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    How many Print Bibles do you own?

    Me

    NIV-3
    ESV-2
    NKJV-2
    KJV-3

    I am also including mico Bibles in this list as being the KJV/NKJV world's smallest Bible editions. Font is a bit small and may be impossible for older folks to read, but they are useful for carrying around. However in my most recent flight across the country I carried my KJV Compact Reference Bible and my ESV Compact Crossway Bible. A little bigger than the world's smallest Bibles and a little easier to read.

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    A whole shelf full

    My own:
    English/Hebrew parallel : NT (A6 size) = 2
    English/Hebrew parallel : OT (A 5 size) = 2
    English/Hebrew parallel : OT+NT (A5) = 1
    English/Hebrew parallel : Biblia Hebraica Leningrademcia = 1

    Afrikaans New Translation NT + Psalms = 2
    Afr. Boodskap (OT+NT) = 1
    Afr. OT '33 (OT+NT) = 1
    Afr. Verklarende Bybel = 1
    Afr. Nuwe vertaling (OT+NT) = 1

    The Scriptures = 1
    The Scriptures Hebraic Roots Version = 1
    The Message NT + Psalms = 2 One soft and one hard cover
    NIV = 1
    NIV Study Bible = 1
    The Living Bible = 1
    The Book (Living translation) = 1
    NKJV = 1
    A Copy of the RSV
    a Copy of the NEB

    A very old Bible of which the first 2 pages are missing, So I do not know which translation it is..... but it says : TO THE MOST HIGH AND MIGHTY PRINCE JAMES, By the grace of G_d...... So I suppose it is an OLD KJV. It contains transliterated Hebrew names ....

    Then I have an old....The New Testament ........ translated from the Vulgate Latin and authorized by the Archbishop and Bishops of England and Wales 1945 ...A Westminster's.....

    BIJBEL ... A 1925 Dutch Bijbel

    And I have just ordered another Complete Eng. Hebrew parallel..

    So that makes 24 + 3 antiques .
    The LORD is my Miracle

    G_d was gracious He has shown favor


    Hope is a seed
    God plants in our hearts
    to remind us
    there are better things ahead.
    -Holley Gerth

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    • #3
      Yeah, same here - multiple copies of the NIV and the NLT (bedroom, bathroom, livingroom and workbag copies), plus the NASB, KJV (including a copy awarded to DH's great-grandmother in 1896), NKJV, NRSV, CEV, Revised, NEB, Living, ESV, JB Phillips NT, Berkeley, Message, Young's, NCV, Moffatt, Amplified, Good News (we used this at school), a couple of Greek interlinears, plus versions in French, German, Italian and Romanian. I think I even have a Cockney Bible somewhere. I'm looking out for an HCSB. I read the Wycliffe 1395 online.

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      • #4
        I had some different phases in the past 7 1/2 years, and the different print bibles that I have reflect those phases.

        1 KJV
        2 NKJV's
        1 NASB
        2 RSV's
        1 NRSV
        2 ESV's
        1 NIV
        1 HCSB
        1 NJB
        1 Parallel NT with 8 versions (KJV, NASB, NCV, CEV, NIV, NLT, NKJV, Message)

        I really only use 3 of them - ESV, then NASB, then HCSB, although I'll compare the other ones from time to time.

        Interestingly, the average christian household has about 4 print bibles, but the average christian rarely cracks them open. Basic bible trivia polls given to christians (which can be googled) show that sad fact.

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        • #5
          Exactly. Most Christians do not read their Bibles. Only if they knew about Bloody Marry whom murdered many christians and dipped their Bible in their blood! Only oh only if Christians these days knew their history!

          Since most people do not read these days, perhaps a good movie would be ideal. problem is that most Christian produced films these days are very bad (Left behind Series).

          Originally posted by Psalms Fan View Post
          I had some different phases in the past 7 1/2 years, and the different print bibles that I have reflect those phases.

          1 KJV
          2 NKJV's
          1 NASB
          2 RSV's
          1 NRSV
          2 ESV's
          1 NIV
          1 HCSB
          1 NJB
          1 Parallel NT with 8 versions (KJV, NASB, NCV, CEV, NIV, NLT, NKJV, Message)

          I really only use 3 of them - ESV, then NASB, then HCSB, although I'll compare the other ones from time to time.

          Interestingly, the average christian household has about 4 print bibles, but the average christian rarely cracks them open. Basic bible trivia polls given to christians (which can be googled) show that sad fact.

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          • #6
            I only had one KJV bible same one I've always had ever since I was young. I read it all the time.
            The more I read it the less I have to concentrate because that I am very familiar with it I remember most of what is written just by thinking in that direction.

            But this christmas I got another bible.
            It is The Scofield Study Bible III Limited Edition.
            It is a KJV also.

