Recently one of the answers I made (even though not completely wrong) came under fire due in large part to the Bible Translation I use. I have always been a fan of the NWT, but this has also come under fire in this section because it's not widely accepted, even though it holds the record for Best Biblical Translation (Guinness Records). So, I switched to a "Basic English" version. However this is proving to have "flaws" due to small word changes meant to make it "basic english" For example changing "sons & daughters" to "Children" and while this shouldn't be an issue - apparently that simple change is a BIG deal to some who get pissy when non-Christians try to defend Christianity...
Point being, I don't trust the KJV, because it's been proven to have so many mistranslations. I prefer NWT, because it holds the record. BUT, as I stated I quit using it... So, my question is, what makes one bible "better" than another?
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:02 PM on May. 31, 2010
Answer by angevil53 at 12:07 PM on May. 31, 2010
I don't think so but there are many who are die hard KJV. To me the differences are minimal and not important.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 12:28 PM on May. 31, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:54 PM on May. 31, 2010
Answer by Amaranth361 at 1:05 PM on May. 31, 2010
My DH says you should try a NIV version. He said that you will still step on some die hard KJV, but it is a better translation and he says it is a more accurate one.... He is the die hard christian in the house so I thought I would ask him to translate what your abbreviations where...
Answer by Raine2007 at 1:22 PM on May. 31, 2010
The contemporary English version (here) says "Children" as opposed to "sons and daughters" but what I don't understand is the confusion or mistake was - "Children" is essentially the same as "sons and daughters" right?
Answer by .Eveningstar. at 2:20 PM on May. 31, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 3:10 PM on May. 31, 2010
Answer by misslj at 3:13 PM on May. 31, 2010
I think it will always depend on who you are dealing with, there are the die hard KJV people but I do not think I have come across anyone who uses other versions have a problem when someone shares a verse with them in another version - usually just those die hard KJV people.
I don't like the KJV either because of the flaws it has. I don't mind any other version myself. I actually like to use biblegateway.com and compare several versions at the same time.
Answer by .Eveningstar. at 3:31 PM on May. 31, 2010
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