Which Bible do you prefer?
December 14, 2012 12:54am CST
Personally, I like to use the King James Version. Because it was more accurate. I've also read an article in the Internet saying that other versions like NIV, ESV, etc changed some of the original words. Like in II Corinthians 2:17 "For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ." That is in KJV. But notice how they changed the word "corrupt" to just "peddle" in NIV. I did not realize that since I read that article in the Internet. There are many words changed, omitted, etc. I was thinking of buying an NIV Bible for my churchmates for Christmas, and also collecting many versions of them. But since knew about this one, I changed my mind that I would settle for just this one version.
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16 Dec 12
I encourage you to use KJV too like some of your friends. It's not hard to understand at all, you just pray before reading them. God should deliver His message to you just fine regardless of the words used. It's just that KJV is the English version that is close to the original ones, which is in Greek and Hebrews.
14 Dec 12
I am in favor of people reading a version of the Bible that illuminates the word of GOD to them. With that said, yea the KJV is ok...of course it was translated in 1611. And I sometimes have trouble understanding what is being said sometimes. The NIV stands for the new international version (sometimes people joke about the letters and call it the nearly inspired version) and like you have noted, I have also found parts of the NIV bible "mistranslated" I like to go online and lookup scriptures because there are many translations of the bible that is online and I like to compare the words that diffrent translations use. But if you are looking for a nice bible to give to someone then you might want to consider the Amplified Bible (AMP)
14 Dec 12
I admire you for doing that. Looking up verses in different versions. Our pastor suggested us to do that. But I just didn't because I thought it ruins my moment of contemplating. Hahaha! But he really told us that! Especially when you are preparing a sermon, because you have to really understand every word on the verse. And yes, he also suggests to use an Amplified Bible. Wait, are you a pastor? Haha You know so many things. And thank you for responding, pastor! :D
14 Dec 12
I have a Bible in English Standard Version. I also refer to NIV, NLT, and The Message. I sometimes one version from another depending on which verse I am looking at. Sometimes I like The Message because it is very simple and easy to understand. Personally, I don't have any problems with the different versions. I mean if you have difficulty understanding the meaning of the verse you can always ask your pastor. I commend you for giving your friend a Bible.
14 Dec 12
They also give me Bibles and other books so I thought I would do also do the same for them. Anyway, it's my first time to know that there's a version The Message. Hahaha thank you. :D And oh, I just got home from our church and asked my church mates about it, they said that they really prefer KJV, because other versions have omitted the term 'trinity', unlike in KJV. :D But they also said that by praying before opening a Bible, God can guide you, and He will send you His right message through His word, regardless of the version used.
22 Dec 12
You know, friend. Whatever version of Bible you used they are all the same as the words of God. The important things there was to read and understand the concept of the bible and what the will of God, for us to be save. But if you read only the bible and didn't analyze and not come up with will of God. I think don't read the bible and search for the truth. Bible should not interpreted as you though but the bible itself show us the truth. I don't know if you read in the bible that our Lord Jesus Christ, established or build his own church?
17 Dec 12
The Authorized version, or the King James Version is what I prefer to use because this is the most accurate English version. I only use other versions such as ESV or ASV when I can hardly understand a KJV verse (especially those verses containing archaic words.) Since the KJV was translated from the Textus Receptus, it shows that KJV contains the original text passed down by true Christians since the Roman Christian persecution. It's true that comparing KJV and the other versions, there are several conflicts but whatever conflict I see, I take the side of KJV. You know Satan is so desperate to see the Bible corrupted and destroyed because it exposes his identity. By this, since Satan can't destroy the word of God, he made people produce corrupted versions.