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Bible Translations

PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:24 am
by Liz_Horton
As a student of Koine (NT Greek) and soon to be Biblical Hebrew, I am always curious as to what translations of the Bible are most popular. So what is your favorite translation and or paraphrase?

Re: Bible Translations

PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:39 am
by The Kings Daughter
I'm curious, which do you feel comfortable using? :)

And I use NASB. :yes:

Re: Bible Translations

PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:26 am
by John Chrysostom
I use the Orthodox Study Bible which is modified NKJV for the New Testament and St. Athanasius Academy Septuagint for the Old Testament.

Re: Bible Translations

PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:42 am
by TigerintheShadows
I use ESV. Love that sucker. \:D/

Re: Bible Translations

PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:21 pm
by Marvin D.
I especially enjoy NKJV and HCSB, and I also use the KJV occasionally.

Re: Bible Translations

PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:24 pm
by Laura Ingalls
I use the NASB. :yes:

Re: Bible Translations

PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:16 pm
by Jesus' Princess
I mainly use ESV, but I also use NIV 1984 and NASB on occasion.

Re: Bible Translations

PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:14 pm
by Christian A.
I mainly used NIV 1984 until recently when my family switched to ESV. And for church, we use NKJV.

Re: Bible Translations

PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:59 am
by Liz_Horton
The Kings Daughter wrote:I'm curious, which do you feel comfortable using? :)


For NT study I am trying to stop using English translations, but when I do, I generally use several translations including but not limited to: the Knox Bible, The New Jerusalem (catholic) Bible, NIV UK, NT Wright's NT paraphrase and the Message.

Re: Bible Translations

PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:39 pm
by Blitz
KJV as all ways and most likely will never change.

Re: Bible Translations

PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:08 pm
by Stop Wooton' Around
TigerintheShadows wrote:I use ESV. Love that sucker. \:D/


That's the one I have on my phone and use for devotions because you don't always feel like doing devotions but ESV make them better and I really get more out of scripture by reading them. O, I know there is controversy of what translation (or paraphrase as you put it, I caught that) you use but I really think God can still talk through it. For church, weddings, funerals, etc. we use the KJV but for my personal use, its the ESV.

Re: Bible Translations

PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:03 am
by godisawesomeness99
I either use the ESV for the NIV 1984

Re: Bible Translations

PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:26 am
by Kait
I use NASB just for normal reading and my Oxford Annotated NRSV for more serious "study," but I almost always look up original greek and hebrew for critical verses and read lots of commentary from scholars about things ... and by scholars, I mean people who have one or more PhDs in this stuff and know more about the language, history and context better than I probably ever will.

Re: Bible Translations

PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:28 am
by Liz_Horton
Kait wrote:I use NASB just for normal reading and my Oxford Annotated NRSV for more serious "study," but I almost always look up original greek and hebrew for critical verses and read lots of commentary from scholars about things ... and by scholars, I mean people who have one or more PhDs in this stuff and know more about the language, history and context better than I probably ever will.



Lord willing, I one day will be one of those scholars.

Re: Bible Translations

PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:53 pm
by Kait
Liz_Horton wrote:
Kait wrote:I use NASB just for normal reading and my Oxford Annotated NRSV for more serious "study," but I almost always look up original greek and hebrew for critical verses and read lots of commentary from scholars about things ... and by scholars, I mean people who have one or more PhDs in this stuff and know more about the language, history and context better than I probably ever will.



Lord willing, I one day will be one of those scholars.


I would love to be one, a well. If I ever make it to graduate school and post graduate school... religious/biblical studies will likely be my focus.

Re: Bible Translations

PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:48 am
by WindowWasher
Blitz wrote:KJV as all ways and most likely will never change.


This.