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Just Finished Reading 2 Translations

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  1. Wrangler

    Wrangler Ask And You Will Receive

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    Hello Everyone!

    A life long anti-trinitarian. On October 17, 2018 my beautiful wife lovingly sat down next to me - consistent with 1 Peter 3:1-2 - and humbly said, "I think it is time for you to read this." She handed me A Little Devotional Bible. It is beautiful, breaking up each day with an OT, Psalm, Proverb and NT reading along with a modern application story of one of the principles covered in the first 4 sections.

    After a couple of weeks I realized that any translation with 'James' in the title was not for me. So, I intensely compared various translations for the rest of the year and settled on CEV & NLT. I arbitrarily read OT & Psalms in the CEV & Proverbs & NT in NLT beginning in January 2019. So, technically I finished reading the Bible at the end of that year - 1/2 of one translation and 1/2 of the other.

    In January 2020, I switched. So, on December 31, 2020, I finished reading 2 entire translations of the Bible. I can say that in the first month of reading God's word it changed me. Ironically, the single verse that was most convicting was in none of the above mentioned translations. I look forward to many interesting discussions. Shalom.


    Don’t let even one rotten word seep out of your mouths. Instead, offer only fresh words that build others up when they need it most. That way your good words will communicate grace to those who hear them.
    Ephesians 4:29 (VOICE)
     
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  2. SigurdReginson

    SigurdReginson Well-Known Member
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    Welcome! What's your favorite book in the bible? :) I always loved psalms, but any of the historical accounts were more my speed; especially the conquest of Cannan.
     
  3. Estro Felino

    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    Welcome to the Forums.:)
     
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    dybmh Terminal Optimist
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    It's nice to meet you, wrangler.
     
  5. SomeRandom

    SomeRandom Still learning to be wise
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    Sup. Welcome. Amazing how much difference a translator can make
     
  6. Wrangler

    Wrangler Ask And You Will Receive

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    My wife gave me The Treasury of David by Spurgeon. This is considered one of the best commentaries on Psalms.

    My favorite book of the Bible. Can’t narrow it down to one:
    OT: Ecclesiastes and Jeremiah
    NT: Ephesians and Hebrews
     
  7. Wrangler

    Wrangler Ask And You Will Receive

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    I’m so glad I waited until the newer translations came out.
    CEV & NLT: 1995
    VOICE: 2012

    Sadly but predictably, Spurgeon’s Treasury of David analyzes KJV, which is virtually unreadable to me.
     
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