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)
7
10%
American Standard Version (ASV)
0
No votes
New King James Version (NKJV)
7
10%
New International Version (NIV)
25
36%
Revised Standard Version (RSV)
0
No votes
English Standard Version (ESV)
6
9%
New Living Translation (NLT)
3
4%
King James Version (KJV)
17
24%
The Living Bible
0
No votes
The Message
4
6%
Other (post below)
1
1%
 
Total votes : 70

Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby Shad Lexer » Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:52 pm

I generally use the ESV, or the NASB, since they are the most accurate to the original languages. This is a good link about the ESV: http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/resources/good-english-with-minimal-translation-why-bethlehem-uses-the-esv
American Eagle wrote: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).


I hate to break it to you, but the Hebrew word in Isaiah 7:14 is not the Hebrew word commonly used for virgin. It is "almah" or "young maiden". In Hebrew, the word "betulah" was the word commonly used for virgin. This was used by Isaiah in 23:12, for example. I'm not denying that Christ fulfilled that prophecy, for the NT clearly states that he did. I do think, however, that it can correctly be translated as "young maiden/woman".
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby Termite » Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:36 pm

Yeah, cause back then young women were stoned if they weren't virgins, which hopefully would be a cultural-known fact. :yes:
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby The Top Crusader » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:33 am

Bring back these old fashioned traditions, I say! \:D/
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby Over the Rainbow » Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:51 pm

Dang, there would be no one at my high school anymore. :(
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby Shad Lexer » Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:20 pm

Termite wrote:Yeah, cause back then young women were stoned if they weren't virgins, which hopefully would be a cultural-known fact. :yes:


The Mosaic Law probably wouldn't have mattered all that much -- Israel wasn't even following it at the time, since they were worshiping idols and such.

I think God left intentional ambiguity in this passage, because it was fulfilled twice. Once in Isaiah's son, and again in Jesus.

Anyways, sorry to get off topic.
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby Parker Family » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:35 pm

I use the NIV Version as well as the King James Version :)
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby odysseyfan1 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:00 pm

Preferably KJV. I don't think it's wrong to use other versions though.
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby Monty » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:04 pm

I rarely use anything other than the KJV.
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby Josef1004 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:38 pm

The Top Crusader wrote:
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.






.......or is it!? :shock:

That's a good quorstion there , Torp!

I still think KJV is pretty much the king. Although I do read pretty much all of them on biblegateway.com.
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby SoccerLOTR » Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:47 am

King James Version I learned young, but now don't use it, as it wasn't necessarily directly translated, as it was slightly biased toward the king, who sanctioned the writing of it and given instructions that it conform to the current beliefs and traditions of the Church of England. It also doesn't include some information from texts that have more recently been discovered, and some words aren't translated as well as they now are due to advances in more knowledge of the Hebrew language.

Now I use NIV, mainly due to the relative accuracy and the common use of it (easiest to follow along in church, have during Bible studies, etc.) though I know NASB is supposed to be the most accurate of all the translations, so I'd love to get one of those for study purposes.

Some versions I do believe are too modified from the original to be as accurate and made confusing by making it "politically correct", for example always making things "him or her" instead of just "him"...that just gets confusing reading over and over again.

I can see The Message being a good thing for non-Christians to have, just to get them interested in it and to have something very simplified so that it doesn't have to be explained as much...or even as an addition to the Bible--for interest's sake. However, it is not a "translation"...very much paraphrased and made story-like and simplified, which makes it lose a lot of its meaning, and gives a version edited to the author's opinions of what it says.

Other translations (like ESV) I don't know a lot about, so I'd like to do some study to find out about those and how they differ.
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby Green Ring » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:40 pm

I USE NIV :highfive: KJV
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby COWBOY OF TEXAS » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:38 am

I use God's version. \:D/

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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby Mark Prescott » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:41 am

I use NIV, but I prefer ESV.
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby 31899 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:06 pm

My apologies to bump this thread, but I use the Klingon Language Version.

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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby Whitty Whit » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:13 pm

31899 wrote:My apologies to bump this thread, but I use the Klingon Language Version.

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lol. That's funny in a sort.

I use the KJV and occasionally use the NIV.
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby minichef » Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:50 pm

I use KJV for school, but I like to use NIV or NKJV for anything else. I don't really like the kJV because I think it is too hard to follow.
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby Jason Whits Son » Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:55 pm

I usually use the NIV because of NAZ quizzing. But I think sometime I might crossover to the TNIV which is the updated NIV.
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Re: What Bible Version Do You Use?

Postby Sunshine » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:09 pm

I use NIV. I guess because it's what I've always used.
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