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Holy Bible: Nelson's NKJV Study Bible

4.66 of 5 stars 4.66  ·  rating details  ·  581 ratings  ·  80 reviews
Hundreds of thousands of readers and students of God's Word have discovered "The Nelson Study Bible" to be the most comprehensive study Bible available. The warm conversational tone, coupled with serious scholarship and application, has made this best-seller a favorite among pastors, teachers, and readers.

In it you will find thousands of exegetical annotations for a devoti
2448 pages
Published 2005
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Took a challenge from my mom to read the whole Bible in a week and was able to finish it in five days! It was actually really cool to read it all in a short time and It was cool to see the way everything connects!
I'm going to be reading this book for the rest of my life. :)
Steven Veach
I'm not sure if this is exactly the same bible I have. It is the NKJV, though, and you can't really go terribly wrong with this version. It is more dependable than most modern translations [NIV, Message, Living, etc]. I started off with the KJV [couldn't read it]. Then I went to the NIV and it was the first translation I read through completely. By that point I was conversing with Independent Fundamental Baptists [you guessed it, KJV 1611 only proponents] who said my NIV was from the devil. I re ...more
The NKJV has been my Bible of choice for the past five years, and when I made that decision I chose the Nelson Study Bible as my personal text. For the most part, the extra material is conservative enough without being fundamentalistic. It has too many helpful features to ennumerate in a brief review, but one that I really like and use a lot is the extensive set of study notes at the bottom of each page. The layout is user-friendly, and the relatively large text for the Scriptures is a welcome s ...more
Zyrah Myrrh
I have two New King James Version. Apparently, they have exactly the same text and style. I always prefer NKJV to other versions. It is a bit in between the old English KJV and the not so modern NIV.

This edition is what I bring with me to church or whenever I travel. It is smaller and more handy. The bigger one, which I owned first and a bit tattered, is what I use for my quiet time and devotion.

Whenever I read, it is as if I do not trust my own comprehension that I just have to always flip bac
Bill Norris
I like the NKJV Bible because of familiarity as my pastor in Texas, who was a great Bible teacher, used it from the pulpit. Like every other English translation, there are passages where I wonder what the translators were thinking when they translated it the way the did. But overall, it is a fairly trustworthy translation of the scriptures.

I do believe that the Nelson NKJV Study Bible, along with the Ryrie Study Bible, are the best Study Bibles you can buy today. Unfortunately, I don't believe t
Almost exactly the same as the King James Version Bible (KJV), but with occasional modifications of archaic wording that is no longer used in English. It largely retains the middle English wording in its verses, but occasionally makes clarifying alterations of a word. Since it is the same translation as the KJV, but is slightly modernized it is called the New King James Version Bible or NKJV. I recommend it for better understanding the meaning of scriptural passages found in your King James Bibl ...more
Brandon Current

This is my favorite translation of the Bible. It is a literal translation like the NASB and ESV, but it does a better job of preserving the beautiful voice of the KJV. It also has supplied words in italics which helps in understanding the original better. I also enjoy having the alternate readings available in the footnotes. All these reasons make it more useful to me than the ESV which is gaining ground as the standard nearest equivalent translation. However, since both versions are fro
It's the word of God, what else is there to say?
life changing everytime
I am now on page 1060. Studying as I go.

I have made it a quest to not read another book until I finish the bible. Man is it hard not to pick up a novel...But I am sure I will be better for all the time and effort involved in studying the Word.
Have learned a lot that I obviously have not understood about the laws revealed to Moses. God's commandments on how to treat each other is obvious. Treat others as you would have them treat you.
Guess, no one told me I should not eat pig...(swine) are pretty
Dina (ReviewTime)
The quality and craftsmanship of this edition is impressive, I admire the skill that went into it's making. It's fine Goatskin cover is simply beautiful and a delight to hold. Fresh out of the box this edition is flexible and molds to fit your hand (a quality which is highly sought after in leather bound Bibles). When compared to my other compact Bibles the Smyth sewn binding of this edition lays flatter than any other compact edition. Unlike many compact Bibles this edition stays open with out ...more
David S. T.
I've read through the bible several times, three of the times as a Christian and once viewing it as an ancient religious text not the divine work of God, this review takes the later stance. Growing up I preferred the New King James Version, it was easier to read than the King James, but still sort of sounded like the scriptures my dad used to go around quoting from the original King James. It still mostly uses the same manuscripts but gives footnotes to the more recent critical scholarship varia ...more
Melissa Roach
A sweet addition to the Tommy Nelson Baby/Toddler Bible line, using an adorable image of a flocked velvet bunny. The Velveteen Bible features soft fur and a fuzzy tail! Inside, the New King James Version scripture is accompanied by whimsical images of bunnies and other baby animals, colorful borders, and lovely sentiments from the scriptures. The Bible is packaged in a keepsake treasure box.

Details about the book I found:
The book comes insid
The Velveteen Bible is a keepsake Bible put out by Tommy Nelson. The translation is New King James Version. The Bible is small, 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ (approx.)
The Bible has flocking on both the decorative box and the cover of the hardback Bible itself. There are three sets of illustrations found in the pages. These are beautiful water colors of animals. Little ones will enjoy the fuzzy places on the cover and the bright colors inside. The pages and type are typical for adult Bibles; they are very thin
This is another Bible I haven't read entirely through but it's the one I keep going back to...I had both the first edition and (now) second edition of this Bible...and if I had waited for the thumb indexed version it would be 100% perfect.

