e-Sword doesn't have NIV, but it does have several other pretty good versions (including the ESV). I was recently impressed with their inclusion of a warning message about Christian persecution in some countries where even downloading/updating it could alert an oppressive government.I was not brought up in the church, and even after 36 years as a Christian I find the KJV language difficult. I much prefer to read a version that I can understand. For quite a few years now I have been using the NIV, and mostly I find it good. Occasionally I use the RSV, which is actually the version we used when I was in Bible College. Unfortunately e-Sword, which I use as an electronic concordance, only comes with KJV, so I often find myself having to translate verses back in my mind so that I can find them.
I almost always avoid denominational Bibles. I did have a brief love affair with Holman's but it was sometimes very difficult to reconcile with the Greek.Ooops, my sincerest apologies. The Bible is the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) edition, Not the KJV. Don't know how I got that confused. But it is obvious that this version has been politically sanitized. No, I will go home after work and find my KJV and start over with that one.
Bana, how do I get the other versions? Mine only came with King Jim.e-Sword doesn't have NIV, but it does have several other pretty good versions (including the ESV).
Cool! I'll go have a play. Thanks, Bana!It's under the modular installer. There are hundreds of translations, commentaries, and Christian e-books to be downloaded for free, including Strong's, YLT, ESV.