teamquinn

    Answer by teamquinn at 5:05 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

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