What is the best Bible translation in English and why is it the KJV1611?

What is the best Bible translation in English and why is it the KJV1611?

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  1. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

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    I love my calfskin Bible <3 We are rulers of this earth in the image of God. God told Noah he may eat any clean animal after the flood. And I believe Peter (?) saw a vision of clean and unclean food in a banquet. If you wish to be vegan it’s fine but God does not require it.

  2. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's an inaccessible translation, because the 800 year gap leaves that kind of English so distant so as to become distracting. It seems accurate enough.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      It’s 400 years?? It’s very readable if you become used to it. I find it more reverent than modern translations.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        just read the niv
        you won't finish the old testament anyway
        kjv will make it harder for no reason

  3. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >blocks your path

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Have you ever compared the two side by side? Go ahead and do so. You'll find that DR is essentially a plagiarism, and where they differ the DR phrasing and word choices are inferior.

      Sure, the Church can plate them in gold and make them look gorgeous on an altar. But KJV is what you should actually read.

      Best modern English translation is ESV.

  4. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    The best Bible translation is the one you were raised with I guess, granted I was raised with the KJV and can't get into other translations.

  5. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    The best translation is whatever translation is readable and inspires one to understanding.

    Y'all gays should read the Quran btw. As an american, it's legit. Frick the extremists. It has good information in it.

  6. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Silmarillion.

  7. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    The KJV is fine, all Bibles are fine, but the meanings of words have shifted in 400 years, and the translation was not ideal and scriptural scholarship has improved over the centuries.

    >inb4 KJV is trad bc it's old, newer translations are modernist heresy ywnbaw

    Newer translations have access to some *older* primary sources than were available in the 17th century, so in reality they are more trad. But really the differences between translations are minor, the scriptural sources are very consistent, so it's a matter of taste mostly. People who get worked up about this are either professionals in the field, or, most commonly, LARPers.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you read the dedication that's included in some KJV Bibles, the translators themselves say that it's not perfect, and for serious study they recommended reading in the original languages. I think it's best to use a Strong's Concordance if you really want to establish the best, truest, meaning for any given verse. Some do seem quite different when read in the original tongues.

      But generally speaking, for the casual reader who just want's the basic idea, any translation will probably do. Which is probably most people.

  8. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    The "translators" of the KJV didn't know Koine Greek leading to a lot of errors ontop of the politically influenced revisions.

  9. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >KJV1611
    seems like the same shit. at least the masonic bible added something.

  10. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Interlinear Hebrew/ Greek
    CJSB
    NASB
    NAB Catholic
    NRSV Catholic

  11. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Masonic garbage.

  12. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Look up the 46th word of the 46th Psalm, then follow it with the 46th word from the end. Now you know why it's got all that flowery language anon. It's freemasons all the way down.

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