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#3241475 - 05/07/13 04:24 PM Re: Bible Question [Re: Brisco Darlin]
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#3241477 - 05/07/13 04:27 PM Re: Bible Question [Re: Brisco Darlin]
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I've seen a lot of folks using The Message to read alongside another translation (often NIV or NLV). It's really interesting to read, because the concept behind it is to use a phrase (sometimes a bit lengthy) to describe the concept conveyed, instead of just trying to translate word-to-word.

If that doesn't make sense, then think of it this way...
Old languages were relatively simple in terms of vocabulary, compared to English. In most cases, a single word or phrase could have a lot of implied meaning based on the context of its use. That translation is focused on explaining the meaning.

I don't recommend The Message for memorization purposes, however, because all the extra content means more words to store away \:\)
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#3241565 - 05/07/13 06:39 PM Re: Bible Question [Re: woodchuckc]
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 Originally Posted By: woodchuckc
KJV and NKJV are my staples. I much prefer actual translations versus transliterations even though they may be easier to read, as I think they hold closer to the truths and meanings that God wants us to base our belief upon. That being said, there are some (many) Greek and Hebrew words for which there are not adequate English equivalents and therein lies the value of using multiple translations and other study texts to better understand what the original scripts said.


Totally agree.
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#3241579 - 05/07/13 07:05 PM Re: Bible Question [Re: KPH]
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I have a parallel study bible I really like; it is NIV on one side of the page and KJV on the other side. I find that it gives u a good way to compare words or phrases. GOOD READING AND ALL HAVE A BLESSES DAY?
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#3241757 - 05/07/13 11:11 PM Re: Bible Question [Re: jos3ywales]
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KJV for me an have several of them an will get some more. I really like the "Open" "Life Applications" & "Ryrie" the Mossy Oak also has some good info..
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#3241970 - 05/08/13 08:45 AM Re: Bible Question [Re: jos3ywales]
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i like to read a few different ones just to get a better idea or different view.

i normally read the KJ or the TNIV versions but recently i have started to read the Message version as well.
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#3242322 - 05/08/13 04:46 PM Re: Bible Question [Re: jos3ywales]
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Ive always used a KJV. I've always been taught, God will let you understand and see things in the Bible. If your having trouble understanding something, than the Lord believes your not ready for it. Also about study Bibles.....the translation and interpretation is by scholars or man.... and is not the Lords word.

I'm not bashing anybody for using any type of Bible, this is just what Ive been taught
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#3242324 - 05/08/13 04:54 PM Re: Bible Question [Re: tnfirefighter]
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"If your having trouble understanding something, than the Lord believes your not ready for it."

Not quite sure I'm reading into that the way your probably meant it. You ever tried to read what John wrote in Revelation.

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#3242360 - 05/08/13 05:48 PM Re: Bible Question [Re: Bayou Buck]
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I read NIV (84). There is a newer version on my iphone and it will not let me reference the older version anymore. I was given an NIV when i graduated and the new version is just different. The sentences mean about the same, but I am too used to finding verses by the actual wording. I guess I don't adapt well to change.
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#3242364 - 05/08/13 05:52 PM Re: Bible Question [Re: jos3ywales]
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KJV.
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