What version of the Bible do you Own or have you read?

@minerc (1373)
United States
January 23, 2007 1:37pm CST
I have the King James Version Bible, I have never read or bought any of the other versions, I really don't know why. Are they different? What is the difference? What version of the Bible do you have? What version of the Bible do you Read?
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@jayperiod (870)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I read the New King James Version. I have read it for some time and tend to know where to find things in it. When I recall verses, that's the version I quote. I also enjoy reading the New Living Translation, though. My daughter really gets a lot out of reading it and she's 11.
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@minerc (1373)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Is the New Living Translation easier for the kids to understand? Cause I face that challenge with my own. Thanks for the input
• United States
23 Jan 07
It is. I think it's written on about a third or fourth grade level. My daughters been reading it for the last 2-1/2 years.
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@albert2412 (1782)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Personally, I like to read the NIV, the New International Bible. I have nothing against the King James Version, but the King James Version was written 400 years ago and people wrote and talked different back then. I prefer the NIV because it is written in modern English and is easier for me to understand. Someday I would like to learn New Testament (Koine) Greek so that I can read the New Testament in the original language. Also, it would be nice to learn more about the customs that existed 2000 years ago when the New Testament was written. For instance, I did not used to know that locusts and wild honey are plants instead of insects.
@minerc (1373)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I didnt know that either, I guess I asumed that they were insects thanks for that bit of information. We have been looking into getting the Greek as well, I will have to pick up the New International bible, Im am getting more curious about it. Thanks.
• United States
23 Jan 07
I also have the KJV. I think there are different translations in the Bibles which is probably an important factor different Religions use to discuss their teachings. An example of this is one of the popular verses Acts:20:28, the bible I have reads its as "...donates blood to The Church of Christ" and in other bibles I read it as "The Church of God" which are basically two different things in our religion.
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@minerc (1373)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Wow! Which one has The Curch of God? So there is differences in the versions thanks.
• United States
23 Jan 07
I have read parts of the King James Version of the Bible. I own one of those. I have read all the way through the New International Version (NIV), the difference being that it is easier to understand. They have taken words that are difficult to know their meaning and translated them so that we can understand what they mean. I have several NIV versions of the Bible. I also have one version of the New King James Version...pretty much the same as the NIV. There are some things that really sound better in the King James Version, such as the Psalms and Proverbs. I enjoy reading those in their original form.
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@minerc (1373)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Thank You! I might have to go out and get NIV, to see what you mean.