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  • Re: Bible Translations Poll and Discussion

    Originally posted by vinceteal View Post
    I have read "Holy Bible".. "The Open Bible EXPANDED EDITION". I signed my Bible in 1990. Through the years I have riddled it with book marks.

    Is this Bible in the list?
    Hi vinceteal, "The Open Bible" is a type of study Bible. That title applies to the notes in the Bible, not the translation itself. Your Open Bible will be either King James Version (KJV), New King James Version (NKJV) or a New American Standard Bible (NASB). It will say one of those three on the side binding and on the inside cover page.

    In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity. - Rupertus Meldenius

    Read your Bible and pray every single day. - Pastor Jon Courson

    If your grace ain't greasier than a bucket full of chitlin's and gravy, you might be a legalist - an internet friend.

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    • Re: Bible Translations Poll and Discussion

      Originally posted by Hannah View Post
      • Which English language translation do you use most frequently, and why?

      • Do you have any other translations that you use occassionally or do you stick with one version only?

      • Do you read the Bible in some other language - which one?

      • Vote for your favourite Bible Translation...!


      For some reason I find this incredibly fascinating having grown up in a country where all bibles look the same and really only one translation existed. When I lived in London I was blown away when I went in to a Christian bookshop and realised that buying a bible in English was not a matter of just grabbing the standard issue from the shelf and paying. Being a real geek I have read about this online and came across the slightly bewildering "KJV only" debate which seems to be a hot potato.

      As for my own purchase, I finally bought an American bible called the New Living Translation - that had tons of interesting comments. This bible reads like a book of fiction, practically. It is no effort whatsoever reading it and I feel it really brings the bible to life for me.
      I read the NIV because it came out at a time in my life when I began to get more seriously engaged in theology. It is an attempt to speak in our own contemporary language without sacrificing too much the literal translation. I wasn't initially into translation, but into understanding what was being said.

      The NIV was a shared effort, utilizing scholars as well as those skilled at communicating, I believe. I think there were different translators from one book to another, if I'm not mistaken. There were a few novel translations that I didn't like--"the Kingdom advances forcefully," for example. I like "the Kingdom *suffers* violence." I don't like the "placing of abominations on a wing of the temple" in Dan 9 either. I prefer "the abomination comes on the *wing of abominations." But overall, I liked the update to current language use in English. I liked a more updated inclusion of "notes" in my version as well.

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      • Re: Bible Translations Poll and Discussion

        I really like the NASB because it's a literal word for word translation that is not hard to understand.
        Galatians 6:14 - But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

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        • Re: Bible Translations Poll and Discussion

          Originally posted by mailmandan View Post
          I really like the NASB because it's a literal word for word translation that is not hard to understand.
          I agree. It's kinda clunky, but the Greek behind the English shows through.

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          • Re: Bible Translations Poll and Discussion

            Well, necro thread but:

            New International Version
            English Standard Version
            King James (Authorised Version)
            New King James Version
            Other (Explain!)
            New American Standard Bible

            Other being Greek, Hebrew, and Finnish (though I'm particularly garbage with Finnish). Reason? Comparison.

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            • Re: Bible Translations Poll and Discussion

              Originally posted by Athanasius View Post
              Well, necro thread but:

              New International Version
              English Standard Version
              King James (Authorised Version)
              New King James Version
              Other (Explain!)
              New American Standard Bible

              Other being Greek, Hebrew, and Finnish (though I'm particularly garbage with Finnish). Reason? Comparison.
              That's pretty good--a favorite version, and checking with other versions as well. And original languages. But Finnish? Why not Swede-Finnish? I guess I'm a little biased because both my grandparents on one side were Swedish speakers from Finland! No, I don't speak it...

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              • Re: Bible Translations Poll and Discussion

                Originally posted by randyk View Post
                That's pretty good--a favorite version, and checking with other versions as well. And original languages. But Finnish? Why not Swede-Finnish? I guess I'm a little biased because both my grandparents on one side were Swedish speakers from Finland! No, I don't speak it...
                Because I'm Finnish

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                • Re: Bible Translations Poll and Discussion

                  This thread is 6 years old. Wonder how I voted. It might be different now.

                  In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity. - Rupertus Meldenius

                  Read your Bible and pray every single day. - Pastor Jon Courson

                  If your grace ain't greasier than a bucket full of chitlin's and gravy, you might be a legalist - an internet friend.

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                  • Re: Bible Translations Poll and Discussion

                    Originally posted by TrustGzus View Post
                    This thread is 6 years old. Wonder how I voted. It might be different now.
                    What would you vote now?
                    9 Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. 10 So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith. - Galatians 6:9-10 NASB

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                    • Re: Bible Translations Poll and Discussion

                      Originally posted by jesusinmylife View Post
                      What would you vote now?
                      That’s not easy to answer. This week alone I used the KJV, TNIV, ESV and CSB. Two of which aren’t listed. Fair enough to the poll creator. The 2011 NIV was released by this time and so TNIV was out of print. And CSB wasn’t in existence. HCSB was and it’s not listed.

                      In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity. - Rupertus Meldenius

                      Read your Bible and pray every single day. - Pastor Jon Courson

                      If your grace ain't greasier than a bucket full of chitlin's and gravy, you might be a legalist - an internet friend.

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                      • Re: Bible Translations Poll and Discussion

                        Originally posted by Hannah View Post
                        • Which English language translation do you use most frequently, and why?

                        • Do you have any other translations that you use occassionally or do you stick with one version only?

                        • Do you read the Bible in some other language - which one?

                        • Vote for your favourite Bible Translation...!


                        For some reason I find this incredibly fascinating having grown up in a country where all bibles look the same and really only one translation existed. When I lived in London I was blown away when I went in to a Christian bookshop and realised that buying a bible in English was not a matter of just grabbing the standard issue from the shelf and paying. Being a real geek I have read about this online and came across the slightly bewildering "KJV only" debate which seems to be a hot potato.

                        As for my own purchase, I finally bought an American bible called the New Living Translation - that had tons of interesting comments. This bible reads like a book of fiction, practically. It is no effort whatsoever reading it and I feel it really brings the bible to life for me.
                        I prefer the kjv authorized, just based on what I know of how it's translation came about , the time and care that was taken , and the fact that it was translated in a time where things like the bible, were much more an important part of people's lives. The fact that they separated the different groups of translators and then would come together and compare, I love the safeguards they took regarding accuracy....and prefer the old English language.

                        also sometimes read the original n.i.v. I've come to not trust as much the n.i.v. Because I learned a few years ago, it's constantly revised and changed. The original n.i.v. I find to be very close to the k.j.v.

                        also read the Greek and Hebrew texts, just for the matter of comparison of an issue comes up in my mind , I find it helpful and reassuring, though the k.j.v. Is my favorite personally.

                        all that being said , I believe almost any translation of the bible is good if someone reads and understands it, some I find to be less than perfectly translated, but the message of Jesus Christ is present in all of them I've ever looked into.

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