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Old 08-30-2009, 09:15 PM
 
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The best English translation that I'm aware of for the Bible is the Douay-Rheims Version IMO.

I saw a post asking asking about this awhile back and here is my answer.

"The reason is that the Douay-Rheims is a careful word-for-word translation of the Latin Vulgate Bible (the official Bible of the Church)"

The Douay-Rheims was the only English Catholic Bible in use for almost 400 years and is still the most accurate translation ever produced.

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Old 08-31-2009, 01:49 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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The best English translation for the Bible is the Douay-Rheims Version.

I saw a post asking asking about this awhile back and here is my answer.

"The reason is that the Douay-Rheims is a careful word-for-word translation of the Latin Vulgate Bible (the official Bible of the Church)"

The Douay-Rheims was the only English Catholic Bible in use for almost 400 years and is still the most accurate translation ever produced.

(The King James Version is not a contender since it is Protestant.)
I don't see how it matters as long as the reader can understand it but perhaps the question was the best english catholic bible, however this has books that some may be unfamiliar with... I did not see the question. Why would you want a bible that was translated from the original to latin then to english tho? seems that it would be sorta like that game we played as kids where you whisper in the ear of the person next to you until after the last kid repeats it, what they hear is not what you said...

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Old 08-31-2009, 04:22 AM
 
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The best English translation for the Bible is the Douay-Rheims Version.

I saw a post asking asking about this awhile back and here is my answer.

"The reason is that the Douay-Rheims is a careful word-for-word translation of the Latin Vulgate Bible (the official Bible of the Church)"

The Douay-Rheims was the only English Catholic Bible in use for almost 400 years and is still the most accurate translation ever produced.

(The King James Version is not a contender since it is Protestant.)
I've been through the NAS, NIV and I learned alot from them but it came a point in my life that something was missing and things were not explained completely in the other versions. So one day I ordered the Complete Jewish Bible and WOW what a difference! The exclamation points, the order of the books and the wording changes things. It is harder to read sometimes so I still refer to the others but I wish I learned from that bible first but everything is in God's will.
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:12 AM
 
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It does not logically follow that if a translation is not Catholic it cannot be a best translation.

Concordant Literal New Testament is the best.
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:51 AM
 
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I've been through the NAS, NIV and I learned alot from them but it came a point in my life that something was missing and things were not explained completely in the other versions. So one day I ordered the Complete Jewish Bible and WOW what a difference! The exclamation points, the order of the books and the wording changes things. It is harder to read sometimes so I still refer to the others but I wish I learned from that bible first but everything is in God's will.
I agree that the Jewish Bible is a good bible, but can you imagine if you learned Hebrew and Greek and read the bible in that language, how much more you could learn. You are saying wow to that, just begin to read the bible in that language, you will understand things much more. The hebrew and greek bible has even more than the Jewish bible in english.
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Old 08-31-2009, 01:36 PM
 
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It can be Martian and the Lord can open it up to you; conversely, it can be kindergarten level English and still be hidden to us without His opening our eyes.
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Old 08-31-2009, 04:09 PM
 
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I agree that the Jewish Bible is a good bible, but can you imagine if you learned Hebrew and Greek and read the bible in that language, how much more you could learn. You are saying wow to that, just begin to read the bible in that language, you will understand things much more. The hebrew and greek bible has even more than the Jewish bible in english.
So true, so true. I will go get one. Thanks!
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Old 08-31-2009, 04:12 PM
 
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It can be Martian and the Lord can open it up to you; conversely, it can be kindergarten level English and still be hidden to us without His opening our eyes.
I did learn PLENTY from the NIV translations because the Holy Spirit opened up the words..no preacher teaching for me. But when I read the Jewish one, more was opened so that I could see and the meaning of some things changed due to mistranslation.
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Old 09-03-2009, 06:50 PM
 
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There's not a Bible on earth that will send a man to hell.
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:46 PM
 
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For myself it makes not much difference which version I read from, because I always say a prayer before I open my bible that the Spirit will be my translator, my teacher and my guide through the scripture.. I mostly use the Niv and the Message in my daily reading, because both are on my night stand and are in more understandable language..
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