Bible Tranlations.

Bible Versions on PB

  • King James

    Votes: 22 24.7%
  • New King James

    Votes: 8 9.0%
  • New American Standard

    Votes: 8 9.0%
  • English Standard Version

    Votes: 41 46.1%
  • New International Version

    Votes: 2 2.2%
  • Other

    Votes: 8 9.0%

  • Total voters
    89
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etexas

Puritan Board Doctor
Slight ESV lead followed close to heel by the KJV, no one has voted for the NIV. Zondervan still claims it is the best selling Bible.............hmmmmmmmmmmm.
 

LadyFlynt

Puritan Board Doctor
The one I would like is a facsimile with a leather buckle ;) but uhm...we're talking $300 there...or $225 without the buckle...no modern typeset or spellings...nope, facsimile of the real thing ;) I actually prefer my s's to look like f's...something from when I was learning to read out of Luther's German Bible.
 

etexas

Puritan Board Doctor
The one I would like is a facsimile with a leather buckle ;) but uhm...we're talking $300 there...or $225 without the buckle...no modern typeset or spellings...nope, facsimile of the real thing ;) I actually prefer my s's to look like f's...something from when I was learning to read out of Luther's German Bible.
I did see the Geneva fac with the buckle and it is VERY cool, I would never use that, I would keep it as a collectors piece.:up:
 

Coram Deo

Puritan Board Junior
Would you carry it and use it at church?

Those facsimile seem pretty big and bulky.......

Kinda wish my 1599 Leather bound slimdown copy had a buckle lock on it.. That would be sweet......



oh, I would use it....Bibles and books are only as good as they are used!
 

bookslover

Puritan Board Doctor
ESV

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Ah, a rare actual photo of the ESV being created!

I voted for the ESV because that's what I read normally, though I am now reading through the Scriptures in the KJV. (I'm up through the middle of Ezra and the language to me is, well, tedious.)

I appreciate the ESV because it reads smoothly yet is a fairly literal translation. Also, it gave me an excuse to drop the NIV, which I was increasingly growing to dislike.

At church, we have NASB pew Bibles, and the pastor preaches from the NASB, although his personal favorite is the NKJV. When it was time to replace our pew Bibles, a poll was taken in the congregation to see what the favorite was, and most people (surprisingly) voted for the NASB. I usually bring my ESV to church, though.
 

etexas

Puritan Board Doctor
Ah, a rare actual photo of the ESV being created!

I voted for the ESV because that's what I read normally, though I am now reading through the Scriptures in the KJV. (I'm up through the middle of Ezra and the language to me is, well, tedious.)

I appreciate the ESV because it reads smoothly yet is a fairly literal translation. Also, it gave me an excuse to drop the NIV, which I was increasingly growing to dislike.

At church, we have NASB pew Bibles, and the pastor preaches from the NASB, although his personal favorite is the NKJV. When it was time to replace our pew Bibles, a poll was taken in the congregation to see what the favorite was, and most people (surprisingly) voted for the NASB. I usually bring my ESV to church, though.
Actually the NASB vote is surprising! Though as I have stated, I am a King Jimmy man but if I want to read an English translation of the Critical Text I use the NASB myself.
 

LadyFlynt

Puritan Board Doctor
Would you carry it and use it at church?

Those facsimile seem pretty big and bulky.......

Kinda wish my 1599 Leather bound slimdown copy had a buckle lock on it.. That would be sweet......

I would't see why not...it looks sturdy enough. 7 by 9...but can't tell how thick...looks pretty thick. Mostly I don't use my Bible during services though right now as I have my hands pretty full with the baby. Kinda difficult balancing a child and a bible at the same time.
 

Coram Deo

Puritan Board Junior
:Nods:

My wife is in the same boat right now... :)

They do look pretty thick... ;)


I would't see why not...it looks sturdy enough. 7 by 9...but can't tell how thick...looks pretty thick. Mostly I don't use my Bible during services though right now as I have my hands pretty full with the baby. Kinda difficult balancing a child and a bible at the same time.
 

etexas

Puritan Board Doctor
The same thing that's going to happen to the ESV! :lol:
It is funny you should say that....I have some friend who are not predicting a long "shelf-life" for the ESV. I have one friend who does call it the NIV for the 21st century. That is both good and bad.:think:
 

etexas

Puritan Board Doctor
I choose ESV due to more literal translation method and use of the critical text instead of the KJV text family.



