What Bible Translation(s) Do You Use?

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  1. Stalwart

    Stalwart Well-Known Member Anglican

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    For what it's worth, I've had some exposure to what the conservative Reformed groups prefer as their text; they seem to lean towards the ESV as trustworthy/reliable, although they also have a solid secondary preference for the authorised KJV (which is ironic given how their Puritan ancestors opposed it).
     
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  2. Scottish Monk

    Scottish Monk Well-Known Member

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    What translation did their Puritan ancestors prefer to use?

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  4. Anna Scott

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    Consular,
    The Catechism of the Catholic Church uses the RSV & NRSV; and there are Catholic editions of both. I've found that many Catholics are unaware of the origins of these ecumenical translations used by the Catholic Church.
     
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    I personally use NASB, 1966 Jerusalem Bible, NET Bible and God's Word Translation.
     
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    The Roman churches here in south east Queensland use the NRSV as well, it is the standard I believe.
     
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    The NRSV-CE is the basis for the Canadian Catholic Missal.
     
  8. Anna Scott

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    There's actually very little difference between the NRSV and NRSV-CE. Most of the differences involved whether a variant is placed in the main body of the text or in the footnotes. Of course, in study Bibles commentaries reflect Catholic interpretation.
     
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  9. Adam Warlock

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    NASB is awesome. It does an outstanding job with Greek verb tenses.
     
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  10. Adam Warlock

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    Interesting. I had wondered about that.
     
  11. nkygreg

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    I'm not a big Bible study person, I thinking reading it keeps ones spirit focused. I am considering getting The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha, Augmented Third Edition (NRSV). I was reading there is a 4th edition but, it has been highly criticized for poor quality. Any thoughts?
     
  12. CatholicAnglican

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    I prefer the KJV, mainly cause it has better prose and poetry, and is very compatible with the 1962 BCP for the offices. I also like the NKJV and the ESV which has become almost the official bible of ACNA and ANiC.
     
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    ESV and RSV are very close to each other most of the time. I prefer the RSV because it retains the proper use of the second person singular pronoun for God, but the RSV has fallen out of favor with Protestants for some reason. Now the only RSV version you can buy is Roman Catholic which has the Apocrypha. Oh well. But my main attention is given to the KJV, which I find to be the best of any of them. If there's something archaic that I don't understand, there's always the dictionary.
     
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    Proper Protestant Bibles should have the Apocrypha
     
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    I agree.

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    The best English Protestant Bible is perhaps the "Geneva Bible", translated from original languages in Geneva by Anglican and other English Reformed expatriates during the reign of "Bloody Mary", and first published in 1560. It was by far the most popular Bible in England for more than a century, but was eventually banned and crushed by King James in preference to the translation bearing his name. Americans largely owe their "1st amendment rights" to that violent purgation. http://www.genevabible.org/Geneva.html
     
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  18. Scottish Monk

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    Scottish Knight...

    This is a serious question. What do you think about a new thread on Scottish church leaders and writers?


    ...Scottish Monk
     
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    Hi SM,

    Yes, sounds an interesting idea, certainly there's a lot of famous Scottish church leaders and writers throughout history, would be very great to research more into it. Were you thinking of any in particular?
     
  20. Scottish Monk

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    Scottish religious history, as I am finding out, is very interesting. I want to learn as much as I can. I am not into debating--but learning about various leaders, places, and such.

    Yes definitely, lets do a little research and have a go of it.

    ...Scottish Monk
     
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