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How is this different to any of the (at least) 52 other (English language) versions of the bible?
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NeoDoug139 m ago

How is this different to any of the (at least) 52 other (English language) …How is this different to any of the (at least) 52 other (English language) versions of the bible?[Image]



The King Jame Bible aka The Authorised Bible - I believe it was named as King James to help aid its publication - it's free due to its age - not all Bible translations are free.

There are different translations because language varies over time and some have cultural variations also - this style reflects more of a 'Shakespearean' tone. Lots of 'thou's & thee's' many individual would remember the 'Lords Prayer' - the most common traditional version comes from this translation.

However, as it is 'Old English' it's very hard to read and some of the manuscripts used have been since questioned - supposedly
as many as 50 verses & 1000 words appear in this translation that do not appear in more common translations such as the NIV (New International Version).

Personally, my preferred translations are the NLT (New Living Translation) - it simpler language and made to be read aloud - so it sounds eloquent. And the Message version - one of the most recent translations of the Bible - last 30 years I think - it sounds like modern day language and it very readable.
Edited by: "jasonwood999" 13th Mar
jasonwood9991 h, 19 m ago

The King Jame Bible aka The Authorised Bible - I believe it was named as …The King Jame Bible aka The Authorised Bible - I believe it was named as King James to help aid its publication - it's free due to its age - not all Bible translations are free. There are different translations because language varies over time and some have cultural variations also - this style reflects more of a 'Shakespearean' tone. Lots of 'thou's & thee's' many individual would remember the 'Lords Prayer' - the most common traditional version comes from this translation. However, as it is 'Old English' it's very hard to read and some of the manuscripts used have been since questioned - supposedly as many as 50 verses & 1000 words appear in this translation that do not appear in more common translations such as the NIV (New International Version). Personally, my preferred translations are the NLT (New Living Translation) - it simpler language and made to be read aloud - so it sounds eloquent. And the Message version - one of the most recent translations of the Bible - last 30 years I think - it sounds like modern day language and it very readable.


The KJV wasn't named after King James to help aid its publication, instead he authorised a new translation to replace the Geneva Bible (especially in the removal of the controversial notes from the likes of Calvin). We call it the KJV but in fact it should be the Authorised Version (AV).
The problem I have with the minders renderings of the Bible, from the RSV onwards, is the lack of precision with plural and singular for "you". For instance, all new translations use "you, your" instead of "thy, thou, thine". Using "you" throughout causes it's own problems regarding who the text is speaking to. The KJV uses "you" of course, but also the thees and thous. "Y" word pronouns are always plural, and "T" word pronouns are always singular. Without this understanding it's easy to misapply numerous texts, but this isn't a problem with the KJV. Modern versions don't have this inbuilt tool. While I understand the fluidity of language, it is sad that modern translations do not use some form of indicators to denote the plural and singular use of pronouns. I know that there is one modernised KJV that puts a dot over "you" when it is plural, which is a help.
I have over 200 different versions of either the New Testament or the whole Bible, but I prefer the KJV and its predecessor, the Geneva 1599 (recently modernised by Tolle Lege). I like the NLT and The Voice, but have huge concerns with The Message
Edited by: "Predikuesi" 13th Mar
I'm not familiar with The Promise, I understand the Message is a paraphrase rather than a direct translation - But I love the way it sounds and had it read at my wedding.
Edited by: "jasonwood999" 13th Mar
jasonwood9999 m ago

I'm not familiar with The Promise, I understand the Message is a …I'm not familiar with The Promise, I understand the Message is a paraphrase rather than a direct translation - But I love the way it sounds and had it read at my wedding.


Sorry, after reading your response I realise that it's The Voice that I was referring to. I will correct my post
Does this has the Essene gospel of Peace?
Predikuesi3 h, 3 m ago

Sorry, after reading your response I realise that it's The Voice that I …Sorry, after reading your response I realise that it's The Voice that I was referring to. I will correct my post


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NeoDoug122 h, 5 m ago

How is this different to any of the (at least) 52 other (English language) …How is this different to any of the (at least) 52 other (English language) versions of the bible?[Image]



Anyone know of a (free) Kindle version of bible with lots of pictures.
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