The NKJV is not one I can sit and just read like an NIV, TNIV or even an ESV but when I sit in church or sit down to's the language I want to be memorizing and have running through my head. My church teaches from NIV in the pulpit and NASB in many st
This particular NKJV edition was very well done. There were some images and copious amounts of notes to further my understanding of the text of the bible, I am so glad I opted for this study bible as opposed to a classic bible. The only teeny complaint is the words of Jesus are not in red, I am used to seeing the red text so I could not help but miss that feature. I used this bible as my read the bible in 180 days plan, and some days were harder than others depending on the notes provided, becau ...more
I couldn’t wait to review this bible when it came in the post. I was looking forward to all the lovely pictures that would be featured in the bible, but for a children’s bible it didn’t have that many pictures. It did have a few pages with animal pictures along with Bible verses but not enough to keep the child attention on reading the bible.
Also, I was expecting the version of the bible to be simplified and easy to read. A child reading this bible would find it very intimidating because of the
Jacob Aitken
It's a shame this study bible went out of print, for it is easily the best on the market. The margins are wide, the text large enough for legibility, and the study notes, while gently baptistic and premillennial, are thorough and helpful. Throughout the bible are many good essays.

There are a few concerns, though. Some of the essays on perseverance tend to lean towards the Zane Hodges' grace scheme. Further, the essay on Calvinism and Arminianism was misleading, as it defined Arminianism in such
This is an amazing Bible. I have the Goatskin Leather version and over time is has become an amazingly supple book. I love the wide margins for notes and the thick paper for highlighting. With all the notes I have in it and the time I have spent reading it using Professor Horner's Bible reading system, this Bible has become my most prized possession. That's just the start. The more time you spend in the Word, the hungrier you will be for it. It changed my life and it changes it every day. Love t ...more
Margaret Metz
Mine is in black leather but I couldn't find it on here. This is a great tool with lots of study helps. Not only does it have notes under the Scripture, but it also has maps (in the Bible - not just in the back) which help so much in really understanding what you're reading about. There are also "In Depth" inserts, charts, "word focus" sections (they not only define the word but tell you where and how it's used) . . . This is a great Bible for someone wanting to truly study the Bible.
Chris Schaben
It's really hard to rate the Holy Bible as a whole. There are points when it is really great and points where it is really boring and dry. Here is my rating for each book as I read it over the year of 2013:

Genesis - 5
Exodus - 5
Leviticus - 1
Numbers - 2
Deuteronomy - 3
Joshua - 3
Judges - 2
1 Samuel - 4
2 Samuel - 4
1 Kings - 3
2 Kings - 2
1 Chronicles - 3
2 Chronicles - 2
Nehemiah - 3
Esther - 4
Job - 3

Matthew - 5
Mark - 5
Luke - 5
John - 5
Acts - 5
Pastordiana Brevan
I am a WOG WHom Loves to Deep Search in everything I study or write I am always constantly in deep Searching and reading all tools of wisdom and more what so have you Crucified writings this is a really awesome tool for all leadership I reccogmend This Study Study. This is one of my tools within my library is it worn out Amen it is Its worth to continue to buy or to place it within my brand new Nook.:)))
Betsy Payne
Every page have a half of the actual verses that is translated into NKJV, an easier word to read while the other half is the description of what every verses mean. It is a very good book if you do not go to church and wanted to study and learn God's word, this is the book for you. It may take like forever for me to finish this bible, but I am determined to finish this bible.
Feb 03, 2011 Anna rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who wants to delve deeper into the Word of God
Recommended to Anna by: Mother
This is my second time through reading this study Bible. The information is new every time. I use it for study groups and to prepare for the pastor's exposition. The CD is an exceptional tool for searching passages and key words. You can even markup the pages on the CD. I would recommend this study Bible to anyone who wants to delve further into the Word of God. ...more
Daniel Robinson
Cover to cover :) and will be doing it agin, and again, every time I read thru this book I get something amazing and relevant out of it.
Most of the books I read and the authors I love to read, are based on the morels and principles in this book.
Servant leadership, being a good Stewart with money and time, not burying your talents.
I highly recommend.
What can I say? It's a classic. :)

But as for this version (as for the four star rating)- like the translation I do have some issues with the commentary. It interprets some things very decidedly when there's more than one way to look at the verse. It's very dispensational, too. 99% of the commentary is great, just once in awhile something pops up.
Danielle Schmidt
Oct 13, 2007 Danielle Schmidt rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Seekers
I have read NIV,KJ,New Amer Std, and from other versions since 03' but am just starting the NKJV. The Bible(whatever version) in general is by far the BEST book ever! It is bought the most and stolen the most for good reason!

It's historical and literary excellance is astounding! If you haven't ever picked it up try the Gospel of John!
Joshua Mitchell
The Bible is definitely a great book...the greatest. Not only does it have some great stories in it, but it also offers a guide to godly living, a reason for our existence, and preparation for our future. I will be starting another round of reading it starting tomorrow! I encourage everyone to read this book of books!!!
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