Which version should I read?
Appreciate this but NIV is different from NIrV
Thanks so much!
Not baiting so please fuck off
the KJV was a really good translation for its time - because while it only used 6 manuscripts* as its source - the team that worked on it were pretty discerning guys, able to extrapolate much of the authorial intent
in comparision, modern translations are able to employ over 5000 early manuscripts dating back to the 2nd Century (100AD - 200AD) and more thoroughly corroborate the shared text which the early church was using - not needing to rely on 3rd hand copies of the Greek like the KJV translators
so if you wanna grab a really good modern tranlsation, you can't go too wrong with the NASB or the ESV
after that it really comes down to which you find easier to follow the flow of, and before you shell out any moniez, you can read both versions (and more) on biblegateway dot com
also; small sidenote - the word 'bondservant' is borrowed from the geneva translation, and is not a concept found in hebrew or greek thought - but for the purposes of sensitivity it was employed as a synonym for 'slave'
some hebrew, some greek, with a little borrowed from the codex vaticanus at the end of Revelations
> codex vaticanus
also; there was meant to be a little asterisk at the start of that footnote - apologies
de nada mang - i need to know this stuff as part of my apologia
If you want to comprehend the narrative easily get the New international.
If you want to have a religious experience and be blown away by the beauty of the language of Almighty God then get the KJV.