View Poll Results: Which Bible do you use the most? (more than one choice allowed)

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  • New International Version

    29 22.83%
  • English Standard Version

    24 18.90%
  • New Living Translation

    7 5.51%
  • King James (Authorised Version)

    57 44.88%
  • New King James Version

    33 25.98%
  • The Message

    0 0%
  • American Standard Version

    7 5.51%
  • Good News Bible

    2 1.57%
  • Other (Explain!)

    14 11.02%
  • I read the Bible in another Language (explain!)

    5 3.94%
  • New American Standard Bible

    28 22.05%
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Thread: Bible Translations Poll and Discussion

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    Re: Bible Translations Poll and Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Jollyrogers View Post
    I tend to use the ESV more in the last year. Before that it was the NASB. Have a NIV & NKJV and of course E-sword

    You seem to be fascinated with the different versions, have you tried the free computer program E-Sword? It is free to install and has many free translations in English along with some other languages. As long as that version is out of copyright, it should be free. It would be a way to browse and compare them.

    http://www.e-sword.net/
    How long does a copyright last? Is the NASB still copyrighted? Do you know what versions may be available?
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    Re: Bible Translations Poll and Discussion

    I use the NIV. Its contemporary wording is much easier for me to understand. It's also the version my first church used. My main Bible is an NIV study Bible. There is, however, a website out there that I frequent (www.biblos.com for those interested) that offers the Bible in tons of different translations, as well as showing the verses in their original language, with definitions for those words. Very nerdy, very fascinating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Youssarian View Post
    I use the NIV. Its contemporary wording is much easier for me to understand. It's also the version my first church used. My main Bible is an NIV study Bible. There is, however, a website out there that I frequent (www.biblos.com for those interested) that offers the Bible in tons of different translations, as well as showing the verses in their original language, with definitions for those words. Very nerdy, very fascinating.
    I use that site: it is very good. And "nerdy".
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    Re: Bible Translations Poll and Discussion

    I read the NKJV and became a Christian.

    I go between the KJV and the NKJV now. I mostly quote the NKJV when posting.


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    In my personal study and reading I use the ESV. For my daughter's memorization we use the NKJV. Our church uses the NASB. And I love the KJV. My goal is to learn to read the bible in the original Hebrew. Then maybe someday on to Greek!
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    I believe copyright in the U.S. is 50 years after the authors death. The ASV is out of copyright however the NASV is still in copyright. You can get it with E-Sword but I think it cost 20 dollars.
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    Re: Bible Translations Poll and Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Jollyrogers View Post
    I tend to use the ESV more in the last year. Before that it was the NASB. Have a NIV & NKJV and of course E-sword

    You seem to be fascinated with the different versions, have you tried the free computer program E-Sword? It is free to install and has many free translations in English along with some other languages. As long as that version is out of copyright, it should be free. It would be a way to browse and compare them.

    http://www.e-sword.net/
    Thanks for the tip - yes, I am fascinated with it. I'll check out that software.

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    I don't quite get how people can claim copyright on the Bible. Yes, they did put in effort to make a translation and whatnot but I mean, it's the words of God, not man. Trying to say "this is my handiwork" and profit off of it doesn't register with me... you didn't create anything, you just put it in a different language.
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    What's with the lack of the ESV?

    My wife and I both adore the NLT and I personally am enjoying the ESV Study Bible.

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    I chose other, due to reading the 1955 Afrikaans Bible, which is my fisrt language.
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    Re: Bible Translations Poll and Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by MercyChild View Post
    I chose other, due to reading the 1955 Afrikaans Bible, which is my fisrt language.
    Do you sometimes read the Bible in English or do you always prefer to read it in Afrikaans? I never quite understand what the situation is like for Afrikaans speakers, but those that I have met can speak very good English and obviously you are more or less bilingual too.

    I am also bilingual and I realised that there is so much more variation available in terms of Bibles in English - it's actually worth it to read the Bible in English because you can choose just the flavour you prefer! In my native tongue there are two versions available, one (the latest) is dodgy scriptually, the other is ancient and has old fashioned grammar.
    There is a certain beauty in the King James version even if it's not an easy read...

    Quote Originally Posted by Youssarian View Post
    I don't quite get how people can claim copyright on the Bible. Yes, they did put in effort to make a translation and whatnot but I mean, it's the words of God, not man. Trying to say "this is my handiwork" and profit off of it doesn't register with me... you didn't create anything, you just put it in a different language.
    I have some electronic copies that I got on torrent sites. What would Jesus say.....?
    I hate copyright and I agree that copyrighting a bible version seems wrong.
    I suppose if a certain publisher puts a lot of money into organising comments, illustration or some extra content, then perhaps it's not quite right to "share" it online... but on the other hand - who would deny a fellow human being the Word of God...?

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    Quote 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.
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    Re: Bible Translations Poll and Discussion

    Our pastor uses the NKJV, so we have one of those, along with regular KJV's too.

    I use an Everyday Bible (from Guideposts, my mil gave it to me) for church, and the Good News Bible for home study.
    (but it's a soft cover, and almost falling apart, but I love it) We also have an NIV study Bible that Dh got as a Baptism gift that I'm enjoying getting into.

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    Re: Bible Translations Poll and Discussion

    Ole King James only. The reason for this is that the newer translations seem to all follow a certain denominational slant in their translations. That being said you will the word easter in the ole king James. Everywhere else that you find the same greek word it is translated passover. The conspiracy started a while ago.

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