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Holy Bible: Nelson's NKJV Study Bible

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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 (first published January 1st 1982)
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May 24, 2012 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A thrilling work of science fiction on an epic scale. With a cast of thousands, a storyline that continues down through generations, and a seemingly never ending tapestry of plot twists, this book is sure to delight any reader. One has to admit that the idea of a hero written as a cosmic-Jewish-zombie-telepath seems a bit hokey at first, but somehow the authors pull it off with only a few insults to the reader's intelligence.

This is definitely NOT a book for children however! The many adult the
Mike (the Paladin)
This is probably still my favorite translation of the Bible it was the first one I read through, cover to cover from front to back that is. Most of the mistranslations of the original KJV have been corrected while the flavor and poetry of the 1611 language are still there. (though sadly there are a couple of places where the "Authorized King James" got it right and the NKJ mistranslated) This is an attempted word for word translation much like the RSV and ASV (also New Revised Standard and New A ...more
May 24, 2012 Dana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As much a discipline and a study as it was a goal for me to read. I was surprised at how often my Sunday school teaching version of a story was vastly different from the original, which was often quite brief. Beautifully written at times and just plain boring and confusing at others. I found that as many questions were raised for me as they were answered. All of the violence and killing in the name of God was very disturbing, as was the general attitude towards women. The basic ethical teachings ...more
Sep 15, 2013 11 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: woldview

In a season of inspiration, I read the Bible (“New International Version”) cover-to-cover, just a little bit each day, over the course of almost two years when I was 19-20. I don’t recommend reading any book this way, especially one with as many characters and story lines as the Bible. In truth, I’m still not sure how much I got out of it, but like the very last straggler crossing the finish line in a marathon, I’ll claim my “read” status, even if it should bear some sort of asterisk
May 24, 2012 Autum rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received the Jesus Calling devotional bible with general editor Sarah Young a while ago. This was an excellent devotional bible, in appearance and in the readings. The cover is beautifully designed with a photo of a hand that seems to beckon the reader to come closer to our Lord. I must say that this is a bible that I will cherish and continue to use in my walk with the Lord. I was drawn in to the readings and prayers almost instantly. I like that Sarah Young’s devotional readings are more lik ...more
Nov 01, 2014 Agata rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christianity
I'm going to be reading this book for the rest of my life. :)
Feb 21, 2016 Hosanna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How could I ever give this Book, written by God Himself, less than five stars? The Bible is the most powerful, beautiful and gripping Book ever written. It is 100% inspired by God and sharper than a double edged sword. It had been translated into at least 2,400 languages--more than any other written book! WARNING: This Book can change your life forever!!!!!
Jul 12, 2013 Abbi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
Jonathan S. Harbour
How many people actually treat a Bible like a book and just read it? This occurred to me today as a funny quirk in many Christian circles. At a certain point in my life, I became annoyed with preachers. No surprise, that seemed to coincide with increased reading of theology books, despite my having no interest in a religious degree. I read the King James Version cover to cover as a child/early teen.

Many years went by and I picked up a Contemporary English Edition, which was humorous. I don't kn
Steven Veach
Oct 09, 2011 Steven Veach rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-ve-read
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
Apr 11, 2009 Mr.B rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 08, 2013 Zyrah Myrrh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Andy Mitchell
May 24, 2012 Andy Mitchell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes first impressions are wrong. As I read the introductory material to this Bible, I was a bit concerned. The editor, Ms Young, explained that she had written devotionals from Jesus’ own perspective, and used “I” and “Me” in place of Jesus’ name.

That freaked me out a bit. Does the editor have a god complex or something?

But Ms Young’s devotionals and guided prayers are tasteful and encouraging. Now I understand why her original devotional guide has a 5-star rating.

I found the placement of
May 24, 2012 Amber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There has never been one like the Word of God nor will there ever be one after the Word of God. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God," John 1:1
More than a history, more than a collection of stories, more than a book in a hotel night stand, more than something to swear on, more than dust on a shelf to build upon, more than print on parchment, more than a place to find a baby name, more than ideas for decorating a child's room, more than something that o
Bill Norris
Sep 11, 2012 Bill Norris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
May 04, 2016 Chrysostom rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent translation based on the right texts. A few passages are rendered less than ideally, and, while a good deal 'easier' than the King James (mainly due to paragraphing, quotation marks, and other modern punctuation), it is not quite as accurate overall, especially since it does not indicate the T-V distinction like early modern English did. Some passages are an improvement on the KJB - more than are more poorly rendered - especially in the historical and prophetic books of the Old Testame ...more
Uma Maheswaran
1CThe Velveteen Bible 1D from Thomas Nelson is a special edition Bible in New Kings James Version for children. When I say children, one needs consider their age group before nabbing it for them. This Bible is not a typical Children 19s bible. It is not fully made of pictures (as many Children 19s Bibles are). Rather it is made of beautiful velvet cover and three sets of color illustration of animals in between certain chapters.

This Bible contains all the 66 books in its original form without
Jul 02, 2009 Ryan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Lydia Howe
I hadn't read through the complete Bible for a while since most of the time I choose certain portions to study on, but I wanted to get a complete overview again, so I started at the beginning and worked my way through. I did get sidetracked at times, focusing on different books or chapters, but except for a few exceptions I read it in order.

The Bible is Alive - a fact that always astounds me. I'm so thankful that we have God's word to live by and learn from and grow with. I read different trans
Mar 12, 2012 Marissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Marissa by: Was Given To Me When I Was 8
Shelves: religious
It's The Holy Bible so of course I love it.
I've had this Bible since I was 8 Years old.
Erkekjetter Palmer
May 24, 2012 Erkekjetter Palmer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religion
It's not all made up but it's pretty cryptic. A long slog if you don't give a shit.
Ours has a black leather/leather-like cover
Nov 07, 2008 Jason rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's the word of God, what else is there to say?
Jul 15, 2015 Terence rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian-read
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.
Jan 15, 2015 David S. T. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religion
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
May 24, 2012 James rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is not the exact Bible I use, but the cover looks very similar. You can pick a complete NKJV in paperback for ONE DOLLAR! You heard right, a complete Bible, not just the New Testament.

I love to give these away to people I share the Gospel with. The text is in three columns and is a little small so it is OK to use for witnessing, but not quite perfect. The NKJV is a trustworthy translation, even if it is not my personal favorite. For a new Christian I would prefer to give them a single colum
William Herschel
May 25, 2012 William Herschel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Children, basic reading, Precious Moments fans
Shelves: own
Although this isn't the same book-cover I have, regardless I have a Precious Moments NKJV Holy Bible. I can only assume that all Precious Moments Bible's are similar.

My parents bought me this when I was born. They aren't religious-- so I can't fathom why this occurred and didn't for my other siblings-- but now I'm just getting off topic.

This Bible has a light pink, leather cover. It came with a white box it slid in to protect it. The book features page dividers with Precious Moment's pictures on
Apr 11, 2012 Lady_lit rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is probably my favourite Bible of the year. It's goal is to respect the KJV , but to make the passages that are too archaic more contemporary. It does this brilliantly, as many passages have been left are alone and are EXACTLY the same the KJV, and other others retain the style of language, but have been modernised. It results in a Bible loyal to the original translations, without losing much of the detail, but maintaining an understanding for a modern reader. Some of the passages are just ...more
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