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    Good News Bible online

    In case you'd like to read and study this more modern version of the bible here is a link:

    http://www.biblegateway.com/versions...ion-GNT-Bible/

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    Re: Good News Bible online

    I checked through some passages to weigh it's accuracy... and I find it changing words, adding words, removing words. My personal opinion is that it's a mediocre translation, on par with the NLT, not as good as the NIV, not as bad as The Message, but definitely not worth using as an in-depth study Bible. Maybe a version to use solely for younger individuals or newer Christians in order to understand the general idea of certain passages easier... but I think it's something more mature Christians would do well without.

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    My church used to hand out Good news bibles to us when we were third graders, this kept on until our most recent pastor came, and switched it to a study student bible due to not liking the Good News bible. I never really used the good news bible outside of church, only in sunday school or confirmation. I still have it though, maybe i'll goo through it to see hte differences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markedward View Post
    I checked through some passages to weigh it's accuracy... and I find it changing words, adding words, removing words. My personal opinion is that it's a mediocre translation, on par with the NLT, not as good as the NIV, not as bad as The Message, but definitely not worth using as an in-depth study Bible. Maybe a version to use solely for younger individuals or newer Christians in order to understand the general idea of certain passages easier... but I think it's something more mature Christians would do well without.
    I click on there and I observed and agree wih the findings of markedward that some words had been removed.Thanks.

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    Re: Good News Bible online

    Quote Originally Posted by markedward View Post
    I checked through some passages to weigh it's accuracy... and I find it changing words, adding words, removing words. My personal opinion is that it's a mediocre translation, on par with the NLT, not as good as the NIV, not as bad as The Message, but definitely not worth using as an in-depth study Bible. Maybe a version to use solely for younger individuals or newer Christians in order to understand the general idea of certain passages easier... but I think it's something more mature Christians would do well without.
    I think it and the NIV and The Message are all about on par with each other.

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    Re: Good News Bible online

    The Message is NOT a translation. It is a paraphrase, and has never been promulgated or promoted otherwise. To condemn it for not being a translation is error.

    The NIV is fine, but not my favorite.

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