Read The Bible
July 13, 2009 7:06pm CST
Do you read your Bible? If so, do you read your Bible daily? What version of the Bible do you read?
• United States
14 Jul 09
I do read the Bible. My all time favorite is my small King James Version. It is easy to hold and I am so used to the King James Version that it just flows. My second favorite version is the Amplified Bible. This version helps me to better understand a verse a little differently when I may be wondering about something I am reading. I really like the Joyce Meyer Amplified Bible because she has a lot of good notes scattered throughout that helps me think on things in different ways. I have an American Standard Thompson Chain Reference Bible that has a lot of really good references and charts, etc. in it. I could spend days in this Bible just moving around from topic to topic. I have the NIV but because I'm not used to it, it doesn't seem to flow like the others for me. Finally I have a literal translation of the Old and New Testament, which is another way to study to see how the scriptures are laid out. Okay, one more, the Comparative Bible has four different translations side by side that really helps to understand a part of scripture because you can jump from translation to translation. After all of my list, you may be surprised when I say that I do miss days of reading the Bible. It just depends on the day and what is going on. I have a large collection of books and tapes and have favorite programs that I listen to. The Word is in my heart and it goes with me wherever I go. It still is so important to me to sit quietly and just read a Psalm or Proverb or anywhere else the day dictates I would be reading. All in all I have learned to flow with the Word rather than be legalistic about reading everyday and how much. Before I forget, one of my favorite web sites is www.e-sword.com where you can download a Bible study program for free (at least the basic program with dictionaries, Bibles, concordances, etc.). There are versions of the Bible that can be downloaded for free and then some versions that can be downloaded for a price to your computer. Just look for the dollar sign as a way to understand which ones have to be paid for. If you are surfing the web, www.biblegateway.com is also a site for just looking up scripture in many different versions as needed along with other helpful aids to Bible study. Thank you for your question and happy MyLotting.
14 Jul 09
I read the Bible several times a day if not daily. I use the New International Version. The Bible is the source of my inspiration and daily strength in living. The Bible has influenced my life greatly. It is the living Word of God for me. I was convinced of my utter depravity as man because of the Bible. The Bible is a great wealth of treasure. It sheds light on many important things in life.
14 Jul 09
I use to read sometimes the bible but not everyday...so normally i read it more when i was a child you know i come from a real catholic country as italy so here is really normal and spread when you are a child to read bible and especially vangelis one!!
9 Sep 09
Basically, I read Bible everyday. But several days, I didn't. But I started it maybe 6 years ago. And last Sunday, Sep. 5, 2009, I finished my first reading finally. So bad! But the scriptures are so hard to understand if we don't work hard. A sister said reading bible is like reading acient articles sometimes - you know every characters, but you cannot catch the meanings of every sentence consisting with these characters. My favorite version is NIV, because it's easy as I'm a non-native speaker of English. And regarding my native language version, there is no choice. - only one version here.
• United States
9 Sep 09
I had not realized that there was only one version of Bible there. I guess that would limit your understanding and studies. So sorry about that. I think something needs to be done about that. So, since i am organizing a Biblical Study online, then i think, now would be a good time to find Bibles, for those people who need them also.
10 Sep 09
I'm in mainland of China, and Bible in simplified Chinese characters we can buy only in one version. Maybe there are other versions in traditional Chinese characters in Taiwan or Hong Kong, but not in mainland. So it really limit we to learn and understand Bible better. So I sometimes also read bible in English, though in NIV.
11 Aug 09
Yes, I read the bible everyday. The Good News version of the bible I prefer because it is easy to understand. Sometimes I use King James when I want to know some old translation of a particular words or phrases. But for me, the best translation of the bible is the version which people around us see on us that reflect our character and life.