Re: Poll: My Favorite Bible Translation
Similar thoughts to Jesusinmylife.
I voted NIV. I could have almost as easily voted CSB. The CSB/HCSB have the best English John 3:16. BD made great extra points about it.
I think the NIV keeps getting better with each revision (TNIV then 2011).
A lot of time when I'm digging, not being fluent enough in the languages, I dig with the NASB.
I memorize ESV.
BD makes a true point about The Message. I love its rendition of 1 Corinthians 12 when Paul talks about the church as a body. But other verses it mutilates while trying to be hip.
Here's John 1:1-2...
The Word was first,
the Word present to God,
God present to the Word.
The Word was God,
in readiness for God from day one.
In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity. - unknown
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