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Favorite Translation Of Bible

What is your favorite translation of the Bible and why ? (Don't forget the KJV itself went through several recensions, the last two being in 1768 and 1904).

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 ---Cluny on 2/17/17
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BTW, some people have called you Clunky in the past. My IPad sometimes replaces your name with Clunky, after I put in Cluny. So if anyone does this, it's just a spell correction made by the computer, not an act of immaturity.
---David on 3/6/17


Tooooooooo funny. Mine does that all the time....
---kathr4453 on 3/23/17


I believe that the ESV is the one that will become dominant in the church today. However, if you love the ancient out-dated King James version, then go ahead and believe in unicorns, satyrs and cockatrice. Most of those that advocate the KJV only, are ignorant people that simply do not study the bible anyhow.
---riolion on 3/23/17


Hi, Jimmy.

The NASB, and its spinoff, the revised NASB all in contemporary English, even in Divine address, is a scrupulously accurate rendering of the wrong NT text.

If they had used the RT rather than the AT, it would proably be indistinguishable from the NKJV.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/20/17


New American Standard is a great translation.
---Jimmy on 3/6/17


Thanks, David.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/6/17




Cluny
I meant to thank you for calling me on what I said. I was told this about the KJV in the years before we had the internet. I had wondered why I didn't research what I had been told, and this was the reason.

I am still researching it, and if I find out any more information I'll let you know.

BTW, some people have called you Clunky in the past. My IPad sometimes replaces your name with Clunky, after I put in Cluny. So if anyone does this, it's just a spell correction made by the computer, not an act of immaturity.
---David on 3/6/17


David and others--keep in mind I'm NOT criticizing the KJV in any of its several recensions.

For myself, I like the KJV, NKJV, and its spinoff, the Orthodox Study Bible, with the OT translated from the LXX.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/1/17


In other words, you take the word of man.--Cluny

Yes, but the difference is I don't site what I hear, without personal experience, as the absolute Truth.
---David on 3/2/17


\\As to where I got it, I got it from a friend years ago, whose a staunch KJV advocate. Being such, and one who studies deeply into such things, I just took his word for it, as we all must do when we don't have personal experience of such events. \\

In other words, you take the word of man.

Does your friend have personal experience of such events?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/1/17


Are you claiming divine relevation for your ahistorical claim that the translators of the KJV were threatened with death for mistranslation? ---Cluny on 2/28/17

Cluny
I Answered this question on the 24th.

As to where I got it, I got it from a friend years ago, whose a staunch KJV advocate. Being such, and one who studies deeply into such things, I just took his word for it, as we all must do when we don't have personal experience of such events.

Well documented events are usually nothing more than one persons version, copied by many different people.
---David on 3/1/17




\\Just because something is well documented, that makes it true?
---David on 2/28/17\\

Usually, it does.

Or are you claiming divine relevation for your ahistorical claim that the translators of the KJV were threatened with death for mistranslation?

If not, where did you get it?

FWIW, King James himself said that he had never seen the Bible well translated into English.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/28/17


Actually, the history of the KJV and how it was translated is well documented. And there were NO rabbis involved, because there were no Jews in England at this time.---Cluny on 2/27/17

Just because something is well documented, that makes it true?
---David on 2/28/17


\\How do you know what I said is not true? Since you were not present during the time the KJV was written, did your truth come from God or did it come from man? If it came from man, can I assume you trust in the word of man?\\

Well how deo we know what you said IS true? Were you present at the time the KJV was written? Did you r truth come from God or did it come from man? If it came from man, can I assume you trust in the word of man?

Actually, the history of the KJV and how it was translated is well documented. And there were NO rabbis iinvolved, because there were no Jews in England at this time.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/27/17


Well David Cluny is right. That is not true. ---Samuelbb7

Samuel
How do you know what I said is not true? Since you were not present during the time the KJV was written, did your truth come from God or did it come from man? If it came from man, can I assume you trust in the word of man?
---David on 2/27/17


Jerry, may I just say Amen! 95% of the manuscripts agree with with Textus Receptus. If we look at the source of the other 5% it is no wonder why certain verses are omitted.
---trey on 2/26/17


My favorite version is the KJV. Not because of the translation, but rather because of the source text. The Textus Receptus is much more reliable than the Sinaticus, Vaticanus or the Latin Vulgate.



---Jerry6593 on 2/25/17


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Well David Cluny is right. That is not true. Also the translators of the Bible are concerned with what the words mean.

It is true that some words today don't have the same meaning. Also that some words are no longer used. But that is not what you are saying.

Let us take the word Baptism. Those of certain churches take it to mean sprinkling. Others immersion.

The original can be looked up and how it was used can be seen from context and different passages.

I do like the King James but also the New King James. But I have read other more modern translations. I oppose in general paraphrases and dynamic translations. To me they are more commentaries.
---Samuelbb7 on 2/25/17


Where did you get that idea? It's not true.---Cluny

It's what I've heard, but I don't know if it's true or not, since the information comes from man and not from God.

What doctrines did you have in mind? Please be specific.--Cluny

All but the doctrine of Christ
---David on 2/24/17


\\ne reason, is because it was translated long before many of today's doctrines came into existence, these Doctrines which have great influence with the translators of many of today's translations. \\

What doctrines did you have in mind? Please be specific.

\\Third, the translators of the KJV were put under penalty of death, for a mistranslation of the Bible. \\

Where did you get that idea? It's not true.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/22/17


I favor the KJV for three reasons.

One reason, is because it was translated long before many of today's doctrines came into existence, these Doctrines which have great influence with the translators of many of today's translations.

The second reason, my primary teacher is Gods Holy Spirit. And I use the KJV Bible to study the teachings I have received, teachings that may be hard to find in other translations.

Third, the translators of the KJV were put under penalty of death, for a mistranslation of the Bible. Which took a doctrinal believe out of the equation.
---David on 2/22/17


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I use the New King James because it is close enough for reading with people who use the King James, plus it has up-to-date English so I can read it with people who use more modern translations.
---Bill on 2/20/17


I'm being censored.

What's the reason please?
---Pharisee on 2/18/17


"What is your favorite translation of the Bible and why?"
The 1611 King James Version because add words are italicized, and the Strongs concordance supplies a word for word transliteration.
---josef on 2/18/17


I am not Catholic, but one of my favorite Bible translations is the NAB. It is the language I speak, it includes the Apocropha, and it is more literal or more of a dynamic equivalent. Plus, the best Bible on DVD I have is the NAB.
---mike4879 on 2/17/17


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