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.
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.