Hello, Thank you for having me.

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I joined mainly because I have been having problems discovering which translation of the scriptures to study.
Every time I think that I have found a good bible, someone comes along and tells me to throw that bible away
because it is a corrupt translation. Which translation should I read and why? I am really torn by this and
hope that I can figure this out.

Thanks in advance for any input on this subject.

Your brother in Christ, Casey.
 

Fish Catcher Jim

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I joined mainly because I have been having problems discovering which translation of the scriptures to study.
Every time I think that I have found a good bible, someone comes along and tells me to throw that bible away
because it is a corrupt translation. Which translation should I read and why? I am really torn by this and
hope that I can figure this out.

Thanks in advance for any input on this subject.

Your brother in Christ, Casey.
Welcome to CFS Casey,

Try the King James and New Living bible versions. They seem to be the closest to the original writing.

I enjoy using those and the amp just to get a different feel for what is being said. You can not go wrong with kj and nlv.

If you have not done so please click this link below and go through your welcome pack and familiarize your self with the forum guide lines and policies.
http://www.christianforumsite.com/categories/your-welcome-pack.104/

Thank you Casey and feel free to make some friends and have some good old fellowship.
Blessings
FCJ
 
#3
Welcome to CFS Casey,

Try the King James and New Living bible versions. They seem to be the closest to the original writing.

I enjoy using those and the amp just to get a different feel for what is being said. You can not go wrong with kj and nlv.

If you have not done so please click this link below and go through your welcome pack and familiarize your self with the forum guide lines and policies.
http://www.christianforumsite.com/categories/your-welcome-pack.104/

Thank you Casey and feel free to make some friends and have some good old fellowship.
Blessings
FCJ


Thank you for your reply. I will have to get a copy of the NLV as I have a very hard time
understanding Old English.
 

Fish Catcher Jim

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Thank you for your reply. I will have to get a copy of the NLV as I have a very hard time
understanding Old English.
I can agree with you big time on that.
Although when something stands out in one say the nlt then God has taught me to read it in the kjv.

I do believe you will be pleased and blessed.
Welcome again
FCJ
 

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If you have a good will or thrift store around then check them out. I got a big new living for like 50 cents or something like that. Funny how they are in excellent new condition to. Lol
 

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I joined mainly because I have been having problems discovering which translation of the scriptures to study.
Every time I think that I have found a good bible, someone comes along and tells me to throw that bible away
because it is a corrupt translation. Which translation should I read and why? I am really torn by this and
hope that I can figure this out.

Thanks in advance for any input on this subject.

Your brother in Christ, Casey.
Welcome Casey! It's great to have you here in cfs.

Hmmmm Bible translations....good subject. I have to agree with fish catcher...the kjv and the nlt are supposed to be the closest. One of my pastors (who does a lot of study in the Greek recommends the nlt) as does a lot of the pastors I listen to. However I do have to say that every one should be read with the Holy Spirit's help... (just ask Him for wisdom when you begin to read) due to translators having limited knowledge when translating way back when, and some of the texts translated from had light spots and such. So there are mistakes or added (italic words) in some of them too.

The Holy Spirit is a wonderful teacher though, and very smart and generous with knowledge when asked :)

Blessings of grace and peace be yours in abundance, look forward to talking with you.
 
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Yes. I do pray before and during studying the scriptures. It's just that when I find a bible it seems that
there is always someone that tells me that it is a corrupt translation and sometimes they actually tell
me very adamantly to throw it in the trash. The last time it was the NIV translation.

I have also been told not to study the scriptures in a foreign tongue and Old English is such
to me.

I realize that Father God has told us that his word will be preserved and am trying to find out
where.

Thank you for your time.
 

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Yes. I do pray before and during studying the scriptures. It's just that when I find a bible it seems that
there is always someone that tells me that it is a corrupt translation and sometimes they actually tell
me very adamantly to throw it in the trash. The last time it was the NIV translation.

I have also been told not to study the scriptures in a foreign tongue and Old English is such
to me.

I realize that Father God has told us that his word will be preserved and am trying to find out
where.

Thank you for your time.
I am sure if you stick with the new living translation you will find it easy to read and brings you much peace.

I read the niv for years. And just recently (4-5 years ago) began reading the new living. Quite a lot of similarities. So maybe in the time your waiting for the time and money to get a new living translation, keep reading your niv if you still have it. The Holy Spirit will show you the errors that are needing to be corrected.

Blessings to you!
 
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Fish Catcher Jim

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Yes. I do pray before and during studying the scriptures. It's just that when I find a bible it seems that
there is always someone that tells me that it is a corrupt translation and sometimes they actually tell
me very adamantly to throw it in the trash. The last time it was the NIV translation.

I have also been told not to study the scriptures in a foreign tongue and Old English is such
to me.

I realize that Father God has told us that his word will be preserved and am trying to find out
where.

Thank you for your time.
Hi Casey,
Listen bro, I would simply pray that the Holy Spirit would guide you in your reading and read what you have. Other wise you may get caught up in a revolving door going around and around listening to every person and their opinions on what bible to read.

Like I said you won't go wrong with the new living and king James together AND you won't do wrong reading out of another until you get what you want.

Just read what ya got !!
Blessings my friend
FCJ
 

Fish Catcher Jim

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Thank you very much. That is what I needed to find out. I am not going to worry about it any more.
I am sure, that after asking Him, God will provide me with his word.
Amen brother amen.
Remember if God wants you reading a different version then He will not only let you know but He will supply it.
Blessings and happy blessed reading
FCJ