And...

WHAT !?? No outcry over a 2nd commandment transgression!?!? God the Father has a fairly disheveled beard, but some big guns don't He? (must be hittin' the gym)

:)
 

etexas

Puritan Board Doctor
Wait one minute here my friends................SOMEONE voted NIV...........come on fess up! Who done it!:detective:
 

Civbert

Puritan Board Junior
I voted NKJV, but I also like the NASB and the HCB (Holman Christian Standard Bible) is very good. I also like the ESV but not as much as I hoped when if first came out.
 

etexas

Puritan Board Doctor
I voted NKJV, but I also like the NASB and the HCB (Holman Christian Standard Bible) is very good. I also like the ESV but not as much as I hoped when if first came out.
You know......I really forgot to put the Holman in my list, I have one......sometimes it has so really nice readings but I found some clunkers in it as well, all the same I am sorry I neglected it as an option.
 

etexas

Puritan Board Doctor
Ok I hate to :deadhorse: but I really want to know who did the NIV vote! For the rest of you, if you have not voted please do so (this is a limited time only poll :)) and I truly would like a feel for what primary translation you like.:book2:
 

VictorBravo

Administrator
Staff member
ASV of 1901 is what I carry in my briefcase, along with a "pocket" Stephanus Greek hardcover.

On my reading stand is a pew bible AV, which is my primary reading bible this year. (I love just reading it--no notes, no cross references--I usually read an entire book in one sitting).

But I also carry this little guy to church along with my ASV:

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etexas

Puritan Board Doctor
ASV of 1901 is what I carry in my briefcase, along with a "pocket" Stephanus Greek hardcover.

On my reading stand is a pew bible AV, which is my primary reading bible this year. (I love just reading it--no notes, no cross references--I usually read an entire book in one sitting).

But I also carry this little guy to church along with my ASV:

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Interesting! Where does one get a 1901 ASV these days, I can read it online but I cannot find a paper edition and heck.....I even have it's 1881 forerunner the RV.
 

etexas

Puritan Board Doctor
Found where to get an ASV ,Star Bible Company the last publishers of the ASV it seems!:detective:
 
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tellville

Puritan Board Junior
HCSB. I like understanding my Bible and I prefer the Critical text. I use the ESV as my secondary text, NASB as a third.

Even though my church is Canadian Southern Baptist, we still use the NIV as the HCSB was never really promoted up here that much.

I grew up on the NIV. Then I went through a crisis during my years in college over which translation to read, and I have finally settled on the HCSB. I almost chose the ESV, but I still had trouble's understanding it, mainly in the prophets, but elsewhere as well.
 

etexas

Puritan Board Doctor
HCSB. I like understanding my Bible and I prefer the Critical text. I use the ESV as my secondary text, NASB as a third.

Even though my church is Canadian Southern Baptist, we still use the NIV as the HCSB was never really promoted up here that much.

I grew up on the NIV. Then I went through a crisis during my years in college over which translation to read, and I have finally settled on the HCSB. I almost chose the ESV, but I still had trouble's understanding it, mainly in the prophets, but elsewhere as well.
I have had a number of people say they prefer the Holman over the ESV, perhaps I should try reading some more of the HCSB, I grew up King James and RSV so the ESV sounds more familiar to me.:book2:
 

etexas

Puritan Board Doctor
That's right, and they often are out of stock.

Don't buy one if you are looking for good print. They seem to use a facsimile. It's readable, but not great.
I think I saw an inexpensive NT, I might order that and see how it "roll across" my eyes.:book2:
 

VictorBravo

Administrator
Staff member
I think I saw an inexpensive NT, I might order that and see how it "roll across" my eyes.:book2:


That's probably a good idea. The Old Testament is very much like the AV, the NT is a bit different. It follows an earlier form of the CT, but makes notes about differences from the AV.
 
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