Different versions/translations of the Bible...which one?

Different versions/translations of the Bible...which one?

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February 10th, 2010, 6:18 pm #1

I was looking in my book case last night and see that I have a few copies of the Bible in different versions. I will admit to not having read any one version in its entirety save for the chapters of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John in the New Testament.

I came across this Wikipedia entry regarding "The Message" bible and wondered if it might be a better version to start off with and then read the NIV? I wondered if "The Message" is a reliable interpretation of the Word?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Message_(Bible)

Thoughts and ideas anyone?
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February 10th, 2010, 6:34 pm #2


The truth exists in the logical union of all versions that is understood without controversy.

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February 10th, 2010, 7:35 pm #3

I was looking in my book case last night and see that I have a few copies of the Bible in different versions. I will admit to not having read any one version in its entirety save for the chapters of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John in the New Testament.

I came across this Wikipedia entry regarding "The Message" bible and wondered if it might be a better version to start off with and then read the NIV? I wondered if "The Message" is a reliable interpretation of the Word?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Message_(Bible)

Thoughts and ideas anyone?
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Not long ago, she was seeking an answer from the Lord concerning
some issue she was dealing with, and she received a "Vision"
from Him where He gave her a Bible verse. Upon awakening,
she scurried to her NIV Bible and opened It. The very
page she opened to had that exact Bible Passage, and
also the answer to her query.

Now, here's the thing ...

I have told many people that all Bibles basically have the
same stories, advice, instructions, prophecy, and love
contained within their respective Pages, and the Lord can and
will use any of them to show you what He wants you to know.

PERSONALLY???? i prefer the New Living Translation, and then
the KJV. However, many ministers use the NASB, the NKJV, and
the Amplified Bible.

As yet, i have not seen "the Message" Bible you speak of.

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February 10th, 2010, 7:38 pm #4

It's modern English, basically:

9-13
With a God like this loving you, you can pray very simply. Like this:
Our Father in heaven,
Reveal who you are.
Set the world right;
Do what's best as above, so below.
Keep us alive with three square meals.
Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others.
Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil.
You're in charge!
You can do anything you want!
You're ablaze in beauty!
Yes. Yes. Yes.


Here's a bit on The Message:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Message_%28Bible%29
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February 10th, 2010, 8:09 pm #5

that is a pretty cool version of the Lord's prayer. Of course I'm not smart enuff to say if it's an accurate rendering of the Greek! hee hee When I was starting back in the Bible about 20 years ago I liked the Amplified version because it had alternate translations of the same word in it ..kind of like a thesaurus.

"Our Father Who is in heaven, hallowed (kept holy) be Your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven (left, remitted, and let go of the debts, and have given up resentment against) our debtors. And lead (bring) us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."

http://www.global.org/Pub/LordsPrayer.asp





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February 10th, 2010, 10:02 pm #6

It's modern English, basically:

9-13
With a God like this loving you, you can pray very simply. Like this:
Our Father in heaven,
Reveal who you are.
Set the world right;
Do what's best as above, so below.
Keep us alive with three square meals.
Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others.
Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil.
You're in charge!
You can do anything you want!
You're ablaze in beauty!
Yes. Yes. Yes.


Here's a bit on The Message:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Message_%28Bible%29
Is by Sister Janet Mead...
-- The Singing Nun...

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-- Enjoy.

-PRev1-
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-- Nobel Peace Prize, 2009 --
"War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength."
-- George Orwell, "1984" --
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February 10th, 2010, 10:05 pm #7

As I opened the post I had a overwhelming feeling, no, knowledge of what your post would contain.

It is definite, that this is due to the $acred Key Chain.

Maybe, it is time to buy some lottery tickets!

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February 10th, 2010, 10:09 pm #8

The truth exists in the logical union of all versions that is understood without controversy.

Cheese.
Wow! There is:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/027642 ... e&n=283155


Here's the Jefferson Bible:
http://www.angelfire.com/co/JeffersonBible/


I think he had the right idea .. although I kind of like the Tao Te Ching myself:
. . . Thomas Jefferson believed that the ethical system of Jesus was the finest the world has ever seen. In compiling what has come to be called "The Jefferson Bible," he sought to separate those ethical teachings from the religious dogma and other supernatural elements that are intermixed in the account provided by the four Gospels. He presented these teachings, along with the essential events of the life of Jesus, in one continuous narrative.

This presentation of The Jefferson Bible offers the text as selected and arranged by Jefferson in two separate editions: one edition uses a revised King James Version of the biblical texts, corrected in accordance with the findings of modern scholarship; the second edition uses the original unrevised KJV. The actual verses of the Bible used for both editions are those chosen by Jefferson. Visitors should find the revised KJV text much easier to read and understand. Those seeking the precise English version Mr. Jefferson used when making his compilation can click on "Unrevised KJV text."
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February 10th, 2010, 10:18 pm #9

As I opened the post I had a overwhelming feeling, no, knowledge of what your post would contain.

It is definite, that this is due to the $acred Key Chain.

Maybe, it is time to buy some lottery tickets!
Testify, Brother Mondo...!
-- Testify...!

May the Blessings of the $acred Key Chain...
-- $erve to Edify and Enlighten...
-- Through Your Witness...!

-PRev1-

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-- Nobel Peace Prize, 2009 --
"War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength."
-- George Orwell, "1984" --
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February 10th, 2010, 10:23 pm #10

Wow! There is:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/027642 ... e&n=283155


Here's the Jefferson Bible:
http://www.angelfire.com/co/JeffersonBible/


I think he had the right idea .. although I kind of like the Tao Te Ching myself:
. . . Thomas Jefferson believed that the ethical system of Jesus was the finest the world has ever seen. In compiling what has come to be called "The Jefferson Bible," he sought to separate those ethical teachings from the religious dogma and other supernatural elements that are intermixed in the account provided by the four Gospels. He presented these teachings, along with the essential events of the life of Jesus, in one continuous narrative.

This presentation of The Jefferson Bible offers the text as selected and arranged by Jefferson in two separate editions: one edition uses a revised King James Version of the biblical texts, corrected in accordance with the findings of modern scholarship; the second edition uses the original unrevised KJV. The actual verses of the Bible used for both editions are those chosen by Jefferson. Visitors should find the revised KJV text much easier to read and understand. Those seeking the precise English version Mr. Jefferson used when making his compilation can click on "Unrevised KJV text."
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Should be all you need to know, eh...?

-PRev1-
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President Barrack Hussein Obama

-- Nobel Peace Prize, 2009 --
"War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength."
-- George Orwell, "1984" --
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