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View Poll Results: Which is your Priamary Translation?
American Standard 0 0%
King James 13 27.08%
NIV 16 33.33%
NKJV 4 8.33%
NRSV 0 0%
NAB 2 4.17%
RSV 1 2.08%
Douay-Rheims 0 0%
Good News Translation 1 2.08%
New American Standard 5 10.42%
New Jerusalem 1 2.08%
Other - Please expain below 5 10.42%
Voters: 48. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-26-2008, 09:40 AM
 
Location: NC
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I've heard the King James should be the preferred as it is not good to have anything 'new' associated with the Bible...too much more can get lost in translation. I've already got enough of a hard time convincing some that the Bible is not just some 'old book' where things might have gotten mixed up in translation...
Hi StucKPA,

I remember what one minister shared, which has always stuck with me. God did not write the King James Version of the scriptures. He directed the writers of the scriptures and the scriptures were written down in the original languages of the writers. What did people use before the King James? Wasn't the King James Version new for them when it was written? The translators of the KJV themselves admitted that it was not a perfect translation. It might be better to use more than one translation along with a good Bible dictionary/lexicon and pray for God's direction in studying His word. Take care and God bless.
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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The problem with the KJV when sharing the gospel with a new believer is if they haven't grown up learning it and studying the language, they will find it rather difficult to understand. I grew up in an Independent Baptist KJV Onlyism church, so it comes easy to me, but to many people it doesn't. Its not the KJV that the KJV Onlyists defend so dearly, but the Textus Receptus, which is the original manuscripts from which the KJV is translated. Every new translation has been translated from the Alexandrian texts which many believe to have been corrupted.

I think a new literal translation based on the Textus Receptus would satisfy many people who have problems with the NIV, NRSV, ESV, etc.
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Out of Florida........
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ALL! His Words is law, It never changes.
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:42 AM
 
Location: Purgatory
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ALL! His Words is law, It never changes.
Ok, so does that mean that you just randomly choose a Bible off the shelf when you want to read it? When you go to church, if for some reason you take a Bible with you, which one do you take with you? I say "if for some reason you take a Bible with you" because that's not something I'm use to. The passages that are used at each Mass are in the Missalette in each pew.
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Old 10-27-2008, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Out of Florida........
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Ok, so does that mean that you just randomly choose a Bible off the shelf when you want to read it? When you go to church, if for some reason you take a Bible with you, which one do you take with you? I say "if for some reason you take a Bible with you" because that's not something I'm use to. The passages that are used at each Mass are in the Missalette in each pew.

No, it means that His Words ought to be engraved in your heart, so when you hear anything that does'nt line up with His words, you're able to discern truth from the non-truths.

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Old 10-27-2008, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Little Elm, TX
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True story:

My wife and I visited a church a couple of years ago, and the pastor's sermon turned strict as he read passages from his translation. The congregation was very gloomy.

Problem was, as my wife and I read along in our KJV we saw God's power and grace in the very same passages. We laughed out loud! I wish I could remember what the scriptures were!
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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I prefer the New Living Translation for ease of use and it's my primary Bible. I grew up on the KJV and am comfortable with it for the most part but have read more since finding the NLT due to the ease of the flow of the language. Hubby was raised "KJV is the only version" but has relaxed that view over the years and now owns NKJV Bibles of his own and will skim my NLT from time to time.
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I prefer the New Living Translation for ease of use and it's my primary Bible. I grew up on the KJV and am comfortable with it for the most part but have read more since finding the NLT due to the ease of the flow of the language. Hubby was raised "KJV is the only version" but has relaxed that view over the years and now owns NKJV Bibles of his own and will skim my NLT from time to time.
While I use the NIV some, I also really like the NLT - in fact, I think it is the closest translation we have to the original greek - someone can correct me if I'm wrong. I also like the Message for some passages that are otherwise tough to read.
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:45 PM
 
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While I use the NIV some, I also really like the NLT - in fact, I think it is the closest translation we have to the original greek - someone can correct me if I'm wrong. I also like the Message for some passages that are otherwise tough to read.
Greek? Btw I was having that discussion with someone recently,they tried to claim that the Bible could have 'lost something' in translation from it's original language to english...possible?
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:17 PM
 
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Greek? Btw I was having that discussion with someone recently,they tried to claim that the Bible could have 'lost something' in translation from it's original language to english...possible?
Very much possible. A lot of todays translations went from Greek/Hebrew/Aramaic to another language to another language to English, so things do tend to get lost in translation.
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