            I haven't really read the Scofield Study Bible III yet I only read a portion of it but I just hope they stick to the facts with there side notes.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Zack702 View Post
              I only had one KJV bible same one I've always had ever since I was young. I read it all the time.
              Now THAT is what I'm talking about! Having one bible that you read all the time instead of 10 that you never bother to open.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by poochie View Post
                Exactly. Most Christians do not read their Bibles. Only if they knew about Bloody Marry whom murdered many christians and dipped their Bible in their blood! Only oh only if Christians these days knew their history!

                Since most people do not read these days, perhaps a good movie would be ideal. problem is that most Christian produced films these days are very bad (Left behind Series).
                You know what I find Christians don't do anymore?


                Encourage each other.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by poochie View Post
                  How many Print Bibles do you own?

                  Me

                  NIV-3
                  ESV-2
                  NKJV-2
                  KJV-3

                  I am also including mico Bibles in this list as being the KJV/NKJV world's smallest Bible editions. Font is a bit small and may be impossible for older folks to read, but they are useful for carrying around. However in my most recent flight across the country I carried my KJV Compact Reference Bible and my ESV Compact Crossway Bible. A little bigger than the world's smallest Bibles and a little easier to read.
                  I lost count after all these years. I buy a minimum of 20-30 bibles a year for my own study purposes. Each has a topic underlined.
                  Amazzin

                  Obedience to God is more than a soldier obeying his commander. It is our grateful response to the Lover of our souls.

                  CHURCH: Where worship is enjoyed, not endured - Grace is preached, not legalism - And Christ is exalted, not religion!



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                  • #10
                    I own about 15-20 right now. I buy lots of new Bibles and study Bibles but read them once and end up giving most of them away as part of my witnissing efforts. I would like to note that the Literary Study Bible (ESV) is one of the most under appreciated Bibles out there. It is without a doubt my favorite Bible for just reading. I strongly recommend it.

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                    • #11
                      My wife wanted to buy me a new study bible for Christmas. I said no i can only read one at a time and i've only had my Jerusalem one since my birthday in August. It will take me a little over a year? to read it all - then i'll buy another. She gave me book tokens for that time.

                      I have CEVs, NIV, RSV, King James *2, pocket KJV 10?, probably only a couple of others.

                      I guess i'll buy 1 good study bible a year for the next few years. My reason is that i don't want to feel divided from other Christians by reading only 1 version.

                      If i bought more, i could never read them all in years and it would be greed and not study, in my personal case. Buy when i need, not when i want. SofTy.
                      1 Corinthians 1:12-13 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos: and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.

                      Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptised in the name of Paul?

                      KJV

                      May the power of the Spirit of our God unite us. SofTy.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Psalms Fan View Post
                        Now THAT is what I'm talking about! Having one bible that you read all the time instead of 10 that you never bother to open.
                        One of my regrets is that I have stuff highlighted in 1 not in another. Big mess! Not including my electronic bibles where I can also highlight or add notes which ads to my mess.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by HisLeast View Post
                          You know what I find Christians don't do anymore?


                          Encourage each other.
                          You know what I find Christians do instead?

                          Shoot the wounded / Judge + Condemn the person that committed a sin.
                          There is a reason we are warned against this....
                          "Love is not about you...and it never was"
                          "Selfishness is inwardly focused, but Love is Always outwardly focused!"

                          I am very anti-abortion, anti-murder, and Pro-Love.
                          Gotta stop repeating myself...

                          Stop Marfan - The Silent but deadly killer.
                          It's main weapon is lack of truth.
                          Please learn the truth about the Marfan syndrome
                          by visiting The National Marfan Foundation.
                          Feel free to ask me any questions you may have
                          about the Marfan syndrome and I will answer them
                          the best I can.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ServantofTruth View Post
                            If i bought more, i could never read them all in years and it would be greed and not study, in my personal case. Buy when i need, not when i want. SofTy.
                            I bought two Bibles that are not 'common'... I mean, not commonly available.... and so I compare what I read with the other translations, and it is amazing to see how many new words I learn..... the different translations definitely speaks to a different audience or time set...
                            it takes longer to read a chapter, but I get so much more from it
                            The LORD is my Miracle

                            G_d was gracious He has shown favor


                            Hope is a seed
                            God plants in our hearts
                            to remind us
                            there are better things ahead.
                            -Holley Gerth

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                            • #15
                              I have too many different ones to even begin to count! And when I see another translation for a dollar or two in the second hand shops I go to, I buy it! I mean, a dollar? I can't resist! It is good because I have so many that when someone needs one, I can always give them a bible!

                              I have some study bibles but I have learned to just stay away from the notes in them and just insist on letting the Holy Spirit teach me because some of the notes go against what He has shown me.

                              I am careful not to give a study bible to a new christian.

                              I don't usually get major news flashes while I read but I come up with lots of questions and then at some later time, usually when I'm not even reading, I get this flash of a couple of verses and a....fitting together of them in everyday life so I understand something. It's like He just instantly ties things together at some point regarding the questions I've asked Him.

                              I usually stick with a bible for months and then for some reason, I switch to another one and I think a different translation keeps me from glossing over verses I am really familiar with because the wording is a little different.

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