What Bible Version Do You Use?

KJV? NIV? ESV? NASB? Vote and discuss!

At the Second Church of Odyssey you'll find different ways of expressing your beliefs, finding prayer support or being encouraged through regular devotionals.

What version(s) who you use?

New American Standard Bible (NASB)
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10%
American Standard Version (ASV)
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No votes
New King James Version (NKJV)
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10%
New International Version (NIV)
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36%
Revised Standard Version (RSV)
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English Standard Version (ESV)
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9%
New Living Translation (NLT)
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4%
King James Version (KJV)
17
24%
The Living Bible
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No votes
The Message
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6%
Other (post below)
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1%
 
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What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby American Eagle » Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:07 pm

The topic is self-explanatory. \:D/ What version, or versions, do you use, and why?
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby ric » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:01 pm

I use NIV mostly. I don't know why. Because that's what we have. I also use NLT, because it's really easy to understand, but it still seems like a Bible. I also use KJV, because I like testing my mind with hard language, and because it's supposed to be more.....like the original...or something.
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby Laura Ingalls » Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:03 pm

I use the NASB, since it's supposedly one of the most accurate versions. \:D/
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby Termite » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:46 pm

I have the NKJV.... I love the King James, but it gets difficult to follow along with and then my mind starts wandering... =P The New King James switches out some of the 'madest' and 'haveth' to more 'modern' spellings. ;)
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby Irwin » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:53 pm

NIV for the most part. It just seems to be the most common around here.
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby Sapphire » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:24 pm

I mostly use the NIV version. No special reason really.
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby American Eagle » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:18 pm

I use the King James Version.

People commonly say the KJV is so hard to understand, but personally, I can understand it better than the other versions. "Thou shalt not kill" makes more sense than "You shall not murder." Or "...and all these things shall be added unto you" is easier for me to understand than "...and all these things will be given to you as well." It's weird... but I guess that's just me. ;)
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby Dr. Watson » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:01 pm

I use NASB, but have found the ESV to be excellent as well.
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby Shadowfax » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:35 pm

NIV most of the time, as it makes more sense for me. I occasionally use NKJV, but I find it hard to follow along in Bible groups when most of the others are reading NIV out loud.
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby Whitty Whit » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:18 am

I use the KJV. I am not KJVO though. It's easier for me to read. It actually makes my mind concentrate harder to understand.
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby Over the Rainbow » Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:14 pm

I really like ESV the best, but the NIV is execellent as well. :yes:
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby Musical Shutterbug » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:05 pm

NIV & the NKJ.
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby Lee » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:42 pm

NKJV... i find that the newer versions tend to change the meaning of verses and omit certain terms... thats just my opinion anyway.
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby The Top Crusader » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:04 am

Dr. Watson wrote:I use NASB, but have found the ESV to be excellent as well.


Yay my other account! \:D/

But, yeah... I use NASB. NASB and ESV are easily the most accurate available--considerably moreso than KJV, however the KJV is a lot better than the silly paraphrased versions of the Bible that are out there now.

I've not really anything against the KJV itself, though I do have a problem with those who hold it as just as 100% accurate as the original scripture, and who say all other translations are evil and made only to lead people astray, etc. ...even though simply knowing the language would prove NASB and others are more accurate translations. :(
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby Taps » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:38 am

I read the KJ version and the NIV version.
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby American Eagle » Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:29 pm

The Top Crusader wrote:I've not really anything against the KJV itself, though I do have a problem with those who hold it as just as 100% accurate as the original scripture, and who say all other translations are evil and made only to lead people astray, etc.

Heh, I know a lot of people like that. In some ways, I used to be that way. Now, I almost feel like switching to ESV, but several things hold me back. One of them is the fact I love KJV. "Thou shalt not kill." When I read that, I know I'm reading the Bible. But when I hear, "You shall not murder"... eh, that just doesn't do it for me.

Oh, and most of my friends are KJV advocates. Whenever I go to church, we read from the KJV. There are other reasons too, such as well-known inaccuracies in translations like the NIV, and specifically, I hate that most versions take out the fact that Mary was a virgin, calling her a "young woman" instead (Isaiah 7:14).

So yeah, that's why I use KJV. \:D/
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby Peachey Keen » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:47 pm

King James Version always. Other translations sometimes take things out of context. Also God said that his Holy Spirit would help us know what the Bible says when we don't understand it. When man trys to make it simpler, it's just man's interpretation, not God's.
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby StrongNChrist » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:12 pm

I use NIV, mainly because I've never been able to understand what the others always said. The way they worded things in other translations has always confused me. :shrugs:
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby Lee » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:22 pm

Peachey Keen wrote:King James Version always. Other translations sometimes take things out of context. Also God said that his Holy Spirit would help us know what the Bible says when we don't understand it. When man trys to make it simpler, it's just man's interpretation, not God's.


Thanks PK, I totally agree with you.. but NKJV is very easy to understand without changing the meanings of the verses. For anyone who would like to know what the different versions of the Bible say for any verse.. visit http://www.biblegateway.com and you can easily compare the accuracy of 100s of Bible versions. Its a very helpful tool. Let me know if you check it out guys!
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby The Top Crusader » Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:02 am

Peachey Keen wrote:King James Version always. Other translations sometimes take things out of context. Also God said that his Holy Spirit would help us know what the Bible says when we don't understand it. When man trys to make it simpler, it's just man's interpretation, not God's.


There are bad and mediocre translations out there, sure, but NASB and others are proven to be more accurate than KJV. For instance the KJV authors randomly thought it would be cool to incorporate the cockatrice into the Bible when the original wording is a normal animal. \:D/

I, for one, think incorporations of cockatrices is something long overdue, however adding them to holy scripture is likely not a wise idea. ;) Matter of fact, its a thing people use to disprove the Bible, since its a fictional creature.






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