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January 12th, 2011, 08:58 AM
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Which one(s) do you like?

Do you use one specifically for study and one for reading?

I have a few translations but really want a few more

Currently I am using the NKJV for study, but I really want an ESV ( I just like the translation better)

I use an Amplified when the NKJV bogs me down with wordiness (though the interjected alternate words in the Amplified make me a little batt-hard to get a fluid read).

I also recently got a NLT, but I don't use it much...I guess I am not as comfortable with dynamic translations
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January 12th, 2011, 01:59 PM
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We have NIV and ESV. I've been told that the ESV has the most literal translation... don't know if that's true or not??
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January 12th, 2011, 04:27 PM
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I use NIV & am most comfortable with it. I have an audio bible that is NKJV but llike I said my fave is NIV. I've heard that the Message is easiest to read especially for beginners.

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I've been told that the ESV has the most literal translation... don't know if that's true or not??
That's funny... I've heard that KJV is.
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January 12th, 2011, 05:47 PM
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I used the NASB for study (I went to Bible College, and my professers would make us use that translation. Like the ESV and the KJV, it is a more literal translation.)

For personal reading, I love the NIV (but not the new one, I don't like that one at all because I memorized the old version and it is throwing me off!!)

I really don't care for the Message or the NLT because these are more loose translations/paraphrases and can cause one to think a passage means something else sometimes. But I do know many pastors love using these in their sermons to help make things more understandable - it's just not what I like due to my Bible background.
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I use NIV and TNIV - it's the easiest for me to understand.
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January 12th, 2011, 08:43 PM
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I have NIV because I love it and its much easier. I however like the NKJV though. I sometimes used the Message occasionally if I need more insight on a passage, but I dont like to read it much.
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January 13th, 2011, 07:10 AM
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I use the Spirit-filled Life Bible which is NKJV. I love that version, and especially like all the "Kingdom Dynamics" and "Word Helps" etc. that they put in there (definitions from the original language from Strongs Concordance as well as background info. really brings it out).
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January 13th, 2011, 07:31 AM
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I have a number of them. I like the NIV, This is the version my kids use too. I also use the New American Standard. I have a KJV but don't use it very much. I have a Living Bible. I use it at times for my 3ed -5th grade class because sometimes it makes things easier for the them to understand.
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January 13th, 2011, 10:50 AM
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I never even knew about the new NIV!
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