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Oct 09, 11

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Read in January, 1997

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 researched it on my own and came away a little disappointed. I searched for a replacement translation that had the Majority Text in the main translation and the Critical Text in the margins [opposite of the NIV] and I landed on the NKJV. Don't get me wrong, there are many translation problems with the NKJV - many of them deal with unnecessary word choice so they could copyright the text. To combat this, I decided to just avoid the controversy altogether. I now use the Apostolic Bible Polyglot Interlinear for my base text (utilizing Textus Receptus and Sinaiticus to cross-reference), then also have most major English translations available for cross-reference, using the NKJV as my main reading bible. Of course, in the end, I have grown so dissatisfied with all modern English translations that I have started my own translation that remains readable while still clearly identifying translator involvement. If you are in the market for a bible, get the NKJV. It's not without problems, but it's pretty reliable if you use your due diligence.
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