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To: AzNASCARfan

The NASB (New American Standard Bible) took the Hebrew and Greek manuscripts from as far back as they could find and had them translated word-for-word then rewrote into a sentence structure that’s understandable to English speakers while striving to be as verbatim as possible to the original texts.

The NIV was an attempt to make the Scripture as readbale and understandable as possible but it is lacking sometimes in veracity.

When I question what I am reading in either, I go to my Greek New Testament to look up the meaning of the Greek word and how it is used in context. There are also references for Old Testament passages as well.

I honestly don’t know where the King James version came from other than that it was originally produced soon after the printing press was invented so it is considered the most authentic English-language version. However, it uses many terms now considered archaic to our modern language which leads to misunderstandings regarding its meaning - not because KJV is wrong but because the meaning of English words have changed over time.


23 posted on 09/20/2019 1:28:28 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Trump is Making the Media Grate Again)
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To: OrangeHoof

Thanks for the info! I mis-spoke, my OT Interlinear is Hebrew/English with NIV... I also have a NT Interlinear that is Greek/English which has both the NIV and NASB texts. I do like the NASB also and that was what my initial choice was between, We have older King James versions around, but they were so hard for me to read, I was stuck on the words instead of what the bible was telling me. I just picked the NIV for some reason after reading Ezekiel in Both versions.

After I saw that video and it mentioned the Geneva Bible, I went and found it online to look at it...
http://www.genevabible.org/Geneva.html
Really kicking myself, after looking it up on Amazon, I saw this bible at Goodwill on half price day and passed it up because I had never heard of it... The Patriot on the cover just seemed wrong at the time I saw it, but I could have got it for a couple of bucks, hindsight is 20/20
I am thinking that might be the direction I want to go or at least read that version next time through and see.


38 posted on 09/20/2019 2:32:41 PM PDT by AzNASCARfan
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To: OrangeHoof
The NASB (New American Standard Bible) took the Hebrew and Greek manuscripts from as far back as they could find and had them translated word-for-word then rewrote into a sentence structure that’s understandable to English speakers while striving to be as verbatim as possible to the original texts.

The NIV was an attempt to make the Scripture as readbale and understandable as possible but it is lacking sometimes in veracity.

When I question what I am reading in either, I go to my Greek New Testament to look up the meaning of the Greek word and how it is used in context. There are also references for Old Testament passages as well.

You can't go wrong with the NASB.

I like to read the verses in the Greek and do my own translation.

53 posted on 09/20/2019 3:58:56 PM PDT by ealgeone
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