Recommendations for a Bible Version

Posted by Bill Terrell in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

Recommendations please,I use several versions of the Bible I’m getting ready to buy a new one,what version do you suggest and why please and thank you in advance!

26 Comments

  • Reply January 29, 2018

    Kevin Wayne

    World English Bible. It’s free and online. Unless you want a print copy, that is.

  • Reply January 29, 2018

    Grover Katzmarek Sr

    Amplified.

  • Reply January 29, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    Not NLT Amplified is old school. What are you using it for? Bill Terrell

  • Reply January 29, 2018

    Grover Katzmarek Sr

    I have several different translation. Amplified is by far best one I like giving to new converts

  • Reply January 29, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    Bill Terrell
    Do NOT get NLT Living Bible etc
    Amplified could be a bit too much for a new convert

    for exact translation from original languages NASB (Oxford edition) or Darby for a cheaper option

    recently the NET has competed for exactness from NA/UBS too

    for study Bible – DAKE; no question about it

    to preach from to a larger Pentecostal congregations perhaps NKJV

    I would avoid NIV as in recent years their online versions are making a lot of corrections that are not in the printed NIV http://www.pentecostaltheology.com/digital-vs-printed-niv-versions/

  • Reply January 29, 2018

    Karl Freels

    TLV check it out

  • Reply January 29, 2018

    Karl Freels

    I have enjoyed it and I do have tons of other translations,. Starting this year my wife and I are using this translation for our daily devotions.

  • Reply January 29, 2018

    Benjamin C Bratvogel

    The NKJ…
    The NiV is missing verses, is full of false doctine, and leads to doubts.
    Reformation study Bible is great. ESV study is ok.

  • Reply January 29, 2018

    Joshua Wheeler

    1.) NASB is my absolute top choice! 2.) MEV 3.) ESV

  • Reply January 29, 2018

    Scotty Searan

    I am one of thews old KJV Bible Trumpeters. I like Amplified & will tolerate NKJV
    I know the KJV works and you can learn it easier than you think.

  • Reply January 30, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    TLV is a no no – too many free interpretations in it
    MEV has no scholarly oversight and is based on TR
    ESV is making lots of progress
    NET is very close to the original as well
    NASB is good but needs to be updated
    I ask NASB users to check out Darby and explore its accuracy
    Reformation Study Bible if we are talking Geneva here is simply Calvinistic Benjamin C Bratvogel

  • Reply January 30, 2018

    Joseph D. Absher

    Ask God. You be more happy in the end.

  • Reply January 30, 2018

    Bill Terrell

    I appreciate all the insight it has helped greatly I’ve crossed referenced over the years with different translations or use my Strong’s concordance just looking for another solid translation,and I’m happy with the wisdom that I’ve gained by all the inputs.

  • Reply January 30, 2018

    Joseph D. Absher

    Brother I’m probably the least of students of Theology but I would get one you can read and believe. I use many translations for reference and do the word searches also. I read and use the King James. It just seems easier to use as a standard. Especially for memorizing. If you have good Bible, and you’re familiar with it, maybe you can get it rebound?

  • Reply January 30, 2018

    Joseph D. Absher

    I wasn’t joking about asking God. He’s got alot of good stuff. It really depends how you are going to use it. A carry along Bible that you take with or a home Bible. Some ministers take their biggest Bible on the streets so folks know what they’re up to. It’s safer I guess. I don’t. But God knows the next six months and the next year’s of your life. God willing. If Jesus tarries. You may want to get a cheap Bible at the thrift store and Mark it up with pens and highlighters. There are alot of different uses and Bibles. That’s why I say pray. God knows.

  • Reply January 30, 2018

    Michael Ellis Carter Jr.

    1) NRSV or RSV
    2) NASB
    3) ESV
    I study from all 3 but preach mostly from NASB

  • Reply January 30, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    Michael Ellis Carter Jr. isnt NRSV <= RSV <= ASV from 1901?

  • Reply January 30, 2018

    Terry Fischer

    NKJV. I have read through the KJV, nasb, niv, Holman Christian standard and I have found the NKJV the most accurate word for word translation

  • Reply January 30, 2018

    Ricky Grimsley

    Esv

  • Reply January 31, 2018

    Ray E Horton

    The new Modern English version. The MEV is a more accurate translation using modern English, a translation of the Textus Receptus and the Jacob ben Hayyim edition of the Masoretic Text, using the King James Version as the base manuscript. Yhe MEV is a literal translation. It is also often referred to as a formal correspondence translation. You can read it and compare with other versions online on Bible Gateway. http://modernenglishversion.com/

  • Reply January 31, 2018

    Jevan Little

    LEB.

    Dake was a Tritheist.

  • Reply January 31, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    LEB Lexham English Bible cannot be trusted. I believe it considers the majority-texts and compare many various manuscripts of the original bibles. From that point, this could very well be THE most correct bible translation
    HOWEVER
    this amalgamation of minority and majority MSS does not fit any known working paradigm for Bible translation out there.
    Futhermore
    The following MSS incorporated in LEB were of mystics, and also of gnostics. (Now found as sinai and vatican doctrines)
    ancestors of alexandrian (Socalled lost, but very few) ->Papyrus 66 200AD ->Papyrus 75 200AD ->Codex B 4th cent ->Codex Aleph 4th cent ->RV 1881 ->ASV 1901 ->RSV 1946 ->New English Bible 1961

    LEB yet another result of this, check out these following/how the future for it is (yet not fully, but I’m sure it will be introduced into the world very widely), now we can see the preview of it (removed verses):
    .Mat 17:21 leb .Mat 17:21 leb .Mat 18:11 leb .Mat 23:14 leb .Mar 7:16 leb .Mar 9:44 leb .Mar 9:46 leb .Mar 11:26 leb .Mar 15:28 leb .Luk 17:36 leb .Luk 23:17 leb .Joh 5:4 leb .Act 28:29 leb

  • Reply January 31, 2018

    Dan Irving

    Stay away from NASB and NIV. While I have found the Hebrew/Greek Interlinear the most accurate, I’m not sure it comes in a single volume.

  • Reply January 31, 2018

    Terry Fischer

    You may or may not be surprised to find out few Christians really read the word, especially the whole Bible. They may read a verse here or there, but have really never set there heart to read it with a teachable spirit. It is amazing how many Christians have never read the Old Testament all the way through. I have had plenty of Christians tell me they haven’t. Me being a pastor, I am always encouraging the saints to read through their Bible. I even put a Bible reading plan together that if you follow it you will read the O.T. once and the N.T. twice in a year. The reason I am saying this is because a much greater concern is not the translations as much as it is that the believers read and believe. That is why we are called believers, isn’t it? Yet, I am mindful of the versions I read. Every year I read through the Bible. This year I decided to read the ESV. I only made it one day and I quit. Here’s why. The KJV says this, Gen 3:16 “Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.” The ESV says pretty much the same thing except at this part, “Your desire shall be contrary to your husband, but he shall rule over you.” I looked at the Hebrew here and I don’t see why the word contrary was added. So that bothered me so I changed versions. I don’t mean to pick on anyone’s preference of versions, but I do want to give a warning to be careful.

  • Reply January 31, 2018

    Nelson Banuchi

    NASB for sure.

  • Reply March 1, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    Bill Terrell what did you get at the end?

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