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  • Bible Translations Poll and Discussion

    • 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.
    206
    New International Version
    14.08%
    29
    English Standard Version
    11.65%
    24
    New Living Translation
    3.40%
    7
    King James (Authorised Version)
    27.67%
    57
    New King James Version
    16.02%
    33
    The Message
    0.00%
    0
    American Standard Version
    3.40%
    7
    Good News Bible
    0.97%
    2
    Other (Explain!)
    6.80%
    14
    I read the Bible in another Language (explain!)
    2.43%
    5
    New American Standard Bible
    13.59%
    28

  • #2
    Re: Bible Translations Poll and Discussion

    The NIV and the NASB. Had to select other as you did not have that one available.
    This IGNORE button is by far one of the most useful tools I've used to keep my peace while navigating through some of the madness.

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    • #3
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      Oh no, it is not possible to change after the poll has been submitted.
      But I am sure the NIV is on there. And there was something called "American Standard". Isn't that the one you mean?

      Maybe the moderator if you see this, can help fix up the poll a bit to include the more common American Bibles? I was not up to date on that..

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      • #4
        Re: Bible Translations Poll and Discussion

        Originally posted by Hannah View Post
        Oh no, it is not possible to change after the poll has been submitted.
        But I am sure the NIV is on there. And there was something called "American Standard". Isn't that the one you mean?

        Maybe the moderator if you see this, can help fix up the poll a bit to include the more common American Bibles? I was not up to date on that..
        Yes. The NIV is there. But not the NASB (New American Standard Bible). No worries.
        This IGNORE button is by far one of the most useful tools I've used to keep my peace while navigating through some of the madness.

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        • #5
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          Aha - I had it down as American Standard Bible.
          Is there a difference between this and the "New" version? I am guessing that this is a popular version in the US then, since it was the first one that was mentioned. My guess was that the NIV was the most popular Bible.
          We shall see!

          As for Audio bibles I had a look around and discovered that there is a plethora of options in American English, but really only one British English offering, something called the "Alexander Scourby" reading.

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          • #6
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            I really enjoy reading the Bible. I'm so happy that God wrote it!
            Psalm 19:14
            Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.
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            • #7
              Re: Bible Translations Poll and Discussion

              Originally posted by Hannah View Post
              Aha - I had it down as American Standard Bible.
              Is there a difference between this and the "New" version. I am guessing that this is a popular version then, since it was the first one that was mentioned. My guess was that the NIV was the most popular Bible.
              We shall see!
              The main differences, that I'm aware of, between the ASV and the NASB is that in ASV it's the thee's and thou's and NASB has a more contemporary you instead.
              This IGNORE button is by far one of the most useful tools I've used to keep my peace while navigating through some of the madness.

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              • #8
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                I use 3 of them:

                KJV: Love the poetic flow of the language.

                NIV: for the most part, it gets "right to the point"

                and a new one my wife got me for Christmas, called the Archaeological Study Bible. It is an NIV Bible, but it has historical notes of the times, as well as maps. Also came with a CD.
                "You're gonna make a difference when you lay down your life, and in complete submission to God, choose to die with Him in service to other people."
                "Sometimes it concerns me, you know, the number of people that can quote my songs, and-- or they can quote the songs of several different people, but they can't quote the Scriptures."
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZLFGZ6zpeI
                Rich Mullins

                For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father

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                • #9
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                  NASB most of the time. I like to ref others, except the message.
                  And those castles made of sand....fall into the sea......eventually

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                  • #10
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                    I like the NIV or the NASB, but I also use the ASV and the AMPLIFIED

                    blessings to you
                    My soul does GLORIFY the LORD, my spirit REJOICES in GOD MY SAVIOUR
                    ------
                    "To be entirely safe from the devils snares the man of God must be completely obedient to the Word of the Lord. The driver on the highway is safe, not when he reads the signs but when he obeys them." A.W.Tozer

                    The Lifehouse Skit

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by Indueseason View Post
                      I like the NIV or the NASB, but I also use the ASV and the AMPLIFIED

                      blessings to you
                      Thanks! But you are British, what are you doing with the "NASB" ? Everything is misspelled, lol!! ;-)
                      You couldn't help me fix up this poll, could you? It seems I added the wrong options?
                      The NASB and the Amplified should definitely be there...

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                      • #12
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                        I use the NKJV the most, since I wore my last NIV out; however, I use nearly a dozen different translations when I'm studying a particular point. I'm particularly curious about the NLT.

                        W
                        Sunset remembers Eden...sunrise prophesies its return.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Bible Translations Poll and Discussion

                          Originally posted by Hannah View Post
                          Thanks! But you are British, what are you doing with the "NASB" ? Everything is misspelled, lol!! ;-)
                          You couldn't help me fix up this poll, could you? It seems I added the wrong options?
                          The NASB and the Amplified should definitely be there...
                          I spend too many years living in America, now I quite often misspell things

                          This is not my forum so I can't help you, but the moderators for this forum are around, and will help you when they can.

                          blessings to you
                          My soul does GLORIFY the LORD, my spirit REJOICES in GOD MY SAVIOUR
                          ------
                          "To be entirely safe from the devils snares the man of God must be completely obedient to the Word of the Lord. The driver on the highway is safe, not when he reads the signs but when he obeys them." A.W.Tozer

                          The Lifehouse Skit

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                          • #14
                            Re: Bible Translations Poll and Discussion

                            Originally posted by Indueseason View Post
                            I spend too many years living in America, now I quite often misspell things

                            This is not my forum so I can't help you, but the moderators for this forum are around, and will help you when they can.

                            blessings to you
                            NKJV by far the most. I also like the ASB, ( I used to have an 1898 edition that I really liked, but I lost it in a move), NLT, and the old KJV.
                            1 John 1:7- But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

                            2 Corinthians 7:1- Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

                            "My heart was once hard and dark. Then God turned on the Light and the Water."

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                            • #15
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                              I have an Amplified Version and read it often...when I'm not in a hurry!
                              Sunset remembers Eden...sunrise prophesies its return.

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